ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 4: October 13 – November 21, 2014

This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of
collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who
are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and
sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection
assessment including:

the definition of collection assessment,

techniques and tools,

assessment of print and electronic collections, and

project design and management.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

describe the fundamental aspects of collection assessment

understand the various collection assessment methods and tools,
including both qualitative and quantitative analysis

design and implement a collection assessment project

perform a collection assessment of print resources

complete a collection assessment of electronic resources

Who Should Attend:

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the
topic with no previous experience.


Cory Tucker is Head of Collection Management at the University of Nevada
Las Vegas Libraries.

Reeta Sinha is the Resource Management Librarian at the Lane Medical
Library, Stanford University. S

Ginger Williams is the acquisitions librarian at Wichita State

Andrea Wirth is an Assistant Professor in the Collection Development
(CD) Unit at Oregon State University Libraries.

Alison M. Armstrong is the Collection Management Librarian at Radford
University in Radford, Virginia.

Miranda Bennett is the Head of Liaison Services for Collections &
Research Support at the University of Houston.

Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see:

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other
questions or comments related to web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS
Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.