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Monday, November 2 • 9:00am - Tuesday, November 3 •12:00pm
Charleston Seminar: Acquisitions Bootcamp

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Registration Cost: $225

Presented in conjunction with UNC Chapel Hill School of Library and Information Science. 

This seminar will offer an intensive one and one-half day (all day Monday, half day Tuesday) 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, especially e-books, to assessing collections and articulating the return on investment to the parent organization (academic/special/public libraries).  Using an interactive hands-on approach, with case studies, small group discussion, and best practices attendees will gain pragmatic knowledge they can apply in their home institutions. 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

  • Assessment of Collections

  • Collaboration with other libraries

  • Print Materials

  • Media

  • E-Resources

  • Marketing / Outreach

  • Preservation

  • Legal Issues / Intellectual Freedom

  • Ethics

  • Communication /  Collaboration-Public Services v.s. Tech Services

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Megan Kilb

E-Resources Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill
Megan Kilb is the E-Resources Librarian in the University Library's E-Resources & Serials Management Department at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a B.A. in History from Furman University and her M.S.L.S. from SILS at UNC-Chapel Hill. She's worked in e-resources acquisitions in one capacity or another since 2007.
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Rebecca Vargha

Head, Information and Library Science Library, School of Information and Library Science, 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 library, reference and research assistance, and facilities management. She is Faculty Advisor for the SLA Student Group at SILS, Chair-Elect of the Museums, ARts and... Read More →

Monday November 2, 2015 9:00am - Tuesday November 3, 2015 12:00pm

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