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Crash Course in Library Gift Programs: The Reluctant Curator's Guide to Caring for Archives, Books, and Artifacts in a Library Setting
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Crash Course in Library Gift Programs: The Reluctant Curator's Guide to Caring for Archives, Books, and Artifacts in a Library Setting

by Ann G. Roberts
 

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What do you do when you are offered any number of gifts including but not limited to artifacts, letters, historical documents, collections of pictures, postcards, arrowheads? This book helps you reject such offers (keeping the prospective donor happy) or add and maintain these in your collection so that they are useful and used. Since archival materials are not

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What do you do when you are offered any number of gifts including but not limited to artifacts, letters, historical documents, collections of pictures, postcards, arrowheads? This book helps you reject such offers (keeping the prospective donor happy) or add and maintain these in your collection so that they are useful and used. Since archival materials are not considered as the usual circulation materials, how and when to loan them is another question answered. You may also be able to get volunteers to help you at every step along the way when you are acquiring and restoring gifts.

Many librarians are recipients of a variety of gifts from members of the community. How to accept or reject these donations is a continuing problem for persons who work in public libraries and will be even more of a question when the librarian has little formal training in archival or preservation work.

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From the Publisher
". . . creates a helpful compilation of materials in Crash Course Library Gift Programs. Throughout, she is charmingly and effectively humours, bringing refreshing practical suggestions to situations that often become complicated and unintentionally expensive for libraries." - Catholic Library World

"Robert's humor makes the subject less intimidating to the novice. The book is an easy read and appropriate for its intended audience." - Journal for the Society of North Carolina Archivists

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591585305
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2007
Series:
Crash Course Series
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

Ann Roberts is a Certified Archivist and has worked in historical societies, archives and libraries for almost twenty years. She is currently the Adult Services Consultant for the Missouri State Library and Coordinator of the Missouri Center for the Book.

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