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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 Announcing: ALCTS 101 at ALA Annual

by Keisha Manning on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 09:42 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2010

 

The ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG), in conjunction with the Membership and Leadership Development Committees, will be hosting the ALCTS 101 Event at ALA Annual in Washington D.C. The event will be held on Friday, June 25, 2010 7:30-9:00 pm. Location to be announced. (This event will replace the previously scheduled ANMIG meeting on Saturday, June 26th).

 

Your Participation is important to us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2010

 

The ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG), in conjunction with the Membership and Leadership Development Committees, will be hosting the ALCTS 101 Event at ALA Annual in Washington D.C. The event will be held on Friday, June 25, 2010 7:30-9:00 pm. Location to be announced. (This event will replace the previously scheduled ANMIG meeting on Saturday, June 26th).

 

Your Participation is important to us

This year ALCTS 101 is seeking participation from Section Chairs, Co-Chairs, Committees and other Leaders. We welcome present and former leaders, and members of the sections to participate as well. We believe that their insight will be valuable in conveying the importance of ALCTS as a division within ALA.

 

How can you be involved?

Section and Committee Leaders can be involved in two ways. First, all are encouraged to bring a short five minute scripts that talk about their group and how it works; structure, mission, initiatives, volunteering (in-person and virtual), leadership, etc…

 

What’s New this year?

A new addition to the forum will operate as a market, with sections and committees presenting possible opportunities to new and potential members. The opportunities are different from appointments, in that they focus on small or technical activities volunteers can perform in preparation for a possible Section or Committee appointment. We believe that members can volunteer their skills in non-traditional ways, utilizing their technical expertise. These could include:

  • Blogging
  • Managing Web 2.0 Presence
  • Coordinating ALAConnect Space

 

How can you prepare?

The ANMIG, Membership, and Leadership Development Committees, will work with ALCTS Leaders in coordinating your participation for the event. Coordinated activities include:

  • Identifying speakers from Sections and Committees who will be attending.
  • Contributing documentation for the event.
  • Submitting potential volunteer opportunities.

 

If there are any questions, feel free to contact us:

 

Keisha Manning, Chair ANMIG keishamia@gmail.com

Amy Jackson, Chair-Elect ANMIG amyjacks@unm.edu

Deborah Ryszka, Chair, Membership Committee debbie@udel.edu

 

We look forward to working with you on the ALCTS 101 event. 

 

Sincerely,

Keisha Manning, Chair ALCTS New Members Interest Group


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Event ALCTS webinar on Institutional Repositories: The consortial-campus view: Reinventing the IR from all directions, presented by Sharon Farb, Bonnie Tijerina, and Catherine Mitchell

by Debra Spidal on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 06:12 pm

The California Digital Library supports the 10 University of California campuses' institutional repository and campus publishing efforts through the development and central hosting of eScholarship.  This presentation will give an overview of a centralized model and the scholarly publishing initiatives taking place at the University of California.

The California Digital Library supports the 10 University of California campuses' institutional repository and campus publishing efforts through the development and central hosting of eScholarship.  This presentation will give an overview of a centralized model and the scholarly publishing initiatives taking place at the University of California. The director of the Publishing Group at the CDL will begin the conversation with an overview of the publishing and dissemination services available through eScholarship and the outreach and marketing campaign recently launched in conjunction with the UC campuses.  An eScholarship Liaison from UCLA will discuss the role of campus librarians in this model and highlight successful faculty and graduate student publications which transitioned from print to online journals.  The presentation will conclude with a library administrator's perspective on new roles for academic libraries and how this works fits in the mission of the institution.

ALCTS thanks Berkeley Electronic Press for their generous support of this webinar.

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

Please note that all webinars are recorded, so if it is not possible to participate in the webinar during the broadcast, all registrants will receive instructions on accessing the recording of the session.

