24 October 2013


This is the Library report for PUB 456:  Institutional and International Event Planning and Management.  This elective course will first be offered on the Vancouver Campus in the Fall of 2014 and annually thereafter.  Estimated enrollment is 40 students.  


The following monograph titles from the course outline are not available at the SFU Library and will need to be purchased:

Bladen, Charles. Events Management : An Introduction ISBN 9781280681585 $350
Allen, Judy. Event Planning : The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fund-raising Galas, Conferences, Conventions, Incentives and Other Special Events 2nd ed ISBN 9780470156186 $80
Goldblatt, Joe. Special events : a new generation and the next frontier. Dr. Joe Goldblatt, CSEP. The complete guide to careers in special events ISBN 9781118011911 $82
Shone, Anton. Successful event management : a practical handbook 4th ed. ISBN 9781408075999 $64
Lord, Clayton (2012) Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art, Theatre Bay Area Publications ISBN 9780985145200 $29 
Total one-time monograph costs:  $605
As we are currently not collecting in subject areas to support this course, the following subject classes should be added to the Publishing Profile with our major book wholesaler:
AS6 Organization of societies, conventions, congresses, calendars.
HD53 Intellectual work. Intellectual capital.
GT3400-5090 Customs relative to public and social life
The above subject classifications generate an average of 85 titles/year at an Upper Undergraduate/Graduate-Research level.  The average book cost is $101.  It is estimated that 15 books/year would be selected. 
Total ongoing monograph costs:  $1,515


The SFU Library provides access to the following journal titles which may be useful for this course.  Here is a small sample of titles:
  • Canadian journal of communication
  • Conference & incentive travel
  • Event
  • Journal of convention & event tourism
  • Special events
No additional journal subscriptions are required. 

Bibliographic Tools

The SFU Library provides access to a number of databases that will support students in this course including, but not limited to:
  • CBCA Fulltext Reference
  • Business Source Complete
  • Academic Search Premier
No further bibliographic tools are required. 

Total Costs

One time monograph costs: $605

Ongoing monograph costs: $1,515/year