Patron Initiated Acquisitions: An Overview

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day

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In this two hour, live online class, trends in patron initiated acquisitions will be reviewed, including an overview of how public and academic libraries are making patron driven decisions, how data is used to inform the process, and an in depth discussion of both the positives and negatives of patron initiated collection development. The impact on all library services will be discussed and model programs reviewed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know what types of data are used for decision making in a patron initiated acquisitions program
  • Understand the assessment of patron initiated collection development
  • Cite the positive and negative impacts of patron driven acquisitions on collections
  • Apply the ideas of model patron driven acquisitions programs to your own program
  • Understand how patron initiated acquisitions effects different areas of the library
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Originally broadcast March 12, 2013.

Biography ~ Russell Palmer
Russell Palmer is the Supervisor of Professional Development at LYRASIS. He writes, teaches, and speaks on a wide range of topics, including resource sharing, reference and information services, collection development and information literacy. Russell previously worked as Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at Mercer University. Russell has been invited to speak at state, regional, national, and international conferences, including LOEX, LOEX of the West, and the Reference Renaissance. He earned his MLIS at Florida State University, and his AB in English at the University of Georgia.