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Friday, November 2 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Not Just a Collection: The Emergence and Evolution of Our Contemporary Collection

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In line with academic library collection development, the George A. Spiva Library at Missouri Southern State University established the Contemporary Collection in 2013 in efforts to serve diverse library users and to expand our resources. These efforts included the incorporation of several unique and just-in-time collections into the library general collections to serve the MSSU community. The presentation will introduce how the Access Services Department initiates a new collection and proceeds with selecting items, arranging the collection, promoting practices, and more. This presentation discusses the benefits of the library’s growing collections and patronage as well as the lessons learned. We will also demonstrate the practice of the Technical Services Department in cataloging and processing a contemporary collection, running its maintenance, and the eventual dismantlement of the collection.


Hong Li

Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian, University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM)
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Kayla Reed

Systems Librarian, MSSU

Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room B

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