Back To Schedule
Thursday, June 10 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Solving Collection Management Challenges During The Pandemic

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect seemingly every aspect of life, libraries are paying close attention to its impact on their collections. Specifically, libraries are experiencing a rapid evolution of their print collections, as students and patrons increasingly demand electronic resources amid virtual learning and restrictions on physical buildings.
While libraries are constantly working to ensure their collections and services are meeting the needs of the continually evolving—and unique—expectations of their users, the need to address the print collection has never been more evident. And the reasons are many: For some, acquisition funds need to shift to electronic resources. For others, there is a need to re-evaluate physical space requirements to provide ample study space. Serials typically make up a significant portion of a library’s collection but are often left out of a print collection analysis. However, making few evidence-based serials deselection decisions about long title runs can recoup a lot of physical space.
In this session, attendees will learn innovative and practical ways libraries have leveraged collection analysis data to improve their library’s impact and sustainability, including navigating their response to the declining use of print monographs, managing their print serials, re-evaluating space for social distancing, and understanding collection diversity. 
Inaction—or simply putting off collection management decisions—inevitably leads to larger problems that are more time-consuming and expensive to solve. Learn how a proper collection analysis empowers libraries to make evidence-based decisions regarding the future of their collection.

avatar for Joseph Hafner

Joseph Hafner

Associate Dean of Collection Services, McGill University Library
Throughout his career, Joseph has held leadership positions at both McGill University and at the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library. He is an active member of IFLA, a previous Vice President of the International Association of Music Libraries (IAML), and serves on both the... Read More →
avatar for Pete Zeimet

Pete Zeimet

Senior Library Services Consultant, Collection Man, OCLC
Pete is a librarian (University of Wisconsin) with experience in academic and special libraries. He has worked in library automation for 15 years, the last six years as a specialist with OCLC's collection analytics tools—GreenGlass, GreenGlass for Serials, and Choreo Insights.I... Read More →


Erin Alcock

VP Membership, Atlantic Provinces Library Association

Thursday June 10, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm ADT
Stream: Red Delicious