[Libs-Or] Moving a Collection

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Mon Apr 18 11:33:54 PDT 2016

The State Library has two books on this topic, and those can be borrowed.

  *   Moving Your Library: Getting Your Collection from Here to There (https://goo.gl/Uh5pXA) (Web extras: http://www.alaeditions.org/web-extra-moving-your-library)

  *   Moving Library Collections: A Management Handbook (https://goo.gl/Pj5VnT)

Request OSL materials: http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/school/index.aspx#Request_Materials


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
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From: Libs-Or [libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] on behalf of Terry Mackey [terrym at clackamas.edu]
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 10:30 AM
To: Ann Stinson; libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: Re: [Libs-Or] Moving a Collection

Hi Ann,

Clackamas Community College has moved the whole collection to install new carpet a couple times. The first time we did it the way you described: one book at a time. The second time we contracted with a company that rents hoists for the shelving units. The hoists lift the whole shelving unit, books and all, and then it’s like the shelving unit is on wheels. You move all the shelving units to one side of the building, lay the carpet on the other side, and then reverse the process. There’s usually an advertisement in American Libraries for the services.

Good luck, Terry

Terry Mackey
Collection Management
Clackamas Community College Library

From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Ann Stinson
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 10:20 AM
To: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [Libs-Or] Moving a Collection


I'm looking for "lessons learned" or tips on moving a library collection.  We are getting new carpet in the library over the summer and will need to pack/unpack all books. . .

Thank you,

Ann Stinson
Parkrose High School
12003 NE Shaver St
Portland, OR 97220
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