Hello, members of the Collection Management in Public Libraries Core Interest Group! My name is Erica Cherup, and I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and Rebecca Sandoval as your new Co-Chairs! Rebecca and I are both excited to lead this group and get to know all of you a little bit better. Here's a bit about each of us:
Erica is the Collection Development Manager for the Columbus Metropolitan Library in Columbus, Ohio. She's worked for CML for over 17 years in various roles. In addition to Core, Erica is a member of PLA and the Ohio Library Council. She presented at PLA in both 2020 and 2022 and was the Local Arrangements Chair for the 2021 Ohio Library Council Convention & Expo. When she isn't thinking about library collections, Erica enjoys playing and streaming video games with her husband, cooking and hosting friends for dinner parties, vacationing by the ocean whenever possible, and watching lots of comedy and sci-fi movies and series!
Rebecca has twenty-four years of library experience including working for an academic library vendor, an academic library, and most recently, a large public library system: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ). At SCLSNJ, Rebecca manages a team of 14 full and part-time staff. Rebecca was the grant coordinator for a National Endowment for the Humanities' Common Heritage grant which led to the creation of SCLSNJ's historical and digital collections. Rebecca loves all things historical: from vintage items, to preservation of community memories, to reading historical fiction. In her "free time," Rebecca is a writer and a mother of three.
Now, we'd like to hear from you! Please respond to this post and tell us two things:
Take care everyone, and enjoy the holiday season!Erica
I've worked for Capital Area District Libraries in mid-Michigan for 15 years- five years as a branch head librarian, five years as the juvenile and teen selection specialist and five years as collection development director. I manage both collections and access/circulation here at CADL. I've mostly been a lurker on Core so far, but would like to dip my toe in a bit more. I have two grown children and recently started fostering our 16-month old niece, so am smack dab in the middle of toddlerhood again!
There are so many interesting collection related topics to discuss, and I am interested in all of them! I am hoping to connect with others who deep dive into all things collection related. Approaches to weeding and training staff, shifting format usage, budgeting, usage analysis, diversity analysis, merchandising, those are just the first topics that popped into my head.
Thanks for starting this discussion, Thais
Thais Rousseau (she, her)
Collection Development Director
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