Title

Brains!

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Technical Services Law Librarian

Publication Date

3-2010

Abstract

You are likely reading this wondering what possible relationship zombies could have to law libraries, much less collection development policy and process. You see, I really believe that the zombies are honing in on a fundamental truth of librarianship that is often neglected. Of course the library’s holdings are important, but it is the human capital behind the collection that makes all the difference in achieving excellence in service. It is the experienced minds of those librarians responsible for selecting, weeding, cataloging and connecting users with the materials in the collection that take the library from being a mere repository of information to being a living, breathing, full-service place of wonder. Of all the collection development tools I have used in my quest to build a better collection, the most vital tool has been the wealth of knowledge, experience and ideas found in the incredible minds of my colleagues.

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