[Eril-l] ALCTS e-Forum: Budget Cuts, Inflation, and Managing your Journal Collection

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Tue Feb 25 08:04:03 PST 2020

*Cross posted to multiple lists.*

ALCTS e-Forum: Budget Cuts, Inflation, and Managing your Journal Collection

March 17-18, 2020

Moderated by Ellen Bosman and John Sandstrom

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

With journal prices forever spiraling up and materials budgets trending
from flat to decreasing, choosing titles to deselect is a challenge many of
us face on an annual basis. In this ALCTS e-Forum, we will discuss, among
other topics, how widespread this issue is, what rubrics we use to make our
decisions, models of decision making, and methods of communicating between
various stakeholders and other groups both internal and external to the


Ellen Bosman is Professor and Head of Technical Services at New Mexico
State University. She has nearly 30 years’ experience in collection
development and acquisitions.

John Sandstrom has been working in Acquisitions and Collection Development
for over 30 years. His background includes Academic, Public, and Government
libraries, as well as a brief stint working as a library vendor. He is
currently the Head of Acquisitions at New Mexico State University in Las
Cruces, New Mexico.

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters
of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The
e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email
address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate
with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two
to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an
electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have
registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you
choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and
unsubscribing online. (

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request at lists.ala.org.

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