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Spring Fling 2018 - Partnering with Baker & Taylor Webinar
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 Export to Your Calendar 4/19/2018
When: Thursday, April 19, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Online registration is available until: 4/12/2018
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Partnering with Baker & Taylor

This program is tailored to public library community that is interested in using Baker & Taylor’s collection development team’s services and products for ongoing operation or special projects like the opening day collection management. Covered in this webinar will include case studies, and detail profiling questions/answers if needed. Registered participants will have a chance to communicate with the entire group before and after the webinar to dive deep.

The purpose of this discussion will be to get all the parties at the library and the vendor to begin a communication process that will create a workflow and timeline to complete the Opening Day Collection project to the satisfaction of the community served by the new facility. The focus of this forum will be the material collection (print; AV; & ebook).  The major points for consideration are budget, timeline for selection and cataloging & processing, and staff availability.  The timeline will work backwards from the delivery of the material usually stored by the vendor until the library has possession of the building and the carpet & shelves are in place.  Prior to that the requirements needed to catalog & process the material and the time necessary to both select and then for the vendor to complete the work necessary to provide shelf ready material at the agreed delivery date.  The ODC process starts with the budget being identified and a collection development process being defined that will meet the library’s collection management policy, the demographics of the community to be served, and the space available for the collection.  A review of these particulars will be used to generate selection media that will get the adventure started.  What is useful to take away from this initial discussion is for a valuable partnership to be developed between the vendor and library that will be necessary to accomplish all the goals & objectives of this adventure.  The other vital point to recognize and accept is that the library staff already have a full time job and the process of selecting a library collection is totally different from selecting material on a weekly basis.  The economies of scale require a broader outlook.

Registration Cost:

CLA Student Member Rate: $15
CLA Member Rate: $20
Non-Member Rate: $30

NCTPG and SCTPG members: please contact Yu-Lan Chou at to receive the promo code for the CLA member rate.

Presented by the CLA Technical Services Interest Group