Acquisitions

On-DemandFree!
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.
LiveWebinar
This webinar introduces usage-based acquisitions models, such as DDA and EBA, and how to best assess these initiatives. In addition, participants will learn how to communicate results to library stakeholders.
On-DemandFree!
Acquiring and cataloging e-books received as firm orders presents a unique challenge to librarians accustomed to print material. This session will show participants how to plan and create a workflow for processing these orders using a shared mailbox.
LiveeForumFree!
This e-Forum will focus on staffing/organizational structure; eBook acquisition and licensing; ebook discovery and promotion; eBook troubleshooting; and tools to support ebook management.
Encyclopedias are the cornerstones of a library’s reference collection, but traditional encyclopedia publishing has been transformed over the past several years. This hour-long Booklist webcast examines why encyclopedias exist, what they do, what they tell us, and how they’ve evolved. Representatives from Encyclopædia Britannica, Grolier, and World Book will also talk about and demonstrate their newest encyclopedia models.

Temperatures will soon be starting to drop, but fall reading is hot! Autumn ushers in some of the most exciting youth fiction titles of the publishing year, and this free Booklist webcast will give you a head start on books to watch for as well as tips on using fiction in library programs and getting kids hooked on reading. 

Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.

Online Course: A basic level, 6-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020 (previously offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
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.

LiveeCourseAttendance Cert.

Online Course: A basic level, 4-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020 (previously offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
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.

LiveWebinar
This webinar is part two of a two-part series which will focus on coordinating licensing administration, collections, and acquisitions, and integrating licenses into local administrative and technical This webinar will cover the fundamentals of electronic resources licensing, including basic license structure and terms, new developments in licensing, and helpful tips for new librarians working with license agreements.
LiveeCourseAttendance Cert.
As libraries have rapidly moved their instruction programs online over the last several months, librarians are being faced with the daunting task of redesigning their instructional content for an online environment. Participants in this course will develop an understanding of the key elements of effective and inclusive online instruction in all types of settings from tutorials to single-session instruction sessions to multi-week classes.