Acquisitions

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Library staff will learn how patrons with disabilities that affect print reading can access books and periodicals for independent reading online using computers, smartphones or even landline phones. We'll cover four popular collections - BARD, Bookshare, Learning Ally, and Newsline. You'll learn what each collection offers; what equipment is necessary to access each collection's materials; and what to do when the material a patron is requesting can't be found in an accessible format.
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Why the Operating Agreement is important, how it is implemented and how everyone benefits. It is our hope that Member-Leaders will find this webcast informative.
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Booklist’s free webinar series offers multiple programs each month. Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors, and publishers’ representatives on a variety of topics, offering immediate tips, tools, resources, and new ideas for collection development and readers’-advisory work.

This hour-long session gives an overview of key concepts behind demand-driven acquisition, why and how to implement, and benefits to the library and the campus community. Will also give an understanding of the implications for the library collection. An ALCTS webinar--one of two parts.
In-depth discussion of concerns and questions about the implications of demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) on the scholarly communication supply chain. Hour-long ALCTS webinar.
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The first webcast in a series on standards in the library environment addressing why standards are important to libraries in areas other than the traditional technical services areas.
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A traditional Dewey arrangement of nonfiction collections works well for library staff, but is it the best method for your patrons to find what they need? Instructor Mary Rzepczynski, assistant library director at the Delta Township (Mich.) District Library, was inspired by a desire to improve service, increase access, and empower patrons while maintaining “findability.” She led her library in a charge to expand the Dewey for nonfiction collections and, in the first year, saw circulation in that area go up by 122 percent.
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Online Course: A basic level, 6-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Focus: Broad overview of library acquisitions. Topics include goals and methods of acquiring monographs, financial management, and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents and publishers.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $139 ALCTS members, $169 nonmembers

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Online Course: A basic level, 4-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Focus: Overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models will be covered.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $109 ALCTS members, $139 nonmembers

Seeing more families with special needs visiting your library? Have you offered sensory story times but wanted to meet their needs in your collection development, too? In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to meet the collection needs of youth, 2 – 14 years, with special needs. Gain a basic understanding of some of the more common disabilities and disorders that children in your community may have (i.e. Down syndrome, ADHD, autism, dyslexia) and what materials your library can provide to support those families better.

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