Online Learning Institute


Course Description: Purchase On Demand 201 (Summer 2018 Course Dates: May 14 – June 08, 2018)

Live Sessions happening on Wednesdays @ 1:00PM Eastern
Instructors: Megan Gaffney, Kate Ross, and Kourtney Blackburn

Two-hundred level courses are designed to dig deeper into specific areas of resource sharing workflows. Success in these courses happens when students are able to implement the course materials, presentations, and resources to new or current projects and/or workflows in their own libraries. These courses are targeted toward those who have a solid understanding of resource sharing as a library service and are responsible for workflows beyond the day to day processing.

The Online Learning Institute’s Purchase on Demand Course will engage students in basic principles of a monograph-focused purchase on demand program in order to be informed of a variety of models currently in place at academic libraries of various sizes. This course will emphasize programs through which new monographs (print and e-books) and other physical materials are added to library collections, and article purchasing will be briefly discussed. Students will create a workflow that incorporates a new purchase on demand program into current procedures, and facilitators will briefly discuss how a program can bolster additional library services, such as information literacy. Successful completion of this course includes weekly attendance at 3 out of 4 live sessions.

Note: ILLiad will be heavily used during this course.

Students will learn: Expected Time Commitment: Students can expect to spend approximately between 2 and 3 hours a week on each course. Time spent will be applied to readings, videos, course discussions, and a synchronous session each week.

Engagement: Course engagement includes readings, quizzes, videos, and other resources to support students’ development with each course topic. The most valuable aspect of each course is the opportunity to participate in course discussions with colleagues. Students’ success will heavily weigh on these discussion participations. Each discussion will be facilitated by instructors and prompted with new questions/topics each week.

Completion: Completion of each course will be measured by participation in 3 out of 4 synchronous sessions, successful completion of each week’s quiz, and engagement with the course registrants through discussion boards mentioned above.

Technology: The required technology to successfully complete an Online Learning Institute course includes access to the internet and a computer with microphone/speakers (i.e. headset for session participation). If a headset is unavailable, students may telephone in to the live sessions.