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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-eforum] What’s on Your Mind? How Can ALCTS Serve New Members? an ALCTS E-forum

by Keisha Manning on Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 08:39 am

“What’s on Your Mind? How Can ALCTS Serve New Members? an ALCTS E-forum" 

 

Please join us for an ALCTS E-Forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message. 

 

“What’s on Your Mind: How can ALCTS serve New Members”

December 1-December 2, 2009,

 9:00 AM Eastern, 8:00 AM Central, 7:00 AM Mountain, and 6:00 AM Pacific

Moderated by Keisha Manning and Dina Giambi 

 

Who are we?

“What’s on Your Mind? How Can ALCTS Serve New Members? an ALCTS E-forum" 

 

Please join us for an ALCTS E-Forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message. 

 

“What’s on Your Mind: How can ALCTS serve New Members”

December 1-December 2, 2009,

 9:00 AM Eastern, 8:00 AM Central, 7:00 AM Mountain, and 6:00 AM Pacific

Moderated by Keisha Manning and Dina Giambi 

 

Who are we?

The ALCTS New Members Interest Group is an “Open” community. PLEASE give us the opportunity to talk with you, help you, and work with you.

Please feel free to contact us with your suggestions, concerns, and interests.

The “ALCTS New Members” Interest Group (ANMIG) http://connect.ala.org/node/85257, announces their first meeting at ALA Midwinter on Saturday January 16, 2010, 10:30-Noon. Location to be announced.

“What’s on Your Mind: How can ALCTS serve New Members”

In anticipation of our first meeting at ALA Midwinter, we are opening up the forum to discuss how we can better serve ALCTS New Members.

Do you have ideas about how ALCTS serves new members? Have you been thinking of new or established ways to interact with ALCTS?

How are you communicating with fellow members and colleagues? ALAConnect, Facebook, twitter, etc… Many of you have shown an interest in mentoring opportunities; tell us how we can help? The ANMIG is an “ Open” group, so tell us who you would like to collaborate with outside of your area of expertise?

We want to hear from you!

We are encouraging new members to come and be heard. Share your values, interests, and concerns. We will discuss any topic brought to the table.

 

*To register:*

Go to: http://lists.ala.org/sympa, click on ALCTS (spelled out) under the ALA Division heading, then choose alcts-eforum@ala.org mailto:alcts-eforum@ala.org>. A login and password are required to register. Instructions for obtaining a login and password may be found on the list homepage. Participation is free and open to anyone. 

 

Keisha Manning

Chair, ALCTS New Members Interest Group

MLIS Candidate, Palmer School of Library and Information Science

Email: keishamia@gmail.com

 

M. Dina Giambi

Past-President, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS),

 a division of the American Library Association

and

Assistant Director for Library Technical Services

University of Delaware Library

181 South College Avenue

Newark, DE 19717-5267

Phone: 302-831-2829

Fax: 302-831-1046

E-mail: dinag@udel.edu

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Event An ALCTS Webinar: You want me to select for WHAT?: Getting started in a new area, presented by Virginia Kay Williams, Acquisitions Librarian at Wichita State University

by Pamela Bluh on Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 03:00 pm

Librarians are often assigned collection development responsibilities in unfamiliar subject areas, then struggle to learn about new subjects, assess local needs, and identify major publishers. Even experienced selectors can find a new subject daunting. This presentation will suggest strategies and resources for learning about unfamiliar subjects when assigned selection responsibilities, using examples from the presenter’s experience as a selector and working with new selectors.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific time.

Librarians are often assigned collection development responsibilities in unfamiliar subject areas, then struggle to learn about new subjects, assess local needs, and identify major publishers. Even experienced selectors can find a new subject daunting. This presentation will suggest strategies and resources for learning about unfamiliar subjects when assigned selection responsibilities, using examples from the presenter’s experience as a selector and working with new selectors.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific time.

To register, see: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/select.cfm

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Event ALCTS Midwinter Symposium: Living Digital: the Role of the Library and the Future of Information

by Pamela Bluh on Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces a symposium which will be held prior to ALA Midwinter 2010: “Living Digital: The Future of Information and the Role of the Library.”  The event will be held on Thursday, January 14 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces a symposium which will be held prior to ALA Midwinter 2010: “Living Digital: The Future of Information and the Role of the Library.”  The event will be held on Thursday, January 14 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Four distinguished speakers from both inside and outside of librarianship will address issues that are expected to include recruiting students into information-related professions, information seeking behaviors of those living in the digital age, emerging initiatives related to information access, partnering with others in the information arena, intellectual property issues, and techniques institutions may employ in adapting to new information ecologies. In addition to plenary presentations, panel speakers and breakout sessions which incorporate scenario building will help attendees learn how to facilitate the delivery of information and understand their role in an environment of constantly evolving genres and increasing quantities of information.       

