Good news, despite a notice on Connect indicating otherwise, the ALCTS Patron Driven Pre-conference is still open for registration. The conference, led by librarian and vendor experts, will offer attendees a nuts and bolts approach to establishing and managing a successful PDA program.To learn more and to register, go to:

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ALCTS Preconference – ALA Annual Conference 2011

Patron-Driven Acquisitions in Academic Libraries: Maximizing Technology to Minimize Risk
Friday, June 24, 2011 (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Morial Convention Center, Room 260

More libraries are utilizing patron driven acquisition (PDA) and vendors are offering creative business models to complement traditional purchasing approaches, posing new opportunities/challenges for acquisitions. This pre-conference, led by experienced professionals, will guide attendees through the different models, expose them to real life programs at libraries of varying sizes, offer strategies for the set-up and on-going management, as well as point out common technical services issues.

Clare Appavoo, Director of Sales & Strategic Support, Coutts Information Services; Matt Barnes, Vice President Academic Sales, ebrary; Robin Champieux, Vice President, Business Development, EBL; Adam Chandler, E-Resources & Database Management Research Librarian, Cornell University; Annette Day, Head, Collection Management, North Carolina State University; Michael Levine-Clark, Collections Librarian, University of Denver; Boaz Nadav-Manes, Head, Acquisitions Services and Philosophy Librarian, Cornell University;, Barbara A. Kawecki, MLS; Senior Digital Content Sales Manager, YBP Library Services; Suzanne
Ward, Head, Collection Management, Purdue University Libraries; Doug Way, Head of Collections, Grand Valley State University; Rick Lugg, R2 Consulting LLC.

Sponsored by ALCTS

Tickets: Advance Registration (ends May 13) and Onsite Registration: ALA Member $239; Division (ALCTS) Member $219; Retired Member, $99; Student Member $99; Non-Member $319

Event Code: ALC2

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