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Fundamentals of Acquisitions Institutes Margaret M Axtmann 19 Aug 1994 22:04 UTC


The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections and
Technical Services (ALCTS) has developed a one-day institute called
Fundamentals of Acquisitions. The institute is targeted to librarians and
paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field, and it will focus on basic
acquisitions of monographs and serials. The institute will be offered as a
pilot project in conjunction with two regional library association meetings
this fall.

The first program will be a preconference to the Southeastern Library
Association conference, to be held Oct. 25-26, 1994 in Charlotte, North
Carolina. Two weeks later the program will be offered as a preconference to
the California Library Association meeting on Nov. 11, 1994 in Anaheim,

Participants will receive a broad overview of the operations involved in
acquiring materials after the selection decision has been made. Topics to be
covered include goals and methods of acquisitions services, operational
management, publishers and suppliers, budgeting and financial management,
ethics, and future trends in acquisitions. A variety of training methods will
be used, and extensive handouts will be provided.

Faculty for the SELA institute in Charlotte are Carol Pitts Hawks (Head,
Acquisition Department, Ohio State University Libraries, and Editor-in-Chief,
_Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory_) and Trisha Davis (Head,
Continuation Acquisition Division, Ohio State University Libraries). At the
CLA institute in Anaheim the faculty will be Meta Nissley (Head, Acquisitions
and Collection Management, California State University, Chico) and Joyce
Ogburn (Chief Acquisitions Librarian, Yale University Library).

Fees for ALCTS and SELA or CLA members $95; American Library Association
members $140; non-members $185. Call Yvonne McLean at 800-545-2433 ext. 5032
or e-mail to for information and registration.

Margaret Maes Axtmann                       Phone: 612-625-4301
University of Minnesota Law Library           Fax: 612-625-3478
Assistant Director for Collections        BITNET: M-AXTM@UMINN1
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