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Making the Most of Your Library Collection

Date and Time:
Thursday, February 1, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The State Library offers this workshop on a variety of topics and trends in collection maintenance. Participants are encouraged to email questions to the Continuing Education Consultant prior to the event. The day will include a tour of the newly renovated Richland County Main Library. Lunch will be provided at this event.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will gain a better understanding of current collection maintenance procedures for print and electronic materials.

Participants will increase their awareness of readers' advisory practices in genre collections.


Rebecca Vnuk of IndiePicks book review publication will speak on the collection development process and how to respond to community needs. She specializes in Reader's Advisory and has written four books, including The Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-by-Shelf Guide.

Jennifer Lohmann, former public librarian and current NoveList consultant, will go over some of the tips and tricks in NoveList for collection development, including keeping up with genre trends, filling holes in your collection, making sure you know about new books in hard to keep track of series, and marketing those fabulous books you've just added to your collection.

Gretchen Maultsby and Jessica Herzog, of the collection management department of Spartanburg County Public Libraries, will speak on how to manage streaming and pay-on-demand electronic collections.

Library staff responsible for collection policy, development, and maintenance for adult and general topics

Registration fee: $10

Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201

Limited parking is available in the lot behind the library; on-street meters pay by coins or Passport app.  A city parking garage is available about a block away, at the corner of Assembly and Washington. Please arrive in plenty of time to find a parking space.

Terms and Conditions:
Please mail a check for $10 payable to the South Carolina State Library to the following address.
Attn: Flora DuBose
SC State Library
1500 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201

If you cannot have a check processed before the event, please mail or fax a PO (purchase order) form to 803-734-8676. You may also bring the $10 fee in cash on the day of the workshop and receive a receipt for your records.

All registrations must be completed at least 5 business days before the event. We regret that we are not able to provide refunds. If you would like to cancel your seat and you meet the deadline indicated above, please contact Flora DuBose. You may send another staff person in your place, or receive a credit for a future CE event. Anyone who does not cancel prior to 5 business days before the event will be responsible for payment for the class.

Questions about the session?  Contact: 

Tiffany Hayes
South Carolina State Library 

Questions about registration?  Contact:

Flora DuBose

Thursday, February 1, 2018
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Richland Library
Main Auditorium
Continuing Education
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