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Fundamentals of Acquisitions Web Course...

Space is still available in the October 2006 ALCTS Fundamentals of

Acquisitions Web-based Course. To register, go to the ALCTS Events

page at .

Course Dates: October 16 - November 10 (Hurry, registration ends

October 6.)

Fundamentals of Acquisitions focuses on what you need to know about

the basics of acquiring monographs and serials: goals and methods;

financial management of materials budgets; and relationships among

acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and


Participants will receive a broad overview of the operations involved

in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made. The five

basic components of this course are goals of acquisitions services;

methods and basic functions of acquisitions; vendors; ethics; and

budget/finance and accounting.

This 4-week Web-based course is tailored for librarians and

paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field. As it is a

fundamentals course, topics are introductory in nature. Class segments

are geared to cover issues of interest to staff in all types of


Course Format:

Using a WebCT developed site, the course is composed of self-paced

modules with facilitated interaction led by two instructors. There are

predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which includes

interaction with the instructors and classmates.


Betsy Redman, Acquisitions Serials Librarian, Arizona State University

K.D. (Katie) Ellis, New Hampshire

Virginia Taffurelli, Head of Tech Processing, New York Public Library

Jesse Holden, Stanford University Libraries

Registration fees: $109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-members

Registration is limited to 30 participants per session.

To learn more or to register, see or contact

the ALCTS office at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5034 or

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