For additional details about each webinar, please visit: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/index.cfm

To register, complete the online registration form located at:
URL: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=eventsdist&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=D

Webinar Fees for Institutional Repositories Series 

INDIVIDUALS (one person watching from 1 access point)      
ALCTS members:  $39 each; $99 any 3; $159 any 5; $219 any 7
Nonmembers: $49 each; $129 any 3; $209 any 5;  $289 any 7
 
GROUP RATE (a group of people watching webinar together from 1 access point)      
Members and nonmembers: $99 each; $269 any 3; $439 any 5; $609 any 7

*The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording and materials.

Questions
For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS webinar on Institutional Repositories: Selecting an IR Platform: Options, Approaches, and Implications, presented by Bob Gerrity,

by Debra Spidal on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 06:00 pm

This webinar will explore the basics of determining the "right" IR platform for your institution. It will cover issues such as the benefits and drawbacks of open-source vs. commercial platforms and hosted vs. local installations, determining what level of local technical expertise is required for a successful IR implementation, understanding functional requirements, etc. The webinar is not intended to provide detailed information about any specific IR platform, but rather to provide useful context for evaluating and selecting a platform that will work.

This webinar will explore the basics of determining the "right" IR platform for your institution. It will cover issues such as the benefits and drawbacks of open-source vs. commercial platforms and hosted vs. local installations, determining what level of local technical expertise is required for a successful IR implementation, understanding functional requirements, etc. The webinar is not intended to provide detailed information about any specific IR platform, but rather to provide useful context for evaluating and selecting a platform that will work.

Bob Gerrity is Associate University Librarian for Systems and Information Technology for the Boston College Libraries.  He has overseen the introduction of several new technologies to the BC Libraries over the past ten years, including OpenURL-based reference linking, federated searching, and the Libraries' eScholarship@BC digital repository.  Gerrity received his undergraduate degree from Boston University.  He holds a Master of Library and Information Science from SUNY/Albany.

ALCTS thanks Berkeley Electronic Press for their generous support of this webinar.

 

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

Please note that all webinars are recorded, so if it is not possible to participate in the webinar during the broadcast, all registrants will receive instructions on accessing the recording of the session.

For additional details about each webinar, please visit: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/index.cfm

To register, complete the online registration form located at:
URL: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=eventsdist&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=D

Webinar Fees for Institutional Repositories Series 

INDIVIDUALS (one person watching from 1 access point)      
ALCTS members:  $39 each; $99 any 3; $159 any 5; $219 any 7
Nonmembers: $49 each; $129 any 3; $209 any 5;  $289 any 7
 
GROUP RATE (a group of people watching webinar together from 1 access point)      
Members and nonmembers: $99 each; $269 any 3; $439 any 5; $609 any 7

*The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording and materials.

Questions
For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS webinar on Institutional Repositories: Making the Most of Your Descriptive Metadata: Planning, Transforming, and Re-using. Presented by Marisa Ramirez and Nancy Fallgren

by Pamela Bluh on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 08:53 am

Description:

Description:

Metadata is essential for organizing, searching, and managing information resources, particularly as libraries expand their efforts in making their collections available on the web.  Libraries are populating institutional repositories with a myriad of resources, including digitized special collections materials, finding aids, electronic theses, peer-reviewed faculty work and other research, scholarship and creative outputs.  But what are libraries doing about the descriptive metadata that allows users to search, find, and select these resources in their repositories?  What redundancies are created when libraries engage in collecting, enhancing, or redistributing metadata in siloed systems?  Can redundant metadata generation efforts be streamlined?   We will discuss some current descriptive metadata practices in institutional repositories, identify areas where redundant efforts may occur, and discuss strategies to improve management, collection, and re-use of descriptive metadata.

Requires a basic understanding of metadata and XML.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific time

Marisa Ramirez is Digital Repository Librarian, California Polytechnic State University is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of the DigitalCommons@CalPoly, a digital repository that provides online open access to scholarship and research produced by Cal Poly faculty and students. She is collaborating with library and academic departments across campus to bring new visibility to Cal Poly scholarly work. Her current research interests include digital preservation and curation, the role of technology in social networking exchanges, and the adoption and use cycles of new information technologies.

