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Thursday, March 1 • 8:30am - 1:00pm
Big Changes, Big Moves, Smaller Footprints: Strategies for Rightsizing the Onsite Print Collection for the 21st Century Library—The Workshop - SOLD OUT

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Academic, museum, and art and design school libraries are all facing space issues as library spaces are being repurposed for user-centered research, teaching, and learning. Achieving these transformed spaces often means reducing the footprint of the onsite collection. Librarians from libraries of all types and sizes are engaging in collections analysis projects to make that happen.

The workshop includes two hours of active learning in the classroom and 1 ¼ hours touring Hunter College Libraries. Attendees will spend a focused two hours delving into sophisticated collection analysis strategies for art and architecture collections to tighten collections and reduce footprints. Workshop instructor Scott Stone will introduce attendees to the freely available data visualization software Tableau Public; demonstrate and lead attendees in cleaning raw item circulation data from a LMS; and then demonstrate and lead attendees in the creation of their own data visualizations using provided circulation data. The second part of the workshop will be a tour of Hunter College's Leon & Toby Cooperman Library which has undergone major space changes and Zabar Art Library. Strategies used to reduce the onsite collection, and the results in terms of both redesigned library space and collections use will be featured.

Ready to tackle projects big and small, attendees will leave the workshop confident in their ability to perform collection analysis, familiar with some of the digital products available, and more comfortable with space transformation.

Those interested in this topic may want to attend the proposed companion session, “Big Changes, Big Moves, Smaller Footprints: Strategies for Rightsizing the Onsite Print Collection for the 21st Century Library—The Session,” which will feature presentations that highlight strategies for collection analysis, collaborative print collecting, transformation to digital collections when appropriate, and case studies applying these methods.

‪8:30-9:00 am: Transportation to Hunter College via the new Q train, with a little walking involved from either the Lexington Avenue/63rd Street stop or the 72nd Street stop.‬
9:00-11:00 am: Collection Analysis using Tableau
11:00-11:15 am: Break
11:15-11:45 am: Tour of Cooperman Library
11:45 am-12:30 pm: Walk to and Tour of Zabar Art Library and reception
12:30-1:00 pm: Transportation to Midtown Hilton via the new Q train.

Fee: $31
Note: Participants are required to buy a loaded MetroCard in advance of the workshop, so that the workshop can remain on schedule. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50 cash ($6.50 if you are purchasing a new MetroCard).
Maximum participants: 25

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Laura Schwartz

Subject Specialist for Visual Arts, UC San Diego Libraries
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Amy Trendler

Architecture Librarian, Ball State University Libraries


Danise Hoover

Associate Librarian for Public Services, Hunter College
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Steven Kowalik

Head, Zabar Art Library, CUNY-Hunter College
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Scott Stone

Research Librarian for Performing Arts, University of California, Irvine
Scott Stone is the Research Librarian for Performing Arts at the University of California, Irvine. He is the editor of the book Outreach for Music Librarians, an assistant editor for the journal Notes, and has had articles published in a wide range of performing arts librarian topics... Read More →