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The Right B ook, in the Right H ands at the Right Time. Stock purchase, management and promotion www.carolinedownie.co.uk. What you can get from this session. The ability to make more efficient use of library stock The confidence to continue your professional development

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The right b ook in the right h ands at the right time

The Right Book, in the Right Hands at the Right Time

Stock purchase, management and promotion

www.carolinedownie.co.uk


What you can get from this session

What you can get from this session

  • The ability to make more efficient use of library stock

  • The confidence to continue your professional development

  • The tools to improve the image of your library


Standards

Standards

  • DCMS Public Library Service Standards (PLSS) 2007/8

  • Cilip “Guidelines for Secondary School Libraries” 2004

  • Cilip “Primary School Guidelines” 2002

  • SLA Guidelines “Shelf life, Shelf Matters” 2004


Budget cycle v spending patterns

Budget Cycle v. Spending Patterns


Adult service division of spending

Adult service division of spending


Young peoples service division of spending

Young Peoples service division of spending


Stock selection

Stock selection

  • Supplier Selection

  • Approvals

  • Direct from publishers

  • Bookshop

  • Other


Written documents

Written documents

  • Library Development Plan

  • Stock policy

  • Supplier Selection profile


Rotation

Rotation

Group Rotation

Linear rotation


Weeding

Weeding


Display

Display


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Display


Posters

Posters


Promotions

Promotions


Who is your audience

Who is your audience?

  • Children

  • Parents

  • Other members of staff

  • Management/Governors


Leaflets

Leaflets


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Leaflets


Leaflets2

Leaflets


Leaflets3

Leaflets


Work in groups from a similar sector

Work in groups from a similar sector

  • Plan a library promotion

    • Who is it aimed at?

    • What do you hope to achieve?

    • How will the readers benefit?

    • How long is it running for?

    • What form will the promotion take?

    • What materials will you need?

    • How much will it cost?

    • How will you measure results?


Back at the ranch

Back at the Ranch

  • Look at your library through the eyes of users and non-users.

  • Start small and make sure to measure the results.

  • Create a library that people are proud to use and you are proud to work in.

  • Get everyone talking about your library!


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