Recruiting, Educating, And Training Librarians For Collection Development

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At a time of shrinking budgets and increasing demands, libraries are facing problems in meeting their needs for new collection development specialists. This volume proposes creative solutions to the three significant problems experienced by library administrators: attracting new collection development librarians, educating them in appropriate library school programs, and training them to perform their jobs. The chapters in this book, written by leading collection development officers, practitioners, and ...

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Overview

At a time of shrinking budgets and increasing demands, libraries are facing problems in meeting their needs for new collection development specialists. This volume proposes creative solutions to the three significant problems experienced by library administrators: attracting new collection development librarians, educating them in appropriate library school programs, and training them to perform their jobs. The chapters in this book, written by leading collection development officers, practitioners, and educators, cover innovative ways of looking at the entire range of collection development activities, from goals and objectives in staff development for collection work to scenarios from the next millennium.

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Meet the Author

PEGGY JOHNSON is Assistant Director, St. Paul Campus Libraries, University of Minnesota.

SHEILA S. INTNER is a Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Book Selection and Collection Building: Evolution of the Art 3
2 The Professionalization of Acquisitions and Collection Development 19
3 Recruiting as Competition: Why Choose Collection Development? 35
4 Late Awakenings: Recruiting Subject Specialists to Librarianship and Collection Development 45
5 Recruiting Non-bibliocentric Collection Builders 69
6 Collection Development in the Library and Information Science Curriculum 87
7 Among the Disciplines: The Bibliographer in the I World 99
8 Collection Development Is More Than Selecting a Title: Educating for a Variety of Responsibilities 113
9 Should Courses in Acquisitions and Collection Development Be Combined or Separate? 127
10 The Practicum in Collection Development: A Debate 145
11 Training for Success: Integrating the New Bibliographer into the Library 159
12 The Conspectus as an On-Site Training Tool 171
13 Training Existing Staff to Assume Collection Development Responsibilities 183
14 Continuing Education for Collection Management and Development: Professional and Survival Imperatives 199
15 Collection Development in the Year 2025 215
Selected Bibliography 231
Index 235
About the Contributors 241
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