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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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Online Doc Learn about the enabling innovation in the era of the cloud at ALCTS President’s Program in Orlando

by Julie Reese (staff) on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:18 am

Dr. Michael R. Nelson, Public Policy, CloudFlare and Adjunct Professor, Internet Studies, at Georgetown University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program “Enabling Innovation in the Era of the Cloud -- A Syllabus’” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando. 

Dr. Michael R. Nelson, Public Policy, CloudFlare and Adjunct Professor, Internet Studies, at Georgetown University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program “Enabling Innovation in the Era of the Cloud -- A Syllabus’” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando. 

As new digital tools and business models emerge over the next decade, cloud technology combined with broadband wireless, sensors, Big Data and machine learning will transform how we interact with information and will fundamentally change the way we interact with the world and each other. But only if organizations are ready to embrace the opportunities they provide. 

Dr. Nelson will provide a tutorial on how to create a culture of innovation in your organization.  In addition, ALCTS President Norm Medeiros, Haverford College, ALCTS President’s Program Chair October Ivins, Ivins eContent Solutions, and Dr. Nelson will engage in a discussion with the audience on how new digital technologies will transform library services and programs.

Dr. Nelson works on Internet-related global public policy issues for CloudFlare, a startup that has improved the performance and security of more than 2 million websites. Prior to joining CloudFlare, he was a principal technology policy strategist in Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group, a senior Technology and Telecommunications Analyst with Bloomberg Government and director of Internet technology and strategy at IBM.

Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Nelson was director for technology policy at the Federal Communications Commission, where he helped craft policies to foster electronic commerce and spur development and deployment of new technologies. Before that Dr. Nelson was the special assistant for information technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. There he worked with Vice President Gore and the President's science advisor on issues relating to the Global Information Infrastructure, including telecommunications policy, information technology, encryption, electronic commerce and information policy.

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Online Doc Call for Book Chapters – Textbooks and Academic Libraries

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 01:40 pm

Proposal call: chapters for an ALCTS publication on collecting/managing textbooks in Academic Libraries
Proposal submission deadline: April 1st, 2016
Publisher: Association of Library Collections & Technical Services
Editor: Chris Diaz, Collection Management Librarian at National Louis University  

The Association of Collections & Technical Services is seeking proposals for case studies, literature reviews, research, and essays on how academic libraries are responding to the demand for textbooks.

Proposal call: chapters for an ALCTS publication on collecting/managing textbooks in Academic Libraries
Proposal submission deadline: April 1st, 2016
Publisher: Association of Library Collections & Technical Services
Editor: Chris Diaz, Collection Management Librarian at National Louis University  

The Association of Collections & Technical Services is seeking proposals for case studies, literature reviews, research, and essays on how academic libraries are responding to the demand for textbooks.

College textbook prices rise every year, and students are looking for affordable alternatives, such as purchasing used copies, renting copies for a limited time, or not purchasing a copy at all. Students, faculty, and campus administrators naturally look to the library for support. Librarians are finding creative ways to help accommodate the demand for textbooks and other course materials through electronic textbook initiatives, open textbook projects, and partnerships with publishers and bookstores.

How has your library responded to this demand?

We seek proposals on strategy, assessment, implementation, communication, research, and management of library initiatives to manage textbooks, open educational resources, or other course materials, along with changes to policy or practice.

Possible chapter topics:

* What involvement do academic libraries have – or should have – in supporting textbooks?
* What successful practices has your library implemented in regards to funding, implementing, and/or managing textbook projects?
* What opportunities or challenges are presented to academic libraries with the increasing availability of electronic textbooks and course materials?
* How might academic library collections support the delivery of electronic textbooks?
* Is your library working with campus partners, such as the book store, university press, or IT department, to deliver course materials? What’s working and what’s not?
* Have programs or courses on your campus adopted open textbooks or open educational resources? If so, what worked and what didn’t?
* What effect do electronic textbooks have on student learning outcomes, retention, and/or reading experience?

Proposals should include:

* Author name(s)
* Brief author(s) bio
* Proposed chapter title
* A summary of the proposed chapter (300-500) words

Authors of selected proposals will be notified by April 15, 2016.  Full chapters are expected by August 1, 2016 (3,000-5,000 words).  Chapters should be unique to this publication – no previously published or simultaneously submitted materials.

