Core Webinar: Communications Planning for Deselection Projects

For Immediate Release
Thu, 04/28/2022


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOJoin Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Wednesday, June 1 at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar "Communications Planning for Deselection Projects." While deselection is a basic aspect of collection development, it has become a controversial practice. Library patrons imagine books being tossed into dumpsters with abandon. Constant budget cuts and a shift towards increased access to electronic resources create rifts between selectors and administrators. Successful communication under those circumstances requires strong collaboration and frequent contact between multiple departments within libraries. In this webinar, Betsaida Reyes and John Meier will introduce an approach that will keep all stakeholders informed for successfully ongoing deselection projects. By the end of the webinar, attendees will have learned how one large university research library is utilizing multiple channels and strategies to communicate both within and beyond the library organization, will understand how to take practical steps to create their own communication plan, and will be able to identify potential difficulties ahead of time based on the experiences of the presenters.

Communications Planning for Deselection Projects
Live Webinar: Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT
Presenters: Betsaida Reyes, Associate Librarian/Head of Social Sciences and John Meier, Librarian/Head of STEM for Engagement and Outreach, Penn State University Libraries, State College, Pennsylvania

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67
ALA Member: $71.10
Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend the Core member savings with colleagues at your institution.

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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