Integrating ‘e’ and ‘p’: Building a new monograph approval infrastructure
eBooks are becoming a preferred format for many libraries; however, acquiring eBooks on an approval plan can be challenging. This presentation will discuss how two university libraries have partnered with approval plan vendors to integrate “e” (eBook) and “p” (print book) acquisition into approval profiles. Presenters will describe the challenges of managing eBook selection and acquisition, discuss how libraries and approval vendors deal with evolving publishing patterns, and suggest strategies for acquiring eBooks as a preferred format.
Subjects: Ebooks, Acquisitions, Collection Development, Technical Services
The E-book Elephant in the Room: Determining What’s Relevant and Effective for Your Patrons & Making Effective Decisions for Your Future E-collection
Faced with growing e-collections, more interesting e-content from publishers and a struggle to balance our materials budgets, how do we make good decisions about e-collections content? How do we evaluate the success of e-books when many of these patrons never darken the doors of our library building? How do we gain the valuable patron feedback beyond download statistics? What support issues arise around use of the collections, are the vendor platforms reliable, and what e-formats are most in demand? Hear how representatives from both public and academic libraries are measuring the success and challenges of their e-book collections.
Subjects: Ebooks, Collection Development
You want me to circ WHAT?! or How to best utilize toys as a literacy tool in programs and as a fun part of your lending collection
The newly revised Every Child Ready to Read recognizes that play is an important part of early literacy development and if play is a child’s work then what better tools than toys! This will be hands-on fun for everyone as you learn the tips and tricks of effectively using toys to educate and entertain in your library and beyond.
Subjects: Children’s Services, Children’s Literature, Public Programs, Public Services, Collection Development
ALTAFF In Action: Leadership Training at its Best
ALTAFF members and potential members are invited to learn more about the organization, how to become active, and all the resources available to members. Topics include an introduction to ALTAFF, networking and qualities of a leader, ALTAFF tools of leadership, presidential goals for the upcoming year, and mechanics of committee involvement. Incoming committee members and chairs should attend. All are welcome to attend to learn more about ALTAFF and getting involved with this dynamic organization.
Subjects: Friends Groups, Trustees, Foundations
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