Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
Collections 2002: Redefining Our Products
Thursday, September 19, 2002
9:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library - Maple Heights Regional


$65 CAMLS Members
$75 Affiliate Members
$190 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Thursday, September 12, 2002
Limit: 40
Registered Now: 5
CEU Credits: 6

Fee includes lunch and materials

Collection development is the process of identification, selection, acquisition, and evaluation of library materials and resources for a community of users. As libraries strive to serve their communities with appropriate and meaningful collections, it has become increasingly difficult to achieve balance when budgets are declining, resource sharing is more prevalent, constituents are more diverse, and material types are multiplying.

This one-day workshop will look at collection assessment strategies that evaluate the state and balance of your collection from a variety of perspectives including statewide collections and collection use. The concept of customer-driven collection development and the relationship between library mission and library collection will also be discussed. Explore the evolving dynamics of collection management with acclaimed author and library advocate Sandra Nelson.

Choose Title

    Collections Assessment
  • What do you have in your collection now?
  • Is a "balanced" collection appropriate, desirable or even possible?
  • How has collection development been affected by system and statewide catalogs?
  • How are your collections being used?

    Customer-Driven Collection Development

  • Do your current collections support the library mission and priorities?
  • Do the allocations in your materials' budget support the library mission and priorities?
  • What role does demand play in your collection development?
  • Who else provides the products we provide?
  • How can you effectively market your collection?
Audience: Collection Developers and Reference Librarians
Sandra Nelson is a consultant and trainer and hs been presenting library-training programs nation wide since 1974. She chaired the committee that developed the new Public Library Association (PLA) planning process and has authored Planning for Results: A Library Transformation Process. She is the former assistant state librarian for planning and development for the state of Tennessee. Diane Mayo and Sandra Nelson have co-authored PLA’s technology planning guide for public libraries Wired for the Future: Developing Your Library Technology Plan and PLA’s management guide, Managing for Results: Effective Resource Allocation in Public Libraries.

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