Thursday, October 09, 2008

CFP: Timberline Acquisitions Institute

CFP: Timberline Acquisitions Institute

Hello all, please consider joining us for the Timberline Acquisitions Institute if you aren’t up to submitting a proposal. It is a fun institute–a much smaller scale than Charleston.

If you are interested in presenting, the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge is seeking proposals for presentations as part of the Institute’s ninth year as the pre-eminent Western North America conference on acquisitions and collection development. This three-day conference focuses on the methods and madness of building and managing library collections and information content and provides a small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Northwestern setting. Institute planners are open to presentations on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management. For the 2009 Institute, we are keen to see submissions that address:

• Operations management of acquisitions or collection development
• Acquisitions functions in open source catalogs
• Web 2.0 for acquisitions work
• Role of consortia in collection development
• How subject librarians use their time
• Feral professionals: non-MLS professionals in libraries
• Recruiting for technical services and collection development
• Scholarly communication from the publisher perspective
• Opening day collections: process and problems
• Data curation: new roles for subject and technical services specialists
• E-books, streaming audio, streaming video: content, access, cataloging
• External forces driving a library’s collection management decisions
• Collection assessment: library and vendor perspectives
• Linking collections with learning outcomes
• Return on investment studies
• Acquisitions and collection development: the small library perspective

See The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge for more information at
. The 2009 Timberline Acquisitions Institute will be held Saturday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at the Timberline Lodge. The Lodge is located approximately one hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood. The deadline for submitting proposals is December 30, 2008. To submit a proposal, send an abstract of 200 words or less to:

Faye A. Chadwell
Associate University Librarian
for Collections & Content Mgmt
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
phone: 541-737-8528 fax: 541-737-3453