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Friday, November 4 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
2015 Summer of Changes: Reducing Print Collection, New ILS, and Redesigning Space at Dibner Library of Science and Technology

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Dibner Library is an academic engineering library supporting the teaching and research needs of the faculty and student body of NYU Tandon School of Engineering formerly known as Polytechnic University (Poly). The schools, New York University and Poly, officially merged in 2014. This union served as a catalyst for reinventing Dibner, a much needed and long overdue process. Like many engineering libraries we were struggling with an inadequate, outdated print collection, lack of user space and online discoverability issues. Soon after the merger library was expected to make drastic changes in a short period to enhance user experience. In a year’s time the Dibner staff (5 librarians, 1 technology specialist, 2 managers and a team of student workers) completed the mission of reducing print by 84% (from 120,000 vols. to 20,000 vols.), migrating MARC records for the remaining collection and redesigning study space. It was a logistic balancing act involving management of personnel (faculty, catalogers, subject specialists, movers, staff, etc.), time-constrained processes, training/disseminating information, and financial constraints. The presenter’s experience, especially in the way of expected and unexpected outcomes, and future plans for growth, may be of some interest to others in a similar situation.

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Natasha Young

Acquisitions, Research Librarian, Northwest Missouri State University


Gavin Paul

Instructional & User Services Librarian, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
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Ana Torres

Assistant Head of Dibner Library, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Friday November 4, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room D

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