Prior to joining Cal Poly, she was the digital repository coordinator for the Arizona Memory Project (http://azmemory.lib.az.us), a digital library initiative based out of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Department. In this position, she led the initiative in developing, implementing, monitoring and promoting the library’s institutional repository. She has also been active with digital library projects at University of North Carolina –Chapel Hill and Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

In June 2009 Marisa and Michael D. Miller presented the ALCTS webinar “Generating Buy-in for your IR.” 

Nancy Fallgren* is a member of the National Library of Medicine’s Digital Repository Implementation Group (DRIG), which is currently involved in testing software and workflows toward implementation of a digital repository at NLM.  Nancy develops and tests descriptive metadata generation and modification options for the DRIG pilot projects.  She also serves on NLM’s Digital Projects Technical Group, where she works with others to develop requirements and guidelines, including descriptive metadata, for digital project proposals. 

Prior to joining the National Library of Medicine, Nancy was a Metadata Librarian at Johns Hopkins University’s Milton S. Eisenhower Library.  At JHU, Nancy was instrumental in developing descriptive metadata generation strategies and workflows for digitization projects requiring batch ingestion to JHU’s institutional repository, JScholarship, as well as the transformation and transfer of metadata from JScholarship to the Library’s ILS. 

After many years of experience as a para-professional cataloger, Nancy received her MLS in 2006 from the University of Maryland, where her studies focused on knowledge organization and structures.  Nancy also served as a writer/consultant to the Library of Congress’ Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control, which produced the report “On the Record” in 2008.

*Disclaimer:  This webinar was prepared in part by Nancy Fallgren in her private capacity.  The views expressed do not represent the view of or endorsement by the United States Government or the National Library of Medicine.)

For registation informaton and to register see http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/irs/... and click on Register opposite the entry for February 10 to May 19.

ALCTS thanks Berkeley Electronic Press for their generous support of this webinar.

For information about additiona webinars in the IR series see: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/alcts.cfm

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Discussion Coming Soon: ALCTS Newsletter Online (ANO) March Issue

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 02:57 pm

Coming in the March issue of ALCTS Newsletter Online

Letters From ALCTS

From the Editor
From the President
From the Office

Looking Ahead: A Calendar of Events

2010 Elections

ALA Presidential Candidates
Candidates for ALCTS President
Nominees for Division and Section Officers
ALCTS Members Running for Council

Midwinter Reports

Interest Groups
ALCTS Committees
Forums and Programs
Liaisons & Representatives
ALCTS Councilor
Board Key Actions

Coming in the March issue of ALCTS Newsletter Online

Letters From ALCTS

From the Editor
From the President
From the Office

Looking Ahead: A Calendar of Events

2010 Elections

ALA Presidential Candidates
Candidates for ALCTS President
Nominees for Division and Section Officers
ALCTS Members Running for Council

Midwinter Reports

Interest Groups
ALCTS Committees
Forums and Programs
Liaisons & Representatives
ALCTS Councilor
Board Key Actions

News

From ALCTS
Award Winners
ALA Carnegie-Whitney Grant Funds Available to Assist Authors with Preparing Literature Reviews
Year of Cataloging Research Web Site
Report on the Museum Computer Network Conference

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Event ALCTS E-forum: Managing Student Employees/Volunteers in Libraries

by Kristin Martin on Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 03:49 pm

Managing Student Employees/Volunteers in Libraries

April 13-14, 2010.

E-forum starts at 9 AM Eastern, 8 AM Central, 7 AM Mountain, and 6 AM Pacific time and runs until 5 PM Eastern, 4 PM Central, 3 PM Mountain, and 2 PM Pacific time

Moderated by: Judy Quist, University of New Hampshire

Managing Student Employees/Volunteers in Libraries

April 13-14, 2010.

