For immediate release | April 11, 2024

Free Core Webinar: Perspectives on Working with International Vendors

CHICAGO—Join Core for the free webinar "Perspectives on Working with International Vendors" on April 25, 2024, at 2 p.m. CT. This webinar is sponsored by Core International Relations Committee and Core World Languages Acquisitions Committee.

This panel discussion will offer valuable insights for librarians working with international vendors. Panelists will share their experiences and offer practical tips for collection development, problem-solving, translation, and interfacing with foreign vendors. The session will also discuss technical services aspects of purchasing international materials, such as cataloging, outsourcing, recruiting language assistance from volunteers on an academic campus and hiring staff with language expertise.

Perspectives on Working with International Vendors
Live Webinar: Thursday, April 25, 2024, 2 - 3 p.m. CT


Brian Vivier, Director of the Center for Global Collections, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Mary Gilbertson, Head of Acquisitions, University of Arkansas Libraries


Megan Heady, Director Knowledge Access and Resource Management, West Virginia University Libraries

Registration Fees:
Free for all registrants!

Can't attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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Tom Ferren

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American Library Association

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