PCI Webinar with Virginia Phelps and Margaret Howard

Creating a Circulating Toy Collection: From Concept to Implementation

Play. We all know how important play is to learning development and
pre-literacy skills. In this interactive and informative presentation, we’ll
discuss the choices we made in developing and launching a
successful education-based toy collection that is not just a fad or a
temporary attention-grabber, but an enduring collection with long-
term community benefits.

To demonstrate a full understanding, we will be presenting both the
frontline (branch manager) and the backroom (collection manager)
perspective and experience. We will also show how this collection
directly ties into the mission of the library and represents a unique
way of extending that mission to promote early literacy.

Attendees will:

• Be able to develop a toy collection using the model presented
• Be able to choose toys that meet customer needs and safety
• Understand the mechanics of circulating toys, including how to
train staff and successfully publicize this special collection

Virginia Phelps ~ Biography

Virginia Phelps has been the collection manager at Chesterfield
County Public Library since 2012. She has worked in collection
management since 1999 and received her MLA and MIM from the
University of Maryland.

Margaret Howard ~ Biography

Margaret Howard has been a branch manager at Chesterfield County
Public Library since 2015. She has worked as a librarian since 2011
and received her MLIS from the University of North Carolina at

Price: $59.00
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