Managing library collections in an ongoing and ever-changing process. Between monitoring community interests, cataloging print and digital materials, weeding and preserving, the work of catalogers and technical service staff is never complete. This section will connect you with information about materials acquisition, cataloging, circulation, collection development and maintenance, processing and preservation, and digitization.
Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.
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Publish Date: Webinar / 22 February 2024
Learn how to create, maintain, and promote a new video game collection at your library.
Publish Date: News / 27 December 2023
Storytimes can be transformative for children, offering them the chance to imagine possible futures for themselves. This begins with the stories you include. Look around your community and consider which books in your collection reflect the experienc...
Publish Date: News / 15 August 2023
WebJunction created the Digital Collections Stewardship course series to help staff at smaller public and tribal libraries, archives and museums understand and navigate the work of creating, sharing and preserving digital collections of unique images...
Publish Date: Webinar / 9 August 2023
Learn about AI fundamentals, its relevance to libraries of all sizes and types, and how it can enhance services and engage communities.
Publish Date: News / 16 May 2023
OCLC's WebJunction, in partnership with Washington State University’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, has created a series of free online courses developed for staff at tribal archives, libraries, museums (TALMs), and small public librar...
Publish Date: News / 25 April 2023
Despite efforts to increase representation in publishing, the industry remains predominantly white. Authors of color often face a range of challenges, including difficulty finding literary agents, limited access to publishing opportunities, and insuf...
Publish Date: News / 12 April 2023
Libraries can offer safe, welcoming spaces for young people to access resources and programming, explore their interests, and connect with peers. And these benefits can be even more impactful when young people feel like they can actively contribute. ...
Publish Date: Webinar / 15 February 2023
This webinar will highlight opportunities for library communities to foster understanding and support of Indigenous peoples, past and present.
Publish Date: Webinar / 7 December 2022
Presenters share simple ways to create more dementia-friendly libraries and provide examples of literacy activities and programs.