Do you want to know more about reorganizing juvenile collections by subject or genre? There are many technical implications of making the change to a genre-based juvenile department, requiring input and assistance from collection managers, technical services professionals, and often vendors to make the genrefied dream a reality.
The speakers on this panel will share their experiences facing the unique challenges posed by genrefication projects, such as tackling floating collections, shared catalogs, adjusting vendor services, and gathering statistics. This program will help attendees anticipate some of the obstacles they will face at their institution to genrefy the juvenile collection, identify which departments, staff members or workflows will need to be involved/adjusted for the project to come together, and assess the feasibility and fit of a genrification project for their library.
Come with questions or just to listen, there will be plenty of time to pose your query to panelists. This program is appropriate for technical services librarians involved in or consulting on reorganization projects, youth services library staff interested in reorganizing their collections, and vendors seeking to identify what adjustments to products or services can better support their customers using this model.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALCTS
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.