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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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Discussion Reminder: Deadline for ALCTS Exchange Proposals in Two Days

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 11:56 am

The deadline for ALCTS Exchange proposals is Friday, December 9—submit your proposal now!  

Take part in the first-ever, fully online, interactive forum from ALCTS by submitting a proposal for the ALCTS Exchange

The deadline for ALCTS Exchange proposals is Friday, December 9—submit your proposal now!  

Take part in the first-ever, fully online, interactive forum from ALCTS by submitting a proposal for the ALCTS Exchange

The ALCTS Exchange Working Group welcomes proposals for the May 2017 virtual event that highlight the innovation happening in the profession as well as reflect on the progress made in past decades. Proposal topics should be relevant to the overarching theme, Embracing the Past, Building the Future, as well as the daily themes for each session

Proposals will be evaluated on the following four points: 

  • Relevance to the Exchange’s Themes and Audience
  • Opportunities for Learning
  • Opportunities for Audience Interaction
  • Diversity and Inclusion

The deadline for proposals is December 9, and proposal submitters will be notified by early February 2017. 

Ready to submit your proposal? Submit using the Presentation Proposal Form

Learn what makes a successful proposal, view the success criteria, and check out the session formats

Still have questions about the submission process and what the ALCTS Exchange Working Group is looking for? 

View the ALCTS Exchange: Preparing a Persuasive Proposal webinar, and get an in-depth look at what it takes to produce a solid proposal. 

Connect with ALCTS Exchange on Facebook and Twitter using #ALCTSx17.

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Discussion Call for Submissions: My ALCTS Experience

by Shanna Hollich on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 08:26 am

***please excuse the inevitable cross-posting***

Looking for something fun to do this winter?

The editorial team at ALCTS News is looking for volunteers to share their stories for the My ALCTS Experience column. This is a regular column that highlights the experience of one of our members. Some recent examples can be found here:

http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/columns/myalctsexp-neatrour

***please excuse the inevitable cross-posting***

Looking for something fun to do this winter?

The editorial team at ALCTS News is looking for volunteers to share their stories for the My ALCTS Experience column. This is a regular column that highlights the experience of one of our members. Some recent examples can be found here:

http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/columns/myalctsexp-neatrour

http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/columns/myalctsexp-wynne

http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/columns/myalctsexp-leach

 

Possible topics to cover include: How did you discover ALCTS? What has your experience with ALCTS been like so far? Has ALCTS helped you get a job? Has ALCTS helped you on the job? Have you made awesome networking/mentoring/peer contacts through ALCTS? Do you have any advice for other ALCTS members?

 

If you’re interested in being featured, would like to nominate someone else who might be interested, or have questions/comments/cool ideas, please contact Shanna Hollich at shollich@gmail.com.

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Discussion ALCTS Midwinter Symposium celebrates equity, diversity and inclusion

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 12:30 pm

On Friday, Jan. 20, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will present its Midwinter Symposium Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

On Friday, Jan. 20, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will present its Midwinter Symposium Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta. Organized by Charles Wilt, chair, ALCTS President’s Program Committee, and co-hosted by the Georgia State University Library and Director Jeff Steely, this symposium will address the need for action relating to equity, diversity and inclusion in libraries.  Join your colleagues for this riveting program on Jan. 20 at the Knowles Conference Center, College of Law, at the Georgia State University.

Courtney Young, ALA president 2014-2015 and head librarian and professor of Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University’s Greater Allegheny campus, will open the program with a keynote speech followed by speakers Hannah Buckland, Charlotte Roh, Harrison Inefuke, Paolo Gujilde, Emily Drabinski, Ann Marie Willer and Miriam Centeno. Providing closing remarks is Mark Puente, director of Diversity and Leadership Programs, Association of Research Libraries.

This not to be missed Midwinter symposium examines the critical roles of equity, diversity and inclusion in today’s libraries and its collections. Touching on the many aspects of library collections, topics include equitable access to collections, scholarly communication and diversity, diversity and visibility in collection development and management, inclusion and advocacy in cataloging and diversity, and inclusion in preservation.

Online registration is available through the ALA 2017 Midwinter Meeting website. Include this symposium in your conference registration or register for it alone. The cost of this full-day ALCTS symposium is $219 for ALCTS members, $269 for ALA members, $319 for non-members and $99 for ALA student members and retired members. The registration event code is ALC1, and attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting is not required to register for this event. Space is limited so register early.

