Archive for the ‘Collection Management’ Tag

CHOICE Reviews Online

Choice Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is a subscription source “for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.” Published by ACRL and ALA, Choice is the flagship resource for collection development; reviews are timely, written by subject experts, and include a summary recommendation indicating appropriate readership level and library type for each resource reviewed.


Charleston Conference: Issues in Book & Serial Acquisition

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment.

ACRL New England

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter hosts an annual spring conference and has various Special Interest Groups that hold meetings and workshops at various times of the year in locations around New England :

  • Access Services Interest Group (ASIG)
  • Collection Development (CDIG)
  • Information Technology (ITIG)
  • New England Library Instruction (NELIG)
  • Scholarly Communications (SCIG)
  • Serials and Electronic Resources Interest Group (SERIG)
  • Women’s Studies Interest Group (WSIG)

NH College & University Council (NHCUC)

NHCUC is a non-profit consortium promoting and advancing higher education in the state of New Hampshire.  NHCUC’s Library Committee has various sub-sections that hold meetings throughout the year:  Directors, Inter-Library Loan, Databases/Collection Development.

NHCUC offers an annual  Job-Shadowing and a Library Leadership Mentoring Program. The contact person is Dan Speidel,  Library Director Rivier College 603-897-8576  603-897-8889 (fax)

The NHCUC Databases Working group meets at least twice a year to share information and ideas on collection development of electronic resources. Current chair is Betsy Holmes, St. Anselm College.