September 22 – October 17, 2014
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