Collection Development SIG

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021*
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: Southeastern's Backyard:
21 S. Elting Corners Rd.
Highland, NY 12528

Facilitator: Debra Bucher, Vassar College
*In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be Wednesday, July 21

This meeting is an in-person social event! We will be low-tech, so please bring a pen and paper if you want to take notes. It will be outdoors in our yard, with accommodations for social distancing. Please wear a mask and bring sunscreen, bug spray, a camp chair, or anything else you need to be comfortable for an hour. Shade, some chairs, and some refreshments will be provided.

The Collections Development group will meet to discuss matters related to acquisition. This is the place to bring your questions and stories about topics such as:
    weeding outdated titles, weeding with limited staff
    making choices on a small budget
    anti-racist collection development
The exact agenda will be decided upon by attendees. Library workers from all types: academic, public, school, and archives, are all welcome to share their experiences with colleagues.

The intended audience for this meeting is library workers in the Southeastern NY Library Resources Council service area. (The eight-county area of Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam and Rockland, NY.) All in this region are considered members or affiliate members. If you are from outside this region, you are welcome to join us. We appreciate the perspective that you might bring to our region, and hope that you understand that our conversation's focus may be on the Hudson Valley as we think globally and act locally.

Please register for this free event here: