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Friday, November 6 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Emptying the Dump Truck: How to Handle Large Donations

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All libraries receive donations, and sometimes the library has no choice but to accept them. An unusually large donation can overwhelm the whole libraries’ operations. Planning is key for effectively and efficiently handling a large donation. Having a plan ensures coordination across departments and makes even very large donations manageable.

Learning Objectives
1. Participants will recognize the scope of personnel and material coordination necessary to absorb a large donation.
2. Participants will be encouraged to make a donation policy part of their collection development policy.
3. Participants will recognize the benefits of large donations.

Outline:
I. Introduction
a. The Professor and his collection
II. The Dump Truck Arrives
a. Getting the books to campus

Speakers
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Robert Weaver

Collection Management Librarian, Liberty University



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