Fundamentals of Acquisitions Web Course
A four week Web-based course
February 4 - 29
March 31 - April 25
May 19 - June 13
July 28 - August 22
September 9 - October 24
The Fundamentals of Acquisitions focuses on what you need to know about the basics of acquiring monographs and serials: goals and methods; financial management of materials budgets; and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.
Participants will receive a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.
Goals of Acquisitions Services
Methods and Basic Functions of Acquisitions
Budget/Finance and Accounting
Who Should Attend?
The Fundamentals of Acquisitions is a distance education, Web-based course tailored for librarians and paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field. It is a fundamentals course and thus, the topics are introductory in nature. Class segments are geared to cover issues of interest to staff in all types of libraries.
Taking a Web course is different than taking a traditional course in a classroom. Go to Are You Ready for Online Learning to make sure this Web course is right for you.
A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which includes interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and feedback given, however, there is no final class grade.
Contact Hours: 8 hours
Section 1 - Goals of Acquisitions Services
Section 2 - Methods and Basic Functions of Acquisitions
Section 3 - Vendors
Section 4 - Ethics
Section 5 - Budget/Finance and Accounting
Online discussion dates and times - TBA
The course Web site will be open for 1 week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open 1 week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.
Virginia Taffurelli, Head of Tech Processing, New York Public Library
Betsy Redman, Acquisitions Serials Librarian, Arizona State University
K.D. (Katie) Ellis, New Hampshire
Jesse Holden, Ordering Librarian, Stanford University Libraries
Morag Boyd, Special Collections Metadata Librarian, The Ohio State University Libraries
Maximum Number of Participants Per Session: 20
Registration for the February session will open on December 7, 2007.
For questions, call Julie Reese at (312) 280-5034 or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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