Are You Ready for Shelf-Ready?
Sponsored by TSRT
In these days of staff and budget shortages, we need to look at faster and more efficient ways of acquiring and processing materials. Librarians sometimes debate the question of whether setting up a shelf-ready plan will indeed be efficient and cost-effective. Two academic librarians will discuss their experiences in setting up shelf-ready plans and their experiences in working with these plans.
To provide insight into the feasibility of using shelf ready vendor plans for acquiring and processing library materials.
Linda Pye is the Head of Technical Services at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She has also worked in libraries at Moore Public Library, Cornell University, Texas A&M University, Bryan (TX) Public Library, & Arkansas Tech University. She received the MLIS from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in French & English Education from Arkansas Tech University. Linda has been active on several OLA committees and roundtables, including TSRT, Intellectual Freedom Committee, Membership Committee, Scholarship Committee, University and College Division, and the Continuing Education Committee, having served as Chair of several of those.
Cathy Blackman is Head of Cataloging and Acquisitions at Cameron University in Lawton. She began her career there in 1997 as Head of Interlibrary Loan. Her other duties at Cameron include collection development, reference service on both the Lawton and Duncan campuses, and library instruction. Having been active in OLA since 2001, she has served as University and College Division (UCD) Chair, UCD Secretary, Technical Services Roundtable (TSRT) Chair, Awards Committee Chair, Program Committee Chair for the 2015 OLA Annual Conference, and sign-maker for two annual conferences. Over the years, Cathy has made many presentations at OLA conferences and workshops.