Rachelle McLain

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Assistant Professor | Collection Development Librarian

Hannah McKelvey

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Assistant Professor | Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian


Join library faculty for the first of six workshops in our series, The MSU Library Revealed: A Learning Series for Faculty, to learn how the Library uses its materials budget to acquire print and electronic resources, and how different subscription models are changing the ways that libraries spend money. This session will discuss how the library makes purchasing and cancellation decisions, the rising cost of scholarly resources, and how the MSU Library is evolving its spending to meet the needs of its researchers and students. 

Completing this workshop will earn 1 credit towards annual membership in the Center for Faculty Excellence.

Learning Outcomes

Attending this workshop allows faculty to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Gain awareness of the amount of money the MSU Library spends each year on Library materials.
  • Understand how the MSU Library collections budget is allocated for different resources (i.e., electronic and print).
  • Understand how the MSU Library makes purchasing and canceling decisions throughout the fiscal year.


Please use the links below to register for either the in-person or virtual session. 

In Person

Wednesday, Sept. 29 |10:00 am to 11:00 am | Innovative Learning Studio, MSU Library


Thursday, Sept. 30 |1:00 pm to 2:00 pm |WebEx