SWFLN Advanced Collection Development: Special Materials and Resource Sharing

This is the third session in a series of three webinars on collection development. The third session will focus on particular types of resources, including ebooks, databases, devices, and other materials. We will look into new trends in collections and ways that social media can inform selection choices. We will also discuss ways that resource sharing can save costs.

Academic Library staff will be interested in this workshop because the changes in types of media and information resources and the cost of these information resources used by academic libraries is resulting in a reorientation of collection development practices and selection choices. We will discuss ways that you can reach students and faculty through new media.

Public Library staff will find this training beneficial because library patrons desire a range of information resources in new formats. This session will introduce some of the challenges and opportunities of developing collections that meet the needs of a user community.

School Librarians and Media Specialists will be interested in finding out about a variety of resources that school-age children are interested in and innovative ways that collections can support the curriculum.

Special Libraries will be interested in this workshop because it will provide information on some of the trends that may enhance or support traditional collections.

Presenter:  Melissa Adler, Ph.D.

Dr. Adler is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky. She has seven years of library and teaching experience, including numerous continuing education courses in librarianship.

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