Six-week online course that is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library material 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.
$109 ALCTS members; $139 nonmembers