Using Core Titles in New Contexts

Sponsored by Choice and ProQuest
Recorded on 02/22/2018

Posted in Collection Development and Management

Three librarians share best practices for employing Resources for College Libraries

Subject bibliographies have historically been used to ensure that library collections meet student and faculty needs and provide users with quality content. As budgets, staff, and subject expertise continue to shift, library resources must often perform double-duty. For over 50 years, librarians have relied on Resources for College Libraries (RCL) for peer-reviewed, vetted title selections across the college curriculum. Long considered an authoritative resource for collection development, this webinar will introduce new ways RCL can be used to support academic programs, improve liaison work, and contribute to student success.

In this webinar, you’ll learn three methods for utilizing RCL’s core content in your library’s workflow:

  • preparing accreditation or program reports;
  • managing new or interim subject responsibilities; and
  • creating instruction and research tools.


Jennifer Arnold

Jennifer Arnold is the Director of Library services at Central Piedmont Community College, a large, multi-campus comprehensive community college in Charlotte, NC, where she is responsible for budgeting, human resources, and all accreditation-related reporting and statistics. She holds an MLIS from the University of South Florida and is currently working on a Master’s in Public Administration at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Ann Hallyburton

Ann has worked for more than 15 years as a research librarian supporting students, educators, and practitioners across the continuum of human care, from multiple areas of allied health to nursing to social work. She holds graduate degrees in library science and public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is presently employed as a Research and Instruction Librarian and Liaison to the Health and Human Sciences at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Her research interests derive from her professional passion: the study of ways in which human care professionals find, evaluate, and use health and social care information to improve the care they provide for their patients, clients, and themselves.

Susan Wiesner

Susan is Digital Humanist in Residence in Special Collections for the Performing Arts at the UMD Libraries, and is archivist for the Irmgard Bartenieff and LIMS collections housed there. Her research focuses on intersections of language and movement (the verbal and non-verbal) using motion capture and other technologies while supporting the creative impulses of her colleagues, Digital Humanists all.