Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management 2022 - Session 2.0

Description: 

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.

Who Should Attend:

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

Format: 

Students receive login instructions one week prior to the course start date. Students have 24/7 access to the course site for the four-week period, and aside from assignment and quiz deadlines, the course may be completed at their own pace. Instructors provide guidance and feedback as students work their way through the course material. Weekly, instructor-moderated chat sessions are the only live course events that students are asked to attend.

Core Code of Conduct:

Please review the Statement of Conduct before registering.

Tech Requirements:

A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and feedback given, however, there is no final class grade.

The course web site will be open for 1 week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open 1 week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.

Credits:

Contact Hours - 16 hours

Core defines contact hours in line with the IACET standards on Continuing Education Units.

Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion (passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.

This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP). Collection Management Elective FAQ

Contact:

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, please contact tferren@ala.org.