Build It and They Will Come: Making Recreational Collections Matter at Mary Livermore Library

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Claire Clemens, Instructional Services/Reference Librarian (Creator)
June LaVoie Power, Access Services/Reference Librarian (Creator)
David Young, Catalog Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: Can DVDs, comics and “juvenile” books entice today’s students to visit the library for the first time and keep them coming back? This panel presentation will be the inspiration to make popular collections matter. UNCP’s Library thinks outside the suggestion box to make user interests matter when it comes to recreational collections. Community patrons are grateful for the large selection of bestsellers, graphic novels, major motion pictures and television series, but the students (and faculty) are the biggest consumers. This panel presentation will outline the game plan that makes the magic happen. June Power, Access Services/Reference Librarian and big fan of the graphic novel collection, will provide insight into the popularity of new releases displayed near the library entrance. The graphic novel collection, started as a joint venture with the student anime/manga club, has boomed in recent years, both in circulation and size. New editions are available next to the heavily used and perused New York Times bestsellers. David Young, Catalog Librarian, will present statistical documentation and reveal in detail the design, development and execution of the unique features and processes contributing to the continued, huge popularity of the media collection. From reference desk queries to shelving practices and circulation policies, public and technical services staff collaborate and coordinate to provide popular and curricular films quickly and efficiently.Claire Clemens, Instructional Services/Reference Librarian, will discuss college student readership of young adult novels. Moving outside the realm of PreK-12 curriculum materials, young adult literature is now sought after for pleasure reading.

Additional Information

North Carolina Library Association Biennial Conference 2015
Language: English
Date: 2015
Recreational reading, College students, DVD collections, Manga, Anime, Graphic novels, Movies and Television, Young adult novels

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