Sunday, November 11, 2007

CFP: Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge (May 17-20, 2008)

CFP: Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge (May 17-20, 2008)

Saturday, May 17 through Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Timberline Lodge
One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood
Call for Papers

WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?

* The pre-eminent Western North America conference on acquisitions and collection development, now in its eighth 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 and information content.

* See The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge for more information at

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
The culture of acquisitions
Organization for collection development
Role of consortia in collection development
Financial management, accounting practices, and audits
Integrated library systems as management information systems
Personnel issues and strategies for change
Recruiting and retaining technical services and collection development librarians
Changing roles of book vendors and subscription agents
Vendor selection and assessment
Economics of scholarly publishing
Publishing, pricing and distributing electronic journals
Electronic books: content, access, cataloging
External forces driving a library's collection management decisions
Problems of (and solutions for) managing electronic resources
Linking collections with learning outcomes

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE for submitting a proposal?
* December 30, 2007

HOW do I submit a proposal?
* Send an abstract of 200 words or less to:
Richard Brumley
Oregon State University Libraries, retired
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Voice: (541) 725 - 6635
The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge planning committee consists of Richard Brumley, Oregon State University; Nancy Slight-Gibney, University of Oregon; Faye Chadwell, Oregon State University, and Scott Alan Smith, Blackwell’s Book Services.