Thursday, June 19, 2014


We would like input from prospective program attendees who are Acquisitions Librarians, members of an Acquisitions Department, or AALL members who have some responsibility and interest in acquiring resources for our institutions. The program will be presented Monday, July 14, 2:30-3:45 pm, HBGCC 214CD.

The program will be run as a discussion program: a point person will be designated to introduce and comment on a topic, followed by comments from other panelists and then input and discussion from attendees. Since acquisitions is largely learned on the job, we'd like to include those tips and tools you've discovered, developed, and put into action to resolve issues that arise on a daily or not so frequent basis. Just as important might be those procedures and processes you've enacted that did not get the results intended. We have identified a number of broad topics ("Choosing resources and getting them to the door," "Management of people and time," and "Managing the stuff once it gets here") and want to incorporate items you would like to share or bring up for discussion.

Program description: Acquisitions education and training is not addressed much, if at all, in library schools. Instead, it is learned on the job for most librarians. A panel of acquisitions librarians will share tips and tools they use to efficiently do their work on a daily basis, as well as some of their more perplexing problems and the steps taken to resolve them. The program will provide an opportunity to learn in a communal atmosphere, and all attendees will be encouraged to share their own experiences with others.

We look forward to this sharing session in a communal setting, so remember to bring your business cards for exchange with others as we all continue to build our professional networks. Email your tips, comments, or questions to Ajaye Bloomstone (LLAJAYE [you know what to do] LSU.EDU) by July 1, 2014.

Thank you, and we're looking forward to hearing from you!

Ajaye Bloomstone, Co-Coordinator and Moderator

Ian Kipnes, Co-Coordinator and Panelist

Shyama Agrawal, Co-Coordinator and Panelist

Alan Keely, Panelist
Jean Willis, Panelist

Ajaye Bloomstone
Acquisitions Librarian
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge LA

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