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

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

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

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

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

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Discussion Be Involved in Your Association - Volunteer Now

by Mary Beth Thomson on Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 06:48 am

Dear ALCTS Members,

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

Dear ALCTS Members,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Creating the Future, Preserving the Past

All the best,

Mary Beth Thomson

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

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Event ALCTS webinar: Case Studies: Residencies, Peer Training, and Succession Planning

by Gina Solares on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 06:01 pm

ALCTS webinar: Case Studies: Residencies, Peer Training, and Succession Planning

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

This webinar is 90 minutes in length and will begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time

 

ALCTS webinar: Case Studies: Residencies, Peer Training, and Succession Planning

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

This webinar is 90 minutes in length and will begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time

 

Session 3 of the five-session series Re-envisioning Technical Services: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practice

 

Description: This webinar brings together three case studies in cultivating talent: Residency Training, Peer Training, and Leadership Succession Planning. The presenters will describe the benefits, outcomes, and lessons learned from projects that supported librarians at different stages throughout their careers. The session includes three case studies that show how carefully designed programs can support the development of individual librarians and also strengthen the library's strategic efforts to cultivate and retain a diverse workforce and ensure continuity of expertise.

 

Learning outcomes:

After attending this webinar attendees will have:

1. Familiarity with several approaches to supporting professional development in technical services;

2. An understanding of how talent management takes place in a variety of leadership development, succession planning, and continuing education and training programs for all levels of staff;

3. Practical ideas about how to implement or enhance education and talent management in several types of library settings;

4. Knowledge of program models that can support or enhance their library's talent management efforts and professional development goals.

Who should attend? Library and technical services managers and others interested in the future of technical services

Presenters:

Angela Kinney began working at the Library of Congress in 1981. She has served in progressively responsible positions in Library Services, first as a cataloging technician and now as a division chief of the African, Latin American and Western European Division. Kinney is a graduate of the Library of Congress Leadership Development Program and she holds a BA from Georgetown University and a MLS from The Catholic University of America.

Elyssa Gould serves as the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Tennessee and as Book Review Editor for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS). Elyssa’s professional interests are centered on bibliographic description, electronic resources, and the future of library technical services. She earned her BA at Georgia College and State University, her MSLS at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a MA in English at Northern Michigan University.

Jacob Nadal is the Executive Director of ReCAP: The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium, a partnership among Columbia University, The New York Public Library, and Princeton University. Mr. Nadal serves as an advisor to the National Digital Stewardship Residency program, the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach and Education initiative. He received his BA from University of Puget Sound and his MLS from Indiana University.

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Registration Fees (per individual webinar or series of 5 webinars):  

ALCTS Member $43 ; series of 5 webinars: $172

Non-member $59 ; series of 5 webinars: $236

Group rate (members/non-members) $129 ; series of 5 webinars: $516  

 

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

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/022217

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

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

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Discussion Register today for the ALCTS CE Series Re-envisioning Technical Services: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practices

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Register today for the ALCTS CE Series Re-envisioning Technical Services: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practices

Hurry, session 1 begins this Wednesday—register now!

Register today for the ALCTS CE Series Re-envisioning Technical Services: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practices

Hurry, session 1 begins this Wednesday—register now!

How can libraries enhance and reposition their “technical services” operations to drive ongoing library transformation? Scholarly communications, data curation, digital humanities, cooperative preservation, library publishing, collaborative collection management: these new functions require a talented staff with significant technical services expertise, regardless of their titles and reporting structure. Re-envisioning Technical Services: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practices is a five-part webinar series based on the successful 2016 Midwinter Symposium held in Boston. Presenters will explore how libraries can recruit and cultivate staff who can serve as both leaders and contributors and provide insight into talent management, including identifying and nurturing leaders; succession planning; promoting diversity; and connecting staff with the best training options throughout their careers.

This five-part webinar series includes the following sessions:

Session 1 - Leading the Library of the Future—Feb. 1
Session 2 - New Research on Staff and Leadership Development in Technical Services—Feb. 15
Session 3 - Case Studies: Residencies, Peer Training and Succession Planning—Feb. 22
Session 4 - Talent Management and Succession Planning—March 22
Session 5 - Mythbusting: The Search for a Technical Services Generalist—April 5

Learn more and register for this series.

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Event ALCTS webinar: New Research on Staff and Leadership Development in Technical Services

by Gina Solares on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:03 pm

ALCTS webinar: New Research on Staff and Leadership Development in Technical Services

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This webinar is 60 minutes in length and will begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

ALCTS webinar: New Research on Staff and Leadership Development in Technical Services

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This webinar is 60 minutes in length and will begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Session 2 of the five-session series Re-envisioning Technical Services: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practices

 

Over the past several years, the area of technical services has evolved and the boundaries of technical services has become fuzzy. The scope of technical services is changing and interconnecting with other areas of the profession. Library technical services departments and staff now have unique and special training needs prompted by changing standards, new formats, and innovative technologies. In addition, technical services, like other departments in libraries, are facing leadership and succession planning issues.

