ALCTS presents its Midwinter Symposium on evolving strategies for collections

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/14/2014


Julie Reese

ALCTS Events Manager


CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) presents “Collection Development Strategies in an Evolving Marketplace: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium,” a presentation of the ALCTS President’s Program Committee and organized by Michael Levine-Clark.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

This symposium explores strategies for selecting, acquiring and budgeting for new materials such as streaming media, unbundled content, and institutional open access models. Presenters  address front line issues such as how to maximize resources to support user needs, how to manage unknown elements of these new models and how to market and build the library’s profile. The speakers will explore long term effects on our collections and how traditional collection development may be changing.

Attendees will come away from this symposium with a greater understanding of how to implement new content and acquisition programs in their own libraries from these presentations:

A presentation based on the article "Collection Directions: The Evolution of Library Collections and Collecting." (portal: Libraries and the Academy 14, no. 3 (2014): 393-423)

  • By one of its authors to be confirmed

Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs from several perspectives

  • Steve Bosch, Kathi Fountain, Michael Levine-Clark

Unbundling journals by accessing articles on demand

  • Rick Anderson, Christina Mune, Steve Oberg

New forms of content: What aren’t we doing (or are just starting) that should be part of CD?

  • Speaker not confirmed as of release

Panel Discussion: What is the future of collection development? Where do we go from here?

  • Moderated by Michael Levine-Clark

Space is limited so registration early online through the ALA Midwinter website.  Look for “Ticketed Events” and then the ALCTS Symposium.  Registration fees are $219 for ALCTS members (use special code ALCTS2015), $269 for ALA members, and just $99 for students and retired members.  For more information or questions, contact Julie Reese,

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.