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.

Instructors:

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
University.

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:
http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fca/ol_templ

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 web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS
Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference 2014

The second Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young Street Dallas, TX. This conference will be an opportunity for sharing information among members of the library community in the greater DFW region. The conference will feature panel presentations on innovative approaches to current library challenges, workshops on specific topics, lightning talks on contemporary library issues, and time to network!

Registration cost: $20. This includes a boxed lunch and conference materials.
To register, go to: http://conference.library.unt.edu/ctlc/
In order to finalize catering plans, the final registration cutoff date will be Thursday, July 17.

Featuring:

Keynote presentation by Mark Smith, Texas State Librarian. Mark will discuss the state of libraries in Texas and future directions for the state library. “The biggest change in libraries since I started is the amount of material that is available online and the very significant differences in how people access information compared to even just a few years ago.” For more information on Mark Smith, see: http://www.tsl.texas.gov/news/2013/get-to-know-mark-smith

A public working group session of DFW area librarians on collaborative collection development will be led by Rick Lugg of Sustainable Collection Services (SCS). This working group is finding ways of leveraging the 5 million titles held in the region. Rick has worked with academic libraries since 1983. Since 2007 Rick has helped libraries manage monographic collections in responsible, intelligent, and efficient ways. For more information about Rick and the services that SCS will be offering to the DFW area, see: http://sustainablecollections.com/about-scs/

The 2014 CTLC conference will feature more than two dozen other presentations by staff members from DFW area public, school, and academic libraries on a huge number of innovative topics. Sessions will include discussions of current developments in library technology, public services, special collections, outreach, and many other topics. One panel will feature graduates of the most recent class of the Tall Texans Library Leadership Institute (http://www.txla.org/texas-accelerated-library-leaders), who will discuss what leadership means in today’s library field.

Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 2: April 21 – May 16, 2014

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection
development and management (CDM) in libraries. The course was developed by
Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota. Complete definition of collection
development and collection management

Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning

Collection development (selecting for and building collections)

Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing
collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)

Collection analysis–why and how to do it

Outreach, liaison, and marketing

Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development
and management

Learning Outcomes:

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

Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and
competencies

List the elements in a collection development policy

Write a collection development policy

Explain the importance of collection analysis

Perform one or more types of analysis

Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a
plan to increase your activities in these areas

Who Should Attend:

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

Instructors

Brian Quinn, Coordinator of Collection Development, Texas Tech University

Susanne Clement, Director, Quinney Library, College of Natural
Resources, Utah

Jennifer Arnold, Director of Library Services, Central Piedmont
Community College, North Carolina

Jeanette Mosey, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Janet Marnatti, Collection Management Director, Bucks County Free
Library, Pennsylvania

Andrea Wirth, Collection Development and Science Librarian, Oregon State
University, Oregon

Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library,
Michigan

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

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see:
http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fcdm/ol_templ

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 web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS
Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*

Fundamentals of Acquisitions

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions
Next session: November 18 – December 13, 2013

This four-week online course is a basic primer for library acquisitions
concepts common to all library materials formats. It covers:

· Goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all
formats;

· Theoretical foundations and workflows of basic acquisitions
functions;

· Financial management of library collections budgets;

· Relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers,
subscription agents, and publishers.

This course provides a broad overview of the operations involved in
acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.

In FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the
selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders,
receives, and pays for those materials. In many libraries, selecting and
acquiring materials may be done in the same department—in the smallest
libraries perhaps even by the same person. In larger libraries, selection
may be done by a collection development department and/or designated
subject specialists, while a separate department acquires the selected
materials. In essence, acquisitions is a business operation, bringing
materials into the library and licensing access to library collections and
resources.

Who should attend: As a fundamentals course, FOA is tailored for
librarians and paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field; and
librarians and support staff from other library units and library school or
LSSC students who want to know more about acquisitions. Although FOA
focuses on the acquisition of monographs in various physical formats, it
covers key components of acquisition and licensing processes for all
library materials, in all formats, in all types of libraries.

This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course
approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).

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

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see:
http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/foa/ol_templ

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 web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS
Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*

Patron-Driven Acquisition: Turning Theory into Practice

New workshop!

