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ERIC Number: ED534863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 184
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1153-2
Fundamentals of Managing Reference Collections
Singer, Carol A.
ALA Editions
Whether a library's reference collection is large or small, it needs constant attention. Singer's book offers information and insight on best practices for reference collection management, no matter the size, and shows why managing without a plan is a recipe for clutter and confusion. In this very practical guide, reference librarians will learn: (1) The importance of collection development policies, and how to effectively involve others in the decision-making process; (2) New insights into selecting reference materials, both print and electronic; and (3) Strategies for collection maintenance, including the all-important issue of weeding. This important new book will help librarians make better reference decisions, aligned to customer needs and expectations, especially significant with today's limited budgets.
ALA Editions. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 866-746-7252; Fax: 770-280-4155; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association