Sudden Position Guide to Collection Management

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Have you recently taken over collection management responsibilities for your library? Have you been asked to reduce the size of the collection to make room for other services or workspaces? Are you looking to identify appropriate standards and guidelines that apply when maintaining print and electronic collections? Sudden Position Guide to Collection Management provides a broad overview of physical collection maintenance, a discussion of issues common to print and electronic collection management, relevant standards and guidelines, and an extensive list of resources for further learning. The volume serves as an entry point for library workers who are looking to broaden their understanding of typical collection management activities as well as those who have taken on these responsibilities with little or no formal training.

Introduction: So You’re Suddenly a Collection Management Librarian 

Chapter One: What You Absolutely Need to Know 
Chapter Two: Standards, Guidelines, and Best Practices 
Chapter Three: Things You Might Encounter 
Chapter Four: Tools of the Trade 
Chapter Five: Relevant Resources 
Chapter Six: Successful Collection Management 

References and Notes 

Becca Brody

Becca Brody is the Head of Library Collections and Content at Westfield State University’s Ely Library in Westfield, Massachusetts. She received her MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science and an MPA with a concentration in Non-Profit Management from Westfield State University.