Monday, February 24, 2014

Mar: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management (ALCTS)

  • Session 1: March 3 – March 28, 2014
  • Session 2: April 21 – May 16, 2014
  • Session 3: July 28 – August 22, 2014
  • Session 4: September 29 – October 2, 2014
  • Session 5: November 17 – December 12, 2014
This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota. 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


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.

Taking a web course is different than taking a traditional course in a classroom. Read Are You Ready for Online Learning to make sure the web course structure is right for you.

$109 ALCTS Members; $139 Nonmembers