Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information
Data-driven Collection Development
Are you struggling to make the best collection choices for your community? Why not make data-driven decisions for your collection? Learn how Deb Lambert, Director of Collection Management, Indianapolis Public Library, uses evidence-based data, trend analysis and communication at all levels to build and sustain interest and knowledge of the library’s vast collections.
3 Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn ways to harvest and analyze collection usage data to make exceptional purchasing decisions to meet patron demand
Participants will learn about educating public library staff on collection usage trends that might conflict with their perspectives and biases to help them adjust shelving allocations to match patron collection use and collection purchasing trends
Participants will learn about various data tools used for collection analysis, including ILS data, Excel Pivot Tables, collectionHQ, physical shelf measurement, and RFID shelf management devices.
Deb Lambert is passionate about helping libraries and patrons live in both the digital and physical library world. She has spent years balancing budgets, training and staffing to support digital and physical library collections. An outspoken advocate for libraries, she actively works with vendors to develop awareness of library needs. As Director of Collection Management at the Indianapolis Public Library, she encourages her team to utilize data analysis and technology to streamline processes and collaborate effectively with the staff and public of a large multi-branch system and its community partners.
09:30 AM - 03:30 PM Eastern
Mentor Public Library 8215 Mentor Ave. Mentor, OH 44060 UNITED STATES
There is an additional $15 surcharge for facility use and amenities.
We encourage you to register a minimum of three (3) days in advance for this event in order to ensure that we can accommodate your full participation in terms of seating, hand-outs, food, etc.
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