ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 4/4/17

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • ALCTS;
  • Society for Scholarly Publishing;
  • ACRL/Choice
  • RUSA


ALCTS Web Courses

Session 2: May 8 – June 2, 2017

“This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. 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…

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

Session 2: May 8 – June 16, 2017

This six-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…

Registration Fees: $139 ALCTS members; $169 nonmembers”


Upcoming Webinars – Society for Scholarly Publishing


ACRL/Choice Webinars

Thursday, April 06 at 2:00pm ET   |   Sponsored by Alexander Street, a ProQuest company

Alexander Street presents its “recently released admin portal, discuss the possibility of integrated assessment in video, and seek the community of librarians further input as we continuously refine and improve our impact measures, and the overall utility of our admin portal…”

Tuesday, April 11 at 2:00pm ET

In this webinar, Edward M. Corrado and Heather Moulaison Sandy cover the basics of digital preservation, starting with what it is and what it is not. They then examine three overarching (and interrelated) concerns in digital preservation: management, technology, and the content itself. They conclude by considering some additional aspects of the digital preservation puzzle such as what you can do to prepare if you don’t already have a digital preservation system in place at your library.


RUSA Online Learning Opportunities

The Library Tech Project is a six-week asynchronous online course, designed to give librarians direct exposure to different types of library-related technology that they may have heard about but have not had the opportunity to use.  The emphasis is on experiential learning, where participants handle different devices to see what they do and how they work.

Participants in this workshop will engage in discussion about Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger’s work with the theory of situated learning, its emphasis on social exchanges for providing a context for learning, and how this applies to reference interactions in the library.

Ancestry is often the first resource that genealogy researchers use, but then where should they go? After briefly covering the differences between the library edition of Ancestry and a personal subscription, we discuss the newly renovated HeritageQuest Online.

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