Youth Services librarians are a brave lot but keeping up with collection responsibilities can sometimes be a bit intimidating. How do you find time to keep up with the seemingly endless stream of series, the sales people who want to visit and the thousands of books published every year for babies through teens? What do you do when your shelves are sagging and you need to make your collection more accessible? This course will help you navigate collection options, learn about different tools and techniques that will help streamline processes, and help you feel confident as you make decisions that are right for your library and community.
At a glance
- Collection development policies
- Tools to help streamline processes
- Selection criteria
- Collection evaluation and weeding
- Using reports
- Making your collection accessible
A pass/fail grade is based on completion of short assignments that pertain to weekly lectures and actively participating in online discussions. The course is designed with working people in mind and assignments will be relevant and practical.
Shelly Collins-Fuerbringer is the Youth Services Manager at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire, WI.