Managing children’s materials in the library can be a challenge. Books look, feel, and age differently than they do in other collections. Multimedia and AV materials come and go quickly and must stand up to both the scrutiny of parents and handling by kids. The process begins long before physical items have arrived at the library and ends after weeding. In this new four-week eCourse, you’ll work through all the phases of the collection management circle of life—from initial selection to weeding—focusing on customer service and good stewardship of financial resources.
- Best practices for evaluating items of varying formats to add to your library’s collection
- Tips to efficiently acquire and process new materials, so they reach your patrons as quickly as possible
- Strategies to maximize the circulation of materials and track circulation
- How to improve the deselection process and weed your collection with confidence