A complete listing of ALCTS events at Midwinter is available, and you can follow ALCTS on social media using #alctsmw17 to get the latest details about ALCTS Midwinter programming. 

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Event ALCTS webinar: Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap

by Gina Solares on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 10:54 am

ALCTS webinar: Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

ALCTS webinar: Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: This webinar will begin with a short description of best practices for consideration in any research data collection/management plan. Once this information is covered, the webinar will transition to a demonstration and discussion of REDCap—a data management platform used by research teams across the world.

This webinar is sponsored by ALCTS CE.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will have learned:

1) Importance of thinking through real world study requirements and logistical workflow before starting collection of data

2) Importance of good recordkeeping and documentation of records for ongoing and shared research

3) Practice implementation exercise and overview of REDCap - a data collection and management platform available at no cost to academic, non-profit and government institutional partners (www.project-redcap.org)

 

Who should attend? Library science professionals interested in research data collection and management.

Presenter:

Paul A. Harris, PhD, is professor of biomedical informatics and biomedical engineering who has approximately 20 years’ experience working in the field of clinical research informatics. He earned his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and now serves as Director for Vanderbilt's Office of Research Informatics. Dr. Harris devised and created REDCap (www.projectredcap.org), a research data collection and management software platform that has been adopted by 1,900 academic and non-profit institutions in 101 countries.

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43   

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/120716

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

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 webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Discussion Reminder: Deadline for ALCTS Exchange Proposals Quickly Approaching!

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 03:18 pm

The ALCTS Exchange is accepting proposals for its 2017 virtual forum—submit your proposal now for first consideration! 

The ALCTS Exchange is accepting proposals for its 2017 virtual forum—submit your proposal now for first consideration! 

As a fully online interactive forum, the ALCTS Exchange will give participants the opportunity to share the latest research, trends, and developments in technical services and collection management in an innovative, creatively engaging, virtual environment. The ALCTS Exchange Working Group welcomes proposals for the May 2017 forum that highlight the innovation happening in the profession as well as reflect on the progress made in past decades.

Proposal topics should be relevant to the overarching theme, Embracing the Past, Building the Future, as well as the daily themes for each session

Proposals will be evaluated on the following four points: 

  • Relevance to the Exchange’s Themes and Audience
  • Opportunities for Learning
  • Opportunities for Audience Interaction
  • Diversity and Inclusion

The deadline for first consideration is December 2, and proposals submitted after December 9 will not be accepted. Proposal submitters will be notified by early February 2017. 

Ready to submit your proposal? Submit using the Presentation Proposal Form

Learn what makes a successful proposal, view the success criteria, and check out the session formats

Still have questions about the submission process and what the ALCTS Exchange Working Group is looking for? 

View the ALCTS Exchange: Preparing a Persuasive Proposal webinar, and get an in-depth look at what it takes to produce a solid proposal. 

Connect with ALCTS Exchange on Facebook and Twitter using #ALCTSx17.

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Discussion ALCTS Exchange 2017: Registration Now Open

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 02:35 pm

In May 2017, ALCTS will hold its first-ever fully online event the ALCTS Exchange. Part of the upcoming 60th anniversary of ALCTS, the ALCTS Exchange celebrates the excellence at the intersections of libraries, collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, preservation and technology with four days of interactive synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.

In May 2017, ALCTS will hold its first-ever fully online event the ALCTS Exchange. Part of the upcoming 60th anniversary of ALCTS, the ALCTS Exchange celebrates the excellence at the intersections of libraries, collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, preservation and technology with four days of interactive synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. Attendees will engage with an array of presenters facilitating valuable discussions on stimulating themes and topics from various segments of the library sphere.

“The ALCTS Exchange will be an exciting, fully online, interactive experience offering a new model for communication and the exchange of ideas in librarianship,” says ALCTS President Vicki Sipe. “We encourage participation from those involved in diverse areas of the profession, including non-ALCTS members, as the ALCTS Exchange will offer presentations, panels, and activities across the full range of library expertise—collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, preservation and technology. We welcome all to register and experience something new.” 

This four-day virtual event is unlike any other ALCTS online learning program in that it employs a range of presentation formats including virtual poster sessions and lightning rounds. Presenters will address session themes involving changes in existing workflows, creative problem solving, developing connections that impact the experiences of library users, and building skills in preparation for leadership or management roles in the library. Presenters will also delve into key aspects of the ALCTS Exchange themes in unique, “out of the box” presentations. What’s more, presenters will engage their audiences through live session polling, pre-event assignments and discussion boards that facilitate conversations between presenters and attendees.

