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Tuesday, July 13 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
K2: Collection Development Tools: From "Tried and True" to "Spiffy and New"

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Target Audience: Both new and experienced law librarians whose responsibilities include collection development
Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify and evaluate traditional tools used to help make daily collection development decisions.
2. Participants will be able to evaluate newer tools for collection development that can augment or improve their existing processes and workflows.

With every new year and each new technological marvel, the work of librarians engaged in collection development has the potential to get more complex. We are barraged with publication announcements in our e-mail inboxes, our print mailboxes and on our fax machines. Many of us also have contracts with book jobbers, subscriptions to products designed to help with collection development workflow, and a number of other individually devised schemes for locating and acquiring the right materials for our libraries, while eliminating the items that don't fit our collections. With so much information at our fingertips and so many possibilities before us, now is the perfect time to review both the fundamental "tried-and-true" tools of collection development, as well as some of the newer tools that hold great promise for streamlining our workflow to get the most comprehensive and relevant information. This program will touch on a few of the most widely used traditional tools for collection development, some of which include Books in Print, WorldCat, acquisitions listservs, and slip/approval plans. It will then move on to some of the new and exciting possibilities offered by Web 2.0, like RSS feeds for new acquisitions and collection development blogs. Participants' input on their favorite tools they currently use will be gathered and shared.

Tuesday July 13, 2010 3:30pm - 4:00pm MDT
CCC-Room 108-112

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