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> Subject: ALCTS TO SPONSOR INSTITUTE ON COLLECTION MANAGEMENT PRACTICES 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 email@example.com. An electronic brochure with registration form is available on the ALCTS web site, http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/institutes/basiccmd.html.