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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 webinar: The ASERL Collaborative Federal Depository Program

by Julene Jones on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 06:54 pm

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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

 

Description:    

Presenters are representatives from the three initial Centers of Excellence libraries for the Collaborative Federal Depository Program and will provide a general overview of the program while discussing some of the benefits, challenges and outcomes of developing a COE collection.

 

Learning outcomes:

  • Provide an overview of the CFDP Model and how it works within the legal mandate of the Federal Depository Library Program to manage large collections of legacy print publications.

  • Demonstrate how Centers of Excellence libraries make determinations on retrospective collecting of government publications.

  • Discuss space allocation and storage of government publications.

 

Who should attend? Government Documents Coordinators, Collection Managers

 

Presenters:

Sandra McAninch, Regional Depository Librarian, University of Kentucky Libraries

Judith Russell, Dean of University Libraries, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida

Bill Sudduth, Head, Government Information and Maps, Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina

 

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $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/091317  

 

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 Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Assistant at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

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Event ALCTS webinar: Solutions for Copyright Issues in E-Learning

by Julene Jones on Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 02:17 pm

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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

 

Description: Libraries are spending increasingly large percentages of their budgets on electronic resources. As online education and the use of e-resources dramatically escalate, awareness of copyright issues becomes crucial, not only in the library world but also in the academic community as a whole. Libraries struggle to ensure copyright compliance for all materials used in electronic reserves and learning management systems (LMS). In switching to ProQuest SIPX for managing and sharing digital course materials, Pepperdine predicted savings in both staff time and copyright costs. The presenters will share how Pepperdine integrated SIPX with their LMS (Sakai) to allow them to easily find copyrighted course materials and to make the materials accessible from the Sakai Courses site. Ensuring that library resources and open content are visible through e-reserves translates into helping support the teaching and learning environment and closer library collaborations with IT and faculty.

 

Learning outcomes: Following the webinar, attendees will understand:

* How to deal with copyright management challenges in the era of nearly universal adoption of learning management systems.

* How integrating a tool such as SIPX with a learning management system can make it easier to find copyrighted course materials.

 

Who should attend?

Academic Librarians and librarians struggling with copyright issues in e-learning environments

 

Presenter:

Sally Bryant has been the Head of Access Services at Pepperdine University since 2007 and was Head of Technical Services prior to that. She also is the Library Liaison to Screenwriting and Film Studies and the division of International Studies and Languages, Screenwriting and Film Studies. As an undergraduate, Sally spent a year at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has a Master’s degree in International Relations from American University and an MLIS from San Jose State University.

 

Gan Ye is currently working at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Learning from potential new tools to explore scholarly impact has become a new research area for her. Her other major research interests include linked data, different system integration, cloud based systems, link resolvers and metadata management. Gan Ye holds Master degrees from McGill University, Canada and from Nanjing University, China.

 

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $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/092017

 

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 Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Assistant at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Discussion ALCTS Releases New Monograph on Affordable Course Materials

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 12:11 pm

A College Board survey reports that a student’s average costs of textbooks for a year at a public four-year university is nearly $1,300. Equally worrisome is another study’s finding that two-thirds of students will skip using a textbook because of the cost. By offering and spotlighting affordable course materials, academic libraries can prove their value while helping to create a more equitable learning experience for students.

A College Board survey reports that a student’s average costs of textbooks for a year at a public four-year university is nearly $1,300. Equally worrisome is another study’s finding that two-thirds of students will skip using a textbook because of the cost. By offering and spotlighting affordable course materials, academic libraries can prove their value while helping to create a more equitable learning experience for students. In the new monograph “Affordable Course Materials: Electronic Textbooks and Open Educational Resources,” published by ALA Editions, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and editor Chris Diaz have gathered a range of experts to describe affordable text initiatives that promise to improve student learning and student retention. Topics covered include:

  • surprising findings on the most expensive courses for textbook requirements;
  • a case study showing how LSU abandoned DDA, established requirements for e-books collections, and boosted usage to 17,000 unique titles accessed;
  • ways to build on existing procedures and relationships of print reserves to develop e-book collections for courses;
  • how to work productively with campus bookstores;
  • analysis of library programs that offered grants to faculty for developing course texts at UCLA, North Carolina State University, and the University of Southern Mississippi;
  • creating a textbook database so faculty can discover potential textbooks the library already has or could purchase in e-book format;
  • measuring textbook usage through COUNTER reports or course reserve systems; and
  • ideas for partnering with campus instructional technology and distance ed units.

