September 15 – October 24
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