Syllabus: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

This is a self-paced course. The course calendar has suggested dates for each section to allow for easy progress through the course in the allotted 6-week time frame.

Units

1. Goals and Professional Resources

  • Chat Session 1
  • Exercise 1: Prioritizing Acquisition Goals
  • Exercise 2: The American Library Association (ALA)
  • Unit 1 SelfTest

2. Methods and Basic Functions

  • Chat Session 2
  • Exercise 1: Definitions Review
  • Exercise 2: Order Request Forms
  • Unit 2 SelfTest

3. Vendors

  • Exercise 1: Vendor Assignment
  • Unit 3 SelfTest

4. Budget, Finance, and Accounting

  • Chat Session 3
  • Exercise 1: Monitoring Spending Patterns
  • Exercise 2: Budget Structures
  • Unit 4 SelfTest

5. Ethics and Good Business Practices

  • Chat Session 4
  • Exercise 1: Four Ethics Case Studies
  • Unit 5 SelfTest