July 28 – August 22
Also running Sept 29-Oct24 and Nov 17-Dec 12
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.
$109 ALCTS members; $139 nonmembers