Plenary speakers [titles/abstracts of talks will be available soon]:

Margaret Ashida, Project Director, Empire State STEM Education Initiative, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Kevin Guthrie - President of Ithaka, formerly president of JSTOR

John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School and co-author of “Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives”

John Wilkin – Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology at the University of Michigan and Executive Director of HathiTrust

The symposium will include participative small group brainstorming sessions which will enable attendees to exchange ideas with each other and with the panelists and speakers. The four scenarios that will be discussed are:

Determining collections for a paperless library (academic/public libraries)

  • Designing an information commons for a generation of digital natives (academic/public libraries)
  • Incorporating gaming into library services (academic/public libraries)
  • Delivering information to consumers in a virtual environment

Panelists who will speak about and react to the brainstorming sessions are:

Tom Corbett -- Executive Director, Fisher-Watkins Library, The Cushing Academy (a private school for grades 9-12)

Jenny Levine – Internet Development Specialist and Strategy Guide, ALA, owner of The Shifted Librarian blog, and former public librarian

Ann Wolpert – Director of Libraries, MIT

John Yemma – Editor, The Christian Science Monitor

Registration information for “Living Digital” can be found at: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/ala/living.cfm

Please consider joining ALCTS for what promises to be an informative event!

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Event ALCTS E-forum: The Art of Conversation: Improving Communication between Technical Services and Public Services

by Kristin Martin on Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 03:43 pm

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

Registration information is at the end of the message.

"The Art of Conversation: Improving Communication between Technical Services and Public Services”

November 18 – November 20, 2009, 8:00 AM Central, 7:00 AM Mountain, and 8:00 AM Pacific

Moderated by Sarah Simpson and Keri Cascio

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

Registration information is at the end of the message.

"The Art of Conversation: Improving Communication between Technical Services and Public Services”

November 18 – November 20, 2009, 8:00 AM Central, 7:00 AM Mountain, and 8:00 AM Pacific

Moderated by Sarah Simpson and Keri Cascio

E-forum starts at 9:00 AM Eastern, 
 
How do you communicate with other departments at your institution? Is your day filled with a flurry of emails, or do you hear the crickets chirping? Sarah Simpson, Technical Services Manager at the Tulsa City-County Library, and Keri Cascio, Branch Manager at the St. Louis City-County Library District, will moderate a discussion about sharing information between departments and creating points of contact. The Tulsa City-County Library Tech Services department set up a Help Desk to open their lines of communication. What have you done at your institution?

*To register:*

Go to: http://lists.ala.org/sympa, click on ALCTS (spelled out) under the ALA Division heading, then choose alcts-eforum@ala.org . A login and password are required to register. Instructions for obtaining a login and password may be found on the list homepage. Participation is free and open to anyone.

More information on e-forums can be found on the ALCTS website: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/inde...

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Event ALCTS webinar on Institutional Repositories: The Potential of Partnerships: Dissolving Silos for a Successful IR Implementation, Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian, University of Massachusetts

by Pamela Bluh on Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 02:03 pm

This webinar will use the University of Massachusetts’ institutional repository as a case study to explore how the new digital repository service has affected the way librarians envision our place in the future of the academy, how the academy is changing its view of the library’s role, new tools and skills that we are developing to fulfill this service, and new partnerships that we have created and fostered to exploit this new vision.

This webinar will use the University of Massachusetts’ institutional repository as a case study to explore how the new digital repository service has affected the way librarians envision our place in the future of the academy, how the academy is changing its view of the library’s role, new tools and skills that we are developing to fulfill this service, and new partnerships that we have created and fostered to exploit this new vision. We hope to foster discussion and provide insights and opportunities for further exploration of how the role of libraries as publishers enables us to be key partners in the creation, dissemination, and archiving of academic scholarship.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific time

For additional information and to register: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/ir_series.cfm

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Event ALCTS Webinar on Institutional Repositories: Bringing Research Data into the Library: Expanding the Horizons of Institutional Repositories, MacKenzie Smith, Associate Director for Technology, MIT Libraries

by Pamela Bluh on Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 02:02 pm

The focus of Library-managed Institutional Repositories has so far been on document-like items (published articles, preprints, theses, reports, working papers, etc.) but there is growing demand to expand their use into new genres such as scientific research datasets (sensor readings, genomics data, neuroimages, etc.). The presentation will explain how IRs are including this type of collection, what librarians need to know in order to manage such collections, and a few case studies from the MIT Libraries.

The focus of Library-managed Institutional Repositories has so far been on document-like items (published articles, preprints, theses, reports, working papers, etc.) but there is growing demand to expand their use into new genres such as scientific research datasets (sensor readings, genomics data, neuroimages, etc.). The presentation will explain how IRs are including this type of collection, what librarians need to know in order to manage such collections, and a few case studies from the MIT Libraries.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific time

For additional information and to register: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/ir_series.cfm

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Discussion Banks/Harris Preservation Award

by Paula De Stefano (non-member) on Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 03:30 pm

The Banks/Harris Preservation 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 imp

The Banks/Harris Preservation 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:  Paula De Stefano, chair, Banks/Harris Jury, pd3@nyu.edu.

