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The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, is now accepting applications for the Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries to participate in our online Fundamentals courses held between September 19, 2016 and December 16, 2016. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Melanie Church, content services librarian at Greenlease Library, Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., as the recipient of the 2016 First Step Award—A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 25, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Florida.

Sunday, April 24 kicks off the 6th annual Preservation Week, a national awareness campaign developed by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Established in 2010, Preservation Week promotes the importance and understanding of protecting and caring for personal and community cultural heritage collections, including books, documents, photographs, textiles, artwork, furniture and any other collectible items.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates the recipient of the 2016 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award, Bonnie Parks. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest and is given for distinguished contributions to serials librarianship. The award will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony on June 25 during the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando.

The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Jim Mouw, associate university librarian for collection services at the University of Chicago, to receive the 2016 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. The award will be presented on June 25 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

Session 1: July 24 - September 1, 2017

This six-week course is an introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata, including:

  • Similarities and differences between cataloging and metadata

  • Descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata schema

  • Content standards and controlled vocabularies

  • Approaches to metadata creation and transformation

  • Metadata project design

Instructors

  • Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata Analysis & Design, University of Virginia Library

  • Jennifer Roper, Interim Senior Director for Collections Access & Discovery, University of Virginia Library

See the Fundamentals of Metadata website for more information.

Fee

$139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

How to Register

To register, complete theonline form orregister by mail.

Registration Deadline

Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

Session 3: July 24 - August 18, 2017

 

This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. The course was developed by Dalene Hawthorne, Head of Systems and Technical Services, Emporia State University.

 

Who Should Attend:

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.

 

Instructors:

  • Jesse Holden, Account Services Manager, EBSCO Information Services

  • Elizabeth Winter, Head of Collection Acquisitions & Management, Georgia Tech Library

  • Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources, SUNY at Buffalo

  • Lisa MacKinder, Head of Acquisitions and Collection Services, Ohio University

 

Registration Fee:

$109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member

 

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to:http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fera/ol_templ

 

This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.

 

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 02:08 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

Session 3: July 17 - August 25, 2017

This six-week online course is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library materials formats. It covers:

  • Goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all formats;

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

Session 3: July 17 - August 25, 2017

This six-week online course is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library materials formats. It covers:

  • Goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all formats;

  • Theoretical foundations and workflows of basic acquisitions functions;

  • Financial management of library collections budgets;

  • Relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.


This course provides a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.

In FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders, receives, and pays for those materials. In many libraries, selecting and acquiring materials may be done in the same department—in the smallest libraries perhaps even by the same person. In larger libraries, selection may be done by a collection development department and/or designated subject specialists, while a separate department acquires the selected materials.  In essence, acquisitions is a business operation, bringing materials into the library and licensing access to library collections and resources.

Who Should Attend:  As a fundamentals course, FOA is tailored for librarians and paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field; and librarians and support staff from other library units and library school or LSSC students who want to know more about acquisitions.  Although FOA focuses on the acquisition of monographs in various physical formats, it covers key components of acquisition and licensing processes for all library materials, in all formats, in all types of libraries.

This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).

Because success in acquisitions depends on ability to collaborate, negotiate, and be flexible to work out win-win solutions with others, this course includes collaborative and social elements.

Instructors

  • Eleanor Cook, Assistant Director for Discovery & Technical Services Academic Library Services, East Carolina University

  • Michelle Flinchbaugh, Acquisitions and Digital Scholarship Services Librarian, UMBC Library

  • Donna Smith, Assistant Head of Technical Services, Northern Kentucky University

  • Jennifer Arnold, Director, Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College

  • Kate B. Moore is Coordinator of Electronic Resources at Indiana University Southeast.

  • Christina Hennessey is Cataloging Librarian at Loyola Marymount University in California.

Registration Fees:  $139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/foa/ol_templ

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Discussion New ALCTS Web Course Explores Fundamentals of Metadata

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 04:40 pm

ALCTS is pleased to announce the release of a new web course on the introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata.This course was developed and will be instructed by Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata Analysis & Design at the University of Virginia Library, and Jennifer Roper, Interim Senior Director for Collections Access & Discovery at the University of Virginia Library.  

ALCTS is pleased to announce the release of a new web course on the introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata.This course was developed and will be instructed by Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata Analysis & Design at the University of Virginia Library, and Jennifer Roper, Interim Senior Director for Collections Access & Discovery at the University of Virginia Library.  

The Fundamentals of Metadata will examine similarities and differences between cataloging and metadata; descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata schema; content standards and controlled vocabularies; approaches to metadata creation and transformation; and metadata project design. 

