Working with Library Collections is written in clear language with practical examples of how performance can contribute to exemplary library service. It is aligned with the ALA support staff standards and prepares library support staff to:
*Know how to use an integrated library system and other appropriate online tools.
*Know the basic principles of collection development and management.
*Assist with decisions regarding selection, de-selection, retention and replacement of all types of library resources.
*Know the basic principles, and can apply, the appropriate procedures to the processes that provide users with access to a wide variety of content.
*Know the various ways in which content, in multiple formats, is produced and distributed to libraries.
*Understand the value of resource sharing agreements and apply them to collection decisions.
*Know and use the recognized standard evaluative sources to assist with collection development.
*Know the principles and basic practices regarding the preservation of library resources.
*Apply appropriate methods and techniques for accurate preparation of library resources
*Explain and apply policies regarding library collections.
Hali R. Keeler has been an Adjunct Professor since 1998 in the Library Technology program at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, CT, where she formerly served as Program Coordinator. She teaches Library Public Services, Library Technical Services, and Management Strategies. Retired after 35 years in public library service as a Children's Librarian and as a Library Director, she has been a longtime member of the American Library Association, Public Library Association and the Connecticut Library Association. Hali earned her M.L.S. from the University of Rhode Island.
List of Figures List of Tables and Textboxes Preface Acknowledgements Editorial Advisory Board PART I COLLECTIONS Chapter 1: Library Collections Today Chapter 2: Collection Development Chapter 3: Selection Chapter 4: Acquisitions Chapter 5: Collection Management Chapter 6: Inventory and Deselection PART II TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY Chapter 7: Technology Tools and Services Chapter 8: Collection Statistics and Use PART III COLLECTION CARE Chapter 9: Preparing Materials for Circulation Chapter 10: Preservation and Security Chapter 11: Basic Material Repair Glossary Index About the Author