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Collection Development

Learn how the Daviess County Public Library implemented several non-traditional collections including musical instruments, museum & gym passes, Roku streaming devices, and mobile hotspots. We will discuss circulation procedures, how we developed the community partnerships, what we've learned along the way, and what the future holds for this collection.
10/24/2018 | 0.75 hours | Slides (PDF)
No need to fear!!! Graphic novels are here!! One of the growing trends in library collections is the increasing popularity of the graphic novel. This 90-minute session discusses the appeal, benefits, and characteristics of graphic novels for children, teens, and adults. We’ll also take a look at some of the prominent titles, authors, and series and examine some resources for graphic novel collection development.
2/23/2017 | 1.5 hours | Graphic Novel Reader's Advisory (PDF), Graphic Novel Titles (PDF)
Why do graphic novels matter? What are the educational benefits of graphic novels? What are best practices for collecting graphic novels at the library? Take a crash ​course in history, terminology, ratings, review resources, and more in this introduction to the evolving world of a wildly popular format.
10/11/2016 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF), Graphic Novel Talking Points (PDF)
Cookbooks and diet books are typically among the most popular (and fun!) items in a public library’s collection. Is your collection as fresh as it could be, or has it passed its expiration date? Join us for this mouth-watering training where we’ll discuss some of the best diet and cook books and give you some selection tips as well. Bon appetit!
2/21/2019 | 1.5 hours | Diet books handout (PDF), Cookbooks handout (PDF)
I know, you don't want to do it. You think if you let that book sit there for just one more year it may finally get checked out-if anyone can tell it is a book through the layers of dust. Let me bring you over to the delightfulness of weeding your collection. Learn why you really need to do it and ways to go about it.
11/14/2017 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)


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