Acquisitions Bootcamp

This preconference workshop will be held online using Zoom.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
12:00 – 4:00 pm EST
Cost: $75

Registration is required, and is included on the main Charleston Conference registration page.

Attendance of the full Charleston Conference is not required to attend this session. To register for the preconference without attending the conference, select “Individual Registration,” then “Tuesday Only,” then select Acquisitions Bootcamp from the list of available preconferences.

Acquisitions Bootcamp Seminar


This seminar will offer a high-level overview of the workflows and concepts of the acquisitions process, from selecting materials to interacting with vendors, and articulating the return on investment to the parent organization (academic/special/public libraries). Attendees will gain pragmatic knowledge of strategies and best practices to manage a variety of material types, such as print materials, e-books, and other e-resources. The group will also discuss how emerging issues, like Plan S for open-access science publishing, are affecting core resource management workflows. This class is ideally suited for librarians new to selection and acquisitions workflows.

• Collection Management Overview
• Budgeting
• Assessing User Needs / Selecting Materials
• Acquisitions Workflows
• Negotiation Strategies & Legal Issues
• Collections Assessment
• (E)Resources Management
• Marketing / Outreach


Rebecca Vargha, Head, Information and Library Science Library, UNC Chapel Hill

Liz Siler, Associate Dean for Collection Services, UNC Charlotte



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