Just what some of you have been asking for, acquisitions training! ALCTS is promoting a recently designed course called Funadamentals of Acquisitions. It is a distance-education, Web-based course that is perfect for librarians and paraprofessionals new to acquisitions.
The course covers the basics of acquiring monographs and serials: goals and methods; financial management of materials budgets; and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.
The first two sessions are open for registration: Feb. 4 to 29 and Mar. 31 to Apr. 25. If you are interested, don't delay because we are told the sessions fill up fast.
To register, and to get more information about the course, go to the ALCTS Web site at: