April 22, 2020

What Core Collections has taught me about Science Fiction

As savvy librarians know, Core Collections is a useful tool for both selection and weeding. As one of the intrepid genre specialists who works on Core Collections, I get to do both. And it’s surprisingly fun, considering how many Excel spreadsheets are involved. But the process of evaluating titles has also made me think a lot about how genre collections are built and maintained. Here are some things I’ve learned.

October 30, 2019

CODES Convo: Building Book Communities

CODES Conversations are focused on issues facing collection development and readers’ advisory librarians and are open to anybody interested in the topic.

February 21, 2017

Webcast: Informed Browsing: Explore Your Library’s Collection with Metadata

Want to engage your readers -- wherever they are? Need tools to explore the depths of your collection, and to offer that almost-forgotten book to the reader who will love it?