[Eril-l] ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

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Mon Jan 23 16:08:11 PST 2017

**Cross posted to multiple lists*ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of
AcquisitionsSession 1: February 27 - April 7, 2017This 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.Instructors - 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-memberFor additional details, registration links, and
contact information see:
questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration at ala.org
<registration at ala.org>. For all other questions or comments related to web
courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext.
5034 or alctsce at ala.org <alctsce at ala.org>.*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS
Continuing Education Committee.**
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