Re: Timberline Acquisitions Institute Bill Cohen 09 Oct 2008 14:32 UTC

/For your information.   Please forgive any  duplication./


Hello all, please consider joining us for the Timberline Acquisitions
Institute if you aren't up to submitting a proposal.  It is a fun
institute--a much smaller scale than Charleston.

If you are interested in presenting, the Acquisitions Institute at
Timberline Lodge is seeking proposals for presentations as part of the
Institute's ninth year as the pre-eminent Western North America
conference on acquisitions and collection development.   This three-day
conference focuses on the methods and madness of building and managing
library collections and information content and provides a small,
informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious
Northwestern setting. Institute planners are open to presentations on
all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management.  For the
2009 Institute, we are keen to see submissions that address:
.       Operations management of acquisitions or collection development
.       Acquisitions functions in open source catalogs
.       Web 2.0 for acquisitions work
.       Role of consortia in collection development
.       How subject librarians use their time
.       Feral professionals: non-MLS professionals in libraries
.       Recruiting for technical services and collection development
.       Scholarly communication from the publisher perspective
.       Opening day collections: process and problems
.       Data curation:  new roles for subject and technical services
.       E-books, streaming audio, streaming video: content, access,
.       External forces driving a library's collection management decisions
.       Collection assessment: library and vendor perspectives
.       Linking collections with learning outcomes
.       Return on investment studies
.       Acquisitions and collection development: the small library

See The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge for more information
at  The 2009 Timberline Acquisitions
Institute will be held Saturday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at
the Timberline Lodge.  The Lodge is located approximately one hour east
of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood. The deadline for
submitting proposals is December 30, 2008.  To submit a proposal, send
an abstract of 200 words or less to:

Faye A. Chadwell
Associate University Librarian
for Collections & Content Mgmt
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501 <>
phone: 541-737-8528    fax: 541-737-3453