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
the definition of collection assessment,
techniques and tools,
assessment of print and electronic collections, and
project design and management.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other
questions or comments related to web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS
Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or email@example.com.
Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.