[Eril-l] ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

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Thu Aug 24 07:26:31 PDT 2017

*Cross posted to multiple lists*

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 4: September 25 - October 20, 2017

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection
development and management (CDM) in libraries. Complete definition of
collection development and collection management:


   Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning

   Collection development (selecting for and building collections)

   Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing
   collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)

   Collection analysis—why and how to do it

   Outreach, liaison, and marketing

   Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development
   and management

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:


   Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and

   List the elements in a collection development policy

   Write a collection development policy

   Explain the importance of collection analysis

   Perform one or more types of analysis

   Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a
   plan to increase your activities in these areas

Who Should Attend:

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the
topic with no previous experience.



   Brian Quinn, Coordinator of Collection Development, Texas Tech University

   Susanne Clement, Director of Collections, University of New Mexico

   Jennifer Arnold, Director of Library Services, Central Piedmont
   Community College, North Carolina

   Janet Marnatti, Collection Management Director, Bucks County Free
   Library, Pennsylvania

   Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library,

   Ginger Williams, Head of Acquisitions, Texas State University - San

   Alison Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University

Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see:

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration at ala.org. For all other
questions or comments related to web courses, contact Megan Dougherty at
1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce at ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*
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