Collection Development



At SirsiDynix, I set up the coroprate library. I performed collection development through Baker & Taylor on Agile, customer service, data mining, databases, leadership, marketing, mobile devices, network security, Oracle, programming, sales, Scrum, social media, software, systems analysis, and time management.



In 2011, I presented on Collection Development in the year 2021.


Collection Development in 2021 (Internet Explorer users: Collection Development in 2021)


Art Institute

At the Art Institute, I performed collection development through Baker & Taylor for all undergraduate programs: culinary arts (24%), graphic design (10%), film (9%), animation (9%), photography (7%), interior design (7%), web design (5%), game art (2%), fashion (new), & general education (27%). The planned growth is an additional 2000 monographs per year (zero-based budgeting) and 500 per quarter. I negotiated with electronic resource vendors like ProQuest. I negotiated print subscriptions with EBSCO, culminating with over 80 serial subscriptions. I created a reference collection and set up a textbook reserve system. I cataloged about 10 monographs a day (often true original cataloging), including assigning LC call numbers.


I marketed new acquistions and new electronic resources using signage, flat screen TV slideshows, and a blog.


Art Institute Library Slides Feb. '11

Art Institute Library Slides Sept. '10



At the UNC SILS Library, I have made large contributions by researching titles, reading reviews, and comparing with existing inventory in the following subject areas: art, grief, children’s chapter books, graphic novels, picture books, and young adult books.


I ordered, processed, and successfully marketed the new acquisitions. The following site documents and archives those marketing efforts.


I redesigned the SILS acquisitions workflow and wrote a manual on it.


UNC University Libraries

In government documents, I assessed the inventory of every part of UNC’s huge collection of federal documents. I assisted in weeding and recommendations for other institutions. I processed tens of thousands of documents that UNC added to its collection.