2008 Midwinter Meeting Minutes

COMMITTEE: Dual Assignments Discussion Group


CHAIRPERSON: Qiana Johnson (RSS) and Allison Cowgill (CODES)

DATES: 1/12/08

EMAIL: q-johnson@northwestern.edu

MEMBERSPRESENT: Members present:

MEMBERSABSENT: Members absent:

VISITORS: Visitors: 14

OBJECTIVES: At midwinter the group discussed training of collection development librarians new to the profession or new to the subject area. DG attendees suggested topics for the discussion group for Annual.

SUMMARY: In discussing the training of reference librarians with collection development responsibilities, the group was interested in what competencies are needed for collection development librarians. The group also wondered if there was a difference between a training manual and a procedures manual. The group also addressed teaching the philosophical issues of collection development.