Deborah Hathaway is the Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian for the University of Dallas. Deborah has fourteen years of experience working in acquisitions for the University of Dallas. She holds a BS in Human Relations and Business (Amberton University) and a Master’s in Library Science (Texas Woman’s University).
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Series Editor: Susan E. Thomas
Library acquisitions work requires knowledge and competency in a variety of areas, including traditional collection development, e-book acquisitions, print monograph, streaming media, and serials acquisitions, familiarity with scholarly communications and open education, licensing electronic resources, negotiating with vendors, cataloging, and working with library systems. The work is challenging and constantly evolving, and librarians new to acquisitions will need a wide range of skill sets to perform their responsibilities well in this position. Budgeting and accounting, managing purchase orders and invoices, evaluating usage statistics, submitting fiscal reports, supervising employees, and communicating effectively are just some of the necessary skills needed to work in acquisitions. This Sudden Position Guide to Acquisitions will provide the librarian who is just starting out in the field with all the best practices, tools of the trade, advice, and background knowledge needed to succeed in their new position.
One What You Absolutely Need to Know
Two Standards and Best Practices for Acquisitions
Three Things You Might Encounter
Four Tools of the Trade
Five Relevant Resources
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