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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





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







Who is your audience
Who is your audience?

  • Children

  • Parents

  • Other members of staff

  • Management/Governors






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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