Since I have spent the past two years in library acquisitions, I was excited to see that American Libraries Magazine has a list of useful titles for librarians hoping to familiarize themselves with library acquisitions. Also having spent the past two years in an MLIS program, I know that most educators (i.e. professors) have no clue as to what goes on in library acquisitions (or technical services, for that matter). And most of my public services colleagues don’t have a full grasp of what happens in library acquisitions.
So American Libraries Magazine‘s mini-bibliography on library acquisitions thrills me. Hopefully more librarians, professors, and library and information science students will pick up a few of these books and educate themselves about one of the most complex aspects of working in a library.
Check out the list here.