Key Details

Traditionally, selection at Westminster Public Library was shared among frontline staff at the branches. In 2015, the decision was made to move to centralized selection which would help to develop a sense of a shared collection across both branches and standardize selection methods. Following this move, selection became the responsibility of Collection Development Librarian, Jessi Barrientos, who would be in charge of selecting across all genres, subjects, age ranges and formats except ebooks. To support Jessi, a tool that would enable her to make efficient selection decisions was required.

Using ESP has helped the library to achieve:

  • Improved turnover
  • Increased circulation
  • Discovery of new titles