Collection Management: Selection and Acquisition

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Course Description

A vibrant and relevant library collection doesn’t just happen – there are strategies and techniques behind this work. Taking in the evolving landscape of digital acquisitions, open-access materials, and subscription models, this course will review the principles and methods for collection acquisition and selection with careful consideration of resource allocation and budgets. Balancing the information needs of library users with the diversity of formats and acquisition models, libraries can build collections that work for their communities.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Understanding the fundamental principles and methodologies of collection acquisitions and selection.
  • Evaluating the information needs of library users to make well-informed acquisition decisions about which materials to acquire and how to maintain a balanced and relevant collection.
  • Employing best practices to make informed and strategic collection decisions.
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This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
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Elizabeth Szkirpan -