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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 Annual Conference Meeting Schedule

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 03:45 pm

I've attached the meeting schedule for Annual this year in Washington, DC

 

Charles Wilt

ALCTS Executive Director

Discussion Free preservation webinars offered during Preservation Week, May 9-15

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 01:39 pm

Free preservation webinars offered during Preservation Week, May 9-15

Free preservation webinars offered during Preservation Week, May 9-15

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) announces two free live webinars to be offered during Preservation Week, May 9-15.  Archival 101 and Mold Prevention and Remediation are designed for individuals with little or no experience in preservation practices and procedures, including the general public.  The webinars are also very valuable for those with a little more experience who wish to pick up some helpful hints.  The webinars are presented free of charge as a public service by ALCTS as part the activities of Preservation Week 2010. Libraries are encouraged to make the webinars available to their patrons.  Libraries can register for the webinars and show them as part of their events for Preservation Week.  No fee is required to attend the webinars, however registration is required in order to receive the link to the presentation. 

 

Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products

Tuesday, May 11, 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT).

To register for the Archival 101 session see:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/419803921

 

Mold Prevention and Remediation

Thursday, May 13, 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT).

To register for the session on Mold see:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/731036672

 

 

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Discussion Celebrate Preservation Week @ your library, May 9-15

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 01:38 pm

The first Preservation Week is coming up May 9-15. 

Check the website for more informatino www.ala.org/preservationweek.

 

Discussion ALCTS New Members Interest Group Chat

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 01:00 pm

Greetings,

 Are you looking for ways to become involved with ALA, but not sure if committee service is the right thing for you? 

There are ways you can be more active without dedicating to an entire year of service and conference travel. ALCTS needs your help in other ways and  the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) wants to tell you all about it.

Greetings,

 Are you looking for ways to become involved with ALA, but not sure if committee service is the right thing for you? 

There are ways you can be more active without dedicating to an entire year of service and conference travel. ALCTS needs your help in other ways and  the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) wants to tell you all about it.

Please join us for an informal 1 hour chat on Wednesday April 21st at 3 pm Pacific time. ANMIG team member Erica Findley will be your host. If you cannot make the chat don't worry. The transcript will be archived and available in Connect.

This chat is open to all ALA members of all types. 

To join the chat:
On April 21st log in to Connect and navigate the the ANMIG page. Look in the right hand column for "Chats" click and then look for the Chat Room called "April 21st Involvement" and click to join.

See the Chat FAQ for detailed instructions http://connect.ala.org/node/85036

Learn more about ALCTS http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/index.cfm

Learn more about the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/mgrps/ig/new.cfm

If you would like to hear more about ANMIG activities please join our ALA Connect group. This group is open to all ALA members. We strongly encourage ALCTS nonmembers to join and learn more about what ALCTS can do for you. http://connect.ala.org/node/85257

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

The ANMIG Team

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Erica Findley, MLS

erica.findley@gmail.com
www.ericafindley.com

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Discussion ALCTS Annual 2010 Preconferences

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:13 am

ALCTS is offering a wonderful array of preconferences at this year's Annual Conference in Washington, DC.  More information is in the attached release and on the ALCTS website at www.ala.org/alcts.

 

There is room in each of the preconferences, so register now to assure your seat.

 

Charles Wilt

ALCTS Executive Director

Event ALCTS webinar: Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products

by Debra Spidal on Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 03:40 pm

Do you need to purchase archival supplies for your organization or even yourself? Are you confused by the terminology and not sure about what the differences between the various vendors are? Not finding exactly what you are looking for and unsure about adapting different products? Archival 101 is designed to demystify the archival product market for the layperson and non-preservation specialist.

Do you need to purchase archival supplies for your organization or even yourself? Are you confused by the terminology and not sure about what the differences between the various vendors are? Not finding exactly what you are looking for and unsure about adapting different products? Archival 101 is designed to demystify the archival product market for the layperson and non-preservation specialist. The presentation will provide an overview of the conservation and preservation issues facing libraries, cultural organizations, and individuals;, describe the terminology in use;  discuss products and offer buying tips on the different ways these can be used.   A list of links to other resources will also be provided.

Archival 101 is designed for individuals with little or no experience and will also provide the more experienced user with helpful hints.

Presented by Peter D. Verheyen, Head of Preservation and Conservation at Syracuse University.  After beginning as work-study in preservation under John Dean at Johns Hopkins, he studied binding and conservation in Germany and Switzerland to become a rare book conservator working in private practice and research library preservation programs. He established the conservation lab at Syracuse for the treatment of special collections materials, and developed a high-density system for storing architectural drawings. In response to a need for efficient rehousing in anticipation of off-site storage he introduced Syracuse to the shrink-wrapping of volumes. The Archival 101 presentation was originally developed for call center staff at Gaylord Bros. when he worked there as Archival Product Manager. It has since been presented regionally to varying audiences.

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These webinars are designed for individuals with little or no experience in preservation practices and procedures.  They will also be very valuable for those with a little more experience who wish to pick up some helpful hints.

The webinars are presented as a public service by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) as part the activities of Preservation Week 2010. Institutions are encouraged to make the webinars available to their patrons. 

No fee is required to attend the webinars, however registration is required in order to receive the link to the presentation. 

To register for the Archival 101 session see:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/419803921

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

by Debra Spidal on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 11:03 am

FERA Session: April 19 - May 14, 2010

FERA Session: April 19 - May 14, 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: Elizabeth Winter and Susan Davis

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 Preservation

by Debra Spidal on Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 03:51 pm

FOP Session: May 10–June 4, 2010

The Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP) web course is an introduction 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:

FOP Session: May 10–June 4, 2010

The Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP) web course is an introduction 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

Format:

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 includes 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, however, there is no final class grade.

Contact Hours: 8 hours

This four-week course will be offered from 2 to 3 times this year.  Each session is limited to 20 people.

Course Developers and Instructors

  • Karen E. K. Brown, Preservation Librarian, State University of New York - Albany
  • Jacob Nadal, Preservation Officer, UCLA Library

Registration

To register, complete the online registration form for the session you would like to attend.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at (312) 280-4293 or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293; or email at tferren@ala.org.

Fees

$109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-Members

LSSC:

This course is part of a three-part Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification program.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

by Debra Spidal on Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:07 am

FOA Session: May 3 - May 28, 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: May 3 - May 28, 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: Eleanor Cook and TBD

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 Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 03:42 pm

FCDM Session:  May 3 - May 28, 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:  May 3 - May 28, 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:  Brian Quinn and Jennifer Arnold

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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