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SLIS 766 - Collection Development and Acquisitions

Class Session: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Friday, December 07, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Prerequisites: SLIS 701

Instructor: Jennifer Arns

Note: Please register for this course by August 17, 2018. Sections for this course: J50 (SC), J91 (Other States Cohort), J92 (Other Countries Cohort). J91 and J92 students pay the cohort tuition rate.


Course Description

An examination of information agencies and their purposes, collections, collection policies, and acquisition procedures.


General Information

Course will be delivered primarily via Blackboard but will include Adobe Connect sessions and other online resources. High-speed internet access is required.


Online Session Information

There will be online sessions via Adobe Connect on Thursdays, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Students may participate live online or view the sessions at a later time. Students are responsible for all material covered. Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. High-speed Internet access is required for Adobe Connect.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

No textbooks are required for this course; see the syllabus for more information.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


.Note for Virginia Students.

SLIS 766 is required for Virginia students who want to work in a public library.


Information is accurate as of September 20, 2018, 8:43 am (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.



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