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ALCTS Institute on Collection Management Practices (Karen Muller) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 18 Jan 1999 14:28 UTC

Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 10:50:20 -0600
From: Karen Muller <kmuller@ALA.ORG>

The ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section will sponsor
an institute titled "Collection Management & Development" to be held
at Kellogg West Conference Center, Pomona, California, March 25-27,
1999.  The registration deadline is March 3, 1999.

This institute will provide a basic overview of the major issues in
the planning, development, and management of library collections in
a radically changing and challenging environment.  It will provide
up-to-date and practical training that meets user needs and
maximizes financial and human resources.  In addition to treating traditional
collection development concerns, special attention will be directed
to equipping collection development librarians to work with information
in electronic formats and resource-sharing environments.  The
institute is designed for all practicing librarians, at various
stages in their careers, who deal with collection management issues on a
regular basis.  The issues treated will be useful for librarians in
a variety of settings.  Designed to meet the needs of librarians new
to collection management/development or related activities, this
program will also benefit the experienced practitioner gain insight into
recent trends and challenges.

The institute includes seven plenary sessions, each with time for
questions and discussion.  There are two pairs of concurrent
sessions to allow small group exploration of key topics.  The campus setting
at Kellogg West Conference Center allows for ample networking
opportunities, and there are two optional tours, one to the Huntington
Library & Gardens in San Marino, the other to the J. Paul Getty
Museum at the Getty Center, in Santa Monica.

Thomas W. Shaughnessy, University Librarian, University of
Minnesota, will keynote this institute, speaking on "Trends and Expectations
for Collection Development: Challenges for Libraries in Coming Years."
Other faculty include Chet Grycz, Publishing Consultant, El Cerrito,
Calif., speaking on the nature of scholarly communication; Vicky Reich,
Marketing Director, Highwire Press; Bart Harloe, Director of Libraries, St.
Lawrence University, Canton, New York; and nineteen other collection
development specialists.

Registration fees for the institute are $165.00 for ALCTS members,
$215.00 for ALA members and $265.00 for non-members.  The fees for
the optional tours must also be paid at the time of registration.  For
registration information, contact Yvonne McLean at 800/545-2433,
ext. 5032 or e-mail  An electronic brochure with
registration form is available on the ALCTS web site,