Library collections are unique, growing organisms that need care and maintenance. Collections are shaped by local acquisition and maintenance practices and procedures making each one unique. The unique nature of collections and local practices necessitate libraries to develop collection review practices accordingly. This session will outline the steps and thought process involved in a first-time holistic collection review project of a library’s monograph, audio-visual, and journal collections. Learn how 15 librarians tackled an unprecedented review of its University Library’s entire physical collection. Come away with a clear understanding of the steps and decisions necessary to manage a successful collection review project. Hear about our communication and technology strategies that resulted in more faculty involvement than we ever could have expected. Visit our project wiki at (will provide if selected) for lots and lots of useful information.