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Posts Tagged ‘collection development’

Zines from a Tennessee Public Library: Or, Stop Being a Wuss and Start a Collection Already!

Posted by bronwynr on May 12, 2009

Jerianne Thompson reviews five zines you have no excuse not to include in your library because they’re very popular at a small public library in Tennessee. Many libraries start zine collections as a way to attract and serve young adults;teens and twenty-somethings;who may feel their library has little to offer matching their interests. Through zines, we can provide access to information and topics that are limited within our general collection. more » » »


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Decks and Dustcatchers

Posted by bronwynr on April 6, 2009

Teens and magazines can create a bit of a quandary for libraries. Magazines are great pick-up reading, yet it can be difficult to convince readers to take them home. Sometimes the price of a year’s subscription makes you want to utter words not to be heard in the teen section! However, with a slight shift of perspective, magazine collections can be seen as browsing collections that can lure in shy reluctant readers. more » » »

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