[Eril-l] Fundamentals of Collection Assessment Session 1.0

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Mon Jan 2 09:00:00 PST 2023

*Cross posted to multiple lists*

*Core Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment Session 1.0*

*February 6 - March 17, 2023*


This 6-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection
assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are
responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and
sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection
assessment including:

·         The definition of collection assessment

·         Techniques and tools

·         Assessment of print and electronic collections

·         Project design and management

Sessions tend to sell out weeks in advance but are offered several times
each year. You only need to sign up for one session.

*2023 Sessions:*

Click on a date range to register for that session.

·         Session 1: February 6 - March 17

·         Session 2: March 27 - May 5

·         Session 3: May 22 - June 30 *CANCELLED*

·         Session 4: August 7 - September 15

·         Session 5: October 9 - November 17

*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: Thursday at 2:00 pm CT

·         Week 2: Tuesday at 12:00 noon CT

·         Week 3: Wednesday at 3:00 pm CT

·         Week 4: Monday at 11:00 am CT

·         Week 5: Wednesday at 3:00 pm CT

·         Week 6: Thursday at 1:00 pm CT

*Learning Outcomes:*

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

·         Describe the fundamental aspects of collection assessment;

·         Understand the various collection assessment methods and tools,
including both qualitative and quantitative analysis;

·         Design and implement a collection assessment project;

·         Perform a collection assessment of print resources;

·         Complete a collection assessment of electronic resources.

*Who Should Attend:*

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


   - *Posie Aagaard* is the Assistant Dean for Collections at the
   University of Texas at San Antonio.
   - *Alison M. Armstrong* is the Collection Management Librarian at
   Radford University, Virginia.
   - *Josephine Crawford* is the Content Development Librarian at Kansas
   State University.
   - *Linda Frederiksen* is the Head of Access Services at Washington State
   - *Lacie Griffin* is the Collection Development Manager at Johnson
   County Library.
   - *Teresa Negrucci* is the Collection Assessment and Development
   Librarian at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), in Worcester,
   - *Erika Ripley* is the E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Librarian at
   The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
   - *LInda Van Keuren* is the Assistant Dean Resources and Access Mgt at
   Georgetown University Medical Center/Dahlgren Memorial Library in
   Washington, DC.
   - *Ze'ev Schneider *is the Collection Development Librarian at the
   Library of Parliament in Ontario, Canada.


   - Core Members: $196.71;
   - ALA Member Price: $224.10;
   - Non Member Price: $249.00.

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 - 24 hours

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

·         Average number of hours spent per week on course: 4

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


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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