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Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (Multi-Week Course) - ALCTS/ALA

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 4: October 1 – November 9, 2018

This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:

  • the definition of collection assessment,
  • techniques and tools,
  • assessment of print and electronic collections, and
  • project design and management.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • describe the fundamental aspects of collection assessment
  • understand the various collection assessment methods and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • design and implement a collection assessment project
  • perform a collection assessment of print resources
  • complete a collection assessment of electronic resources


  • Ginger Williams, Head of Acquisitions, Texas State University
  • Alison M. Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University
  • Teresa Negrucci, Collection Assessment and Development Librarian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Miranda Bennett, Head of Liaison Services for Collections & Research Support, University of Houston
  • Erika Ripley, E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Kristin Calvert, Head of Content Organization and Management, Western Carolina University
  • Posie Aagaard, Assistant Dean for Collections, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Linda Frederiksen, Head of Access Services, Washington State University
  • Josephine Crawford, Content Development Librarian, Kansas State University

Registration Fees: $139 ALCTS Member and $169 Non-member

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fca/ol_templ

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to web courses, contact Megan Dougherty at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

Monday, October 1, 2018
All Day Event

Event Organizer

Heather Campbell Shock

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