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Wednesday, November 7 • 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Library Space Transformed

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Academic libraries are increasingly emphasizing spaces that support integrated learning experiences and enhanced patron study areas. Designing and creating these spaces significantly impacts their print collections and library leaders need context to inform the full range of collection management decisions: retention, storage, withdrawal, sharing, and digitization.

During this session, presenters will introduce factors impacting the analysis and assessment of collections when libraries are required to reduce those collections. They will share their experiences in managing their collections by outlining a plan to systematically weed the collections, the tools used to assess the collection, including commercial and home-grown approaches, criteria used to review the collections, and the options subject librarians have to discard, place items in storage, or participate in a shared print group. They will also discuss options provided to university faculty to virtually or physically review materials proposed for deselection and procedures used for staging and handling the large quantity of items being evaluated.

Attendees will learn how to evaluate their collections within the context of available space, user needs, and resource rarity on a global scale. They will also hear about common barriers to deselection and shared print projects and will receive best practices to overcome these issues.

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Matt Barnes

Director, Sustainable Collection Services, OCLC
Matt has been working in the academic library community since 2002 and has held senior-level positions at Blackwell Book Services, ebrary, and ProQuest. He is particularly interested in transforming data into insights that help libraries advance their mission.

Jee Davis

Associate University Librarian for Collections and Stewardship, Villanova University
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Jared Howland

Collection Development Coordinator, Brigham Young University
Jared Howland has worked at the Brigham Young University library since 2003 and is currently the Collection Development Coordinator. Prior to that, he worked as the Collection Assessment Librarian, Head of Catalog Services, and Electronic Resources Librarian at BYU.
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Wen-Ying Lu

Head of Cataloging, Santa Clara University
Wen-ying Lu is the Head of Cataloging at Santa Clara University (SCU) Library. She manages a unit responsible for cataloging, database maintenance and firm-order acquisitions. Prior to SCU, Lu was the cataloging librarian at San Mateo County Libraries, continuing resources catalog... Read More →

Rebecca Schroeder

Material Acquisitions Department Chair, Brigham Young University

Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:40pm - 4:20pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites