ALCTS Webinar: Using the Power of Excel to Help with Cutting a Budget

ALCTS Webinar: Using the Power of Excel to Help with Cutting a Budget

Wednesday, September 10 , 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern
and last about an hour.

In this session, the presenter will show ways to use Excel spreadsheet
functions and features to compile, organize, and evaluate data for many
purposes, not the least of which is planning with a reduced budget. Content
covered will include Excel and other spreadsheets, usage data, and data
downloaded from an integrated library system.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will learn ways to use Excel to compile, organize, and evaluate
data for collection development planning in a reduced budget environment.

Who Should Attend?

Collection development and collection management librarians and support
staff for collection management units.


Karen Harker is Collection Assessment Librarian at the University of North
Texas. She has more than twenty years of experience in public, academic,
and medical libraries, in which she has worked analyzing systems,
evaluating processes, managing research data sets, performing statistical
analyses, and using qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze
collection strengths and weaknesses. Karen is a member of ALCTS and the
Texas Library Association.


ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43

Nonmember (individual) . . . $59

International (individual) . . . $43


(Applies to a group of people who will watch the webinar together from one
access point.)

Member group . . . $99

Nonmember group . . . $129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to
the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to
the recorded session, so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the
time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the
recording at your convenience.

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form
or register by mail
for the session you would like to attend.


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 the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS
Events Manager, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.