Diaz is the digital publishing services librarian at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he manages the institutional repository and the library’s digital publishing program. He became interested in college textbooks and open educational resources when he was the collections management librarian at National Louis University (Chicago). The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has been a division of the American Library Association since 1957. Its mission 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.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. ALA Editions publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats. Contact ALA Editions at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or editionsmarketing@ala.org.

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Discussion Sudden Selector's Guide Series Editorial Board Opening

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Are you interested in taking on an important role within ALCTS?  Consider applying to be a part of the Sudden Selector's Guide series editorial board. Applications to fill two positions on the board will be accepted through August 11. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!  

Are you interested in taking on an important role within ALCTS?  Consider applying to be a part of the Sudden Selector's Guide series editorial board. Applications to fill two positions on the board will be accepted through August 11. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!  

The ALCTS Collection Management Section Publications Committee seeks two individuals to join Helene Williams and Mary Feeney on the editorial board of the Sudden Selector's Guide series. Editors appointed this year will serve for either a two- or three-year term in order to establish staggered appointment terms. 

Applications are due by August 11.

Editors of the Sudden Selector's Guide series report to the CMS Publications Committee. The primary responsibility of the editors is to work with authors contributing to the Sudden Selector's Guide series, from the proposal to finished manuscript stages.

Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Work with authors at all stages of process to: 
    • Develop proposals that meet ALCTS and CMS guidelines for manuscripts
    • Provide feedback on and manage timeline for manuscript writing
    • Provide developmental editing
  • Seek and manage inside (CMS Publications Committee) readers
  • Seek and manage outside readers
  • Coordinate activities with other editors and ALCTS Publishing
  • Work with ALCTS Publishing on final manuscript editing and galley proof process
  • Recruit potential authors for subjects agreed upon by CMS Publications Committee
  • Meet virtually with other editors regularly (currently monthly)
  • Attend virtual CMS Publications Midwinter meeting
  • Coordinate with co-editors to ensure attendance, on a rotating basis, at the CMS Publications Committee at ALA Annual
  • Provide update reports for Midwinter and Annual meetings
  • Contribute productively to discussions of future directions and needs of the Sudden Selector's Guide series

Term of appointment is for three years and is renewable once. Until staggered appointment terms are established, initial appointment may be for fewer than three years. ALCTS provides a stipend of $1800 to support conference attendance in the third year of appointment.

Editors are ex-officio members of the CMS Publications Committee.

Required qualifications:

  • Current ALCTS-CMS member (Applications will be accepted from non-members, but appointment is contingent upon joining.)
  • Experience editing manuscripts for publication
  • In-depth selecting and collection management experience
  • Proven project management skills and a strong commitment to producing timely, quality publications
  • Track record of professional publication
  • Ability to work in collaboration with co-editors, CMS Publications Committee members, and ALCTS Publications
  • Active in professional organizations, either library or discipline-related

To apply, send a cover letter detailing your interest in serving as an editor for the Sudden Selector's Guide series and your previous editing experience, your CV, and the names and contact information of two or more references who are familiar with your work as an editor and selector/collection manager to:

Valentine Muyumba and Jennifer Bazeley, Co-Chairs, ALCTS-CMS Publications Committee, Valentine.Muyumba@indstate.edu and bazelejw@miamioh.edu 

Please combine all application documents into a single PDF file and format your subject line as SSG Editor Application/your last name.

Questions about the application process may be directed to Valentine Muyumba and Jennifer Bazeley (Valentine.Muyumba@indstate.edu and bazelejw@miamioh.edu). Questions about the series should be sent to Helene Williams (helenew@uw.edu). 

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Discussion Call for Applications: ALCTS Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 01:07 pm

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 18, 2017 and December 22, 2017. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries. 

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 18, 2017 and December 22, 2017. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries. 

For full information about the grant, including eligibility criteria and a link to the application form, please visit www.ala.org/alcts/awards/grants/onlinegrant. Applications may be submitted between July 31, 2017 and August 24, 2017

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

Session 4: September 18 – October 27, 2017

Session 5:  November 6-December 15, 2017 

The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) web course focuses on the basics of acquiring monographs and serials:  goals and methods, financial management of library collections budgets, and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.  In this course, you will receive a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.  Note that 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. 

