[Eril-l] Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Session 3.0

Core-CE Announce alcts.ce.announce at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 09:00:00 PDT 2023

*Cross posted to multiple lists*

*Core Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
Session 3.0*

*May 15 - June 9, 2023*


This 4-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,

·         Collection analysis—why and how to do it;

·         Outreach, liaison, and marketing;

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

*2023 Sessions:*

Click on a date range to register for that session.

   - Session 1: February 6 - March 3
   - Session 2: March 20 - April 14
   - Session 3: May 15 - June 9
   - Session 4: August 7 - September 1
   - Session 5: October 16 - November 10

*Format: *

Students receive login instructions one week prior to the course start
date.  Students have 24/7 access to the course site for the six-week
period, and aside from assignment and quiz deadlines, the course may be
completed at their own pace.  Instructors provide guidance and feedback as
students work their way through the course material.  Weekly,
instructor-moderated chat sessions are the only live course events that
students are asked to attend.

*Weekly Chat Schedule:*

The following times are tentative and may change according to instructor

·         Week 1: Tuesday at 2:00 pm CT

·         Week 2: Wednesday at 10:00 am CT

·         Week 3: Tuesday at 2:00 pm CT

·         Week 4: Monday at 12:00 noon CT

*Learning Outcomes:*

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

·         Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required
skills and competencies;

·         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.


   - *Alison Armstrong* is the Collection Management Librarian at Radford
   University (VA).
   - *Alexandria Arnold *is the Executive Director at the Bernardsville
   (NJ) Public Library.
   - *Jennifer Arnold* is the Director of Library Services, Central
   Piedmont (N.C.) Community College.
   - *Skye Hardesty* is the Head of Collection Development at Georgia State
   University (Atlanta, GA).
   - *Edward Lener* is the Associate Director, Collection Management at
   Virginia Tech.
   - *Jennifer Matthews *is the Collection Strategy Librarian at Rowan
   University (NJ).
   - *Jen Milligan *is retired and is based out of Canastota, NY.
   - *Brian Quinn* is the Coordinator of Collection Development at Texas
   Tech University.
   - *Donna Smith* is the Assistant Head of Technical Services at Northern
   Kentucky University.


   - Core Members: $165.11;
   - ALA Member Price: $188.10;
   - Non Member Price: $209.00.

Registration fees are in U.S. dollars.

*How to Register:*

Register for session 1 online

*Register by mail*
 using the print registration form. Tip: If you’re unable to open this
“register by mail” link, right-click the link and save the form to your

For registration questions, call 1-800-545-2433 to speak to our customer
service representatives.

*Registration Deadline:*

Registration for each course is limited to 25 people. For courses that are
not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday
before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by
two Mondays prior to the course start date.

*Core Code of Conduct:*

Please review our Statement of Conduct
<http://www.ala.org/alcts/alcts-statement-conduct> before registering.

*Tech Requirements:*

A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated
interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end
dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors
and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room
functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are
offered and feedback given, however, there is no final class grade.

The course website will be open for 1 week prior to the start date for
students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser
correctly. It will remain open 1 week after the end date for students to
complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.


·         Contact Hours - 16 hours

·         Core defines contact hours in line with the IACET standards
on Continuing
Education Units

·         Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion
(passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.

·         This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective
course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program
(LSSCP). Collection
Management Elective FAQ


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 or email registration at ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to this course, please contact
tferren at ala.org.

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


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