ALCTS web course: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Session: May 23 – June 17, 2011

Description: 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

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

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

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