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Tuesday, November 1 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Acquisitions Bootcamp

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Registration Cost: $225 - Register on Main Conference Registration Page

Sponsored by ACSESS - Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Socieities

Offered as part of a joint project with UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science. This seminar will offer an intensive boot camp on acquisitions from three different perspectives: public services, technical services, and the vendor side.  The major emphasis is on the nuts and bolts of the acquisitions process from selecting materials especially e-books and acquisitions workflows to assessing collections and articulating the return on investment to the parent organization (academic/special/public libraries).  Using an interactive hands-on approach, with case studies, small group discussion, and best practices attendees will gain pragmatic knowledge they can apply in their home institutions. This class is ideally suited for librarians new to selection and acquisitions workflows.


  • Collection Management Overview

  • Budgeting

  • Assessing User Needs / Selecting Materials

  • Acquisitions Workflows

  • Negotiation Strategies & Legal Issues

  • Assessment of Collections

  • Print Materials / E-Resources

  • Marketing / Outreach

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Megan Kilb

E-Resources Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill
Megan Kilb is the E-Resources Librarian in the University Library's E-Resources & Serials Management Department at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a B.A. in History from Furman University and her M.S.L.S. from SILS at UNC-Chapel Hill. She's worked in e-resources acquisitions in one capacity or another since 2007.
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Rebecca Vargha

Head, Information and Library Science Library, School of Information and Library Science, UNC Chapel Hill
Rebecca Vargha is Librarian, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill since 2001. Her responsibilities as head of this library include collection development, staff supervision, liaison with departmental faculty and the central library, reference and research assistance, and facilities management. She is Faculty Advisor for the SLA Student Group at SILS, Chair-Elect of the Museums, ARts and... Read More →

Tuesday November 1, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403