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Friday, November 4 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Creating Subject Profiles: Combining the University's Academic Landscape with the Library Collection to Begin Conversations and Inform Future Based Decision Making

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This presentation identifies the challenges faced and the strategies used to create this hybrid style document. By taking the concept of a traditional or standard collection development policy/statement in a different direction and enriching it with data curated from relevant sources, this subject profile style allows for interpreting the collection with a broader perspective. As a new Collection Strategist, collaborating with Subject Liaisons was part of this project. Preparing these documents was also a teachable moment for me, creating an opportunity for a deep dive into subject areas, collections and the users they serve. The content of these profiles was also intended to inform future decisions by the Collection Strategies Department and Library administration. A brief and concise subject profile could be the basis for conversations regarding materials selection as well being a point of departure for discussions regarding budgets, stakeholder needs and plans for physical library spaces.


Belen Fernandez

Collection Strategist, University of California, Davis
I am the Collection Strategist responsible for Art and Humanities. 

Friday November 4, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403