Opening Day Collections

Your Trusted Library Partner

Whether you are building a new collection or expanding an existing one, (y)our Ingram Library Services team will serve as a trusted guide throughout the process—from planning through delivery.

Opening Day Collections

Why Ingram?

With expertise in collection development, cataloging, and logistics, we are READY to guide you through the journey, share best practices, and ensure that your project is executed on your timeline and within your budget.

By providing a project manager backed by a team of collection development librarians, experienced catalogers, and technical service specialists, (y)our team serves as additional staff to ensure your project goes smoothly from concept to reveal.

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Opening Day READY

Expansions • Grants • Opening Day Collections • Renovations • Special Collections

Reliable Project Management
Expertly Tailored Curation
Accurate Shelf Ready Materials
Definite Professional Delivery
Your Trusted Library Partner

We’re Ready: Annual ODCs At-a-Glance


Opening day collections


Items curated, processed, & shelved


Custom curated lists

Numbers based on data from 2020.

Ingram’s READY Pledge

We understand that the collection is just one part of a building, renovation, or refresh project.

Partnering with (y)our Ingram READY team ensures no detail is missed—from budgeting to allocating shelf space and celebrating milestones—unlocking extensive resources and interactive aids to guide you every step of the way.

The selection and delivery of materials will be the best and most straightforward part of the process.

Meet (Y)Our READY Project Managers

Jessica Short, MLISBeth Reinker, MSLS

Jessica Short, MLIS
ODC Project Manager
Client Integration Manager

Beth Reinker, MSLS
ODC Collection Development Manager
Manager, Collection Development Curation

READY for a Sneak Peek?

Placing your trust in Ingram Library Services for a special project ensures a partner that will strive to surpass your expectations, and our Opening Day Collection Handbook can serve as a guide, a reporting tool for your administration and funding partners, and a reminder from (y)our READY team that you do not have to sweat the details alone.

Interactive Resources
  • Library ODC Project Checklist
  • Opening Day Collection Handbook
  • Collection Development ODC Profile
  • Interactive Budget Spread Tool
  • Shelving Formulas
  • Physical Processing Checklist
Planning & Project Management
  • Define materials budget
  • Consider building and construction factors: Is the shelving plan in place? Will there be an existing collection integrated with new materials? What is the possession date?
  • Define the delivery schedule and receiving workflow
  • Discuss sorting options
Budgeting & Space Allocation
  • Build a shelving plan
  • Allocate funding for cataloging, processing, and shelving
  • Discuss contingency plans for skyrocketing circulation
Cataloging & Processing
  • Determine C&P requirements by collection
  • Test physical materials
Selection & Ordering
  • Complete Collection Development ODC Profile
  • Discuss requirements, answer questions, and confirm needs
  • Define a timeline for receiving lists, selecting materials, and ordering your collection
  • Receive lists from (y)our MLS-degreed librarians
  • Select the titles and quantities and return lists for ordering
Account Management & Delivery
  • Receive one complete shipment or multiple batched shipments
  • Discuss delivery date(s) and freight carrier details
  • Determine summary invoicing and timeframe
  • Assess project
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Opening Day Collection Handbook

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