“The ALCTS Exchange is a premiere event for ALCTS and will provide its attendees with a rare, career-changing experience,” states Karla Strieb, chair of the ALCTS Exchange Working Group. “Operating in a fully virtual environment, the ALCTS Exchange is not recordings of speakers in meeting rooms but rather a unique interactive professional forum that allows ALCTS to serve new audiences and offer participants an engaging opportunity for professional growth without the travel.”

Registration for the ALCTS Exchange is now open. Early-bird registration for this four-day virtual event is $249 for ALCTS individual members; $319 for ALA individual members; $359 for non-members; $99 for ALA student members; and $595 for groups. After March 1, 2017, registration rates will increase—please visit the event registration web page for full registration details.

For more information on the ALCTS Exchange, please visit the ALCTS Exchange website. You can also connect with the ALCTS Exchange on Facebook and Twitter using #ALCTSx17.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Budget Transparency in Collection Development

by Gina Solares on Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 04:25 pm

ALCTS webinar: Budget Transparency in Collection Development

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

ALCTS webinar: Budget Transparency in Collection Development

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: Each library's budget is unique; however the importance of providing information about the budget is common across all libraries and is a critical factor in how the library is perceived by its constituents. The cost of e-resources; what is and isn't freely available electronically; and optimizing a flat budget - all are issues often misinterpreted by the campus community, leading to both misunderstandings and misinformation. This program will illustrate how one academic library informed librarians and teaching faculty about the budget realities in order to provide financial transparency and minimize concerns about budget decisions. Strategies in this webinar reflect a large comprehensive public university perspective and are scalable and adaptable to other types of institutions.

Learning outcomes:

This program will demonstrate the importance of clear communication, financial transparency, and sharing information with their constituents, and will provide real-life scenarios that can be adapted to the participant's institution. Participants will gain a more complete view of the dilemmas and will be better prepared to explain collection development complexities to their constituents.

Who should attend? Anyone involved in making decisions about collections and budgets

Presenter:

Mary Gilbert is Assistant University Librarian for Content Management and is on the library’s management team at Towson University, Maryland. Her responsibilities include management of the collection budget; acquisitions of books, serials, and e-resources; cataloging and government documents; liaison and instruction; and management of the Technical Services Department. Previously, she worked at Howard Community College, Maryland, and the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her M.L.S. from the University of Rhode Island.

Deborah A. Nolan is Dean of University Libraries at Towson University, Maryland. Her career includes librarian and library administrative roles in public schools, community colleges, and private and public universities. She has provided consulting in the areas of strategic planning, human resources management, and space utilization. Dr. Nolan has been active in professional associations including ALA and ACRL. She earned her M.L.S. at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, and an Ed.D. in instructional technology.

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43   

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/113016

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

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 webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Discussion Anastasia Chiu named 2017 ALCTS Emerging Leader

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 09:12 am

Anastasia Chiu, resident librarian at the Samuel L. Paley Library at Temple University, has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2016-2017. Each year, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) sponsors one Emerging Leader who has chosen collections and technical services as a career and is a member of ALCTS.

Anastasia Chiu, resident librarian at the Samuel L. Paley Library at Temple University, has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2016-2017. Each year, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) sponsors one Emerging Leader who has chosen collections and technical services as a career and is a member of ALCTS.

In her residency, Anastasia currently supports metadata service and outreach for PA Digital, the Pennsylvania service hub of the Digital Public Library of America. She tests metadata for new contributing institutions and provides support for data aggregation between various platforms and metadata schemas. In the upcoming year, Anastasia will work on a collaborative project focusing on rights statements in digital object metadata. In the course of her residency, she has also rotated through Paley Library’s special collections, cataloging & metadata, acquisitions, and reference & instruction units.

Anastasia is a member of ALCTS, and is currently serving on the ALCTS Publications Committee and the working group organizing the 2017 ALCTS Exchange. Additionally, she also serves on the web team of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Residency Interest Group, as well as the Communications & Media Committee of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association.

Anastasia earned a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University and a M.S. in Library and Information Science from St. John’s University.

After her year in the Emerging Leader Program, Anastasia will serve a one year term as intern to the ALCTS Board of Directors.