For additional information, please contact: Chris Diaz, Collection Management Librarian at National Louis University, cdiaz10@nl.edu

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Event ALCTS webinar: Publishers' Hidden Content: How PIE-J Can Help

by Gina Solares on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 01:42 pm

ALCTS webinar: Publishers' Hidden Content: How PIE-J Can Help

Sponsored by the CRS Committee on Holdings Information

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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

ALCTS webinar: Publishers' Hidden Content: How PIE-J Can Help

Sponsored by the CRS Committee on Holdings Information

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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

Description: PIE-J: The Presentation & Identification of E-Journals is a NISO Recommended Practice that provides guidance to e-journal publishers and providers. This presentation will provide an overview of the PIE-J guidelines that relate to holdings/coverage data, with specifics in the area of how to deal with title changes and title histories so as to avoid bad coverage data that negatively affects discovery and access. The presentation will include examples and will provide methods that librarians can use to report holdings problems to publishers and providers.

Learning outcomes:

Following the webinar, attendees will be able to: 

* Provide an overview of PIE-J

* Illustrate the specific problem of the “buried” title change

* Discuss approaches to resolve the problem and present materials provided by the PIE-J Standing Committee that can be used to report problems

Who should attend?

Publishers, Content Providers, Electronic Resource Librarians/Staff, Metadata Librarians/Staff

Presenters:

Steve C. Shadle

As Serials Access Librarian, Steve’s primary responsibility at the University of Washington Libraries is to manage the library linking systems that provide access to journal full-text. In addition, he catalogs eSerials selected by the UW Libraries. Steve's background in serial standards began with his work as an ISSN Cataloger at the Library of Congress and currently includes serving on the NISO Standing Committee for Presentation and Identification of Electronic Journals (PIE-J). 

Regina Romano Reynolds 

Regina is director of the U.S. ISSN Center and head of the ISSN Section at the Library of Congress ISSN Section. She was a member of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee and co-chaired the LC group that recommended LC projects based on the Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control report. Regina has extensive experience in standards for serials, including the ISSN standard and NISO’s PIE-J, Presentation and Identification of E-Journals. 

 

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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/091416

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.

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

 

ALCTS webinar: Publishers' Hidden Content: How PIE-J Can Help

 

Sponsored by the CRS Committee on Holdings Information

 

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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

 

Description: PIE-J: The Presentation & Identification of E-Journals is a NISO Recommended Practice that provides guidance to e-journal publishers and providers. This presentation will provide an overview of the PIE-J guidelines that relate to holdings/coverage data, with specifics in the area of how to deal with title changes and title histories so as to avoid bad coverage data that negatively affects discovery and access. The presentation will include examples and will provide methods that librarians can use to report holdings problems to publishers and providers.

 

Learning outcomes:

 

Following the webinar, attendees will be able to:

* Provide an overview of PIE-J

* Illustrate the specific problem of the “buried” title change

* Discuss approaches to resolve the problem and present materials provided by the PIE-J Standing Committee that can be used to report problems

 

Who should attend?

Publishers, Content Providers, Electronic Resource Librarians/Staff, Metadata Librarians/Staff

 

Presenters:

Steve C. Shadle

As Serials Access Librarian, Steve’s primary responsibility at the University of Washington Libraries is to manage the library linking systems that provide access to journal full-text. In addition, he catalogs eSerials selected by the UW Libraries. Steve's background in serial standards began with his work as an ISSN Cataloger at the Library of Congress and currently includes serving on the NISO Standing Committee for Presentation and Identification of Electronic Journals (PIE-J).

 

Regina Romano Reynolds

Regina is director of the U.S. ISSN Center and head of the ISSN Section at the Library of Congress ISSN Section. She was a member of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee and co-chaired the LC group that recommended LC projects based on the Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control report. Regina has extensive experience in standards for serials, including the ISSN standard and NISO’s PIE-J, Presentation and Identification of E-Journals.

