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Provides handouts and additional information related to "Use-Driven Acquisitions Plans: Practical approaches for building sustainable PDA/DDA programs in your library," a workshop given at the ACRL 2015 Conference

Title & Abstract

Use-Driven Acquisitions Plans:

Practical approaches for building sustainable PDA/DDA programs in your library


Workshop Abstract:

Join this dynamic program to learn practical methods for developing sustainable use-driven acquisitions (UDA) plans in a variety of formats. Attendees will join a team to design a unique user-driven plan in a specific format – print monographs, e-books, and streaming videos – for a library of varying size or type. Reconvened, each group will summarize their UDA plan. A final take-away will be to review methods for assessing cost-use and effectiveness of the newly created UDAs.

Friday, March 27, 2015 -- 9:00AM-12:00PM



Steve Carrico

Acquisitions Librarian 

University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries 

Steven Carrico is an Acquisitions Librarian employed at the University of Florida since 1994, earning tenure in 2002. He has authored or co-authored a wide range of journal articles, monograph chapters, and other publications, and is a peer reviewer and member of the Editorial Board for Library Resources & Technical Services. Steve’s current interests are in the areas of collection development with a focus on Use-Driven Acquisitions (a.k.a. PDA/DDA and Evidence-Based Selection programs), and assessment.




Erin Gallagher

Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian 

Rollins College 

Erin Gallagher received her Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University, where she also studied Dance and English. In her previous life, she worked as a Collections Consultant for numerous college and university libraries in the US and Canada. She joined the Olin Library at Rollins College in January of 2014 as E-resources and Serials Librarian. Her research interests include digital collection development methods such as usage-driven acquisition and short-term loans, and vendor-publisher-library relations. She serves as Co-Convener of the Association of College and Research Libraries College Library Section and enjoys presenting at regional and national conferences. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she delights in traveling, hiking, cooking, and trying to be a wildly successful Jeopardy contestant.


Michelle Leonard

Associate University Librarian 

University of Florida, Marston Science Library  

Michelle Leonard is a tenured, Associate University Librarian in the Marston Science Library at the University of Florida where she serves as a library liaison to the departments of Entomology & Nematology, Environmental Engineering Sciences, Geological Sciences, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, and the School of Natural Resources and Environment.





Trey Shelton

E-Resources Librarian

University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries

Trey Shelton has been with the Smathers Libraries since 2010 and in his current role since 2012. He received his MLS from the University of South Florida in 2009. His primary research focuses on cost, use, and usage studies of e-resources, particularly pertaining to data driven decision making. He is also interested in acquisition/e-resource workflow analysis and how mobile technologies are changing research behavior.  

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