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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 www.ala.org/alcts/events .



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

publishers.



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

libraries.



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.



Instructors:

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 alcts@ala.org.



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