Category Archives: Collection Management

What’s Up Wednesday: All About LibraryReads

LibraryReads is the monthly nationwide library staff picks list for adult fiction and non-fiction. We draw upon the incredible power that public library staff has in helping to build word-of-mouth for new books. Learn how you can become part of this program by getting the chance to read pre-pub titles for free and use your votes to help create the list! This session will cover: the how and why of LibraryReads; how to access free print and downloadable galley copies of the hottest upcoming books; how to vote for the LibraryReads list; and more! Check out www.libraryreads.org ahead of time and come with questions for our presenters!

Presenters: Rebecca Vnuk, Executive Director, LibraryReads, Michelle Morris, Fort Worth TX Public Library and Kelly Currie, formerly Delphi Public Library Director, Delphi, IN

This webinar is eligible for Library Education Units for Indiana Librarians. The following policy applies: Any time a staff member views an online event (or a library purchases a site license for an online event) by any of the Training Providers Approved by ISL for LEUs, the library’s designee in an administrative or Human Resources role shall create and award LEU certificates in-house.

Material and Program Challenges in the Public Library – 1 LEU

books on book shelvesIn this panel, four librarians will share their experience with a variety of challenges. Book, display, and program challenges, as well as experience with book banning groups will be discussed. Cheri Harris, from the Indiana State Library, will also go over a summary of key legal points to remember when dealing with challenges.

Date Recorded: 3/31/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Cheri Harris / Indiana State Library; Vanessa Martin / Greensburg-Decatur County Contractual Public Library; Heather McNabb / Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library; Brad Sowinski / Alexandria Monroe Public Library; Juli Wald / Middlebury Public Library

 

Curating and Maintaining Vibrant Collections for Users with Print Disabilities – 1 LEU

Holly HerbertAlmost all libraries have materials for users with print disabilities, such as large print books and audiobooks, but are those collections being given the attention they deserve and are they serving as many users as possible? According to two recent studies, large print collections are a still vital part of library services, and their usage has not diminished in the age of electronic resources. Learn what users with print disabilities need and want, and how best to create and maintain vibrant print disabled-friendly collections, no matter how small or large.

Date Recorded: 3/17/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Holly Hebert, Assistant Professor  / Master of Library Science Program at Middle Tennessee State University

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From Diversity to Inclusion: How to Audit Your Collection and Why – 1 LEU

book shelvesKymberlee Powe, Children and YA Consultant for the Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development, dives into the makeup of the publishing industry. You will learn how to identify the difference between a diverse collection and an inclusive one, and walk through the logistics of performing a diversity audit of your collection. The examples and resources provided in this session will focus on youth collections; however, the methodology of performing a diversity audit, and the reasons to do so, are universal to all collections.

This presentation is brought to you by the Connecticut State Library, in collaboration with the Indiana State Library, the Library of Michigan, and the State Library of Ohio.

Date Recorded: 12/15/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kymberlee Powe, Children and YA Consultant / Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development

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Collection Preservation at the Indiana State Library – 1 LEU

Seth IrwinThe Indiana State Library holds collections that are significant and important to both the history of Indiana and also the United States.  The Library’s holdings consist of a wide variety of different materials, such as maps, documents, photographs, books, paintings, and fine art.  Caring for these collections is what the ISL Preservation Division is tasked with, both preventing damage from happening and repairing damage when it happens.  This talk will focus on both an introduction to the field of Art Conservation and the work of the Indiana State Library Preservation Program.

Presenter: Seth Irwin, Conservator / Indiana State Library

Date Recorded: 2/24/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

It’s True – The Smartest Person in the Room is the Room – 1 TLEU

We’ll investigate good places to network and ways to curate all the great resources you encounter. This will include a crowd-sourced AISLE document of resources, and tools such as Symbaloo, diigo, Google Keep, Wakelet, and more.

Date Recorded: 2/17/2020

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Susie Highley served as a school librarian in Warren Township, Indianapolis. She currently serves as a trustee for the Fortville-Vernon Township Library in Hancock County, and was the 2019 ILF President. She now works for the Indiana Middle Level Education Association as Director of Operations.


Geekspotting 2.0: Building a Popular and Diverse Collection for your Library-1 LEU


image of Geekspotting 2.0
Diversity has been a major issue in pop culture lately. The demand to include traditionally marginalized voices in comics, movies, TV, and gaming has led to an explosion of material in the past few years. Join two fellow librarians (who also happen to be geeks) as they explore this issue and help you navigate all the content available with collection development recommendations that can work in your local library.

Date Recorded: 11/29/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Jocelyn Lewis /Indiana State Library and Alex Sarkissian/Allen County Public Library


Indiana Archives and Records Administration: Retention of Records – 1 LEU

an image of archived materials on shelvesJim Corridan, commissioner for Indiana Archives and Records Administration, presents on records retention and the tasks of archives and records administration.

Date Recorded: 6/6/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jim Corridan, Indiana Archives and Records Administration


Archival Policies, Procedures & the Record’s Life Cycle – 1 LEU

old lettersIn this webinar, Bethany Fiechter, Rare Books and Manuscripts Supervisor at the Indiana State Library, will highlight the importance of librarians and archivists working together to accomplish goals. Attendees will learn basic archival policies/procedures and the record’s life-cycle, a management model for North American archivists since the 1960s.

Date Recorded: 6/14/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Bethany Fiechter / Rare Books and Manuscripts Supervisor, Indiana State Library

Reading Room Rules Governing the Use of Materials – Sample

Application for Use of Photographic, Film or Image Reproduction – Sample

Deed of Gift Form – Sample

Reading Room Registration Form – Sample

Archives and Libraries Webinar Talking Points Transcription – Transcription from Webinar

Archives and Libraries – Bibliography

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