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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 ALCTS 2017 Preservation Awards nominations sought

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 09:40 am

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three Preservation Awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in preservation or to support a new preservation staff member’s participation in preservation activities at the ALA Annual Conference.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three Preservation Awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in preservation or to support a new preservation staff member’s participation in preservation activities at the ALA Annual Conference.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

Banks/Harris Preservation Award

The award was established to honor the memory of Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris, early leaders in library preservation. The award, $1,500 and a citation, sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L.P., is given to a professional preservation specialist who has been active in the field of preservation and/or conservation for library and/or archival materials. Winners will be chosen based on: leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional or national levels; contributions to the development, application or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and routines; significant contribution to professional literature; evidence of studies or research in preservation; and training and mentoring in the field of preservation.

Send nominations, a formal statement of nomination that provides a strong rationale for the nomination by addressing how the nominee meets the criteria for the award, letters of support for the nomination and a complete resume for the nominee to: Stephanie Lamson, chair, Banks/Harris Jury.

Visit the Banks Harris page for more information.

George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award

The George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award was established by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) to honor the memory of George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg, early leaders in cooperative preservation programming and strong advocates for collaboration in the field of preservation.

The award acknowledges and supports cooperative preservation projects and/or rewards individuals or groups that foster collaboration for preservation goals. Recipients of the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award demonstrate vision, endorse cooperation and advocate for the preservation of published and primary source resources that capture the richness of our cultural patrimony. The award recognizes the leadership and initiative required to build collaborative networks designed to achieve specific preservation goals. Any person or group is eligible for this award; membership in ALA is not required. The Cunha/Swartzburg Award is sponsored by Hollinger Metal Edge and includes a $1,250 grant and citation.  

Send nominations, including the name of the person or group being nominated; address, phone number and email address of nominee and nominating party; a formal statement of nomination, with rationale for the nomination; resume, vita or extensive narrative career outline upon which the award jury can base its determination; and letters of support and endorsement, to Karen Kiorpes, chair, Cunha/Swartzburg Jury.

Visit the Cunha Swartzburg page for more information.

Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant was established to honor Jan Merrill-Oldham, distinguished leader, author and mentor in the field of library and archives preservation. The grant provides the recipient the opportunity to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference in order to contribute to his/her professional development.

The recipient will attend meetings and programs, and will be required to submit a short essay on their conference experience to the ALCTS News. The grant consists of a $1,250 cash grant donated by the Library Binding Institute and a citation to be presented at the ALCTS Awards ceremony. The grant is applicable toward airfare, lodging and registration fees related to ALA Annual Conference attendance.  

Send nominations or applications, including the following name, address, phone number and email address of the nominee and nominating party or applicant; letter of application or nomination; two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues who know the candidate and his/her work; resume or curriculum vitae; short essay (up to 500 words) on the following theme: “How would receiving the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant further your professional development goals?,” to Patricia Smith-Hunt, chair, grant jury.

Visit the Jan Merrill-Oldham Grant page for more information.

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Discussion ALCTS seeking 2017 Innovation Awards nominations

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 09:33 am

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and/or groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in collaboration and innovation.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and/or groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in collaboration and innovation.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation

The Collection Management Section (CMS) presents the ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management, which recognizes significant and innovative contributions to electronic collections management and development practice. The award consists of a citation and $2,000 generously donated by ProQuest.

Criteria for selection of the winner will be determined by the person’s achievements, including but not limited to:

  • Building and managing new types of electronic collections and materials
  • Addressing selection issues and processes for electronic resources
  • Creating effective organizational structures for the workflow management and development of electronic resource collections
  • Increasing visibility, discovery and user access to electronic library resources

Nominations should include the name, address, phone number and email address of each nominee and nominating party, a formal statement of nomination that includes a rationale, a description of any projects that the nominee has initiated and successfully completed and letters of support and endorsement. Letters of endorsement from others should provide additional evidence of the worthiness of the nominee. The number of letters of endorsement received for a nominee shall not be a determining factor in the selection process; rather, the evidence of the person’s accomplishments that fulfill the intent of the award shall be the factor considered. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Current employees of ProQuest and its subsidiaries are not eligible for the award.

Send nominations to: Erika Johnson, chair, ProQuest Coutts Award Jury

Visit the ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation page for more information.

