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Friday, November 6 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Road Mapping: Managing Changes in Collection Management

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As we transition more of our collections to electronic formats, the staffing levels and job in Collection Management departments are changing. Less print journals mean less need for a staff person to checkin, file and claim issues. Less funds for print books and more electronic book purchases or subscriptions to large packages, means less staff people to handle order requests, process received books and facilitate payments. What about the staff member whose job assignment has eroded or who’s physical ability to perform key parts of their job assignments have diminished over the years? Meanwhile the responsibilities of the department head continues to expand—institutional repositories, databases, interlibrary loan, etc,. In this session, participants will be invited to share their experiences with change management in their departments.

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Glenda Alvin

Assistant Director for Collection Management, Tennessee State University
I am Associate Professor at the Brown-Daniel Library, an HBCU in Nashville, TN. My responsibilities include databases, books, serials, cataloging, document delivery and preservation. I also manage the link resolver and the electronic resource management system. My column in Against Grain is entitled, "Collection Management Matters."
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Jack Montgomery

Coordinator of Acquisitions and Collection Services, Western Kentucky University
Jack G. Montgomery was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He earned his B.A. from the University of South Carolina, his MLS at the University of Maryland–College Park in 1987.  First, as a law librarian he worked in acquisitions, serials, and collection development in academic law libraries in Virginia, Ohio, and Missouri. Montgomery then made the transition to the general academic library and to Western Kentucky University in 1998 where he... Read More →

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