What Subject Librarians Can Teach Us About Managing Collections: Perspectives and Best Practices
Sponsored by Resources for College LibrariesRecorded on 09/28/2021
Posted in Collection Development and Management
What are today’s best practices in collection development and management?
Join us for a lively and candid one-hour conversation featuring Resources for College Libraries subject editors on best practices and perspectives for managing collections. We will discuss approaches to deselection, diversifying and decolonizing the canon, supporting interdisciplinary research, navigating monograph selection in the post-pandemic library, reflections on the shifting landscape for subject librarians, and more.
Learn more about how Resources for College Libraries can support libraries with curated, peer-reviewed subject collections aimed at undergraduate teaching and research:
Kayleigh BohémierScience Research Support LibrarianYale University
Kayleigh Bohémier (bow-EM-ee-ay) is the Science Research Support Librarian for Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Linguistics, and Physics at Yale University’s Marx Science and Social Science Library. She received her MLIS from Syracuse University in 2012 and has been working in her current position for nine years, where she does selection for her subject areas in addition to reference, instruction, and outreach work. She has been an RCL editor since 2017, first as the subject editor for Astronomy, and now for both Astronomy and Physics.
Roberto C. DelgadilloStudent Services LibrarianUniversity of California-Davis
Roberto C. Delgadillo is a Student Services Librarian with the Peter J. Shields Library at UC Davis, with responsibility for Chicana/o Studies, English Language and Literatures, Latin American Studies, Military Science, Native American Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures. He holds a BA in Modern German and Russian History from UC Santa Cruz, and a MLIS and a PhD in Modern Latin American History from UCLA. Delgadillo is a 2012 recipient of The New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.
Angela WeaverFine and Performing Arts LibrarianUniversity of Puget Sound
Angela Weaver assumed her position as the Fine and Performing Arts Librarian at the University of Puget Sound in September 2019. Prior to that, she was Head of the Art and Drama Libraries at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has an MLS from Rutgers University; an MFA in Playwriting from the University of California, San Diego; and a BA in Psychology from Duke University. Angela’s interests include digital humanities; equity, inclusion, and diversity in libraries; and enhancing creativity through research.
Anne Doherty (Moderator)Resources for College Libraries Project EditorChoice/ACRL
Anne Doherty is the Project Editor for Resources for College Libraries at Choice/ACRL. She is responsible for the editorial development, peer review, and bibliographic management of the RCL database and has worked with over 100 subject editors and 500 peer reviewers since 2008. She also served as the column editor for the “Collecting to the Core” series in Against the Grain from 2011-2020. Anne received an MLS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MA in Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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