Organization and Management of Collections

When: Feb 5-Apr 28 (12 weeks)

Where: Online & Asynchronous (see more info)

Cost: $470 (Register 2 weeks early for 10% off)

CE Credit: 3.5 CEUs/35 LEUs

Program: 310124

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What are people saying…

I thought this was a great course and I loved that it really was applicable to my job and running the library.

The assignments given were directly applicable to my work in my library.

A basic understanding of collection management organization is essential to developing a library collection that will be both well-used by patrons and well-appreciated by local stakeholders.  This class will give you tools to create and maintain a dynamic library collection. Assignments will provide you the opportunity to utilize proven methods for development and evaluation as well draft a practical Collection Development Policy for your library.

This course is a requirement for the Wisconsin Public Library Director Certification. Wisconsin library directors taking this class are eligible to apply for a certification course scholarship.

Topics

  • Planning and policies
  • Collection assessment and collection standards
  • Budgeting
  • Selection of various formats; materials for special populations
  • Gifts and weeding
  • Resource sharing agreements
  • Methods of organization
  • MARC format and understanding catalog records
  • Shared catalogs
  • Role of technology and networking in a shared environment
  • Processing and repair

Instructor

Headshot of HollyHolly Selwitschka is the Director at the Kimberly Public Library in Kimberly, WI. She has more than twenty years of library experience and building collections from many different perspectives that range from selecting children’s materials to stocking bookstore shelves. In her free time, Holly enjoys creative writing, learning new things, and spending time with her family, especially when it involves camping in Wisconsin’s state parks.