Title: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Third Edition
Softcover: ISBN:978-0-8389-1191-4, $75
Author: Peggy Johnson
Imprint: Chicago: ALA Editions, 2014
- Traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking
- Maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics
- The effects of rapidly changing information delivery and access technologies, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists
- Marketing, liaison activities, and outreach
- Scholarly communication
Johnson offers a comprehensive tour of this essential discipline and situates the fundamental ideas of collection development and management in historical and theoretical perspective, bringing this modern classic fully up to date.”
Reviews of the Second Edition
“Johnson offers a comprehensive tour of this essential discipline and situates the fundamental ideas of collection development and management in historical and theoretical perspective.”
“The volume can definitely be of use to a wide variety of librarians in almost any type of institution, and should be considered essential reading for the collection development professional.”
–Internet Reference Services Quarterly
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.