E-forum starts at 9 AM Eastern, 8 AM Central, 7 AM Mountain, and 6 AM Pacific time and runs until 5 PM Eastern, 4 PM Central, 3 PM Mountain, and 2 PM Pacific time

Moderated by: Judy Quist, University of New Hampshire

Interested in learning how other libraries manage their student employees and volunteers?  Whether you work in a public or academic setting, many libraries are dependent on part-time employees to support their public service desks and stacks maintenance.  Join us for a discussion about the rewards and challenges that come from supervising a student/volunteer workforce.  We'll look at communication techniques, recognition programs, disciplinary strategies, and more.   Bring your success stories, as well as any questions you have about how you could improve your system of managing these valuable members of our workforce.

Judy Quist is the Assistant Loan Dept. Manager and Stacks Supervisor at the University of New Hampshire Dimond Library in Durham, NH.  She helps lead the hiring, training, scheduling and supervising of 60+ work-study students who split their 10-hour work week between assisting patrons at public service desks and maintaining the collections in the library stacks.   She is one of the founders of the "Loan Bonus Bucks" recognition program for their student workforce.  Judy also acts as co-Chair for the Dimond Library's Staff Development Committee and sits on the Professional, Administrative and Technical Staff Council, which provides a voice for staff manager concerns to the University President.  She holds a Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University in Colorado.

*What is an e-forum?*

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion.  Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.  See a list of upcoming e-forums at: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/inde...

*To register:*

Instructions for registration are available at: http://bit.ly/eforuminfo. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list.  Participation is free and open to anyone.

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Discussion More Cataloging Icky Things available

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 04:17 pm

Presenter Pamela Newberg took participant questions during her February webinar. Those questions and Pamela's answers are now available online. Learn more about cataloging mp3s, DVDs, Playaways, and more. Go Now.

Discussion ALCTS 101

by Amy Jackson on Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 09:16 pm

Save the date for ALCTS 101!

The annual ALCTS 101 session will be held on Friday, June 25, 7:30-9:00 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference, location to be announced.

The program is aimed at newer members of ALCTS and others who are interested in our activities. The program will focus on how ALCTS sections work together, and will also include networking opportunities with ALCTS leaders.

We hope to see you there!

Save the date for ALCTS 101!

The annual ALCTS 101 session will be held on Friday, June 25, 7:30-9:00 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference, location to be announced.

The program is aimed at newer members of ALCTS and others who are interested in our activities. The program will focus on how ALCTS sections work together, and will also include networking opportunities with ALCTS leaders.

We hope to see you there!

Amy Jackson
Co-Chair, ALCTS New Members Interest Group
Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of New Mexico
amyjacks@unm.edu

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Discussion ALCTS award winners announced

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 08:48 am

ALCTS is pleased to announce the 2010 winners of its awards.  Read more about each award in ALDirect under "Awards".

February 24:  http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al_direct/02242010

March 3:  http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al_direct/03032010

 

Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement - Peggy Johnson

Banks/Harris Preservation - Michele Cloonan

Best of LRTS - Patricia Dragon

ALCTS is pleased to announce the 2010 winners of its awards.  Read more about each award in ALDirect under "Awards".

February 24:  http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al_direct/02242010

March 3:  http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al_direct/03032010

 

Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement - Peggy Johnson

Banks/Harris Preservation - Michele Cloonan

Best of LRTS - Patricia Dragon

Blackwell’s Scholarship  - Kristen Blake and Jacquie Samples

Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resource Management - Galadriel Chilton and William Doering

First Step - Rebecca Kemp

LBI Cunha/Swartzberg Preservation -  Robert Harriman and Jeffrey Field

Margaret Mann Citation  - Olivia M.A. Madison

Outstanding Collaboration Award  - Joint winner: Biodiversity Heritage Library and

the Rakow Research Library of the Corning Museum of Glass

Esther J. Piercy -  Kelly McGrath

Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship - Steve Shadle

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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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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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