Session 3: July 17 – August 25, 2017
This six-week online course is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library materials formats. It covers:
Goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all formats;
Theoretical foundations and workflows of basic acquisitions functions;
Financial management of library collections budgets;
Relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.
This course provides a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.
In FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders, receives, and pays for those materials. In many libraries, selecting and acquiring materials may be done in the same department—in the smallest libraries perhaps even by the same person. In larger libraries, selection may be done by a collection development department and/or designated subject specialists, while a separate department acquires the selected materials. In essence, acquisitions is a business operation, bringing materials into the library and licensing access to library collections and resources.
Who Should Attend: As a fundamentals course, FOA is tailored for librarians and paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field; and librarians and support staff from other library units and library school or LSSC students who want to know more about acquisitions. Although FOA focuses on the acquisition of monographs in various physical formats, it covers key components of acquisition and licensing processes for all library materials, in all formats, in all types of libraries.
This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).
Because success in acquisitions depends on ability to collaborate, negotiate, and be flexible to work out win-win solutions with others, this course includes collaborative and social elements.
Eleanor Cook, Assistant Director for Discovery & Technical Services Academic Library Services, East Carolina University
Michelle Flinchbaugh, Acquisitions and Digital Scholarship Services Librarian, UMBC Library
Donna Smith, Assistant Head of Technical Services, Northern Kentucky University
Jennifer Arnold, Director, Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College
Kate B. Moore is Coordinator of Electronic Resources at Indiana University Southeast.
Christina Hennessey is Cataloging Librarian at Loyola Marymount University in California.
Registration Fees: $139 ALCTS Member and $169 Non-member
For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/
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“Systems for Services and Discovery (RUSA Emerging Technologies Section) is organizing a panel session during the upcoming ALA Conference in Chicago. We are very excited for the sponsorship of Library H3lp and will be giving away 10 $30 Amazon giftcards to audience members. We hope you can join us!
The first years of college present many opportunities for libraries to make an impact on students’ development. Creative librarians in small and large academic institutions are employing technologies, such as library tours via mobile apps, digital collaboration tools, research suite services and tutorials, and innovative discovery tool technologies, among others. In this panel presentation, we will highlight three examples of ways libraries are using emerging technologies to enhance the first year experience of students. The speakers will be Michelle Bishop (SUNY Oswego), David Sharp (Carleton), and Sarah LeMire (Texas A&M University).
Technologies that Enhance the First Year Experience
When: Saturday, June 24, 1:00pm
Where: McCormick Place, W193
Hope to see you there!”
It can be hard to find the time for growing your professional skills and connections, but CMLE is here to help! We maintain this calendar full of many opportunities for Continuing Education classes, webinars, and conferences.
Remember, we also offer scholarships to make it possible for you to take advantage of these learning opportunities!
Take a look at the calendar which is located on our Continuing Education page and is updated often with new learning opportunities. We include a variety of events like webinars, online courses, in-person conferences, workshops, and yes, even free opportunities!
Make Continuing Education a priority this summer, and you will have some great new knowledge and skills to bring to your library in the fall! (Of course, if you are a year-round library person, you can put your new skills to work right away! 🙂 )