What is the Acquisitions Institute?
- Since 2000, the pre-eminent Western North America conference on acquisitions and collection development held at Timberline Lodge.
- A small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Northwestern setting.
- A three-day conference focusing on the methods and madness of building and managing library collections to be held May 14-17, 2011.
Please visit the Acquisitions Institute home page at: http://www.acquisitionsinstitute.org/ for more information.
What topics are we looking for?
The planning committee is open to presentations on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management. Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience in discussion. Panel discussions are well received. The planning committee may wish to bring individual proposals together to form panels. The committee is especially looking for submissions on the following topics:
- All aspects of managing and directing acquisitions and/or collection development operations;
- Acquisitions functions in open source catalogs, networked integrated library systems, etc.;
- Evolving consortial roles in collection development and acquisitions;
- Staffing, training and development, and recruiting issues, challenges, successes;
- The future of scholarly communication–its impact on acquisitions and collection development;
- Data curation and management and other new roles for subject librarians and technical services specialists;
- Web 2.0 applications and implementation in collection services;
- Patron-driven acquisitions, purchase on demand, streaming content, and other user-centered collection services;
- The development and management of digital collections, electronic resources;
- The impact of discovery services on collection and content access and usage;
- External and internal factors driving a library’s collection management decisions;
- Assessment tools, methods, and projects– (i.e., linking collections with learning outcomes; usage studies);
- Return on investment studies—how do we demonstrate our impact?;
- Acquisitions and collection development: the small academic library or public library perspective;
- The future of print: what are the collection management issues?
The DEADLINE for submitting a proposal is December 30, 2010.
To submit a proposal, send an abstract of 200 words or less to:
Faye A. Chadwell
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Voice: (541) 737-8528