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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 e-Forum: ALCTS 60th Anniversary

by Jeremy Myntti on Fri, May 5, 2017 at 10:26 am

ALCTS e-Forum: ALCTS 60th Anniversary

ALCTS e-Forum: ALCTS 60th Anniversary

June 13-14, 2017

 

Moderated by Erica Findley and Autumn Faulkner

 

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.

 

ur official anniversary draws close, we’re excited to celebrate our wonderful organization with a discussion about all the ways ALCTS has positively impacted our careers and our personal lives. People with ALCTS experience will weigh in on these and other topics:

  • What were some good surprises or unexpected benefits you have had from being an ALCTS member?

  • How have you seen ALCTS change during your membership?

  • What makes you confident that ALCTS is not only willing to be supportive to its current members but ready to evolve to meet the needs of future members?

  • For potential ALCTS members, what information would be helpful to you in evaluating whether to become a member?

 

Moderators

Erica Findley is a passionate library supporter and is influential in the broader library advocacy ecosystem. Ms. Findley is the Cataloging/Metadata Librarian at Multnomah County Library (OR) and is a 2008 MLS graduate from Emporia State University. She is an active member of the American Library Association where she is an at-large member of their governing Council. She was a 2012 ALA Emerging Leader and was recently appointed to the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee. Ms. Findley is a co-convener of the ALA Think Tank and tweets @efindley.

 

Autumn Faulkner (MLIS 2011) is co-chair of the ALCTS Membership Committee for 2016-2018 and a cataloging manager at Michigan State University Libraries. She also serves on the executive board for OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) and teaches an overview course on BIBFRAME for Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS). She believes strongly in the value of continuing education and professional communities for librarians of all stripes.

 

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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Discussion ALCTS Virtual Preconference Explores Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Metadata

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 04:06 pm

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will kick off its ALA Annual programming with the two-day, virtual preconference “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Metadata” on Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CT.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will kick off its ALA Annual programming with the two-day, virtual preconference “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Metadata” on Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CT. This virtual event, which will be held prior to the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, will provide a venue for attendees to engage with colleagues and presenters, leaving them with the tools necessary to implement what they’ve learned in their libraries.

“Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata” will offer a platform for attendees to discover how metadata creators are developing methods to encourage the creation of metadata that represents diverse points of view. In addition, attendees will learn ways to increase cultural inclusiveness of their own metadata. Programming for this two-day, virtual event includes session one, “Outreach and Inclusivity in Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories,” on Tuesday, June 6, which will feature the presentations “Digital Project as Community Outreach: A New Way of Approaching Metadata” and “Doing Justice to the Humanities: Increasing Inclusivity with More Specific Subject Description.” Session two, which will be held on Wednesday, June 7, will feature “Metadata Creation and Remediation in Zine and Digital Library Collections” and will focus on the presentations “Towards Counter-Cultural Competencies: Mutual Metadata Creation and the Zine Union Catalog Project” and “We Don’t Use Those Words Anymore: Describing Yesterday’s News Today.”

Registration for this virtual preconference is $69 for ALCTS members for both sessions or $43 for one session; $95 for non-ALCTS members for both sessions or $59 for one session; and $206 for groups for both sessions or $129 for one session. Fees include access to the live presentation as well as unlimited access to the recorded presentation. For questions, contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at jreese@ala.org or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034.

To learn more and register for these preconference events, and view other ALCTS programming at ALA Annual 2017, visit the ALCTS Conference webpage.

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Discussion ALCTS Exchange 2017: Last Chance to Take Advantage of Regular Registration Rates

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, May 3, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Today is the last day to register at regular registration rates—hurry and register today!

Today is the last day to register at regular registration rates—hurry and register today!

The ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities in a four-day, fully online, virtual forum. Presentations and activities include:

Regular registration rates are $274 for individual ALCTS members; $369 for ALA Individual members; $409 for non-members; $99 for student members; $645 for groups; and $1,045 for institutions. Registration rates increase after todayRegister now!

For more details on daily program sessions, please view the ALCTS Exchange Program Schedule.

Follow the ALCTS Exchange on social media: #ALCTSx17

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Discussion Don't Miss out on the 2017 ALCTS Exchange: Regular Registration Ends May 3

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 01:22 pm

May 3 is your last chance to register for the 2017 ALCTS Exchange before rates increase—hurry and register today!

