Monday, August 18, 2014

Nov-Dec: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management (ALCTS)

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

$109 ALCTS members; $139 nonmembers