New release from ALA Editions

Contact: Jill Davis

ALA Editions

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For Immediate Release

November 18, 2008

CHICAGO – ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, has announced the release of “Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Second Edition.”

In this fully updated revision, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art in controlling and updating your library's collection. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development, including suggestions for further reading and a narrative case study exploring the issue. Johnson also integrates electronic resources throughout the book, covering topics of:

  • Organization and staffing
  • Policymaking and budgeting
  • Purchasing and weeding

Johnson offers a comprehensive tour of this essential discipline and places the fundamental ideas of collection development and management in historical and theoretical perspective, bringing this modern classic fully up to date.

Peggy Johnson began her library career as a music cataloger and has been a children's librarian in a public library, serials cataloger, technical services head and senior collection development officer in academic libraries. In 2002, she served as interim university librarian at the University of Minnesota. Johnson has consulted on library development in Uganda, Rwanda, Morocco and China. She is a frequent speaker and consultant on collection development and management and on change in libraries, two areas of particular interest. She edits the journal, Technicalities: Information Forum for the Library Services Practitioner, has published numerous papers and authored and edited several books.

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