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.

Presenter

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.

Fee

ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43

Nonmember (individual) . . . $59

International (individual) . . . $43

Groups

(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
<http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=olweb&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=X>
or register by mail
<http://www.ala.org/alcts/files/confevents/upcoming/webinar/alcts_webinar_reg.pdf>
for the session you would like to attend.

Contact

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

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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ALCTS webinar: Finding Savings in the Collection Budget January 19, 2011

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ALCTS webinar: Finding Savings in the Collection Budget

Date: January 19, 2011

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.

Description: Faced with budget cuts, libraries have had to identify savings within their collections budget that meet administration’s needs while trying to avoid major detriment to the information needs of the community. Through content analysis, discovery of alternative access to resources, and a couple of tough decisions, we’ll explore ways to save a lot of money without causing (serious) controversy.

Audience: Budget managers, collection management/development librarians, library managers, serials and acquisitions librarians.

Presenter: Jane Schmidt is the Head of the Collection Services Team at Ryerson University Library. She graduated from University of Alberta and started out at Ryerson working with serials holdings data as an intern through the Young Canada Works program, despite the fact that she declared that she would never work with serials after doing an inventory for Dalhousie’s Sexton Library during her first year at library school. In addition to her work in Collections and Acquisitions, she is also a business liaison librarian specializing in Marketing and Global Studies. She is passionate about weeding and efficiency, doesn’t tend to “sweat the small stuff”.

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To Register, complete the online registration form at
http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm
for the session you would like to attend.

Fees for individual webinars:

Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99

Individuals – ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49

Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

Special pricing is available for the following webinars as a series:
January 19, 2011 Finding Savings in the Collection Budget
March 23, 2011 Culling your Collection: the Fine Art of Weeding
April 27, 2011 Organizing the Evaluation of Electronic Resources
May 25, 2011 Case and Commentaries: Intellectual Property Issues for Librarians

Pricing for ALCTS Series Webinars: (All 4 webinars)
Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $346 (save $50)
Individuals – ALCTS Members: $120 (save $36); Non-Members: $160 (save $36)
Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

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.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org <mailto:tferren@ala.org> . For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager.