Developing the Youth Collection

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of collection development for kids and teens. Youth collection expert Julie Jurgens will cover the wide variety of formats available for these audiences and special considerations for curating and maintaining these collections. You'll also learn about how to prepare for and handle material challenges and how to make sure your collection development policy provides adequate support for these situations.

Registration for this event is also included in the Collection Development Crash Course.

After participating in this event, you will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of curating and maintaining collections for youth and teens
  • Have a list of resources to consult, including where to find reviews and other collection support tools.
  • Feel empowered to advocate for materials for youth and teens

Julie Jurgens has worked in libraries for over 16 years, and has worked with children and their families for over 20. In her current workplace she supervises collection development for children birth-6th grade, including ordering, weeding, and marketing. She's presented on outreach, readers advisory, and youth programming at a variety of local, national, and international venues. Learn more about her work at himissjulie.com

This event will be hosted in Zoom. Automatic captions will be enabled for this event. This event will be recorded, and registrants will receive access to the recording within a day after the event ends.

If you have questions or requests regarding accessibility, contact us at ce@ala.org or at 312-280-5100.

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