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Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) Workshop

Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) has been identified as a model to meet users’ demands while potentially saving thousands of dollars in purchasing costs. If you are interested in learning more about how PDA works, how to implement it at your library, how others have implemented it at their libraries, or looking to add a different vendor or format of PDA to your library, then this workshop is for you! Library representatives will present their experiences with print or electronic PDA at their library – the what, why, and how’s – while YBP representatives will provide the vendor’s perspective in setting up a PDA program at your library.

Charles Hillen & Glenn Johnson-Grau, Loyola Marymount University
Mary Woodley, Cal State University, Northridge
Germaine Wadeborn, UCLA
Joan Thompson & Barbara Kawecki, YBP

Date:                Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Time:               9:30am-3:00pm (9:30-10:00am Coffee Hour; optional building tour 2:15-3:00pm)

Location:          William H. Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Suite (3rd floor) Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

The William H. Hannon Library is located on the Westchester campus of Loyola Marymount University. The main entrance to the Westchester campus is located off Lincoln Boulevard at LMU Drive, just south of Jefferson Boulevard. The address is:

One LMU Drive
Los Angeles, California 90045

Parking:           Parking is free. A parking pass for the day may be obtained at the entrance kiosk on LMU Drive. The security guard will give instructions where to park your car. Need local driving directions? Need campus, street and area maps?

Cost:      $40.00 (SCTPG members)
  $50.00 (non-SCTPG members—includes the $10.00 one-year membership fee)
  Coffee hour, lunch, refreshments, and handouts included


Registration:    Participation is limited to 40 people; registration closes Friday, Dec. 2nd.

RSVP by emailing the completed registration form to Wendolyn Vermeer at

AND pay by mailing the completed registration form and your check (payable to “SCTPG”) to Wendolyn Vermeer at the address below:

Wendolyn Vermeer, SCTPG Program Chair
University Library, 15-1919E
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

Registration         pdf version                      


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