Collection Development: The Basics and Beyond

Collection development basics for libraries, including discussion on organizing your budget, weeding, and writing a plan. Also discusses current topics such as media and eBooks.

This workshop is the second in a series brought to you by RAILS and Booklist titled "RA and More: Practical Advice for Public and School Librarians."

Rebecca Vnuk is the Editor for Reference and Collection Management at Booklist Publications. She is the author of 3 Reader's Advisory nonfiction titles for Libraries Unlimited: Read On…Women's Fiction (2009), Women's Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009), and Women's Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (co-authored with Nanette Donohue, 2013). A long-time reviewer and collection development article writer for Library Journal, she was named their "Fiction Reviewer of the Year" in 2008. In 2010, Rebecca was named both a Library Journal Mover and Shaker as well as the recipient of PLA's Allie Beth Martin Award. Prior to her career at Booklist, Rebecca spent 10 years as a Reader's Advisory librarian and Adult Services manager with various public libraries in Illinois.

This workshop is approximately 90 minutes in length.

Collection Development: The Basics and Beyond