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Friday, May 17 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Beyond the Bestsellers: Case Studies in Building Inclusive Collections

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Collection development outside of the packaged sets from vendors often seems daunting; how can libraries purchase to best serve diverse constituencies? This session will provide insight on how to expand the relevancy of your collection. Three panelists will share their experiences and strategies for assessing community needs and creating methods to ensure collections are “patron-driven.” The session will conclude with a conversation on failures, successes, challenges, and plans for the future.   

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Jessica Breiman

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Safi Safiullah

Manager--Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library
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Erika Church

Design & Technology Coordinator, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
Let's talk about ZINES! Bridging the gap to contemporary primary source material and engaging community archivists and story tellers. Also material collections, design and prototyping resources, maker spaces, and 3D printing.
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Anthony Morris

Technical Services LIbrarian, Utah Valley University, Fulton Library

Friday May 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 D
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • Topic Tags Collection Development, Diversity, Equity of Access, Inclusion
  • Objective 1 Participants will learn new strategies of collection development (distinct from “out of the box” vendor solutions)
  • Objective 2 Participants will gain new insights on how to understand community needs
  • Objective 3 Participants will learn what other local libraries are doing to make their collections more inclusive