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HELLO           Welcome toHaving a Book Sale at Your Library
Welcome
Check your library’s collection development policy!Book donations are perfect for fund raisers.
THE PREP           Why do we do it?Do you set goals? Have projects in mind?        When is the best time?           Annual...
THE PROCESS
Do you advertise for donations?What makes a great book sale? How do you sort? Or do you?
THE PEOPLE
How do you advertise?              Get the word out?          Getting people to come?Are there incentives for donating or ...
THE PRICINGhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhN6Y5dSj-M
How do you price? (dots, codes, binding)     How much goes to your library?Typical costs of a book sale: no free puppy.
THE PLOYS
Gimmicks?    Displays?  Special Deals?Special Attractions?     Games?   Partnering?
THE PICKUP  After it’s all over…Where do the leftovers go?    Who cleans up?
THE PAYOFF?
PROLOGUE    The best part of our book sale is….The biggest problem with our book sale is…   With our book sale I wish we c...
MANY THANKS.Dwain Gordon, Arkansas State LibraryKathy Pillatzky, Henry County Public Library, GeorgiaWilliam Potter, Unive...
THE POLICYThe director of the University of Georgia Libraries may transfer books andother library holdings to the Division...
Here is the proper process:l disposal requests flow through the process:Redistribution, Sales, Recycle, Trash. The goal is...
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Having a Book Sale at Your Library

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A panel shares how to have a successful book sale. Presented at GaCOMO12 by Gordon Baker and Jennifer Duke.

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Having a Book Sale at Your Library

  1. 1. HELLO Welcome toHaving a Book Sale at Your Library
  2. 2. Welcome
  3. 3. Check your library’s collection development policy!Book donations are perfect for fund raisers.
  4. 4. THE PREP Why do we do it?Do you set goals? Have projects in mind? When is the best time? Annual? Holidays? How long? Where? Who handles the booksale? What do you sell?
  5. 5. THE PROCESS
  6. 6. Do you advertise for donations?What makes a great book sale? How do you sort? Or do you?
  7. 7. THE PEOPLE
  8. 8. How do you advertise? Get the word out? Getting people to come?Are there incentives for donating or working like free books, tax credit?
  9. 9. THE PRICINGhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhN6Y5dSj-M
  10. 10. How do you price? (dots, codes, binding) How much goes to your library?Typical costs of a book sale: no free puppy.
  11. 11. THE PLOYS
  12. 12. Gimmicks? Displays? Special Deals?Special Attractions? Games? Partnering?
  13. 13. THE PICKUP After it’s all over…Where do the leftovers go? Who cleans up?
  14. 14. THE PAYOFF?
  15. 15. PROLOGUE The best part of our book sale is….The biggest problem with our book sale is… With our book sale I wish we could…
  16. 16. MANY THANKS.Dwain Gordon, Arkansas State LibraryKathy Pillatzky, Henry County Public Library, GeorgiaWilliam Potter, University of GeorgiaDr. Gordon Baker, Clayton State UniversityAnd you.
  17. 17. THE POLICYThe director of the University of Georgia Libraries may transfer books andother library holdings to the Division of Archives and History, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, or other public libraries.Books and other library holdings which are obsolete, defective, worn out, or surplus, or otherwise in the discretion of the director of the University of Georgia Libraries are not required, may be sold, destroyed, or otherwisedisposed of by the director of University of Georgia Libraries, without the need to comply with the provisions of Article 5 of Chapter 13 of Title 45 relating to the disposition of surplus state books. O.C.G.A. 20-5-2
  18. 18. Here is the proper process:l disposal requests flow through the process:Redistribution, Sales, Recycle, Trash. The goal is to maximize return andminimize cost for the disposal.“Without going into too much detail, after redistribution, we try sales and if itdoesn’t sell, we authorize disposal through recycling. If you really want us totake inventory straight to recycling, please send us a photo. We usually don’thave any questions if we can actually see the condition. We’ll also need photosand inventory if you want to sell as well.” -William Gray Potter University Librarian and Associate Provost University of Georgia Athens, GA

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