Outstanding Collaboration Citation

This award recognizes and encourages collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition, access, management, preservation or archiving of library materials. It recognizes actions, services or products that improve and benefit the providing and managing of library collections. The citation may be presented to two or more individuals or groups who have participated jointly in an appropriate achievement. Accomplishments that expose problems may be as valuable as successes. The citation will be presented in a year when an achievement of merit has occurred. Recognized forms of collaboration must be between library personnel and other individuals or such groups as publishers, vendors, cultural organizations, government agencies, philanthropic organizations and the like. Results of a collaborative effort must demonstrate advancement in collection management or technical services working environments.

Send nominations, along with written justification for the citation in terms of demonstrated outcomes in work achieved through actions, services or products; how the achievement contributed to the fulfillment of needs in the work of collection management or technical services and any other factors relevant to the merit of the achievement and two letters of recommendation to: Sarah Wallbank, chair, Citation Jury.

Visit the Outstanding Collaboration page for more information. 

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 10:35 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 4: October 17 - November 11, 2016

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

Technical Requirements

A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and feedback given, but there is no final class grade.

The course web site will be open for one week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open one week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.

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.

Cancellation & Change Policy

Any requests for cancellation or changes to registration must be received in writing by ALCTS or the ALA registration department (MACS) no later than 7 days prior to the start of the course and are subject to a $40 processing fee.

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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Discussion ALCTS 2017 Publication Awards nominations sought

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 04:19 pm

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library collections and technical services. 

If you are interested in nominating a publication for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library collections and technical services. 

If you are interested in nominating a publication for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award

The award is given in honor of Edward Swanson, LRTS Book Review Editor and long time indexer, to the author(s) of the best paper published in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), the official journal of ALCTS. The winner will receive a citation and $250 from ALCTS. Papers published in volume 60 (2016) are eligible for consideration, with the exception of official reports and documents, obituaries, letters to the editor and biographies of award winners. Each paper will be judged on the following points: content with a significant contribution about one or more issues addressed by ALCTS and its sections; statements in the paper are adequately supported by accurate data and/or documentation; and clear and readable writing style.

Send nominations, along with the author, title and volume and issue of the paper being nominated and the reasons for the nomination to: Erin Stalberg, chair, Best of LRTS Jury.

Visit the Edward Swanson Best of LRTS Award page for more information.

ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

The award honors an author or authors who have written the year’s outstanding monograph, article or original paper in the field of technical services, including acquisitions, cataloging, collection management, preservation, continuing resources and related areas in the library field. The award consists of a citation and $250 contributed by ALCTS. Works published in 2016 are eligible. Reprints of earlier publications will not be considered. The evaluation criteria include: intellectual content; practical value; theoretical value; scholarship; presentation; and style. Papers published in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) are not eligible.

Send nominations, along with a statement giving the full bibliographic citation of the article, book or paper being nominated and reasons for the nomination to: Kristin Martin, chair, Publication Jury.

Visit the Outstanding Publication Award page for more information.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. An international member-driven association, ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery and preservation of library collections.  

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

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 04:18 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Online Doc Call for Book Chapters – Textbooks and Academic Libraries

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 04:18 pm

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

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

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

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

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

How has your library responded to this demand?

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

Possible chapter topics:

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

Proposals should include:

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

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

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

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Discussion Search begins for ALCTS 2017 Professional Recognition Awards nominations

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 04:01 pm

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in the fields of cataloging and classification and acquisitions and for outstanding promise.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for any of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in the fields of cataloging and classification and acquisitions and for outstanding promise.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for any of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

The HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions

Presented by the Acquisitions Section for contributions by and outstanding leadership of an individual in the field of acquisitions librarianship, the award consists of $1,500 and a citation donated by HARRASSOWITZ in honor of Dr. Knut Dorn, former managing director. Winners will be chosen based on: demonstrated leadership that has contributed significantly to: improvements in acquisitions; and achievement in the field of acquisitions through contributions to professional associations, literature, the education of acquisitions professionals and the advancement of the profession.

Send nominations to: Michael Arthur, chair, HARRASSOWITZ Jury

Visit the HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions page for more information.

