Tuesday, May 02, 2006

CFP: The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge (May 2007)

CFP: The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge (May 2007)


WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?

* The pre-eminent Western North America conference on acquisitions and collection development, entering its seventh year at Timberline Lodge.

* A small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Northwestern setting.

* A three day conference focusing on the methods and madness of building and managing library collections.

* See The Acquisitions Institute home page 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:

Operations management of acquisitions or collection development
Organization for collection development
Role of consortia in collection development
Acquiring media, dvd's, images, and music recordings
Financial management, accounting practices, and audits
Integrated library systems as management information systems
Personnel issues and strategies for change
Changing roles of book vendors and subscription agents
Vendor selection and assessment
Economics of scholarly publishing
External forces driving a library's collection management decisions
Open access
Faculty involvement in scholarly communication issues
Costs/benefits of gifts

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE for submitting a proposal?

* December 1, 2006

HOW do I submit a proposal?

* Send an abstract of 200 words or less to:

Richard Brumley
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501