Upon completion of this six-week course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand different types of metadata, content standards, and controlled vocabularies and their fit for purpose
  • Describe content using a metadata schema, content standard, and controlled vocabulary of their choice
  • Understand reasons and methods for metadata transformation
  • Design a metadata project based on real-world scenarios

2017 Session Dates

Session 1: July 24 – September 1
Session 2: October 2 – November 10

Registration Fees

$139 ALCTS members; $169 nonmembers 

To Register

Register online using the online learning registration site. Courses are listed by session date. Click on the “register link” located to the right of the session you are interested in. You will be prompted to login with your ALA member ID or create a guest account, to begin the registration process.

Register by mail (purchase order or check) by completing this print registration form. Tip: If you’re unable to open this “register by mail” link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.

Note: This course is limited to 25 students per session, and sessions are expected to sell out quickly. Register today.

For questions or comments related to this or other ALCTS events, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Meetings Manager, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

View a complete listing of ALCTS Fundamentals Web Courses.

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Discussion ALCTS Publishing Releases Sudden Selector’s Guide on Government Publications

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 04:36 pm

ALCTS Publishing has released its latest publication from the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications. Authored by Alexandra Simons and edited by Mary Feeney and Helene Williams, this new guide explores the resources and information needed to be a successful coordinator of a library’s government information collections.

ALCTS Publishing has released its latest publication from the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications. Authored by Alexandra Simons and edited by Mary Feeney and Helene Williams, this new guide explores the resources and information needed to be a successful coordinator of a library’s government information collections. With tips for understanding the Government Publishing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program, managing and marketing government document collections, and finding the best sources for online government resources, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications offers valuable information and resources for those who find themselves in the position of acquiring, organizing and maintaining government publications.

Access to government information is vital to researchers in all disciplines and more important than ever to maintain an informed citizenry. With the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications, access to this critical information is easier for librarians to obtain for their patrons.  In addition, this new Sudden Selector’s Guide provides substantial information on which government agencies have the resources you need to help your patrons, where to find a range of available government resources, and what you need to know as a federal depository librarian. This guide will be useful to librarians in any type of library for both collection development and management as well as reference purposes.

Sponsored by the ALCTS Collection Management Section (CMS) the Sudden Selector's Guide series, is designed to help library workers become acquainted with the tools, resources, people and organizations that can help them develop collections in new or unfamiliar subject areas. Other guides in the series include the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Business ResourcesSudden Selector’s Guide to Communication Studies ResourcesSudden Selector’s Guide to Chemistry Resources, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Biology Resources and Sudden Selector’s Guide to Physics Resources. Each of these guides is available in print and as a PDF in the ALA Store.

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Discussion Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes!

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 12:08 pm

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities. 

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members 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 to brush-up on what ALCTS can offer you!

Following ALCTS 101, the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) will hold a brief business meeting which will be open to all those interested in joining ANMIG.

Join us at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, Room Columbus A-D on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. Add this event to your scheduler today! Please note that we will end the ALCTS 101 event closer to 8:30 pm rather than 9:30 pm. 

You’re also invited to the ALCTS 102 - The After Party! Join your colleagues and head over to the Hyatt Regency Chicago, BIG Bar, immediately following ALCTS 101 in the same hotel. An RSVP is appreciated for headcount purposes, but not required! Visit this link to let us know if you can make it: https://goo.gl/forms/ICnOoEiRyuuKQhx22.   

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Discussion Creating the Future of Digital Scholarship Together: Collaboration from Within Your Library - Program at Annual

by Andrea Wirth on Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 03:11 pm

Please join us for "Creating the Future of Digital Scholarship Together: Collaboration from Within Your Library," being held Saturday, June 24, 8:30-10:00am in McCormick Place, W185A.  The panel of speakers will demonstrate how digital scholarship librarians and individuals in areas such as collections and metadata services can collaborate in support of new forms of faculty and student scholarship.  
 

Please join us for "Creating the Future of Digital Scholarship Together: Collaboration from Within Your Library," being held Saturday, June 24, 8:30-10:00am in McCormick Place, W185A.  The panel of speakers will demonstrate how digital scholarship librarians and individuals in areas such as collections and metadata services can collaborate in support of new forms of faculty and student scholarship.  
 
Please see the attached handout for additional details and find the speakers' complete abstracts  on the ALA Conference Scheduler.

Andrea Wirth                         

Digital Scholarship Librarian

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

andrea.wirth@unlv.edu     

Norm Medeiros

Associate Librarian for Collection Management & Metadata Services

Haverford College

nmedeiro@haverford.edu

 

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Discussion ALCTS Exchange Presentation on the Decolonization of the Catalog Now Available as Open Access

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 03:52 pm

Power structures embedded in the metadata of library catalogs often reflect the same power structures embedded in western society, including white supremacy and racism. This problem is especially prominent in tribal college libraries where students from tribal nations must routinely situate their information needs within the context of these oppressive ontologies. This compromising of Indigenous ways of knowing contradicts the mission of tribal colleges and undermines tribal sovereignty.