Margaret Mann Citation

This award is presented to a cataloger or classifier for outstanding professional achievement in the areas of cataloging or classification through publication, participation in professional cataloging associations or valuable contributions to practice in individual libraries. The Cataloging and Metadata Management Section administers the award, a citation and $2,000 to the library school of the winner's choice, which is donated by OCLC, Inc. The Mann Citation committee bases its selection on nominations made by members of the profession or friends of the profession. Anyone with a worthy candidate is urged to nominate that person. Achievements to be considered include: notable publications; outstanding contribution to the activities of professional cataloging associations; outstanding contribution to the technical improvement of cataloging and classification and/or the introduction of a new technique of recognized importance; and outstanding contribution in the area of teaching cataloging and classification.

Send nominations to: Steve Kelley, chair, Mann Citation Jury

Visit the Margaret Mann Citation page for more information.

Esther J. Piercy Award

This award, a $1,500 grant donated by YBP, Inc and a citation, recognizes contributions to library collections and technical services by a librarian with no more than 10 years of professional experience who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership. Winners will be chosen based on accomplishments related to technical services and resources in such areas as: leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional or national level; contributions to the development, application or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and routines; significant contribution to professional literature; and conduct of studies or research in the technical services.

Send nominations, including, a statement giving the reasons for nomination, the date your nominee entered his or her first professional position and a resume or narrative career outline to: Susan Davis, chair, Piercy Jury.

Visit the Esther J. Piercy Award page for more information.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. An international member-driven association, ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery and preservation of library collections. 

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Event ALCTS webinar: Using FAST for Faster Workflows and Discovery

by Gina Solares on Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 09:43 am

 

ALCTS webinar: Using FAST for Faster Workflows and Discovery

Sponsored by the Faceted Subject Access Interest Group

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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

 

ALCTS webinar: Using FAST for Faster Workflows and Discovery

Sponsored by the Faceted Subject Access Interest Group

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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

Description: This webinar demonstrates how the FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) vocabulary can be implemented across a range of library functions and services -- both at the back and the front of the house. Two projects serve as case studies for understanding how libraries can harness the FAST vocabulary and related tools to streamline metadata work and improve user experiences. The webinar provides audience members with ideas and talking points for applying FAST at their institutions.

Specific learning outcomes include:

-- New strategies for streamlining metadata workflows and improving metadata quality by empowering catalogers to concentrate on subject analysis techniques rather than tools.

-- Understanding of guided search interfaces and their importance to exploratory research

-- Empowerment to dig into the assignFAST gadget's code and customize it for local application

Who should attend?

Managers and members of library cataloging and metadata, and user experience and Web development departments

Presenters:

Joelen Pastva is the Metadata Librarian at the Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She currently serves on the ALCTS Standards Committee, ILA Best Practices Committee, and Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) Technical Services Committee. She previously worked as the Metadata/Catalog Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include ontology development and improving library user experiences through metadata.

Allison Jai O'Dell is Metadata Librarian at the University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. She serves on the editorial teams of the ARLIS/NA Artists' Books Thesaurus and the RBMS Controlled Vocabularies. Her research, creative, and instructional activities focus on linked data technologies and front-end Web development for libraries and archives.

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

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

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/092816

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

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

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Wrangling License Agreements

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 09:57 am

ALCTS e-Forum: Wrangling License Agreements

ALCTS e-Forum: Wrangling License Agreements

September 27-28, 2016

Moderated by Katy DiVittorio and Michael Rodriguez

 

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

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

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

 

Moderators

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

 

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

 

What Is an e-Forum?

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

 

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

 

How to Register

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

 

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

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Event ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Intermediate

by Gina Solares on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 02:19 pm

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

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

 

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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

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

 

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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

Description:

This session will focus on the selection and construction of LC Classification (LCC) call numbers for literature, maps and atlases, and moving images, including the construction of cutters for literary works and juvenile belle lettres.

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

* Construct Cutters for literary works

* Construct literary author numbers and Cutters for juvenile belle lettres (PZ schedule)

* Construct call numbers for maps and atlases

* Apply the existing LCC PN schedule for moving images

* Learn about alternatives to the PN schedule for moving images

 

Who should attend?  Intermediate level catalogers and metadata librarians

Prerequisites: Catalogers with some experience with classification or those who have attended Part 1 in this series.

 

 

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

 

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Registration Fees:  

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/092116

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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