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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/091416

 

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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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 11:14 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

Session 4: September 26 - October 21, 2016

 

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

  • Xan Arch, Director of Collection Services, Reed College

  • 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 Collection Development & Management

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 11:13 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 4: September 26 - October 21, 2016

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. Complete definition of collection development and collection management:

  • Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning

  • Collection development (selecting for and building collections)

  • Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)

  • Collection analysis—why and how to do it

  • Outreach, liaison, and marketing

  • Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and competencies

  • List the elements in a collection development policy

  • Write a collection development policy

  • Explain the importance of collection analysis

  • Perform one or more types of analysis

  • Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a plan to increase your activities in these areas

Who Should Attend:  

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

Instructors

  • Brian Quinn, Coordinator of Collection Development, Texas Tech University

  • Susanne Clement, Director of Collections, University of New Mexico Libraries

  • Jennifer Arnold, Director of Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College, North Carolina

  • Jeanette Mosey, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Janet Marnatti, Collection Management Director, Bucks County Free Library, Pennsylvania

  • Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library, Michigan

  • Ginger Williams, Head of Acquisitions, Texas State University - San Marcos

Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fcdm/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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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 11:13 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

Session 4: September 19 - October 28, 2016

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

  • Betsy Redman, Acquisitions Serials Librarian, Arizona State University

  • 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 Kasimor is Technical Services Librarian at Higher Colleges of Technology (United Arab Emirates).

  • 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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Event ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Introduction

by Gina Solares on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 12:24 pm

ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Introduction

This session is part 1 of a 2-part series:

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Introduction

This session is part 1 of a 2-part series:

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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

Description:

This session will briefly introduce the history of LC Classification (LCC) and the general principles of classification. Participants will be introduced to the Classification and Shelflisting Manual and learn how to make use of Classification Web, Authorities.loc.gov and the freely-available LCC schedules to select classification numbers. There will be special focus on the use of the LC Cutter table and when to use it.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

* Describe the principles of classification

* Select appropriate LCC class numbers based on the subject analysis of the resource

* Construct appropriate Cutters for topics and authorized access points

 

Who should attend? Catalogers and metadata librarians

Presenter: Bobby Bothmann is metadata & emerging technologies librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and professor in Library Services. Bobby catalogs books, electronic resources, and investigates new technologies. He holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee and an MS in Geography & English Technical Communication from MSU Mankato. Bobby is also adjunct instructor for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Registration Fees:  

ALCTS Member: $43 Each ; $69 series (save $17)

Non-member: $59 Each ; $95 series (save $23)

Group rate (members): $99 ; $159 series (save $39)

Group rate (non-members): $129 each ; $206 series (save $52)

International: $43 each ; $69 series (save $17)

 

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

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/090716

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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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Wrangling License Agreements

by Jeremy Myntti on Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 12:01 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: Wrangling License Agreements

ALCTS e-Forum: Wrangling License Agreements

September 27-28, 2016

 

Moderated by Katy DiVittorio and Michael Rodriguez

 

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Negotiating the best terms and conditions for your libraries and users is often challenging and complicated. Explore the impact of license agreements and share best practices for optimizing and managing these agreements. What do license agreements look like and what concerns might the various sections and clauses present? Attend this e-Forum to share experiences and practical solutions for wrangling and benchmarking license agreements to align with library best practices.

 

Moderators

Katy DiVittorio is the Acquisitions Librarian at the Auraria Library in Denver, CO. Auraria is unique in that it is the only tri-institutional academic library in the nation. The Auraria Library serves the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, & Community College of Denver.

 

Michael Rodriguez is Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Connecticut, where he leads contract management for library services and resources and is project manager for various initiatives. He also teaches professional development workshops on copyright and fair use.

 

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

 

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

 

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

 

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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Online Doc Reminder: Calls for ALCTS-sponsored Annual and Midwinter programs due August 15!

by Kevin Clair on Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 08:24 am

Hello,
 
A friendly reminder that proposals for ALCTS-sponsored programs and pre-conferences (both in-person and virtual), as well as virtual Midwinter symposia, are due next Monday, August 15. The Program Committee will meet with program planners during the first week of September to assist with developing your program ideas and identifying potential speakers, so don’t worry about having a complete speaker lineup or program agenda; all ideas are welcome.
 

