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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 Web Course - Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions - Limited Space Available

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 09:54 am

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions- Limited Space Available!
March 15 - April 9, 2010

Fee: $109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-members
Registration Deadline: March 10, 2010
Register Online | Register by Mail

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions- Limited Space Available!
March 15 - April 9, 2010

Fee: $109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-members
Registration Deadline: March 10, 2010
Register Online | Register by Mail

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources.  Participants receive 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.

This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.

Length of course: 4 weeks

Please visit the ALCTS Web Site and click on the course title under Upcoming Events for more information.

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Discussion ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management - Limited Space Available

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 09:40 am

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management - Limited Space Available!
March 15 - April 9, 2010

Fee: $109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-members
Registration Deadline: March 10, 2010
Register Online | Register by Mail

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management - Limited Space Available!
March 15 - April 9, 2010

Fee: $109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-members
Registration Deadline: March 10, 2010
Register Online | Register by Mail

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries. 

This session is part 1 of a 3 part Collection Management course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification program.

Please visit the ALCTS Web Site and click on the course title under Upcoming Events for more information.

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Discussion Former ALCTS President Brian Schottlaender wins Mellvyl Dewey Award

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 04:00 pm

Former ALCTS President Brian Schottlaender is the 2010 recipient of the ALA Melvyl Dewey Medal Award in recognition of creative leadership of high order, is named after Melvil Dewey, who was actively interested in library management, library training, cataloging and classification and the tools and techniques of librarianship. Schottlaender has excelled in each of these areas.

 

For the press release: 

Former ALCTS President Brian Schottlaender is the 2010 recipient of the ALA Melvyl Dewey Medal Award in recognition of creative leadership of high order, is named after Melvil Dewey, who was actively interested in library management, library training, cataloging and classification and the tools and techniques of librarianship. Schottlaender has excelled in each of these areas.

 

For the press release: 

http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pressreleases2010/february2010/dewey_gov.cfm

 

Charles Wilt

ALCTS Executive Director

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Discussion Don't Know How to Update Your Group's Web Page?

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 02:51 pm

Have you been asked to submit updated content for your group's web page? Don't know what to do?

No worries--there are four simple steps and you don't need training. All you have to do is fill out an online form.

Just refer to the Quick Guide for instructions and answers to your questions.

Remember: if you need help crafting text or obtaining institutional knowledge, consult any member of the Project Help Desk (listed in the Quick Guide document) for information.

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

by Debra Spidal on Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 03:36 pm

FERA Session: October 4 - October 29, 2010

FERA Session: October 4 - October 29, 2010

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

Instructors: Xan Arch and Rafal Kasprowski

Length of web course: 4 weeks

For additional details and registration information see:

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fera/index.cfm

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

by Debra Spidal on Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 03:31 pm

FERA Session: March 15 - April 9, 2010

FERA Session: March 15 - April 9, 2010

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

Instructors: Susan Davis and Xan Arch

Length of web course: 4 weeks

For additional details and registration information see:

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fera/index.cfm

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

by Debra Spidal on Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 03:29 pm

FERA Session: February 8 - March 5, 2010

FERA Session: February 8 - March 5, 2010

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

Instructors: Jesse Holden and Elizabeth Winter

Length of web course: 4 weeks

For additional details and registration information see:

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fera/index.cfm

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

by Debra Spidal on Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 03:19 pm

FOA Session: February 15 - March 12, 2010

The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) web course focuses on the library acquisitions basics:

  • goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials
  • 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.

FOA Session: February 15 - March 12, 2010

The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) web course focuses on the library acquisitions basics:

  • goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials
  • 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. Acquisitions, in essence, is the business side of bringing materials into the library or licensing access to library resources.

As a “fundamentals” course, FOA is tailored for librarians and paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field, in all types and sizes of libraries. Although many formats and types of materials are discussed, FOA focuses on the acquisition of monographs in a physical format. Although FOA focuses on physical book acquisitions, the structural components of the course—goals and methods of acquisitions, vendor relations, financial management, and ethics—constitute the key components of acquisition and licensing processes for all library materials, in all formats, in all types of libraries.

Instructors: Katie Ellis and Michelle Flinchbaugh

Length of web course: 4 weeks

For additional details and registration information see:

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/foa/index.cfm

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

by Debra Spidal on Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 03:17 pm

FOA Session: March 29 - April 23, 2010

The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) web course focuses on the library acquisitions basics:

  • goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials
  • 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.

FOA Session: March 29 - April 23, 2010

The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) web course focuses on the library acquisitions basics:

  • goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials
  • 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. Acquisitions, in essence, is the business side of bringing materials into the library or licensing access to library resources.

As a “fundamentals” course, FOA is tailored for librarians and paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field, in all types and sizes of libraries. Although many formats and types of materials are discussed, FOA focuses on the acquisition of monographs in a physical format. Although FOA focuses on physical book acquisitions, the structural components of the course—goals and methods of acquisitions, vendor relations, financial management, and ethics—constitute the key components of acquisition and licensing processes for all library materials, in all formats, in all types of libraries.

Instructors: Betsy Redman and Eleanor Cook

Length of web course: 4 weeks

For additional details and registration information see:

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/foa/index.cfm

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

by Debra Spidal on Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 11:06 am

FCDM Session:  March 15, 2010 - April 9, 2010

The Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management is a four-week, self-paced Web course that addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota.

Course Components:

FCDM Session:  March 15, 2010 - April 9, 2010

The Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management is a four-week, self-paced Web course that addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota.

Course Components:

  • Complete definition of collection development and collection management
  • Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning
  • Collection development (selecting for and building collections)
  • Collection management (e.g., making decisions after materials are selected, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)
  • Collection analysis—why and how to do it
  • Outreach, liaison, and marketing
  • Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management

Instructors:  Ginger Williams and Janet Marnetti

Length of web course: 4 weeks

For additional details and registration information see:

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fcdm/index.cfm

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