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ALCTS e-Forum: Oh, the Places You Could Go! Getting the Most out of Consortial Collection Development

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 9:00 am to Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 5:00 pm, US/Central

ALCTS e-Forum: Oh, the Places You Could Go! Getting the Most out of Consortial Collection Development

January 23-24, 2018


Moderated by Andrea Langhurst Eickholt and Lynda Aldana


Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.


Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Many libraries are members of a consortium, whether loosely based around an initiative, program, or project or more formally organized with an executive director, task groups, and shared services. Consortia provide opportunities for members to leverage resources and staff but can also present challenges, for example, in balancing goals of sometimes diverse members. In this e-Forum, we will have an opportunity to discuss various aspects of consortial activities focusing particularly on collection development including licensing and management of electronic resources.



Andrea Langhurst Eickholt is Collection Management Librarian at Eastern Washington University. Andy is chair of the Ebook Working Group of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a group which provides leadership and oversight of a $1M ebook acquisitions program for 39 academic institutions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. She previously worked managing the resource acquisition and discovery program at the University of Notre Dame and as a corporate technical services librarian in upstate New York.


Lynda Aldana is Associate Director for Technical Services, Serials and Library IT Services at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). UMBC is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium. USMAI includes 17 member libraries at universities and colleges in the State of Maryland. Previously she was Cataloging Department Coordinator at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.


What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.


For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum


How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)


If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.