Serendipity is often the best friend of special collections librarians. Sharing our passion for history and preservation can create happy accidents, connecting us with the caretakers of the remnants of past generations. In fact, libraries come to acquire many cultural treasures, often discovered in the contents of someone's attic, basement, or storage space, because we nurtured a relationship with a potential collector over time.
Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science
Recommended Repository Citation
McDaniel, Sue Lynn and Richey, Nancy. (2013). Cultivating a Special Collection: How the Personal Touch Can Sow the Seeds for a Major Acquisition. American Libraries Magazine, 44 (3-4), 54-56.
Original Publication URL: americanlibrariesmagazine.org
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_fac_pub/53