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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management 2022 – Session 1.0

Monday, February 7

Register above to apply for a seat in this four-week online course.

Monday, February 7 – Friday, March 4, 2022

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. Complete definition of collection development and collection management:

  • Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning
  • Collection development (selecting for and building collections)
  • Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)
  • Collection analysis—why and how to do it
  • Outreach, liaison, and marketing
  • Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management

The course is offered several times each year.  You only need to take one session.  Sessions tend to sell out weeks in advance.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and competencies.
  • List the elements in a collection development policy.
  • Write a collection development policy.
  • Explain the importance of collection analysis.
  • Perform one or more types of analysis.
  • Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a plan to increase your activities in these areas.

CALL SPONSORED: In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant, we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.

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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management 2022 - Session 1.0