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

Session 4:  September 18 – October 27, 2017

Session 5:  November 6 – December 15, 2017 

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC) web course begins with a discussion of how cataloging assists users in finding resources and of the value of standardization of practice. These foundations are then given practical grounding in the work of creating bibliographic descriptions, the process of subject analysis, and summarizing content utilizing classification. Standards such as MARC bibliographic and authority formats, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification are discussed. The shift in focus from format-based cataloging to entity-relationship model cataloging is taken from the FRBR foundation to the RDA practical application, with a final look at RDF triples and BIBFRAME. In all areas, the value of standards is illustrated and discussed. There is a heavy reliance on examples from actual practice throughout the course content. 

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

Session 4:  October 2-November 10, 2017 

This online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including the definition of collection assessment, techniques and tools, assessment of print and electronic collections, and project design and management. 

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

Session 4: September 25 – October 20, 2017

Session 5: November 27 – December 22, 2017 

The Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management web course addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries. Components include 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 (e.g., making decisions after materials are selected, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation); collection analysis—why and how to do it; outreach, liaison, and marketing; trends and suggestions about the future for collection development and management. 

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

Session 4: September 25 – October 20, 2017

Session 5: November 27 – December 22, 2017 

The Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA) web course will provide an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources.  It will provide 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. 

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

Session 4:  October 2 – November 10, 2017 

The Fundamentals of Preservation web course introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives.  The course is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. It provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.  Components include preservation as a formal library function and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission; the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning and careful handling of collections; the history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts preservation options; standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options; and challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:12 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 4: October 2 - November 10, 2017

This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 4: October 2 - November 10, 2017

This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:

  • the definition of collection assessment,

  • techniques and tools,

  • assessment of print and electronic collections, and

  • project design and management.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • describe the fundamental aspects of collection assessment

  • understand the various collection assessment methods and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • design and implement a collection assessment project

  • perform a collection assessment of print resources

  • complete a collection assessment of electronic resources

Instructors:

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

  • Alison M. Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University

  • Teresa Negrucci, Resource Acquisition and Management Librarian, Brown University

  • Miranda Bennett, Head of Liaison Services for Collections & Research Support, University of Houston

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/fca/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 Megan Dougherty at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:08 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

Session 4: September 25 - October 20, 2017

 

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

Session 4: September 25 - October 20, 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 Megan Dougherty at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:05 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 4: September 25 - October 20, 2017

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

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 4: September 25 - October 20, 2017

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

  • 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

  • Alison Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University

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 Megan Dougherty at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:03 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

Session 4: September 18 - October 27, 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 4: September 18 - October 27, 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 Megan Dougherty at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Power that is Moral: Cataloging and Ethics

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 12:39 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: Power that is Moral: Cataloging and Ethics

September 5-6, 2017

 

Moderated by Violet Fox and Beth Shoemaker

 

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:

ALCTS e-Forum: Power that is Moral: Cataloging and Ethics

September 5-6, 2017

 

Moderated by Violet Fox and Beth Shoemaker

 

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.

 

Catalogers know that the decisions they make in their work can enhance or obscure access to resources. Instructions when applying subject headings are framed in the arguably unattainable prescription to strive for neutrality. Neither the ALA Code of Ethics or the 1994 Guidelines for ALCTS Members to Supplement the American Library Association Code of Ethics speak specifically to the day-to-day challenges faced by catalogers—how would a code written with cataloging practice in mind be useful?

 

At ALA Annual in June 2017, Elizabeth Shoemaker & Hope Olson spoke at the CaMMS Forum about “Power That Is Moral: Creating a Cataloging Code of Ethics” (http://connect.ala.org/node/265990). This forum is designed to continue that discussion about creating a document that would help guide ethical cataloging decisions.

 

Moderators

Violet Fox is Metadata Librarian at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (Minnesota) and a 2013 graduate of the University of Washington iSchool. She has been the News Editor for Cataloging and Classification Quarterly since 2014. Her research interests include the intricacies of zine cataloging and the ethics of classification. Chat with Violet on Twitter at @violetbfox.

 

Beth Shoemaker is the Rare Book Cataloger at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archive & Rare Book Library. She graduated from the GSLIS at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2014. Her research interests are cataloging and discovery of artists’ books and ethics in cataloging and metadata production. You can reach her at: elizabeth.shoemaker@emory.edu.

 

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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