From: Stacey Devine <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:34:16 +0000
Subject: 2015 Call For Papers: Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge
The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge
Join us in 2015 with our Keynote Speaker, Courtney Young, President, ALA
Saturday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 19, 2015
One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood
Call for Papers
WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?
* Since 2000, the pre-eminent conference located in Western North
America on acquisitions and collection development held at Timberline
* A three-day conference focusing on the methods and madness of building and
managing library collections to be held May 16-19, 2015.
* A small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and
glorious Northwestern setting.
Visit the Acquisitions Institute home page at:
http://www.acquisitionsinstitute.org/ for more information
WHAT TOPICS are we looking for?
The planning committee is open to presentations on all aspects of
library acquisitions and collection management. Presenters are
encouraged to engage the audience in discussion. Panel discussions are
well received. The planning committee may wish to bring individual
proposals together to form panels.
The committee is especially looking for submissions on the following topics:
All aspects of managing and directing acquisitions and/or collection
Acquisitions functions in open source catalogs, integrated or unified
library systems, etc.
Evolving consortial roles in collection development and acquisitions
Staffing, training and development, and recruiting issues, challenges, successes
The future of scholarly communication--its impact on acquisitions and
Data curation and management and other new roles for subject
librarians and technical services specialists
The development and management of digital collections, electronic resources
Cloud applications and implementation in collection services
Streaming content, and other user-centered collection services
The impact of discovery services on collection and content access and usage
External and internal factors driving a library's collection
Assessment tools, methods, and projects-- (i.e., linking collections
with learning outcomes; usage studies)
Return on investment studies—how do we demonstrate our impact?
Acquisitions and collection development: the small academic library or
public library perspective
The future of print: what are the collection management issues?
The DEADLINE for submitting a proposal is December 30, 2014.
To submit a proposal, send an abstract of 200 words or less to:
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The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge planning committee:
Kristina DeShazo, Oregon Health & Science University;
Stacey Devine, Northwestern University;
Nancy Slight-Gibney, University of Oregon; and
Scott Alan Smith, Langlois Public Library