32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Thursday, November 8 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Do You Have Any Good Books to Read? Popular Reading Collections in Academic Libraries

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Should academic libraries have popular reading collections? What is the value of having one? What should the collection include? How are libraries incorporating new technologies and formats? This presentation and discussion will focus on a variety of issues and challenges associated with popular reading collections: acquiring, maintaining, funding and promoting the collection. The discussion will provide an opportunity for librarians to share their experiences and ideas, and allow others considering starting a collection to ask questions. The discussion leaders will describe the collection at the University of Washington Libraries—how it was started, who’s using it, and how materials are selected and weeded.

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Faye Christenberry

English Studies Librarian, University of Washington Libraries
Faye Christenberry is English Studies Librarian at the University of Washington Libraries. She is co-author of Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand: Strategies and Sources (Scarecrow). Faye’s personal and professional interests converge on our topic... Read More →

Anne Davis

Collection Development Coordinator, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, University of Washington Libraries
Anne is lucky enough to have two jobs: Collection Development Coordinator for Odegaard Undergraduate Library and Anthropology Librarian for Seattle Campus of the University of Washington. She is particularly interested in graphic novels. 

Thursday November 8, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Addlestone Library Room 122 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401