The Charleston Acquisitions Conference and the publication “Against the Grain” / Leslie Abrams

As a former colleague of founder Katina Strauch, I have closely watched the evolution of the Charleston Acquisitions Conference http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/ for the past 36 years as it has become the premiere venue to learn and connect with library professionals about all things related to acquisitions, collection development, and collection management. Held annually since 1980, the conference was conceptualized to allow a free and open exchange … Continue reading The Charleston Acquisitions Conference and the publication “Against the Grain” / Leslie Abrams

Vendor spotlight: Elliot’s Books / Joan Jocson-Singh, Columbia University (jmj2176@columbia.edu)

A provider of rare and out-of-print books with a specialty of providing out-of-print Yale University Press titles, Elliot’s Books has been in the bookselling business since 1957. Physically located in Northford, CT, the store, which is housed in a charmingly gigantic barn, has been a treasure trove of scholarly titles, hard to find art and catalog books, and out-of-print titles which marks them as a … Continue reading Vendor spotlight: Elliot’s Books / Joan Jocson-Singh, Columbia University (jmj2176@columbia.edu)

Developing an Approval Plan / Mary Seem (seem@frick.org)

As a member of the Book Department at the Frick Art Reference Library, I came into this job with a general understanding of our scope that became more developed as I began to purchase desired titles. A relative newcomer to the Book Department, I was very excited to develop a new approval plan with Yankee Book Peddler (YBP). We had used YBP as a vendor … Continue reading Developing an Approval Plan / Mary Seem (seem@frick.org)

Report on a conference called “The Collective” / contributed by Sara Holladay.

I recently had the pleasure of attending a new library conference, The Collective, in Knoxville, Tennessee. The majority of conference attendees were from the academic library community but I am a Knoxville local (I telecommute for the Frick Art Reference Library as their Electronic Resources Librarian) and was drawn to an opportunity to attend such an innovative conference in my hometown. One of the panels … Continue reading Report on a conference called “The Collective” / contributed by Sara Holladay.