Introduction to Library Acquisitions

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Course Details
Course Type: 
Target Audience: 
Any staff wanting to learn about library acquisitions
Course Description

Are you responsible for acquisitions at your library, but feeling like you don't know where to start? Or just looking to learn more about this area of library work? Acquisitions work, which involves ordering, receiving, and paying for library materials, is a very important factor in getting library patrons access to the resources they need. Attend this class to get an introduction to this area of work. Topics covered include goals and methods of acquisitions, budget management, and relationship building with vendors and publishers.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Understand the goals and theory behind library acquisitions
  • Identify tools to make acquisitions work easier
  • Learn about budgeting for purchases of library materials
  • Understand the relationship-building, negotiation, and collaboration involved in acquisitions


Homework Expectations

It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Contact Hours: 
Instructor or (972) 340-2829