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Thursday, November 5 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Keep Those Book Trucks Rolling: Strategies for a Major Move of the Library Collection

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The University Libraries at Virginia Tech recently completed an extensive move of the physical collection and reduction of the footprint of the stacks in our main facility. This session will relate key elements of what we learned during this multi-year process and share tips and strategies for an effective and efficient large-scale move. Attendees can see ways to address such issues as project management, communications, staffing, identifying materials for storage or deselection, and processing of materials. Visuals such as a workflow chart, project timeline, and before and after photographs will help graphically convey the process and how it may be applied elsewhere.

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Ladd Brown

Head of Acquisitions, Virginia Tech
A lot of things have changed in the thirty-odd years Ladd has been in the library biz. Not being able to smoke at your desk in Tech Services anymore is one of the biggies.
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Edward Lener

Associate Director for Collection Management, Virginia Tech
Edward Lener is Associate Director of Collection Management in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech and College Librarian for the Sciences. Edward is the university's representative to the Collections Committee of the VIVA library consortium and a co-author of the book Graduate... Read More →

Thursday November 5, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott