Below is the Partnership’s March 2023 Quarterly Report, which highlights work of the Partnership over the past three months. Thanks to all of you who have volunteered your time and expertise to make this work possible.
Agenda: Introduction Rosemont – Greg Eow, Chair of the Exec Committee Partnership – Peg Seiden, Chair of the Exec Committee Strategic Priorities and Key Projects Program Updates from The Partnership Working Groups Chairs Best Practices – Tony Fonseca Communications and Advocacy – Rebecca Lubas Infrastructure – Linda Wobbe Research & Network Level – Mary Miller Program Updates from The Rosemont Alliance – John Burger Updates on the relationship between the Partnership and Rosemont – Daniel Dollar Wrap-up/Conclusions – Greg Eow
Below is the Partnership’s January 2023 PAN Forum update, which highlights work of the Partnership over the past three months, since fall update report. Thanks to all of you who have volunteered your time and expertise to make this work possible.
The Partnership for Shared Book Collections and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance joint Communications and Advocacy Working Group is pleased to announce new resources to support libraries’ communications efforts around major weeding projects (PDF | Google Sheet | 1 page diagram). These resources provide a guide for talking to library staff and campus and other user communities, and help collection managers and project coordinators anticipate and respond to users’ concerns about changes to library collections and spaces.
The new resources include
an introduction that provides background on how the resources were developed and includes key takeaways and major recommendations that were surfaced in the interviews with library leaders and practitioners;
a matrix to support communication efforts in different project phases, organized into good, better, and best practices that represent an increasing investment of staff time or other resources, with examples of common pitfalls noted by interviewees;
an FAQ of user questions and comments, based on interviewee reflections and commonly reported reactions to weeding projects, with suggestions for anticipating the questions and accounting for common reactions during project planning; and
a diagram illustrating how collection space management and weeding projects fit into the overall lifecycle of collections.
These resources are now available on the Shared Print Toolkit’s Communications resources page, and are being made available under a CC BY Creative Commons license. Libraries are encouraged to reuse and adapt the materials as needed for their local needs.
The Partnership for Shared Book Collections Best Practices working group hosted a webinar October 18th, 2022 to introduce the Best Practices Assessment Tools and also to provide a preview of the shared print cost calculators being developed by the Value of Shared Print task force. A recording of the event and presenter slides are available below.
Below is the Partnership’s October 2022 Quarterly Report, which highlights work of the Partnership over the past three months. Thanks to all of you who have volunteered your time and expertise to make this work possible.
In the spring of 2022 the Partnership undertook its first formal assessment. Results of the assessment survey are now available in PDF format. The Partnership Executive Committee will be reviewing results and formulating actions over the remainder of the year. Thanks to all who participated in the survey.