Patron-Driven Acquisition: Turning Theory into Practice
2-part workshop with Ben Hunter

Wednesdays, October 16 & 23, 2013
2:00pm Eastern|1:00 Central
12:00 Mountain|11:00am Pacific

Register

After learning about several mechanisms delivering Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA) for print and electronic resources, and basic workflow considerations for each method, you will see what PDA looks like in practice, from usage rates of books purchased through PDA programs, to budget issues and marketing considerations.

Ben Hunter is currently the Head of Cataloging and Collections at the University of Idaho Library, a position he has held since July 2009. His work includes overseeing daily operations and providing strategic direction for the library’s Cataloging, Acquisitions, E-Resources and Serials, and Digital Initiatives units and serving as head of the Northern Idaho Academic Libraries Bibliographic Standards Group

Fundamentals of Preservation

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation
Session 4: October 28 – November 22, 2013

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles,
policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is
designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all
levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life
of library collections.

Course components:

Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and
supports the institutional mission

The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions,
emergency planning, and careful handling of collections

The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on
preservation options

Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options

Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are
for the future of scholarship

This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course
approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).

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

For additional details, registration, and contact information please see:
http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fpres/ol_templ

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 web courses, contact
Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or
alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

Register Now for Upcoming e-Learning Opportunities from ACRL!

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Registration is now open for the following e-learning opportunities from ACRL.  Stretch your professional budget by registering now for these affordable distance learning courses and events! For more information on each course, including a link to online registration and registration fees, please visit the course page by clicking the course title.  Space is limited, so register now to reserve your seat!

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May

Design Thinking (Blended Librarianship) (Live Webcast: May 14, 2009)
There is an extensive body of literature on information literacy and the importance of librarian-faculty collaboration in achieving it. The workshop will bring a new perspective on information literacy and collaboration through a conceptual framework the workshop leaders refer to as “Blended Librarianship.”

For more information, including a link to online registration, please visit the course page located at:
http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/blendedlibrarianship.cfm

Electronic Collection Development (Multi-week Online Course: May 18 – June 6, 2009)
In this hands-on course you will learn to create an academic e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of your choice. Students will focus on developing a collection plan for one library patron group of their choice. Patron groups may include: faculty, students, researchers, general public, subject specialists, etc. This collection plan will be developed in five parts. Each part includes lecture, discussion and hands-on activities that will step participants through creating or assessing a collection plan for developing a e-library collection.

For more information, including a link to online registration, please visit the course page located at:

http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/ecolldev.cfm

Web Design and Construction for Libraries Part 2 (Multi-week Online Course: May 18 – June 13, 2009)
This four-week course builds on the work completed in “Web Design and Construction for Academic Libraries, Part 1.” Participants will learn about advanced CSS design, accessible menus, and re-Javascript and will review multimedia (FLASH, Quicktime etc.), Web-accessible database applications (PHP, MYSQL, ASP etc.), and content management software options.

For more information, including a link to online registration, please visit the course page located at:

http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/webdesign2.cfm

June/July

Podcasting for Libraries (Live Webcast: June 2, 2009: 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific)
Podcasting is like an Internet radio show, or a blog with audio.  It uses the power of RSS syndication to automatically deliver new episodes to listeners.  There are millions of podcasts available, covering nearly any topic imaginable.  Any library can produce a podcast using free software and inexpensive hardware.  If you can post to a blog and talk into a microphone, you can create a podcast.  How can your library use podcasting as a tool for teaching, promotion, outreach and programming?

For more information, including a link to online registration, please visit the course page located at:

http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/podcasting.cfm

Virtual Reference Competencies (Multi-week Online Course: June 22 – July 31, 2009)
In this six-week seminar, participants will engage in learning activities, supported by readings as well as lecture and discussion, to acquire and improve the technical competencies required by effective virtual reference librarians. During this course, engage in learning activities supported by readings as well as lecture and discussion, to practice and expand the communications competencies required by effective virtual reference librarians.

For more information, including a link to online registration, please visit the course page located at:

http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/VirtualReference.cfm

For more information about any of the above courses or webcasts, please contact ACRL Web Services Manager, Jon Stahler, at jstahler@ala.org.