- Personal Introduction
- Good Morning! My name is Oliver Schulz and I am here to talk about pruning.
- Started at Colorado Christian University a little over two years ago, initially as Collection Management Librarian, and now as Technical Services Librarian, responsible for the physical and electronic book collections.
- I am also German … and Hogan’s Heroes fan.
Yes, that also means that you should not always take me seriously!
- I am here this morning to talk about Pruning.
- Who is representing a public library?
- Who is representing an academic library?
- Who is representing a school library?
- Who is representing a specialty library?
- Public vs. Academic vs. School vs. Specialty Libraries
- Academic and specialty libraries will likely face the type of pruning project I present this morning more often than public and school libraries; public libraries have a habit of pruning more regularly than academic ones. In CCU’s case, the library will move out of its current building, one reason why I started this project.
Public libraries sometimes have to move out of a building for a while: Columbine Library (Jefferson County) had to relocate to a store in a strip mall where they clearly had significantly less resources available than in their renovated building. I assume that Columbine did at least some additional pruning before they moved out.
So, while the presentation is clearly more geared towards an academic library, I believe there will be some lessons which will be applicable to other types of libraries.