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SLIS Alumnae Publish New Book on Library Collection Development

November 17, 2010

SLIS alumnae Holly Hibner, LibSci ‘99, and Mary Kelly, LibSci ‘02, have published a new book on collection development in libraries. Making a Collection Count: A Holistic Approach to Library Collection Management  was published by Woodhead Publishing Ltd. in August 2010.

Making a Collection Count takes a holistic look at library collection management. It connects the various pieces, such as selection, cataloguing, shelving, circulation, and weeding and teaches readers how to gather and analyze data from each point in a collection's life cycle. Relationships between collections and other library services, such as reference, programming, and technology, are explored as well. The result is a quality collection that is clean, current, relevant, and useful, and which connects and highlights various library services.

The book can be purchased online at:

Congratulations Holly and Mary!