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Friday, May 6 • 10:00am - 10:50am
From Acquisition to Advertising: Collection Development and Outreach Efforts in Special Collections

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This panel includes discussion of the collection development strategies pursued by three librarians/archivists. We will discuss what led us to propose specific collection development projects or acqusitions, how we acquired materials, and how the collections were shared. Trevor Alvord will report on the Harold B. Lee Library’s adventures at Comic-Con in
Salt Lake City in 2014 and 2015. He will also discuss how this fit in to his efforts to acquire the work of comic book artists. Sarah Langsdon will discuss her work developing Weber State University’s collection of baseball and roller-derby material. Greg Seppi will describe his experiences acquiring the papers of a major Utah printer and artist, including how
he learned about the collection, what he had to do to get administrative buy-in, and how the collection was shared
after its acquisition.

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Trevor Alvord

Curator of 21st-century Mormonism and Western Americana, Brigham Young University
I am responsible for the growth and development of BYU's web archive and for collecting 21st-century Mormon imprints. Before coming to BYU I served as a Processing Archivist at Utah State University and as Head of Special Collections at James Madison University. I received undergraduate degrees from Utah State University in History and Religious Studies and a Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in 2009.

Sarah Langsdon

Stewart Library, Weber State University

Gregory Seppi

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

Friday May 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Meridian C&G

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