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Fundamentals of Acquisitions
Institute Teleconference
March 13, 1998

Presented by the Acquisitions Section, Association for Library
Collections & Technical Services. A division of the American
Library Association.Co-sponsored by the College of Library &
Information Science, University of South Carolina.

Please refer to the FOA Home Pages for more information: or
for updated information about viewing sites and time of broadcast.

The Institute

The 1998 Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) Institute will be
offered as a teleconference broadcast to selected sites (still being
determined) in the Eastern and Central time zones.
Additional sites may be added to meet demand in Pacific and Mountain
time zones.
Method of delivery is one-way video/two-way audio via satellite.
This institute focuses on what you need to know about the basics of
acquiring monographs: goals and methods;  financial management of
materials budgets;  relationships between acquisitions librarians and
library booksellers.


Sessions are tailored to librarians and paraprofessionals new to the
acquisitions field.
Presentations are geared to cover issues of interest to staff in all types
of libraries.

Goals and Objectives

Through speaker presentations, case studies, and role play,
participants will receive a broad overview of the operations involved in
acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.
This institute will discuss methods and strategies for acquiring
different types of library materials, introduce financial management and
fiscal procedures related to library materials acquisitions, discuss
strategies for selecting, evaluating, and monitoring vendors, and look
at the trends which affect the way acquisitions is done in the library.

Tentative Program Outline

Hour 1 - Introduction and the basics of acquisitions.  Hour 2 -
Ordering, claiming, and receiving library material.  Hour 3 - Fiscal
matters.  Hours 4 and 5 - Vendors - services; selecting, monitoring,
and negotiating.  Hour 6 - Current trends and issues.


 Trisha L. Davis - Head, Continuation Acquisition Division, Ohio State
 Carol Pitts Diedrichs - Head, Acquisition Department, Ohio State
 Ann L. O'Neill - Assistant Professor, College of Library and
Information Science, University of South Carolina

Confirmed Viewing Sites (as of 1/14/98)

Downlink sites are still being established. To help the committee select
the most appropriate viewing locations, please send a message to Ellan
Sykes ([log in to unmask]) indicating potential number of attendees
and suggested viewing sites.

AL: Tuscaloosa - University of Alabama
CA: Arcata - Humboldt State
DE: Wilmington - Delaware National Guard Headquarters
FL: Tallahassee - Florida State University
IL: Urbana/Champaign - Lincoln Trails Libraries Systems, Coal Valley
- River Bend Library Systems, Wheeling - North Surburban Library
IA: Iowa City - University of Iowa
IN: Indianapolis
KS: Hays - Ft. Hays State University
MA: Boston - Simmons College
MD: Baltimore - University of Baltimore Law Library
MI: Detroit - Wayne State University, Houghton - Michigan
Technological University, Lansing - Library of Michigan
MN: St. Paul - University of Minnesota
MO: Columbia - University of Missouri, Independence - Kansas City
Metro Library & Info Network, St. Peters - St. Charles County
Community College
MT: Missoula - University of Montana
NE: Lincoln - University of Nebraska
ND: Grand Forks - University of North Dakota, Minot - Minot State
NY: New York - New York University, Syracuse - Syracuse University,
Stonybrook - SUNY at Stonybrook
OH: Dayton - Wright State University
PA: Clarion - Clarion University, Lancaster - Franklin & Marshall,
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
SC: Columbia - University of South Carolina, Clemson - Clemson
University, Rock Hill - Winthrop College
SD: Brookings - South Dakota State University
TN: Memphis - University of Memphis
TX: Dallas - Southern Methodist University, Denton - Texas Women's
University, San Antonio - Trinity University
UT: Provo - Brigham Young University
WI: Milwaukee - Milwakee Area Technical College, Superior - University
of Wisconsin-Superior

Technical Information

Site Requirements:

must be able to receive Ku band satellite transmission;  have a room
with a television and telephone; must meet ADA requirements.
There is no cost per site to receive the satellite broadcast. Viewing
sites are asked to publicize the event through their regular channels.


Each receiving site will have a facilitator to lead discussion and assist
with technical aspects.
If you are interested in being a site facilitator please contact Sheryl
Davis ([log in to unmask]).

Registration Information

Deadline for Registration: March 1, 1998

Registration fees:
ALCTS/Library Network personal member: $75.00: ALA personal
member: $90.00 Non-ALA personal member: $115.00: Special Group
Rate for 5 or more participants from an organization: $50.00 per
person (must include one ALCTS or ALA personal member)

Registration fee is per PERSON, not per site. Each registered
participant will be added to an electronic discussion list and given a
password to access the FOA Website for additional resources to
facilitate discussion and learning prior to and following the


Fundamentals of Acquisitions Institute Teleconference
March 13, 1998
Registration Form (4577)

Mail: Complete this page and mail it with payment to: Fundamentals of
Acquisitions Institute, ALCTS, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.

Fax: Complete this page and fax with payment information to 312-
280- 3257.

Phone Call Yvonne A. McLean at 800-545-2433 ext. 5032
or Email: [log in to unmask]

Additional sites are being arranged. If a nearby city is not listed above,
please suggest a viewing site on the registration form.

Check, money order, purchase order, or credit card charge must
accompany registration to reserve space at the institute.

__ Check or Money Order (payable to ALA/ALCTS) __ Purchase
Order __ VISA __
Master Card __ American Express

Card number/ Expiration date

Signature (Signature required for all charges)

__ ALCTS/Library Network Personal Member $75

__ ALA Personal Member $90

__ Non-ALA Member $115

__ Special Group Rate for 5+ participants $50 each (must include one
personal member & must be paid in one check)

Viewing Site

Name (please print)


Organization name

Organization address

City State Zip

Preferred mailing address

City State Zip

Telephone (office) (home)

E-mail address (please print)

ALA membership number

I will require ADA accommodation (describe)
For more information, contact Ann O'Neill ([log in to unmask]) College
of Library & Information Science, University of South Carolina.

Stuart Spore              | voice: 212-263-1092
Head Library Medical      | fax:   212-263-6534
Informatics Group         |
NYU Medical Library       | [log in to unmask]
550 1st Ave.              |
New York, N.Y. 10016      |
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