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Discussion “Introducing the ALCTS New Members Interest Group”

by Keisha Manning on Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 04:23 pm

“Introducing the ALCTS New Members Interest Group”

 

Established in September 2009, the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) will provide a forum for exchanging information and discussing issues of interest to new ALCTS members. It will serve as a vehicle to create a feedback mechanism for new members while helping them build a knowledgebase of the organization and its resources.

“Introducing the ALCTS New Members Interest Group”

 

Established in September 2009, the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) will provide a forum for exchanging information and discussing issues of interest to new ALCTS members. It will serve as a vehicle to create a feedback mechanism for new members while helping them build a knowledgebase of the organization and its resources.

Information gained from the ANMIG will be used as a basis for discussion of ALCTS programs/services initiatives via ALCTS committees and groups, and how these services impact new members.

The interest group will have both an online and in person presence. The features of ALA Connect will be used to share information and ideas, hold chat sessions, etc. In person meetings will be held at ALA Midwinter Meetings and the ALA Annual Conferences. The first meeting will be held during the 2010 Midwinter Meeting in Boston on Saturday, January 16 from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The location will be announced when it is available.

We encourage all new ALCTS members to join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group community. Veteran members are invited to join as well. The ANMIG has been created as an open community in ALA Connect so non-ALCTS member and non-ALA members can also participate.

We welcome all suggestions in making this IG a success for our new members and ALCTS at large.

Keisha Manning

Chair, ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Palmer School of Library and Information Science, MLIS Candidate

keishamia@gmail.com

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Discussion ALCTS Newsletter Issue Now Available

by Charles Wilt on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 04:04 pm

Dear Colleagues,

 

The September issue of the ALCTS Newsletter Online (ANO) is now available at

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/resources/ano/v20/n3/index.cfm.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mary Beth Weber

Editor, ALCTS Newsletter Online

 

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Mary Beth Weber

Head, Technical Services Department

Technical and Automated Services

Rutgers University Libraries

(732)445-0500

Dear Colleagues,

 

The September issue of the ALCTS Newsletter Online (ANO) is now available at

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/resources/ano/v20/n3/index.cfm.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mary Beth Weber

Editor, ALCTS Newsletter Online

 

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Mary Beth Weber

Head, Technical Services Department

Technical and Automated Services

Rutgers University Libraries

(732)445-0500

mbfecko@rci.rutgers.edu

 

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Discussion ALA-APA Now Accepting Course Proposals for Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC)

by Julie Reese (staff) on Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 01:18 pm

On October 1, 2009, ALA-APA began accepting applications from education providers interested in offering courses for candidates in the Library Support Staff Certificate Program, (LSSC).

On October 1, 2009, ALA-APA began accepting applications from education providers interested in offering courses for candidates in the Library Support Staff Certificate Program, (LSSC).

The LSSC is the first national, voluntary certification program for library support staff. Course providers may be organizations or individuals with the expertise, training, and resources to offer courses online or face-to-face. The ten competency sets for which courses are needed are in the areas of foundations of library services, technology, communication and teamwork, access services, adult readers advisory, cataloging and classification, collection management, reference, supervision and management, and youth services.

Potential providers complete an application, http://ala-apa.org/lsscp/courseapprovalapplication.doc, and submit a course syllabus, a description of the course’s teaching methods and assessment plan, and the instructor’s resume. The course must cover all the competencies in a competency set. The fee to be considered for approval is $100 each of the first and second courses submitted, and $50 per class for each additional course.

Candidates will have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, and have worked in a public or academic library for at least one year. Candidates have the option of completing approved courses or submitting online portfolios that demonstrate their achievement in six of ten competency sets.

The application will be evaluated by a committee of American Library Association member volunteers using a rubric, http://ala-apa.org/lsscp/courseevalrubric.doc. Reviews will be held periodically throughout the year and ALA-APA will notify applicants of their status. Approved courses will be publicized and available to all LSSC candidates. Courses that are approved will maintain that status, barring major changes, for four years.

Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the LSSC Program is in a testing phase in five library organizations across the United States. The program will begin accepting candidates in January 2010. Based on survey information and other expressions of interest, project staff estimates that at least 300 library support staff will participate in the LSSC program in the next three years.

The LSSC Program was approved by the American Library Association to be an official certification of ALA in July 2009. More information about the LSSCP is available online at http://www.ala-apa.org/lsscp. Please direct questions to Jenifer Grady at jgrady@ala.org or 312-280-2424. The program will be managed by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association.

ALA-APA: the Organization for the Advancement of Library Employees is a service organization to the American Library Association and has as one of its missions supporting salary improvement initiatives for library workers.

 

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

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