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Friday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Facing Fears About Deselection and eBooks; Strategies to Help Both Faculty and Librarians Feel Safe

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Caroline Mills (slides)

Ellen Daugman & Carol Cramer (slides)

A strongly perceived resistance to, even fear of, “forsaking” print resources exists in academic libraries. Research suggests that librarians frequently avoid major collection changes such as deselection or the switch from print to e-books because of assumed faculty opposition and the desire to avoid conflict. How can librarians face their fears and the fears and dismay of faculty as they see print collections shrink through deterioration and deselection and the growth of e-book collections? How do we identify, assess, and respond to resulting resistance? Participants in this session will have the opportunity to identify and acknowledge their own fears regarding the demise of print. Further, they will learn about strategies employed by institutions to identify and respond to these faculty fears resulting in the creation of a safe environment for strategic deselection and expansion of electronic collections. Finally, time will be reserved for questions and for the sharing of ideas, concerns, and support.

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Carol Cramer

Head of Collection Management, Wake Forest University
Carol Joyner Cramer is the Head of Collection Management at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. Before tackling Collection Management, she worked in Reference and as an Electronic Resources Librarian. She has also taught a credit-bearing Information Literacy course... Read More →
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Ellen Daugman

Humanities Librarian, Wake Forest University
As Humanities Librarian in Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Ellen serves as liaison to the English Department and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program, reference librarian, and instructor in the library’s information literacy program, teaching credit-bearing introductory and humanities... Read More →
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Caroline C Mills PhD

Assistant Director for Collection Services, Furman University
Caroline Mills has over 20 years of academic library experience serving most recently as Assistant Director for Collection Services at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Caroline has a Masters in Information and Library Science from the University of South Carolina and... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Cypress Ballroom North, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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