Collection Development Policy Workshops

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About the workshop

Join us for a half-day workshop on collection development policies! Connect with library staff in your region and leave with specific ideas for revising or creating a collection development policy. This workshop is for public library directors and staff, especially those involved in developing or implementing policies.

Workshop participants will reflect and collaborate through hands-on activities and small and large group discussion. Your active participation is an essential part of the learning process.

Participants will leave the workshop able (or better able) to:

  • analyze an existing collection development policy
  • recommend revisions to an existing policy that reflect best practices in Texas library collection development policies
  • if they don’t have a collection development policy, leave with a template for creating one
  • identify the stakeholders involved in policy development and review, and map the connections between stakeholder groups in their unique community
  • connect with other library workers in their region

Continuing the learning

TSLAC will also host monthly collection development policy office hours starting in May. Bring your policies and your questions!

For additional information on the day’s events please visit the Tocker Foundation.


Register for the workshop

Registration is limited to 50 people per location.

Workshop dates and locations

Date Location
March 2

UTRGV Starr County Campus, Rio Grande City

March 6

T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library, Diboll

March 7

Angleton Library, Brazoria County Library System

April 3

Aubrey Area Library

April 4

Hewitt Public Library

April 10

Harrington Library Consortium, Amarillo

April 27

Alpine Public Library

May 2

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene

May 5

Patrick Heath Public Library, Boerne

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