Maintaining Your Children’s Backlist Collection: What to Keep, What to Replace, What to Retire

Competency: Children’s Services

Sub-Category: Builds a collection designed to meet the needs and interests of children:  

Connecting children with beloved classics is an integral and cherished aspect of librarianship. Wading through the sea of updated covers, media tie-in pieces, and titles with updated content can be an undesirable and overwhelming aspect of collection management. The balance of connecting kids to great literature in a package they can appreciate not only improves circulation, but maximizes the impact of your collection on the community.  

In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:

·     Evaluate new editions of popular titles

·     Gauge the relevance and need for high impact media tie-in items

·      Be up to date on recently released backlist and media tie-in items

Deciding if your collection needs yet another edition of a popular title involves more than just checking the condition of your existing copies. Are you stocking editions with up-to-date cover art or do your volumes appeal more to parents or (gasp) grandparents? Is adding yet another media tie-in item a good investment of your community’s resources? This dose of easy to follow guidelines paired with an overview of what’s new in cover art, content updates and tie-in items that will have your well worn favorites in the hands of eager new readers in no time.