Making your Collection Count, Revisited

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mid-Hudson Library System
Roeliff Jansen Community Library (9091 Rt 22, Hillsdale 12529)

Event Details

This workshop is designed for directors and/or staff members who want to use Excel to analyze their library's holdings. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Create Lists and Excel. 

If you need an Excel refresher, ccheck out the Excel offerings at GCFGlobal,, through lesson #11.

This workshop will demonstrate how to use Excel to:
  • Format your holdings data (as exported from Sierra Create Lists)
  • Identify errors in your holdings data
  • Create targeted weeding lists from your holdings data
  • Evaluate your collection based on collection evaluation measures (average age, turnover, active use, relative use)
Presented by Bev Santero, Adult Services Librarian and Deb Weltsch, Coordinator of Central Library Services at Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Event Type(s): Sierra-ILS Training, Display
Presenter: Bev Santero and Deb Weltsch
Casey Conlin, MHLS Library Sustainability Coordinator

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