Rethinking Reference Collections

I want to let everyone know that I am teaching another version of
this course starting in a few weeks.  Please join me for an exploration of the
role of reference collections in today’s libraries.


Rethinking Reference Collections

Infopeople online course, November 6, 2102 to December 10, 2012

for reference resources are evolving and library staff and user expectations are
evolving along with them. Are you ready to rethink the purpose and development
of your library’s reference
collection? Rethinking your collection enables you to suggest changes to
reference collection development that better reflect the realities of today’s
demand and usage. You’ll be able to make decisions about purchases and policies
that help build a reference collection for the future.

In this popular
course, you will explore:

How reference resources are changing
Methods for
measuring usage of reference resources
Weeding guidelines
decisions that meet staff and user needs
Ways to promote use of reference

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and
Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.

For a complete course
description and to register go to