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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the CRS Committee on Holdings Information

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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

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

Sponsored by the CRS Committee on Holdings Information

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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

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

Learning outcomes:

Following the webinar, attendees will be able to: 

* Provide an overview of PIE-J

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

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

Who should attend?

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

Presenters:

Steve C. Shadle

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

Regina Romano Reynolds 

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

 

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

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

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/091416

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

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

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

 

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

 

Sponsored by the CRS Committee on Holdings Information

 

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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

 

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

 

Learning outcomes:

 

Following the webinar, attendees will be able to:

* Provide an overview of PIE-J

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

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

 

Who should attend?

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

 

Presenters:

Steve C. Shadle

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

 

Regina Romano Reynolds

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

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

 

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

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/091416

 

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

 

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

 

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

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

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

Session 4: September 26 - October 21, 2016

 

This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. The course was developed by Dalene Hawthorne, Head of Systems and Technical Services, Emporia State University.

 

Who Should Attend:

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

 

Instructors:

  • Jesse Holden, Account Services Manager, EBSCO Information Services

  • Xan Arch, Director of Collection Services, Reed College

  • Elizabeth Winter, Head of Collection Acquisitions & Management, Georgia Tech Library

  • Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources, SUNY at Buffalo

  • Lisa Mackinder, Head of Acquisitions and Collection Services, Ohio University

 

Registration Fee:

$109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member

 

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to:http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fera/ol_templ

 

This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.

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

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

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

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 4: September 26 - October 21, 2016

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

  • Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning

  • Collection development (selecting for and building collections)

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

  • Collection analysis—why and how to do it

  • Outreach, liaison, and marketing

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

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

  • List the elements in a collection development policy

  • Write a collection development policy

  • Explain the importance of collection analysis

  • Perform one or more types of analysis

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

Who Should Attend:  

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

Instructors

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

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

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

  • Jeanette Mosey, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

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

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

Session 4: September 19 - October 28, 2016

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

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

  • Theoretical foundations and workflows of basic acquisitions functions;

  • Financial management of library collections budgets;

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


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

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

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

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

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

Instructors

  • Betsy Redman, Acquisitions Serials Librarian, Arizona State University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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

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

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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

Description:

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

Learning outcomes:

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

* Describe the principles of classification

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

* Construct appropriate Cutters for topics and authorized access points

 

Who should attend? Catalogers and metadata librarians

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

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Registration Fees:  

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suggested topics of interest to the ALCTS membership include:

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

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

Links to proposal forms:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Event ALCTS webinar: Survive, Thrive & Boost Your Research Productivity

by Gina Solares on Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 11:27 am

ALCTS webinar: Survive, Thrive & Boost Your Research Productivity

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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

Description:

ALCTS webinar: Survive, Thrive & Boost Your Research Productivity

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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

Description:

Publish or Perish is the reality for those in academic library tenure and promotion tracks. But where do you begin on a research project and then manage to find the considerable time it takes to pull it through to completion? Daily work-related tasks already may be overwhelming and deadline-driven. How do you then add and juggle a research project in the mix? This webinar will provide practical strategies for jump-starting your scholarly research agenda, increasing research productivity, and managing your time for optimal sanity and results.

Learning outcomes:

Participants will learn practical strategies for:

* Identifying suitable research topics.

* Managing time to allow for research productivity.

* Managing the research process.

* Prioritizing competing and multiple demands.

* Synergizing work and research goals.

Who should attend? Collection Development & Technical Services librarians and staff members

Presenter:

Marie L. Radford, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Information and Library Studies, at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information. She makes frequent presentations on topics that include assessment, professional communication, time management, customer service, conflict management, and positive approaches to problematic people. Her forthcoming books are: Library Conversations: Reclaiming Interpersonal Communication Theory for Understanding Professional Encounters, co-authored with Gary Radford and Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 6th Ed. with Lynn Silipigni Connaway.

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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/082416

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: Creating Effective Webinars

by Gina Solares on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 02:57 pm

ALCTS webinar: Creating Effective Webinars

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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

Description:

ALCTS webinar: Creating Effective Webinars

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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

Description:

Learn how to create and deliver effective and memorable webinars from two veterans of this style of presentation. You will leave with new skills, including a few easy tips and tricks, in effective presentation design and powerful workshop delivery. You will learn how to manage live (synchronous) and recorded (asynchronous) learning spaces. In addition, resources related to effective webinars and presentations will be provided.

Learning outcomes:

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

* Design better presentations.

* Understand how to prepare for delivering the presentation (producer/tech support).

* Better engage the audience.

* Prepare for the unexpected, technical and otherwise, during the webinar

* Understand some of the basic features of “web conference” software and how to use them to your advantage.

Who should attend? Anyone who is interested in giving a webinar or who wants to improve his/her techniques in giving a webinar.

Presenters:

Maurice Coleman is the Technical Trainer at a Harford County Public Library in Maryland. He has presented numerous virtual and face to face presentations on social media, technology implementation, and presentation and training skills. In addition, he hosts the library training and presentation podcast T is for Training at http://tisfortraining.wordpress.com and was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2010. He can be found through Twitter at @baldgeekinmd.

Jill Hurst-Wahl teaches on-campus and online for Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and is a contributor to the “T is for Training” podcast. Jill is a frequent conference presenter, including sessions in 2016 at Computers in Libraries, Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, and the Academic Librarians Conference in New York State. Jill can be found online at https://ischool.syr.edu/people/directories/view/jahurst/ and through Twitter at @jill_hw.

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Registration Fees:  Free

To sign up and receive the webinar access link, sign up online at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5147847845651520513

This webinar will be recorded. The recording will be posted on the ALCTS web site shortly following the webinar.

For questions about this webinar, 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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Online Doc New ALCTS monograph examines linked data for cultural heritage

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:48 am

With its roots in computer science, linked data is unfamiliar territory for many library catalogers. But since the origins of MARC nearly 50 years ago, the value of machine-readable library records has only grown.  Today linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the open web, especially the digital cultural heritage in the collections of libraries, archives, and museums.

With its roots in computer science, linked data is unfamiliar territory for many library catalogers. But since the origins of MARC nearly 50 years ago, the value of machine-readable library records has only grown.  Today linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the open web, especially the digital cultural heritage in the collections of libraries, archives, and museums. In “Linked Data for Cultural Heritage” published by ALA Editions, the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and editors Ed Jones and Michele Seikel gather a stellar list of contributors to help readers understand linked data concepts by examining practice and projects based in familiar concepts like authority control. Topped by an insider’s perspective on OCLC’s experiments with Schema.org and the Library of Congress’s BIBFRAME project, the book addresses such topics as:

  • a simplified description of linked data, summing up its promises and challenges;
  • controlled vocabularies for the web;
  • broadening use of library-curated vocabularies;
  • how the complexity of AV models reveals the limitations of retrospective conversion;
  • BIBFRAME’s triplestore data model;
  • ways libraries are helping science researchers share their data, with descriptions of projects underway at major institutions;
  • balancing the nuance within an element set with the sameness needed for sharing; and
  • the influence of projects such as Europeana and Digital Public Library of America.

Jones is associate director for library assessment and technical services at National University in San Diego. He is the author of “RDA and Serials Cataloging” and various journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has spoken on library linked data at professional conferences and deals with it as a member of the Standing Committee on Standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging. Seikel is a tenured professor on the library faculty at Oklahoma State University. Her primary professional focus is in cataloging, and she has published several research papers in technical services journals. Currently, she chairs the ALCTS Planning Committee, and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Library Resources and Technical Services.

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