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Buy (Better) Books: A Collection Development Primer (Part 2: Purchasing Nonfiction) (Live Webinar)

Mar 12, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Next up in the series, we’ll take a deep dive into purchasing nonfiction. Like fiction, we’ll cover awards and publishing sources to keep an eye on. Cookbooks and biographies are great, but there’s so much more to this section of the library. You’re sure to leave with some practical ideas of how to create a well-balanced nonfiction section. Buy (Better) Books is a four-part series from the State Library of Iowa designed to help you improve your collection development skills. We’ll dig into best practices for purchasing for all parts of your adult collection and promoting your awesome finds. We’ll also hear tips and tricks from front-line, in-practice collection development professionals. Come to one part or all! Each will be recorded.

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