Managing Collections Budgets in Times of Economic Hardship
A TRLN Collections Council Seminar

February 25, 2009
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Friday Center, Redbud Room



Brief Collections Budget Summary and Forecast: Duke | NCCU | NCSU | UNC



Welcome and Introduction
Robert Byrd
Associate University Librarian for Collections Services, and
Director of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library

1:15-2:15 Panel Discussion of Strategies

Content Overlap and Multiple Formats
Christie Degener presentation
Head, Resources Management Services
UNC Health Sciences Library

Negotiation and Vendor Communications
Nancy Gibbs presentation
Head, Acquisitions

Collection Metrics
Greg Raschke presentation
Associate Director for Collections and Scholarly Communication

With collections budgets strained, TRLN librarians discuss methods of balancing quality collections with reduced finances. Topics include content overlap and multiple formats, negotiation and vendor communications, and collection metrics.
2:15-3:00 Small Group Discussions
Groups will have the opportunity to react to the panel discussion, and identify areas of potential collaboration.  report
3:00-3:30 Break
During the break, participants are encouraged to look at other groups ideas.
3:30-4:15 Panel Discussion of Communication Issues

External Communication
Leah McGinnis Dunn presentation
Director of the Undergraduate Library and Branch Services

Internal Communication
Pat Thibodeau
Associate Dean for Library Services
Duke Medical Center Library

Outreach techniques are examined with discussions of internal communication with library staff, and external communication with students, faculty, and university administration.
4:15-4:30 Wrap-Up
Robert Byrd