TLA/ALCTS Announce Acquisitions Institute Barbara Winters 19 Feb 1996 20:25 UTC


Fundamentals of Acquisitions Institute

Preconference to the Texas Library Association Annual Meeting in
Houston April 23, 1996

Presented by the Acquisitions Section
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
A Division of the American Library Association

Co-sponsored by the TLA Acquisitions Roundtable

This institute focuses on what you need to know about the basics of
acquiring monographs and serialst:  goals and methods; financial
management of materials budgets; trends in acquisitions management;
and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers,
subscription agents, and publishers.

Sessions are tailored to librarians and paraprofessionals new to the
acquisitions field, but seasoned librarians will also find the
institute useful as a refresher course. Presentations are geared to
cover issues of interest to staff in all types of libraries.

Through speaker presentations, case studies, and role play,
participants will receive a broad overview of the operations
involved in acquiring materials after the selection is made.

This institute will

--discuss methods and strategies for acquiring different types of
library materials, both domestic and foreign, and in various media
introduce financial management and fiscal procedures related to
library materials acquisitions

--offer an overview of publishing operations that have an impact on
library acquisitions

--look at the trends which affect the way acquisitions is done in the
library--outsourcing, organizational and staffing changes, electronic
publishing among them

Carol Pitts Diedrichs and Trisha L. Davis, both of The Ohio State
University Libraries. Diedrichs is head of OSU's Acquistion Department,
as well as editor-in-chief of Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory,
and Davis is head of OSU's Continuation Acquisition Division.


A block of rooms is available at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, Houston.
You may take advantage of the Texas Library Association's discounted
hotel and airfares by calling the TLA travel desk at 800-355-8093.
The housing deadline is March 26, 1996.

Registration fees for ALCTS and TLA members $85; for ALA members
$135; and for non-members $185.  Fees include curriculum materials
and two refreshment breaks.


8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30-9:00 Introduction/Goals/Professional Resources
The goals of acquisitions services and how to tell when you've
reached them

9:00-10:00 Methods/Basic Functions
Approval, firm orders, standing orders, and other methods of
acquisition, and an overview of the basic functions

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-11:30 Acquisitions Management
Policy setting, personnel management, the role of the acquisitions
department within the library

11:30-12:30 Vendors/Licensing
Vendor selection and performance, contracts and licensing

12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30-2:00 Ethics
Guidelines for professional ethics

2:00-3:00 Budget/Finance
Budgets, pricing, fiscal management

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-4:00 Accounting
Basic principles and reports

4:00-4:30 Trends
Electronic publishing, outsourcing of operations, new functions and
organizational models,
access and ownership


Registration Form  (4577)

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
Fundamentals of Acquisitions Institute
April 23, 1996, Hyatt Regency Downtown, Houston, Texas

You may register by phone, fax, e-mail, or mail. Deadline is April 9,
1996, or when filled.

Mail: Complete this page and mail it with payment to: Fundamentals of
Acquisitions Institute,
ALCTS/ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.
Fax: Complete this page and fax with payment information to
Phone: Call LaTisha Reynolds at 800-545-2433, ext 5035 to register.
E-Mail:  Send registration information to LaTisha Reynolds at (credit card or purchase order only).

Check, money order, governmental purchase order, or credit card
charge must accompany registration to reserve space at the institute.
If you join ALA/ALCTS now you can register for the institute at
10e member rate!  Membership registration:
__ Add ALCTS to my ALA membership $45
     (ALA membership number____________________)
__ First time membership in ALA ($38) and ALCTS ($45) $83
__ Regular renewing membership in ALA ($75) and ALCTS ($45) $120
Institute registration:
Please reserve my space for the Fundamentals of Acquisitions
__    ALCTS/TLA Personal Member
__    ALA Personal Member $130
__    Non-ALA Member $185
(Staff members of organizational members cannot be considered
personal members.)

__   Check or Money Order      __  Governmental Purchase Order
__   VISA      __  Master Card    __  American Express

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Registration will be accepted in order of receipt for up to the
maximum of 100 people, and must be received, faxed or telephoned
by April 9, 1996. Cancellations will be accepted if postmarked
before April 9, 1996 (subject to a $25 processing fee). Refunds will
be processed after May 1, 1996.
ALCTS reserves the right to cancel the program if there is
insufficient registration or for other reasons.
Neither ALA nor ALCTS is responsible for cancellation charges assessed
by airlines or travel agencies, or other losses incurred due to
cancellation of the program.
Barbara Winters
Interim University Librarian
Wright State University Libraries
Dayton, Ohio  45435
Phone:  513/873-2380
Fax:    513/873-4109