Monday, October 22, 2018

Webinar Recording Available: Assuring Library Materials Can Be Used by Your Community

PCI Webinars provides continuing education for library organizations of all types and sizes.  In September I was honored to give a webinar for them on "Assuring Library Materials Can Be Used by Your Community."  PCI archives all of their webinars and this one is available for viewing.  This is a useful topic for collection development managers, library directors, and those charged with understanding the needs of their communities.  The webinar can be purchases for online viewing or as a DVD.


Having materials in a library’s collection is good; having those materials in the formats needed by the library’s community is much better. The act of supplying content in the formats that community members require is critically important to meeting their information needs.

This informative webinar will delve into ways of discerning the format needs of a community, including using the census and other data, along with existing reports, to discern the best way of provisioning material for the community.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the various ways content can be made accessible to members of a library’s community
  • Examine U.S. Census data and draw preliminary conclusions based on that data
  • Select data from other sources which will support an understanding of the community’s accessibility needs

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