Wednesday, October 06, 2010

CFP: The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

CFP: The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge
Saturday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Timberline Lodge (One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood)



WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?
* The pre-eminent conference held in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development, now in its eleventh 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.

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 and the planning committee may 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
* Acquisitions functions or modules in open source catalogs
* Web 2.0 for acquisitions and collection development 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

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE for submitting a proposal?
* December 30, 2010

HOW do I submit a proposal?
* Send an abstract of 200 words or less to:


Faye A. Chadwell
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
phone: 541-737-8528 fax: 541-737-3453