Friday, June 14, 2013

Nov: Re-imagining Nonfiction and Reference Collections, Services, & Spaces

Location: Online
$250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $200)
November 1 - November 30, 2013 - PDPs: 15
With the growth of digital content, apps, mobile tech, social and knowledge platforms, the rise of participatory learning, and radical shifts in the publishing industry, are you re-evaluating your nonfiction and reference collections, services, and spaces?
Are you seeking ideas and ways to re-orient and re-invent them to better serve your community? If you are, this practical workshop full of possible solutions and examples is the one for you.
This class will take a close look at:
  • The creation of flexible library spaces that support multiple functions
  • Collection development strategies for nonfiction collections and reference, balancing digital and physical content
  • Expansion of advising and delivery services and outreach to address multiple formats and content offerings
  • Addition of creative and collaborative areas and services to make space and collections more engaging
Course participants will leave the workshop with concrete ideas and ways to adapt their nonfiction and reference collections, services, and spaces for the future. All course participants will complete a course project focusing on an aspect of nonfiction or reference collections, services, or spaces they wish to adapt.
Bonnie Roalsen: Bonnie Roalsen is Head of Children's Services at the Dover Town Library, and an Independent Consultant specializing in mobile technology, digital literacy, creative programming, and youth services. Bonnie was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2007 for her work incorporating digital media and tools into public library service.
Please note: While we try to be as accurate as we can be with our workshop descriptions, please contact GSLIS CE or the workshop instructor to ensure that the class meets your expectations for content, format, rigor, etc.

Questions? Email us at or call (617) 521-2803

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