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.