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Wednesday, November 6 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Acquisitions for Newbies

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Cost: $110, add to your Conference Registration

New to library acquisitions? Wondering what to do and how to do it? Designed specifically for librarians new to this field, this preconference workshop will feature an informal introduction to the basics of acquisitions librarianship from the standpoints of an acquisitions librarian, a library director with a background in acquisitions, and a regional sales manager for a key vendor to libraries for eContent and software as a solution.

The session will cover a variety of issues related to the acquisition of both monographs and serials, each in print and e-formats, as well as large database and backfile purchases. Discussions will include similarities and differences between acquisitions and collection development (and how that can vary from library to library), ordering considerations, avoiding purchasing duplicate resources, negotiating prices and access options, licensing, selecting vendors and jobbers, what a vendor representative expects from librarians, and various services that a supplier’s representatives can provide to assist librarians. We will talk about access versus ownership of eBooks and periodicals and the impact of each on space and budgets both current and future, various ways to allocate your funds, and how to keep an eye on annual expenditures.

Questions and interactive conversations will be a welcome part of this open, relaxed exploration of what it means to be an acquisitions librarian in an ever-changing library environment.

Participants will leave the session with a better understanding of the options, resources, and support structures available to them in library acquisitions.

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Jeff Bailey

Library Director, Arkansas State University
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Jeff Bailey was appointed Director of the Dean B. Ellis Library of Arkansas State University in 2012 after leading the library for three years in an interim capacity. In his academic library career, Jeff has held positions in both public and technical services... Read More →
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Linda Creibaum

Acquisitions and Serials Librarian, Arkansas State University
Linda Creibaum is Acquisitions and Serials Librarian at Arkansas State University, where for the last 15 years she has been fascinated at the change in library resource formats and the nature of the “problems” she solves in her work day. Linda has worked in a variety of library... Read More →

Kirk Gordon

EBSCO, Regional Sales Manager
Kirk had been in educational sales for 26 years, 11 years with EBSCO. He has worked with librarians in the k12, Public and Academic arena in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. His primary responsibilities have been to help libraries in the areas of collection development, acquisitions... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
Drayton Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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