ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 3/5/18

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Professional Growth & Development Opportunities


ALCTS; (multiple programs)

“The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 14, for travel awards to attend the Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, cosponsored by Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). The symposium will be held Thursday–Friday, May 10–11, 2018, at the Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a preconference on Wednesday, May 9.

The Symposium for Strategic Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will increase understanding and capacity among academic and research library professionals for creating healthy organizations with diverse, equitable, and inclusive climates. This event will provide actionable information and tools for library and archive leaders to take back to their organizations and help develop authentically inclusive environments, where people from underrepresented and marginalized groups can thrive and succeed. Additionally, the symposium will strengthen the community of practice around diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic and research libraries and archives…”

Monday, 1/29/2018 – Friday, 3/9/2018
Monday, 4/9/2018 – Friday, 5/18/2018
Monday, 6/18/2018 – Friday, 7/27/2018
Monday, 9/10/2018 – Friday, 10/19/2018
Monday, 11/5/2018 – Friday, 12/21/2018

Description: This six-week course provides a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library material formats. Topics include:

  • 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.

In this course, 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 the business operation, bringing materials into the library and licensing access to library collections and resources.

Because success in acquisitions depends on ability to collaborate, negotiate, and be flexible to work out win-win solutions with others, this course includes collaborative and social elements.

2018 Schedule: The course is offered several times each year.  You only need to sign up for one session.  Sessions tend to sell out weeks in advance.

  • Session 1:  January 29 – March 9 – SOLD OUT
  • Session 2:  April 9 – May 18
  • Session 3:  June 18 – July 27
  • Session 4:  September 10 – October 19
  • Session 5:  November 5 – December 21…

Weekly Chat Schedule:  The following times are tentative and may change according to instructor availability.

Week One: Tuesday at 2:00 pm CDT
Week Two: Wednesday at 2:00 pm CDT
Week Three: Wednesday at 1:00 pm CDT
Week Four: Thursday at 12:00 noon CDT
Week Five: Tuesday at 11:00 am CDT
Week Six: Wednesday at 2:00 pm CDT…



$139 ALCTS members; $169 nonmembers

Registration for this course is U.S.-based and the registration fees are in U.S. dollars.

How to Register


Register online using the online learning registration site. Courses are listed by session date. Click on the “register link” located to the right of the session you are interested in.  You will be prompted to login with your ALA member ID or create a guest account, to begin the registration process.

By Mail

Register by mail using the print registration form. Tip: If you’re unable to open this “register by mail” link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.

Upcoming Sessions

Event DateTopicPresented By
March 7From MARC to BIBFRAME: Linked Data on the Ground – EnhancedJudith Cannan, Paul Frank, Kirk Hess, Sally McCallum, Joyce Bell, Nancy Lorimer, Amber Billey, Melanie Wacker, Magda el-Sherbini, Marc McGee
March 7Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot: Phase Two Judith Cannan, Paul Frank, Kirk Hess, and Sally McCallum
March 14VIVO and the Role of Librarians, Part 2Violeta Ilik
March 21Linked Data and Annotations, What We Stand to GainJoyce Bell
March 28Performed Music & BIBFRAME: Enriching the Ontology Nancy Lorimer

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