32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Friday, November 9 • 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Collections Management for Newbies

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Managing collections can be challenging for even the most experienced professional, so it’s not surprising that newly minted collections managers often feel overwhelmed. This session is geared toward librarians who are new to collections management and provides perspectives from both a seasoned collections management librarian and a relative newcomer to the field. By sharing examples from their individual institutions, the presenters will discuss first-year expectations, valuable management resources, approaches to managing collections, relationship-building with stakeholders, resource challenges, change management, financial constraints, collaborative collection development, and more. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions, including topics of interest to them such as budgeting, licensing, cancellation projects, and weeding.


Kathleen Carlisle Fountain

Head of Collection Development, Washington State University Vancouver
Kathi  is a public services-turned-collections librarian. She manages the day-to-day collections operation of a small regional library of Washington State University, located outside of Portland in Vancouver, Washington. Kathi has a variety of public-services and collections-oriented... Read More →

Kathleen Spring

Collections Management Librarian/Associate Professor, Linfield College
Kathleen Spring is Collections Management Librarian/Associate Professor and DigitalCommons Coordinator at Linfield College. Prior to beginning a career in libraries, Kathleen taught speech communication at Eastern Oregon University, Suffolk County Community College, and Hofstra University... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 5:45pm - 6:30pm EST
Francis Marion Calhoun Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403