The Music Library Association (IAML US) and the American Library Association will be co-presenting an online course entitled "Music Collection Development for Every Librarian." The course will last from May 21, 2018 to July 1, 2018 and will be held asynchronously, meaning that there are no live sessions but participants must complete the viewings, readings, and assignments on their own time within a set schedule.
Houman Behzadi, Lisa Hooper, and John Redford will lead the course. The course description is as follows:
"This eCourse will provide a detailed introduction to the core concepts, functions, and tools of music collection development. Over the course of pre-recorded video lessons, readings, and assignments, students will develop their own collecting philosophy and gain a deeper understanding of collection development policies, ownership vs access, collecting strategies, budget management, format-based selection tools, firm orders, standing orders, and approval plans. Instructors will note the commonalities and differences in how core concepts are adapted to local institutional needs in small, medium, and large institutions."
For information about costs, how to register, and more details about the course, please see the ALA Store website.