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June Online Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions


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Fundamentals of Acquisitions

June 1 – June 26 | Register now

About the Course

The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) focuses on what you need to know about the basics of acquiring monographs and serials: goals and methods; financial management of materials budgets; and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.

Participants will receive a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.

Course Outline:

  • Section 1 - Goals of Acquisitions Services
  • Section 2 - Methods and Basic Functions of Acquisitions
  • Section 3 - Vendors
  • Section 4 - Ethics
  • Section 5 - Budget/Finance and Accounting

Online discussion dates and times - TBA

$109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-Members 

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For questions or comments contact Julie Reese at (312) 280-5034 or send an email message to jreese@ala.org