Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management: April-June ALCTS Web Course

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment
Session: April 29 –
June 7, 2013

This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those
who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:

– the definition of collection assessment
– techniques and tools
– assessment of print and electronic collections
– project design and management

Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course, you will be able to:

– describe the fundamental aspects of collection assessment
– understand the various collection assessment methods and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis
– design and implement a collection assessment project
– perform a collection assessment of print resources
– complete a collection assessment of electronic resources

Who should Attend: This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.

Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member; $129 Non-member

How to Register: For additional
details and registration information see:

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433
and press 5 or email

For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or email

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