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Discussion Doodle to determine best date/time for ALA Midwinter Just Ask Discussion Forum

by Cathay Keough on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 03:06 pm
in Just Ask Team

Hello Just Ask Team,

Going to Chicago for ALA Midwinter in January/February 2015?  Join us!

Please follow this link to this brief Doodle to give your choices for the best date/time:

http://doodle.com/a5fxxakiqeh3uk2f

The agenda has not been finalized yet but it's bound to be lively and informative!  If you have comments, ideas, questions, please post them here.

Discussion LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:34 am
in Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is Feb. 28, 2015.

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is Feb. 28, 2015.

The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, library consortia and others.

At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or PhD level.

To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form athttp://www.ala.org/lita/sites/ala.org.lita/files/content/involve/committees/exlibris/ExLibrisAwardApplication.pdf. Send the signed, completed forms by Feb. 27, 2015 to the Award Committee Chair, Sandra Barclay, Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Rd NW MD# 0009, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5827. Submit the manuscript to Sandra electronically at sbarclay@kennesaw.edu by Feb. 28, 2015.

The award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

 

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents. For more information about Ex Libris Group visit www.exlibrisgroup.com.

 

About LITA

Established in 1966, LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership including systems librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. For more information, visitwww.lita.org, or contact the LITA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4268; or e-mail: lita@ala.org

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Event ALCTS 101 @ ALA Annual!

by Emily Sanford on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:20 am
in ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Hi ANMIG Members! Are you attending ALA's Annual Conference? Want to learn more about ALCTS, being a new professional, and how to get involved? Consider joining ANMIG and the ALCTS Membership Committee at ALCTS 101! More details follow.

Start the weekend off right and get the most out of your conference attendance with ALCTS 101! Join us for a low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes, as we provide an overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division.

Hi ANMIG Members! Are you attending ALA's Annual Conference? Want to learn more about ALCTS, being a new professional, and how to get involved? Consider joining ANMIG and the ALCTS Membership Committee at ALCTS 101! More details follow.

Start the weekend off right and get the most out of your conference attendance with ALCTS 101! Join us for a low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes, as we provide an overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division.

Established members will be on-hand to chat with attendees about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities. All are welcome – those considering membership with ALCTS, student members, new members, and long-term members wanting a brush-up. A short business meeting for the ALCTS New Member Interest Group will occur at the end of the event, where you can volunteer to serve as the Social Media Coordinator or Student Liaison for the next year.

 We’ll also be kicking off the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt that will be going on during the conference. Come to learn more and to get a head start on photos to check off the list!

 Join us at the Las Vegas Hotel – Pavilion 10 on Friday, June 27th 2014 from 7:00-9:30PM (Directly after ALA’s Opening Exhibits). Add it to your scheduler today! http://ala14.ala.org/node/14812

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Discussion ANMIG April Chat: Advocating for Technical Services

by Erin Boyd on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:18 am
in ALCTS New Members Interest Group

When: April 14, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

When: April 14, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Like the greater library world, technical services has undergone many changes in the past 5-10 years, whether it's the continued move from print to digital materials, using new forms of metadata and cataloging rules, or digitization projects. While print materials are still important, the library continues to offer an increasingly large amount of digital material and as more and more of your library's patrons interact with your library online (sometimes even solely online), your role as a technical services librarian is more crucial than ever. But how do you get others outside of the technical services department to see the importance of the work you're doing?

Join us on Monday, April 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT to discuss how to advocate for technical services in your library. Please come with your questions and/or success stories and be prepared for an informative session. Jacob Ineichen, ANMIG Student Member Liaison, will be your host along with Erin Boyd, ANMIG Co-Chair. The chat is open to all ALA members. To join the chat: http://connect.ala.org/node/221003.

1. If you are new to ALAConnect, here is how to join: If you want to log into ALAConnect, you will need to log in to the ALA website with your ALA credentials, update your profile, and select the option to include yourself in Connect. Once you have saved this new preference, you should be able to log in to Connect using your ALA member information.

2. To join the chat (Step 3), you must join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG), which is easy, go to and click the "Join" box under the search box in the left hand menu.

3. Once you have joined the community, you can join the chat here: http://connect.ala.org/node/221003.

 

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Discussion ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt: Saturday Item List

by Jacob Ineichen on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:18 am
in ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Are your cameras ready? Here's the list for Saturday, June 28th. Take pictures of the following items and post them to your favorite social media site (Twitter, Instagram, or Flickr) and remember to tag them with #alaac14 and #alctsac14. Adding a caption would be really helpful too!

You can read the full rules and details on how to participate at tinyurl.com/ac14alctsgames. Get clicking!

Saturday List (and ALCTS 101)

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Are your cameras ready? Here's the list for Saturday, June 28th. Take pictures of the following items and post them to your favorite social media site (Twitter, Instagram, or Flickr) and remember to tag them with #alaac14 and #alctsac14. Adding a caption would be really helpful too!

You can read the full rules and details on how to participate at tinyurl.com/ac14alctsgames. Get clicking!

Saturday List (and ALCTS 101)

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  • At Stan Lee's Auditorium Speaker Series event

  • At an ALCTS CaMMS sponsored meeting

  • At the Lion statue in front of the MGM

  • At the Bellagio Dancing Fountains

  • At the "Eiffel Tower" in front of Paris Paris

3 points

  • At ALCTS 101 (Friday 7-9:30)

  • At the ALCTS Awards Ceremony

  • With any ALCTS Board of Directors Member

5 points

  • With an ALCTS president (past/present/elect or former)

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