May 3 is your last chance to register for the 2017 ALCTS Exchange before rates increase—hurry and register today!

With thought-provoking and engaging presentations, panel discussions, lightning rounds, and poster sessions, the ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities in a four-day, fully online, virtual forum. Presentations and activities include:

For more details on daily program sessions, please view the ALCTS Exchange Program Schedule.

Regular registration rates are $274 for individual ALCTS members; $369 for ALA Individual members; $409 for non-members; $99 for student members; $645 for groups; and $1,045 for institutions.

Registration rates increase after May 3Register now!

Connect with ALCTS Exchange

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Discussion Preservation Week 2017

by Miriam Nelson on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:03 am

Preservation Week 2017 has been full of wonderful free programming that you will be able to access all year long. But it’s not over yet! Keep engaging with us on Facebook (@preservationweek) and Twitter (@PreservationWk) and using #preswk.

Preservation Week 2017 has been full of wonderful free programming that you will be able to access all year long. But it’s not over yet! Keep engaging with us on Facebook (@preservationweek) and Twitter (@PreservationWk) and using #preswk.

We’ve been thrilled to have Franklin Habit as our 2017 honorary chair. He’s been rallying for us on Twitter and helping Preservation Week connect to a larger community of people with a special passion for textiles.

With Franklin’s help we’ve added to our textile preservation tips with this special series of Ask Donia posts.

We’ve had two wonderful textile focus webinars that will support public outreach as well as smaller institutions caring for textile collections. As always these webinars are archived and freely available anytime, including all handouts offered by the presenter.

We have also had a wonderful opportunity to explore some peer focused programming with Miriam Centeno and Ann Marie Willer. Our two Preservation colleagues gave a fantastic presentation at Midwinter titled Diversity and Inclusion in Preservation, and agreed to reprise it as a special video for Preservation Week. The video and an accompanying trailer can be found on the ALCTS YouTube channel:

We are also thrilled that Miriam and Anne Marie have agreed to engage in the topic further by hosting a Q&A on Facebook Today, Thursday April 27th at 2PM EST.

On behalf of the PARS Preservation Outreach Committee thanks to all for making Preservation Week 2017 a resounding success. Pass it on!

 

 

 

 

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Discussion Call for Proposals--extended

by Christine Dulaney on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome
Publication due 2018

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College

Volume Editor: George J. Fowler, Old Dominion University 

Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome
Publication due 2018

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College

Volume Editor: George J. Fowler, Old Dominion University 

Librarianship may be said to be facing an identity crisis. It may also be said that librarianship has been facing an identity crisis since it was proposed as a profession. With the advent of technology that lowers barriers to the access of information, the mission of a library has become indistinct.  This volume will explore the current purpose of librarianship and libraries, how we become “Masters of our Domains”, develop expertise in various elements of the profession, and how we extend outward into our communities.

 Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:

  • What is the purpose of a library in a community? And what roles in the community best align with that purpose?
  • How ought we gather and implement expertise from outside the profession?
  • How can we communicate and garner support from the government, the private sector and users in order to achieve our purpose?
  • How can libraries balance demands to serve other needs that detract from the library’s ability to fulfil its purpose?
  • How can libraries build community around this purpose, and how ought they reach out to their communities to engage and serve them?
  • How can libraries demonstrate positive impact on young generations?
  • What opportunities are opened to libraries and librarians by recent and potential future technological advancements?

 This will be the second volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2018. 

About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series

ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization.  The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot.  Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries. 

How to submit

If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send an abstract of 300 words or less as well as author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by May 31, 2017.

Submission deadlines

 

Submission deadline for proposals: May 31, 2017

Notification of acceptance sent by:  July 15, 2017

Submission deadline for full chapters:  October 15, 2017

Comments returned to authors:  December 15, 2017

Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  Feb 28, 2018

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Discussion New ALCTS award honors Lois Mai Chan

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 10:41 am

The Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is very pleased to announce a new award honoring the career and influence of Lois Mai Chan, distinguished leader, author and mentor in the field of metadata creation and standards.

The Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is very pleased to announce a new award honoring the career and influence of Lois Mai Chan, distinguished leader, author and mentor in the field of metadata creation and standards.

The Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant is awarded to provide librarians and paraprofessionals from under-represented groups new to the metadata field with the opportunity to attend a professional conference and encourages professional development through active participation at the national level. The grant consists of a citation and $1,000 cash and an individual registration for the ALA Annual Conference donated by Netanel Ganin. The grant is applicable towards airfare, lodging, and other ticketed events related to ALA Annual Conference attendance. The grant will be presented during the American Library Association Annual Conference each year at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony and Membership Meeting.

“We are fortunate in ALCTS that our members, such as Netanel Ganin, seek out ways to give back to the profession and our association,” said ALCTS president Vicki Sipe. “In creating the Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant, he honors Chan’s career of exceptional service by providing a career-building opportunity to librarians and paraprofessionals of under-represented groups. His generosity enriches us all.”

For over four decades, Chan was instrumental in the development of standards and best practices, writing over sixty scholarly articles and outstanding text books on cataloging and classification. She was a member of the American Library Association since 1960, serving on numerous committees including the Subject Analysis Committee, the International Relations Committee and the executive Committee of the Cataloging and Classification Section. Chan was the 1989 recipient of the Margaret Mann Citation, the highest honor in cataloging bestowed by the American Library Association, and the 2006 recipient of the Beta Phi Mu Award, presented to a library school faculty member or to an individual for distinguished service to education in librarianship. This grant recognizes Chan’s wide ranging contributions and deep commitment to the field of library cataloging and classification.

CaMMS had previously an established award recognizing librarians for outstanding contributions to cataloging or classification in their career. However, it is important to encourage under-represented librarians and staff to further pursue their professional development. A significant part of that involvement is to attend the ALA Annual Conference in order to network and learn from their colleagues. Chan spent decades developing young librarians as a faculty member at the University of Kentucky. It is in recognition of that service that CaMMS creates an award that supports professional development and involvement by under-represented librarians and paraprofessionals in the metadata field.

The first grant will be awarded in 2018, with an application process to open in fall 2017.

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: The Weeding Planner: Managing Massive Weeding Projects

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 09:33 am

ALCTS e-Forum: The Weeding Planner: Managing Massive Weeding Projects

ALCTS e-Forum: The Weeding Planner: Managing Massive Weeding Projects

May 2-3, 2017

 

Moderated by Cristina Caminita and Andrea Hebert

 

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.

 

As libraries transition away from spaces designed to store and organize physical collections to spaces designed to support the needs of researchers, students, and communities, library professionals will need to engage in physical collection weeding projects. Although each weeding project will be unique, approaching weeding projects from a project management perspective can structure what can sometimes feel like an overwhelming undertaking. Project management requires leaders and participants to identify weeding project goals and objectives, to map roles and duties to phases of the project, to develop project timelines and prioritize milestones, to anticipate challenges and setbacks, and to deliver on the project in a timely manner.

 

Moderators

Cristina Caminita is the Head of Research and Instruction Services at LSU Libraries. Her responsibilities include creating innovative programming designed to assist faculty and students in their research and to support undergraduate and student instruction.

 

Andrea Hebert is a Research and Instruction Services librarian at LSU Libraries. She serves as the liaison to the Schools of Education, Social Work, Kinesiology, Library & Information Science, and Human Resource Education as well as distance learning programs.

 

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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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 03:40 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 2: May 15 - June 23, 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 Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Discussion Four members earn 2017 ALCTS Honors

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 11:38 am

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that the following four ALCTS members have been awarded ALCTS Honors in 2017.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that the following four ALCTS members have been awarded ALCTS Honors in 2017.

  • John K. Duke, senior associate university librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jeanne Harrell, director of collection development and acquisitions services, Texas A&M University
  • Joyce McDonough, continuing and electronic resources management director, Columbia University
  • Genevieve S. Owens

“The 2017 recipients of the ALCTS Honors awards exemplify the spirit of excellence in service we all hope to emulate,” said ALCTS President Vicki Sipe. “They have given of their time, creative energy and drive over many years. ALCTS is a better organization for their service, and we are all the beneficiaries of their generosity. I thank them for their commitment to ALCTS.”

ALCTS Honors are given by the ALCTS Board of Directors for outstanding contributions at all levels within ALCTS, stellar dedication to service, uncompromising commitment to excellence, willingness to accept challenges and a sustained and exemplary record of moving ALCTS forward. This award consists of a citation, and will be presented on June 24 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

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

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