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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Resource Alert: Library Journal's 2020 Midwinter Galley Guide

We are entering a busy conference time with Midwinter beginning and PLA just around the corner. Each time there is a conference, Library Journal puts together a Galley Guide, a list of all of the ARCs you can expect to find at the conference.

Here's the thing though, these guides are actually more useful to those left behind or to access and consult after attendees return. Why?

Click here to read my explanation from the last round of Galley Guides last spring. This post his about how and why Galley Guides are an excellent RA and Collection Development resource.

[Side note: please, if you are going to Midwinter don't be that person who has 6 bags of ARCs that you lug around.]

And click here for the 2020 Midwinter Galley Guide and get a jump on what books everyone is going to be talking about by reading about them today. Your colleagues who are running around and grabbing them frantically may posses the books in hand, but you will actually know what the books are about and why your patrons might enjoy them.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Thank you for the very informative and helpful post! If we are unable to attend Midwinter, do you think its still acceptable to ask the publisher for a galley copy to review? Thanks for your thoughts on the matter.

Becky said...

I don't think that is a problem. You can always make the request on Edelweiss for the e-ARC. They love to grant permission for titles form the conference.