CHICAGO — Modeled on the popular six-week online course, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Fundamentals of Collection Assessment” from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 and from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. This day-and-a-half preconference will introduce the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries.
Registration is through the 2014 ALA Annual Conference website and is $338 for ALCTS members, $399 for ALA members, and just $99 for retired members and students. Select event ALC1.
Designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The preconference will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including the definition of collection assessment, techniques and tools, assessment of print and electronic collections, and project design and management.
The preconference will be presented by ALCTS Fundamentals of Collection Assessment web course developers and instructors, Reeta Sinha, resource management librarian, Stanford University Lane Medical Library, and Cory Tucker, head, Collection Management, UNLV Libraries.
See the ALCTS website for information about other ALCTS events, including preconferences on Streaming Media, Statistics and Reports, Preservation, and Scholarly Communication with an Institutional Repository.
ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.