2019 Call for Proposals is Open

Submit your proposal before December 31, 2018 for consideration for the 2019 Acquisitions Institute.

WHAT TOPICS are we looking for?

The planning committee is open to Presentations and Table Talks on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management. ┬áPresenters are encouraged to engage the audience in discussion, whether the presentation leans more toward the practical “here’s what we did” sessions or toward the more abstract “here’s what we think” sessions. We seek balance in the program by including both the practical and abstract points of view, either from one or two presenters or a panel of presenters. The committee may wish to bring individual proposals together to form panels. For Table Talks, the proposer(s) must be willing to facilitate the talk they propose.

Topics we and/or last year’s attendees are interested in include:

 

  • Collections analysis projects (e.g., GreenGlass or Gold Rush experiences, altmetrics, etc.)
  • Assessment tools, methods, and projects (e.g., linking collections with learning outcomes; usage studies)
  • Managing liaison programs
  • New models for selection
  • Sustainable models for publishing/pricing
  • Effective management of collections with constrained resources
  • Vendor and publisher evaluation, including business skills to determine financial viability
  • Diversity, inclusion and social justice in acquisitions and collectionsSus
  • Negotiation skills and how to use them, including during library-vendor and library-publisher meetings
  • Innovative vendor-librarian relationships and/or partnerships
  • Staffing, training and development, and recruiting issues, challenges, successes (e.g., onboarding new acquisitions and/or collections staff)
  • Using data visualization techniques to tell our stories (e.g., budget, collections, staff successes, etc.)
  • Impacts of Open Access and Open Repositories on acquisitions and collection development
  • Data curation, including Big Data, and management and other new roles for subject and technical services librarians
  • Digital scholarship
  • Public library and/or small academic library perspectives in acquisitions and collection development