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Monday, November 5 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Charleston Seminar: Acquisitions Bootcamp

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Sponsored by MDPI. Offered as part of a joint project with UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science. This seminar will offer an intensive boot camp on acquisitions from three different perspectives: public services, technical services, and the vendor side. The major emphasis is on the nuts and bolts of the acquisitions process from selecting materials to articulating the return on investment to the parent organization (academic/special/public libraries). Using an active learning approach, attendees will gain pragmatic knowledge of strategies and best practices to manage a variety of material types, such as e-books, print materials, and other e-resources. This class is ideally suited for librarians new to selection and acquisitions workflows.

  • Collection Management Overview
  • Budgeting
  • Assessing User Needs / Selecting Materials
  • Acquisitions Workflows
  • Negotiation Strategies & Legal Issues
  • Collections Assessment
  • (E)Resources Management
  • Marketing / Outreach

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Megan Kilb

E-Resources Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Rebecca Vargha

Head, Information and Library Science Library, UNC Chapel Hill
Rebecca Vargha is Librarian, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill since 2001. Her responsibilities as head of this library include collection development, staff supervision, liaison with departmental faculty and the central... Read More →

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