In 2015-2016, the Association of Library Collections & Technical Services President’s Program Committee designed an online survey that was sent out to librarians and staff in technical services (including Libraries in ARL, Oberlin, and the University Libraries Group) that asked 28 questions regarding the major issues faced by technical services including:

What new skills are needed in technical services?

How are libraries developing staff skills? How are libraries handling training needs?

How are libraries addressing leadership (gaps and staff placed in new leadership roles)? How are libraries identifying emerging leaders?

How are libraries dealing with succession planning?

The presentation will highlight the results of the online survey and provide detailed information regarding new skills, training, leadership and succession planning.

 

After attending this series, attendees will have:

1. A better understanding of the issues facing technical services departments;

2. An understanding of the new skills needed by staff working in technical services;

3. An understanding of how libraries are addressing the training needs of staff in technical services;

4. An overview of how libraries identify emerging leaders and dealing with succession planning.

 

Who should attend?

Library and technical services managers and others interested in the future of technical services

Presenter: Cory Tucker the Head of Continuing Resources & Collections at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries. Cory recently served on the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) President’s Program Committee and previously served as the Chair of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS. He received his BS in Finance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his MLS from the University of South Florida.

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Registration Fees (per individual webinar or series of 5 webinars):  

ALCTS Member $43 ; series of 5 webinars: $172

Non-member $59 ; series of 5 webinars: $236

Group rate (members/non-members) $129 ; series of 5 webinars: $516  

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

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/021517

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 webinar: Leading Technical Services in the Future

by Gina Solares on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm

ALCTS webinar: Leading Technical Services in the Future

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

This webinar is 60 minutes in length and will begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

ALCTS webinar: Leading Technical Services in the Future

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

This webinar is 60 minutes in length and will begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Session 1 of the five-session series Re-envisioning Technical Services: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practices

 

Description: This webinar will consider the role of technical services in the library of the 21st century, and the importance for library leaders to understand the positive impact technical services librarians can have on attaining strategic goals. The webinar will identify current trends in the broad library and scholarly publishing environments, the impact of digital technology on researchers’ information workflows and scholarly communication, and the impact of open science on research and libraries. The potential role of technical services in driving library responses, including the curation of the scholarly record, a drive towards large-scale distributed library collections, and campus research information systems will all be reviewed in detail.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will

* Understand current trends in university libraries, scholarly research, open science, and scholarly publishing

* Understand potential library responses to these trends, including stewardship of the scholarly record, the implementation of campus research information systems, and the provision of access to a distributed, networked library collection

* Understand the mapping between technical services librarians’ skills and those responses

Who should attend?

Library and technical services managers and others interested in the future of technical services

Presenter:

Keith Webster is Dean of University Libraries and Director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives at Carnegie Mellon. Previously, Keith was vice president and director of academic relations and strategy for John Wiley and Sons and before that held library dean and director roles at universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Keith serves on the Board of Directors of NISO and PALCI, and on the Publications Board of the Association of Computing Machinery.

 

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Registration Fees (per individual webinar or series of 5 webinars):  

ALCTS Member $43 ; series of 5 webinars: $172

Non-member $59 ; series of 5 webinars: $236

Group rate (members/non-members) $129 ; series of 5 webinars: $516

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

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/020117

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 Preservation

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 06:14 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 1: February 27 - March 24, 2017

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course components:

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 1: February 27 - March 24, 2017

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course components:

  • 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 on preservation options

  • Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options

  • Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship

Who Should Attend:  

Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.

Course Syllabus

Instructors

  • Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections

  • Dawn Aveline, Preservation Officer, UCLA

  • Karen O’Connell, Preservation Coordinator, Georgetown University Library

  • Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries

  • Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCAP, Princeton University Library

  • Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University

  • Roger Smith, University of California - San Diego

  • Peter D. Verheyen, Syracuse University Library

Credits

8 contact hours.

Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion (passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.

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

Fee

$109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

How to Register

To register, complete theonline form orregister by mail.

Registration Deadline

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

Contact

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

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 06:06 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

Session 1: February 27 - April 7, 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;

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

Session 1: February 27 - April 7, 2017

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

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

  • Theoretical foundations and workflows of basic acquisitions functions;

  • Financial management of library collections budgets;

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


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

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

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

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

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

Instructors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Discussion Call open for Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

by Jeremy Myntti on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:38 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 February 27, 2017 and September 8, 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 February 27, 2017 and September 8, 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 see:http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/grants/onlinegrant. Applications may be submitted between January 16, 2017 and February 14, 2017.

