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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.

Topics:

  • Collection Management Overview

  • Budgeting

  • Assessing User Needs / Selecting Materials

  • Acquisitions Workflows

  • Negotiation Strategies & Legal Issues

  • Assessment of Collections

  • Print Materials / E-Resources

  • Marketing / Outreach


Speakers
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Megan Kilb

E-Resources Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Rebecca Vargha

Head, SILS Library, 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... Read More →




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