1st Edition

Gifts and Exchanges Problems, Frustrations, . . . and Triumphs

Edited By Catherine Denning Copyright 1999
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    This important book explores the many questions challenging librarians who work with gifts and exchanges (G&E) as part of their daily responsibilities. Too often, because of shrinking library budgets, library gifts are considered burdensome and unprofitable drains on both financial and personnel resources. However, Gifts and Exchanges: Problems, Frustrations, . . . and Triumphs gives you solutions that will allow you to embrace your library’s gifts as rewards. In this book, you will discover the latest ways of disposing unwanted materials, planning and holding book sales and auctions, and operating a full-time bookstore with Friends of the Library.

    Gifts and Exchanges covers the many questions that are currently challenging librarians who work with gifts and exchanges--the problems, such as limited space and an understaffed team, frustrations, and triumphs that make up your daily routine in book donations.

    The many chapters in Gifts and Exchanges will assist you in solving your worst gift and exchange nightmares as you explore research and solutions on:

    • the importance of a gift policy and its interpretation
    • a template for drafting a gift policy
    • G&E procedures in libraries not affiliated with the Association for Research Libraries
    • answers to todays G&E problems
    • disposing and profiting from unwanted gifts
    • encouraging the gifts you want

      Gifts and Exchanges is a valuable reference that will help you swim through your department’s sea of gifts and exchanges. As a library profesional, you will benefit from this book’s current and well-researched answers to the problems that flood your G&E department.

    Contents Introduction (Catherine Denning)
    • Unpacking a Donor’s Library: A Gifts Librarian’s Nod to Walter Benjamin (James Burgett)
    •  Reducing Gift Anxiety Through Carefully Worded Gift Policies (Howard C. Bybee)
    • Gifts in Policy and Practice (Rebecca Drummond, Pauline V. Hollman, Mary H. Monroe, and Joan M. Stephens)
    • A Survey of Gifts and Exchanges Activities in 85 Non-ARL Libraries (Thomas W. Leonhardt)
    •  Automating Gifts and Exchanges: A Review of Current Trends (Steve Johnson)
    • Exchanges in Academic and Special Libraries: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography (Steven B. Carrico)
    • Procedural and Programmatic Responses to Budget Cuts in Berkeley’s Exchange Program (Frank Carothers)
    • Change and Exchange: The Publications Exchange Programme of the British Library for Development Studies (Maureen Mahoney)
    • The Exchange Programs at the University of Minnesota: A Three-Way Partnership (JoAnn DeVries and Deborah Burke)
    • The Gifts and Exchanges Program at Eastern Michigan University (Joseph Badics and Rosina Tammany)
    • Library Book Sales and Auctions, or You Can Get More Than a Dollar for That! (Vincent Golden)
    • The Book Nook: An Alternative for Library Gifts (Virginia Scheschy)
    • Endowed Book Funds: The Book-A-Year Fund at Rollins College (Donna Cohen)
    • Successful Soliciting: Building a World War II Art Collection (Peter Harrington)
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included


    Katz, Linda S