 

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

Session 1:  February 27 – April 7, 2017

Session 2:  May 8 – June 16, 2017

Session 3:  July 17 – August 25, 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 Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

Session 1: February 27 – March 24, 2017

Session 2: April 24 – May 19, 2017

Session 3: July 24 – August 18, 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 Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

Session 1:  March 13 – April 7, 2017

Session 2:  May 8 – June 2, 2017

Session 3:  July 31 – August 25, 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 Collection Assessment (FCA)

Session 1:  March 13 – April 21, 2017

Session 2:  May 15 – July 23, 2017

Session 3:  July 31 – September 8, 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 Cataloging (FOC)

Session 2:  April 24 – June 2, 2017

Session 3:  July 17 – August 25, 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 Preservation (FOP)

Session 1:  February 27 – March 24, 2017

Session 2:  May 1 – May 26, 2017

Session 3:  August 14 – September 8, 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.

 

Thank you! We look forward to receiving your applications.

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Online Doc ALCTS celebrates 60 years in 2017

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 09:43 am

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2017 with a new mentoring program, celebration events, and new opportunities for professional development and engagement. Supporting our slogan “Creating the Future, Preserving the Past,” ALCTS members support library practices and standards while looking forward to create innovative programs and research within the field of technical services.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2017 with a new mentoring program, celebration events, and new opportunities for professional development and engagement. Supporting our slogan “Creating the Future, Preserving the Past,” ALCTS members support library practices and standards while looking forward to create innovative programs and research within the field of technical services.

The anniversary celebrations kick off at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, Jan. 19-24, 2017 in Atlanta, Ga. Join us for the ALCTSfest reception on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center. Other ALCTS events include the Friday symposium Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections and the Monday ALCTS forum Creating the Future, Preserving the Past: Celebrate ALCTS at 60!. Visit the ALCTS Midwinter event site for more information about ALCTS programs at the Midwinter Meeting, and use the online scheduler to find all ALCTS interest group and committee meetings.

The new ALCTS Mentoring Program facilitates and encourages professional development of ALCTS members at any stage in their career and in any of the areas related to our work. The program aims to develop strong leadership in areas of librarianship covered by ALCTS; support members in developing their professional skills; cultivate leadership and involvement in ALCTS; provide networking opportunities, and expand members’ professional learning circles. The call for mentors and mentees for the first cohort is open through Mar. 17, 2017.

In May, ALCTS will launch the online ALCTS Exchange, a celebration of excellence at the intersections of libraries, collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, preservation, and technology. This fully online continuing education event will offer synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for learning and engagement. Everyone, including non-ALCTS members, are encouraged to register and bring their questions, experiences, and perspectives to the events.

You can help ALCTS celebrate its diamond anniversary in 2017. The $60 for 60 Fund accepts unrestricted gifts for new and ongoing initiatives in such areas as leadership development, standards, advocacy, and international relations. Donations help secure the future growth of ALCTS, its services and programs, and its members. All gifts to ALCTS are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by applicable laws.

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Online Doc ALCTS announces new mentoring program

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 09:32 am

ALCTS is pleased to announce the launch of a new mentoring program for its members.

ALCTS is pleased to announce the launch of a new mentoring program for its members.

The ALCTS Mentoring Program facilitates and encourages professional development of ALCTS members at any stage in their career and in any of the areas related to our work. The program aims to develop strong leadership in areas of librarianship covered by ALCTS; support members in developing their professional skills; cultivate leadership and involvement in ALCTS; provide networking opportunities, and expand members’ professional learning circles.

Applications are now being accepted for the first cohort of mentors and mentees. The application deadline Mar. 17, 2017, with the mentor and mentee pairing process to be completed by May 12, 2017. The actual mentoring program for the first cohort will begin Jun. 1, 2017 and end Apr. 30, 2018.

The development of the ALCTS Mentoring Program started with an American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leader project in 2015. This team project resulted in a poster session and accompanying document, “Developing a Mentoring Program for 21st Century Librarians,” that were presented at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. Further work was done on a program proposal by the ALCTS New Members Interest Group, including holding an online chat session for member feedback in October 2015. In July 2016, final development of the mentoring program was assigned to the ALCTS Mentoring Subcommittee of the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee.

Additional information about the ALCTS Mentoring Program will be forthcoming. If you have any questions about the application process or the program, please contact Regina Gong, chair of the ALCTS Mentoring Subcommittee.

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