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 www.ala.org/alcts/events .
Course Dates: October 16 - November 10 (Hurry, registration ends
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
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 www.ala.org/alcts/events or contact
the ALCTS office at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.