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2014 Conference Highlights: Maybe We’re All Inventorying It Together
March 19, 2014Posted by on
Each week between now and the 2014 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting one of the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held from May 7-9 at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City, MD. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference program (PDF).
Maybe We’re All In(ventorying) It Together
Thursday, May 8
In 2013, Goucher College Library undertook the first automated inventory of its collection. What was initially envisioned as a simple shared project between two librarians – one in Access Services and one in Collection Management – became an opportunity to improve not only access to the collection, but policies and cross-departmental communication as well. This program will discuss the basics of implementing an automated inventory project, tips for managing long-term projects, and suggestions for establishing effective and balanced workflows across library departments. Additionally, attendees will learn to identify opportunities in their own libraries to foster
collaboration and cross-departmental conversation.
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.