The library: An evolving landscape

B.C. branch meeting
March 19, 2014
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
535 Hornby Street, 4th floor, YWCA
Free for EAC members; $10 for non-members, $5 for students with valid ID

The publishing landscape is changing fast, and it’s a challenge for libraries to meet the evolving needs of all parties—content producers and consumers alike. How do libraries select books and other materials in this new environment? What role do bricks-and-mortar libraries and bookstores play? What are recent borrowing and buying trends? How do e-books and self-published authors fit in? Christine Middlemass shares her experiences and suggests some directions for the future.

Christine Middlemass, Manager of Collections and Technical Services, Vancouver Public Library, has been at VPL since 1978. She developed a number of collections and managed the historical photographs archival collection. More recently, she led a project to create a centralized team of librarians to select material for VPL’s collections. She has also worked on integrating selection, acquisition, interlibrary loan, and purchase-on-demand functions at VPL. Chris is an avid reader of science fiction.

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