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Discussion Be Involved in Your Association - Volunteer Now

by Mary Beth Thomson on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 10:34 am

Dear ALCTS Members,

Now is the time to volunteer for an ALCTS committee! The appointment process will begin soon and continue into late spring.  As President-Elect and on behalf of your section chair-elects, I encourage you to join us in shaping the future of ALCTS and of our profession. 

Dear ALCTS Members,

Now is the time to volunteer for an ALCTS committee! The appointment process will begin soon and continue into late spring.  As President-Elect and on behalf of your section chair-elects, I encourage you to join us in shaping the future of ALCTS and of our profession. 

As a fellow member, many of you are already aware of the benefits both personally and professionally of being involved in your association.  ALCTS needs you.  Whether you are a longstanding or a new member, I hope you will consider giving of your time, talent, energy, and expertise in support of the ALCTS community.  Listen to ALCTS member video testimonials as they explain “Why ALCTS?”  

To volunteer for ALCTS committees you need to fill out the volunteer form from the Volunteering for ALCTS Committees page.  Please fill out the form completely.  There is space for you to tell us about yourself.  Please do so.  The more we know about your talents and interests, the better we will be able to position you within the organization.  Appointing officers in ALCTS do their very best to match your volunteer preferences with available openings.      

If you aren’t sure where your interests and talents might find the best match, look over the complete list of ALCTS Committees found on the Committees page.  There are links to committee web pages detailing the charge, roster, and other information for each committee.  You can volunteer for committees within your section of ALCTS, and for Division level committees that report to the Board.  Pick out several of interest to you, and fill out the volunteer form.   

If you would like more information about a particular committee, feel free to send an email to the appointing officer for the committee.  For section committees, the appointing officer is the Section Chair-Elect.  For division committees, the appointing officer is the ALCTS President-Elect.  Express your interest in serving on the committee, and ask about current openings. 

If you are asked to consider service on a committee you did not request, please don’t turn down the appointment.  Sometimes there are committees for which there are few volunteers.  Service on any committee is valuable both for you and for ALCTS.     

Also, don’t forget about our Interest Groups.  These groups offer a wide variety of activities around a tightly focused issue or topic that can complement your service on a committee.  Each Interest Group has openings for a chair, co-chair, vice-chair and other positions.  Let the current chair know you are interested in helping out by contacting them directly. 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering and for your commitment to the future of ALCTS. 

Creating the Future, Preserving the Past

All the best,

Mary Beth 

 


Mary Beth Thomson

President-elect, ALCTS, a division of the American Library Association

Senior Associate Dean

University of Kentucky Libraries

1-85 William T. Young Library

Lexington, KY  40506-0456

(859) 218-1227

 

 

 

 

 

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Event ALCTS webinar: Linked Data Cataloging Workflows

by Gina Solares on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 05:20 pm

ALCTS webinar: Linked Data Cataloging Workflows

Date:  Wednesday, November 16, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description:

ALCTS webinar: Linked Data Cataloging Workflows

Date:  Wednesday, November 16, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description:

Session 6 in the series, “ om MARC to BIBFRAME” focuses specifically on the impact conversion to BIBFRAME will have on library workflows, including a discussion of staffing and training issues and recommendations.

Additional sessions in this series include:

 

Learning outcomes:

* Attendees will have a practical understanding of possible cataloging workflows with BIBFRAME.

* Attendees will have information that will help them assess staffing and training issues and needs.

Who should attend? Technical service librarians and staff and library administrators

*This is an intermediate course intended for those with a basic understanding of bibliographic records and linked data.

Presenter:

Xiaoli Li is the co-head of the Content Support Services Department of UC Davis University Library. She is a primary member of UCD BIBFLOW project, an IMLS funded project that investigates the impact of implementing BIBFRAME on technical services, i.e., cataloging and related workflows. She also serves on the CONSER BIBFRAME Task Group and co-leads the Linked Data Alumni Serials Team, a group that examines BIBFRAME Lite vocabulary and linked data tools developed by Zepheira.

 

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Webinar Series – 5 webinars

Participant Each ($) Series of 5 ($)

ALCTS Member (individual) $43 series $172 (save $43)

Non-member (individual) $59 series $236 (save $59)

Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 series $396 (save $99)/$516 (save $129)

International (individual) $43 series $172 (save $43)

 

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/111616

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

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 webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

 

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