Hello,
 
A friendly reminder that proposals for ALCTS-sponsored programs and pre-conferences (both in-person and virtual), as well as virtual Midwinter symposia, are due next Monday, August 15. The Program Committee will meet with program planners during the first week of September to assist with developing your program ideas and identifying potential speakers, so don’t worry about having a complete speaker lineup or program agenda; all ideas are welcome.
 
See the complete call for proposals below. If you have questions, feel free to contact the co-chairs: Kevin Clair (kevin.clair@du.edu) and Hayley Moreno (morenoh@oclc.org), or the ALCTS Office liaison, Julie Reese (jreese@ala.org). thanks!  -k
 
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The ALCTS Program Committee invites program, forum, and pre-conference proposals for the ALA 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 22-27. The committee will also accept proposals from those interested in planning virtual symposia to be held in early/mid-January prior to Midwinter 2017 in Atlanta, as well as virtual pre-conferences to be held in early/mid-June prior to Annual 2017.

To propose a program, please submit the appropriate Web form from the list below. In addition, plan to send a representative of your group to schedule a virtual appointment to be held with the committee via conference call in July (exact dates and times to be determined).

You do not need to have a completed proposal; however, it is helpful to have working titles and descriptions, as well as a general idea of speakers you may wish to invite. The Program Committee will assist in developing a theme and description, identifying potential speakers, and identifying potential groups in ALCTS and other ALA divisions who may be interested in co-sponsoring your event.

The Program Committee welcomes topics that are of current and ongoing interest to the ALCTS membership, including cataloging, acquisitions, collection development, and preservation in all formats. Programs are either 60 or 90 minutes in length. Pre-conferences may be one or two days in length. Virtual preconferences and symposia typically include an entire day of content, though they may be spread out over multiple days (e.g. two four-hour sessions over two separate days). Proposals do not need to originate with ALCTS sections, interest groups, or individual members.

Suggested topics of interest to the ALCTS membership include:

  • Scholarly communication and open access
  • Acquisitions and collection development
  • Diversity and inclusion in technical services
  • Professional development and training
  • Linked open data and the Semantic Web
  • Collaborations with library systems, applications, and developers

General information about planning an ALCTS event may be found at http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/howto/plan.

Links to proposal forms:

Programs: https://alctsprogram.wufoo.com/forms/alcts-program-proposal
Pre-conferences: https://alctsprogram.wufoo.com/forms/alcts-preconference-proposal
Midwinter symposia: https://alctsprogram.wufoo.com/forms/alcts-midwinter-symposium-proposal
Virtual symposia and pre-conferences: https://alctsprogram.wufoo.com/forms/alcts-virtual-preconferencesymposiu...

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Discussion New ALCTS Slogan Focuses on Conserving the Past, Building the Future

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 12:58 pm

On Saturday, June 25, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) announced the winner of the ALCTS Slogan Contest at the 2016 ALCTS Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.

On Saturday, June 25, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) announced the winner of the ALCTS Slogan Contest at the 2016 ALCTS Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. Honoring the work of ALCTS in sustaining the past and establishing a solid foundation for the future of technical services, collection management, and preservation, the new slogan, Creating the Future, Preserving the Past, will be used to promote the association and its mission and goals. 

“Our new slogan, Creating the Future, Preserving the Past, is an inspirational and aspirational phrase that will represent ALCTS for years to come. This slogan captures the spirit of our diamond anniversary year as we'll celebrate ALCTS' rich history, but more importantly it charts a course for an exciting future,” said ALCTS Past-President Norm Medeiros. Along with the ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee and the ALCTS Office, Medeiros helped spearhead and coordinate the contest. 

Mary Beth Weber, the winner of the ALCTS Slogan Contest, received an individual registration for the ALCTS Virtual Preconference for Annual 2016 and a Fall 2016 individual webinar registration package. “ALCTS has been a leader in implementing guidelines and standards that enable us to make new and emerging formats discoverable. We've also become leaders in nationally recognized preservation initiatives that facilitate access to rare and unique locally held collections. Our division has accomplished all of this through the combined efforts of experienced and engaged professionals and amazing early career librarians," said Weber. 

Part of the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of ALCTS in 2017, the ALCTS Slogan Contest ran from April 25-May 6, 2016. More than 50 entries were submitted and ALCTS members were invited to participate in two rounds of voting. The ALCTS Office and the ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee thank all who took part in this exciting contest.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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