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21st Century Collection Tools in the Library

Mark your calendar! Event is free to the public!

Join us on Wednesday evening, November 9th, 2011 for our CO-ASIS&T Program:

We will take a look at how one library is using CollectionHQ, an evidence based stock management tool, to help make collection management easier and more efficient. Collection HQ uses historical and current information about stock use along with local target setting as its evidence base, to assist librarians in making the management of stock more effective, more customer focused, less wasteful, and more measured and performance based.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Refreshments, Sign-In & Networking
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Presentation and Q & A

WHERE: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Larry D. Black Auditorium at the Main Library, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus Ohio, 43215 (Phone: 614-645-2275). Parking available in the garage attached to the library. Parking garage rates

RSVP with Laura Cheng at or through the contact page


Robin Nesbitt, MLS

Robin Nesbitt is the Technical Services Director of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 2010 LJ Library of the Year.  Robin launched central selection and floating collections at CML.  She’s presented at PLA about Technical Services efficiencies and does regular Tweet chats about eReaders and Digital Content.  She was a panel member on Novelist/LJ’s 2011 webcast “Libraries are Essential” talking about readers’ advisory as a core service that libraries continue to offer even in this age of digital readers and eContent.  At BEA 2011, she was on the panel, “Selling Trade eBooks to Libraries: The Real Deal and was on the 3rd annual Librarian Shout N Share.  She was a keynote speaker for theLJ/SLJ October 12 webinar – Ebooks: The New Normal. Robin has been working with collection management issues for the last 12 years and happy to finally find a BI tool in CollectionHQ. While her experience with the product is recent, her enthusiasm is mighty!

Leslie King

Leslie King has been with CML for 25 years.   For the last 11 years she has been a Collection Development librarian, responsible for juvenile and adult nonfiction in a variety of areas.    She is not a “techie” and asserts that if she can figure out how to use Collection HQ, anyone can.

Kathy Leonard

Kathy Leonard has  been a librarian for CML for 24 years, and a selector for the last eleven years.  She currently selects adult fiction; teen fiction; and adult and juvenile 700’s. Readers Advisory is a passion. She is excited about using HQ to test some of her assumptions about what circulates the most at CML and to data mine our collection in new and exciting ways. The grubby report (over 60 circulations on a copy) has  provided some wonderful replacement possibilities and the dead (no circs in the last 6 months or more) is a good way to spot trends.

We look forward to seeing you at the presentation on Wednesday evening, November 9th, 2011!