Acquisitions

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More than 200,000 people have raised their voices to oppose Macmillan Publishers’ embargo on new eBook titles to public libraries, and ALA has filed its first report with Congress about restrictive licensing and unfair pricing for digital content. Now what? Join the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Office and the Public Library Association for an update on the #eBooksForAll campaign, planned next steps with Congress and data gathering to build the library case, and specific actions you can take to advance these efforts.
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This webinar will address methods for creating training plans based on the Core Competencies for Acquisitions Professionals. Presenters will discuss how to develop training programs more effective, supportive, and humane, as well as a strategy for identifying and addressing gaps in training opportunities currently available.
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ALL | AASL Learning Library is a repository of webcasts, podcasts, and resources from AASL professional development events. ALL also contains read-only versions of AASL’s print journal, Knowledge Quest, which is available for view before the issue mails. 
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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.

In this hour-long Booklist webcast moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper, attendees will hear from crafts expert and Booklist reviewer Tina Coleman, Kansas City Public Library readers’ advisory librarian Kaite Mediatore-Stover, and representatives from Storey Publishing; Creative Publishing, a division of the Quayside Publishing Group; and Wiley Publishing on what’s new in crafts and gardening books and how those books are used in the public library.
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Booklist’s free webinar series takes place on most Tuesdays and some Thursdays.  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.

In this hour-long webcast moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper, Booklist columnist and readers’ advisory librarian Kaite Mediatore Stover and Booklist’s cookery reviewer, Mark Knoblauch, discuss trends in cookbook publishing and the important place of the cookery collection in public library services. They will also be joined by representatives from three cookbook publishers who will share their latest and most enticing cookbook titles. Sponsored by Wiley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Storey Publishing.
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In an effort to respond to the needs of an increasingly diverse community, the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Library conducted its first diversity audit. Library staff took a serious look at the diverse needs of the community and created an audit catered to those needs. This session discusses the process and results of an audit of the young adult materials, lessons learned, exciting trends, and great additions to your collection.

Need help tracking down the best crime fiction titles for collection development or readers’ advisory?

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In a context of reduced budgets, more and more libraries find themselves examining existing policies and procedures for the acceptance, evaluation, and processing of in-kind materials donations. A number of factors and considerations necessarily accompany any such examination, particularly if changes to existing policies, procedures, and workflows are proposed. This e-forum will cover topics including the criteria for accepting materials, costs of donations, formats, managing donor relations, disposing of unwanted materials, Friends groups, and the future of in-kind donations.