PCI Webinar with Jill Hurst-Wahl
Assuring Library Materials Can Be Used by Your Community
Competency: Public Services Competencies
Sub-Category: Circulation Services
Having materials in a library’s collection is good; having those materials in the formats needed by the library’s community is much better. The act of supplying content in the formats that community members require is critically important to meeting their information needs.
This informative webinar will delve into ways of discerning the format needs of a community, including using the census and other data, along with existing reports, to discern the best way of provisioning material for the community.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
Explain the various ways content can be made accessible to members of a library’s community
Examine U.S. Census data and draw preliminary conclusions based on that data
Select data from other sources which will support an understanding of the community’s accessibility needs
Jill Hurst-Wahl — Biography
Jill Hurst-Wahl is consultant, speaker, writer, and educator. She is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the president of Hurst Associates, Ltd. She currently teaches graduate courses on collection development and on copyright. A former corporate librarian, Jill has always been an advocate for increasing the impact of libraries, no matter the type of community or organization they serve. She is a member of the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council and the Onondaga County Public Library Board of Trustees. Her interests include copyright, the use of social media, and the future of the profession. Jill blogs at Digitization101.com and can be found on Twitter at @Jill_HW.