Power structures embedded in the metadata of library catalogs often reflect the same power structures embedded in western society, including white supremacy and racism. This problem is especially prominent in tribal college libraries where students from tribal nations must routinely situate their information needs within the context of these oppressive ontologies. This compromising of Indigenous ways of knowing contradicts the mission of tribal colleges and undermines tribal sovereignty. As a result, decolonization of the catalog—rebuilding vocabularies to honor Indigenous knowledge and culture—is critical. 

During the 2017 ALCTS Exchange in May, Hannah Buckland, director of Library Services at Leech Lake Tribal College, discussed how tribal college librarians confront the barrier that exists with current cataloging constructs and provided ideas for connecting local metadata with user needs in her presentation “Decolonizing Catalogs in Tribal College Libraries.” Due to the significance of this topic, ALCTS is releasing this presentation as open access and making it available on the ALCTS YouTube Channel. Explore the issues surrounding this pertinent topic in this compelling presentation

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Online Doc Call for Proposals: ALCTS Programs at the 2018 Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting

by Kevin Clair on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 12:57 pm

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites you to submit a program, preconference or symposium proposal for upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.

The ALCTS Program Committee welcomes topics that are of current and ongoing interest to the ALCTS membership, including acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, collection management, continuing resources, preservation and reformatting. Proposals will be reviewed by the ALCTS Program Committee and proposal submitters will be contacted shortly following Annual Conference 2017.

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites you to submit a program, preconference or symposium proposal for upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.

The ALCTS Program Committee welcomes topics that are of current and ongoing interest to the ALCTS membership, including acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, collection management, continuing resources, preservation and reformatting. Proposals will be reviewed by the ALCTS Program Committee and proposal submitters will be contacted shortly following Annual Conference 2017.

To propose an event, please submit an online proposal form using the links provided in this message.

Call for Proposals

ALA 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 21-26

  • Preconference – One or two-day interactive training workshop held at Annual
  • Preconference Proposal Form | Submission Deadline: August 11, 2017
  • Program – One-hour educational sessions held at Annual. Log into the ALA system to begin your online proposal.  Anyone can submit a proposal, regardless of membership status. When completing the proposal form, be sure to select the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) to have your proposal reviewed by ALCTS.
  • Program Proposal Submission Site (login or create a new account to enter) | Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017

ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting in Denver, February 9-13

  • Virtual Symposium - Two or three one-hour virtual sessions held prior to Midwinter
  • Virtual Symposium Proposal Form | Submission Deadline: September 27, 2017

Proposal and Event Planning Information

Additional information about submitting a proposal can be found using these links:
 
General ALCTS Event Planning Information
ALA Program Proposal Process Information
Program Submission Information Packet
 
Questions & Comments

Please send any questions or comments about submitting a proposal to:
 
Kevin Clair (kevin.clair@du.edu) – ALCTS Program Committee Co-Chair
Hayley Moreno (morenoh@oclc.org) – ALCTS Program Committee Co-Chair
Julie Reese (jreese@ala.org) – ALCTS Continuing Education & Program Manager
 
Sincerely,
Kevin Clair & Hayley Moreno
Co-Chairs, ALCTS Program Committee

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Discussion Chelcie Juliet Rowell appointed new ALCTS News Editor

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 03:37 pm

The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has approved the appointment of Chelcie Juliet Rowell as the new editor of ALCTS News, a continuously updated online publication with the purpose to report the news and activities of ALCTS and its members, and to be the voice of the association. Her term will run July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. 

The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has approved the appointment of Chelcie Juliet Rowell as the new editor of ALCTS News, a continuously updated online publication with the purpose to report the news and activities of ALCTS and its members, and to be the voice of the association. Her term will run July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. 

Chelcie is digital scholarship librarian and history liaison at Boston College’s O’Neill Library. She has been a member of ALCTS since 2012, and is currently serving as Intern to the ALCTS Board of Directors after finishing her year as the 2015-16 ALCTS Emerging Leader. She is also a current member of the Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) Editorial Board. Chelcie previously served on the ALCTS President’s Program Committee, the Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award Jury, and was co-chair of the PARS Preservation Metadata Interest Group. While in graduate school, she served as president of the University of North Carolina Information & Library Science Student Association (ILSSA) and was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Service to the School Award. 

“Chelcie brings to the editor position enthusiasm for ALCTS, managerial aptitude and a vision for expanding community engagement through a strong digital communication strategy,” said Maria DePalma Collins, chair of the search committee. “Her focus on telling the stories of the organization and extending the publication's reach through social media will ensure that ALCTS News will continue to connect and grow the ALCTS community.”

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The mission of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is to shape and respond nimbly to all matters related to the selection, identification, acquisition, organization, management, retrieval, and preservation of recorded knowledge through education, publication, and collaboration.

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