ALCTS Webinar on Revenue from Withdrawn Books and Unwanted Gifts

ALCTS is offering another webinar on how to get some money back from withdrawn books and unwanted gifts. This is a great topic especially in the days of lean and mean budgets in addition to the push towards larger digital collections and e-resources.

*Apologies for cross/multiple postings.*


ALCTS webinar: Maximizing Revenue from Selling Withdrawn Books and Unwanted Gifts


Date: October 27, 2010

Time: All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.

Description:  This webinar will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of four methods of selling withdrawn books and unwanted gifts—book sales, sales to dealers, consignments to Internet vendors, and selling directly on the Internet. The session will provide tips for maximizing revenue and minimizing staff costs. Many libraries could increase revenue, some significantly, by understanding the various options.

Presenter: Bob Holley, a Professor of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University, has been involved in the out-of-print book market for the last five years since he co-authored the first statistical study on pricing and availability of out-of-print materials on the Internet. He has run or helped with book sales for four different library organizations.  He is also a small Internet book vendor and can share his insights on selling materials.

This webinar is a companion session to “Buying Library Materials on the Out-of-Print Book Market” which was presented October 6, 2010.



To Register, complete the online registration form at for the session you wish to attend.



Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99

Individuals – ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49


Special package rate for Oct. 6 & 27 webinars:

Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $182

Individuals – ALCTS Members: $62; Non-Members: $82


Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.


The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.


For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or


Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.