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.
Register now- this class fills up quickly!
Fundamentals of Acquisitions
June 1 – June 26 | Register now
About the Course
The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) focuses on what you need to know about the basics of acquiring monographs and serials: goals and methods; financial management of materials budgets; and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.
Participants will receive a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.
- Section 1 - Goals of Acquisitions Services
- Section 2 - Methods and Basic Functions of Acquisitions
- Section 3 - Vendors
- Section 4 - Ethics
- Section 5 - Budget/Finance and Accounting
Online discussion dates and times - TBA
$109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-Members
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For questions or comments contact Julie Reese at (312) 280-5034 or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generating Campus Buy-In for Your IR
How do you convey the value of an institutional repository to campus leaders, faculty, and other key campus groups?
This webinar will present:
- strategies for marketing your IR to campus
- ways to demonstrate return on investment
- perspectives from management and library administration
- making the IR a vital component of the scholarly and research community
Beyond the Institutional Repository: Campus Research Distribution Strategies
Presented by Marilyn Moody, Boise State University
Wednesday, May 6 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)
Should universities and libraries develop policies and strategies for distributing university research and scholarship?
This question sparks a lot of interest among provosts and other university administrators.
Institutional repositories provide infrastructure, but raise more questions about:
- scholarly communication
- campus publishing policies and strategies
- faculty copyright and intellectual property
- electronic theses and dissertations
- open access publishing
Using Boise State University as a case study, this webinar provides:
- a framework for thinking about research distribution policies and strategies
- strategies for selling the institutional repository concept
- ways to work with administrators and campus staff
Join Clint Chamberlain and the CRS Acquisitions Committee in an open discussion of open source ILS.
The event is free for everyone. You just have to sign up for the discussion list.
If you've already signed up for an eForum, you don't have to sign up again.
If you're not interested in this topic and don't want to receive the messages, go to the discussion list site and unsubscribe from the list.
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- username and password are required to register. Instructions for obtaining a login and password may be found on the list homepage. Participation is open to anyone.
Institutional Repositories: The Promise of Yesterday and the Promises of Tomorrow
Presented by Greg Tananbaum
Wednesday, April 8 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)
Based on his keynote addresses at the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium, this introductory webinar (the first of a three-part series).
- Includes a brief history of institutional repositories.
- Discusses key benefits of and possible obstacles to a successful IR implementation.
- Considers the future of the IR in the rapidly changing scholarly communication landscape.
- Provides the framework for the series of webinars to follow.
The latest ALCTS e-Forum began this morning and will continue through Wednesday. The topic: How is your library meeting the challenges of difficult economic times?
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