Collection Management Basics

Date(s) - 08/20/2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am


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This program starts with the basics, with beginning collection managers in mind.

We will go through the collection life cycle and offer tips and efficiencies for managing a collection along the way, from selection to weeding and everything in between.

Participants will be inspired to look at library collections with fresh eyes and analyze data in different ways – all while appreciating the lighter side of some weeding follies and foibles!

Presenter: Holly Hibner
Holly Hibner is the Adult Services Coordinator at the Plymouth District Library in
Plymouth, Michigan. She has a mild obsession with weeding (ok, maybe not so mild),
and can often be found walking the stacks looking for missing, damaged, and just plain
weird titles. She also loves all things techie and the challenge of a good reference
question. Holly is riding high and pulling all the glory out of her second term as a
Councilor-at-Large for the American Library Association.

Presenter: Mary Kelly
Mary Kelly is the Digital Resources and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the
Plymouth District Library in Plymouth, Michigan. She is passionate about collection
quality, and when she’s not wrangling with Overdrive, she is usually hunched over the
computer looking at spreadsheets. She spent a few years in Youth Services, molding
young minds through Toddler Disco, but recently returned to the promised land of Adult

For street cred, Holly and Mary have co-authored several publications, including the
book “Making a Collection Count: a holistic approach to library collection management.”
Reading it will surely change your life, so interlibrary loan a copy today! They are also
co-authors of the popular blog “Awful Library Books.”


Please Note: The recording will only be available to registered attendees.
Register here if you wish to participate in the live session or view the recording.
Priority seating will be given to TBLC Members.



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