YA Audiobooks

February 27, 2009

Wednesday we had a really great meeting about our young adult audiobooks collection and its usage at our first Collection Confabulation.  I provided stats that compared collection size and circ at each branch and then we brainstormed ways to market the collection.  Long story short, our YA books on CD and Playaway are about as popular as our Juvenile audiobooks, only the collection is much much smaller.  I’m encouraging locations to try and give YA audio a little more shelf space if they’re feeling overwhelmed by the number of CDs and APs and asking you to consider weeding all of your YA cassettes and VHS tapes if you need more room.  The stats showed that except for VA, no one had more than 4 YA books on cassette checked out on the day we surveyed, and most had less than that or none.  Let me know if you’d like me to email you a copy of the stats we looked at!


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