LSSC Elective Competencies: Collection Management
Instructor: Freeda Brook
Dates: November 2nd through December 13th, 2020
Credits: 2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs
A six week online course on collection management, designed to meet the elective requirement for the Library Support Staff Certification program. This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles and functions of collections in libraries. This includes how library staff select, maintain, assess, and deselect materials in the collection. Collection staff must be able to assess library user needs, analyze how well the collection meets those needs, and balance a wide variety of factors in deciding which resources to add to the collection and which resources to remove. This course will get you started in all of these areas, as well as give the specific competencies laid out by the LSSC program.
Freeda Brook is the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian at Luther College in Decorah, IA. She holds a BA in Political Science from Grinnell College and a MLIS and MPA from University of Washington. Her research areas include critical race studies, scholarly communication and open access, copyright, and Wikipedia.
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
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