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Basic Library Skills Training: Selecting and Evaluating Library Collections

Event Type: Continuing Education
Date: 9/28/2018
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 Maintaining a healthy library collection that meets the needs of patrons may seem like a daunting task to library newcomers. Let Nicole Penley, Outreach Services Specialist, break down the collection development cycle for you in this informative and useful workshop. Answer practical questions like, what is a collection development plan and why is it important? What are different phases of a collection maintenance cycle? In addition, you will tackle the issue of which books and materials to purchase and which to remove to build a useful, appealing collection.

Learn how to:
• Identify the general parts of a collection development plan, or policy, and understand their significance to your library
• Recognize the stages of the collection development cycle at work in your library
• Weed effectively utilizing knowledge of “MUSTIE” and other factors
• Select new materials for your library based on best-practice criteria and guidelines as well as helpful review sources

Cultivating your library’s collection will be easier and more efficient with the general knowledge base and resources that you will gain at this Basic Library Skills Training (BLaST) program.

For more information about BLaST and future BLaST trainings, go to this link: When you register, be sure to indicate that you want BLaST Certificate credit for your attendance at the "Selecting and Evaluating Library Collections” workshop. Once you have completed a minimum of eight Basic Trainings and four Optional Trainings, SCKLS will issue you a Basic Library Skills Training (BLaST) Certificate. Registration is limited to 16 participants and the deadline for registration is Friday, September 14, 2018.

An optional complimentary lunch will be provided at noon. Please indicate below if you will be participating in the lunch; if you are registering for both sessions today, it is fine to mark yes (or no) to the meal in each registration.

Location: Large Meeting Room
Registration Ends: 9/20/2018 at 12:00 AM
Other Information:
 Registration is open only to SCKLS member libraries staff and board members.
Contact: Katherine Hughes, Training Specialist
Contact Number: 800-234-0529, x. 149
Presenter: Nicole Penley, SCKLS Outreach Services Specialist
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