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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 Collection Development and Management

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 11:16 am

Next Sessions: Oct. 26 – Nov. 20, 2009 (Space is Limited) & Nov. 30, 2009 – Jan. 1, 2010 | Register Now

Fees: $109 ALCTS Member; $129 Non-Member

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries.  This course is sponsored by ProQuest.

Next Sessions: Oct. 26 – Nov. 20, 2009 (Space is Limited) & Nov. 30, 2009 – Jan. 1, 2010 | Register Now

Fees: $109 ALCTS Member; $129 Non-Member

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries.  This course is sponsored by ProQuest.

Please visit the ALCTS Web Site and click on the Conferences and Events link for more information.

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Discussion ALCTS- E-Forum: Licensing: Why, When, and How

by Charles Wilt on Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 10:11 am

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

Registration information is at the end of the message.

“Licensing: Why, When, and How”

October 13-14, 2009

E-forum runs 9-5 Eastern time each day

Moderated by Selden Lamoureux, Electronic Resources Librarian at North Carolina State University and Kristin Martin, Metadata Librarian at the University of Illinois Chicago.

 

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

Registration information is at the end of the message.

“Licensing: Why, When, and How”

October 13-14, 2009

E-forum runs 9-5 Eastern time each day

Moderated by Selden Lamoureux, Electronic Resources Librarian at North Carolina State University and Kristin Martin, Metadata Librarian at the University of Illinois Chicago.

 

If your library is like many others, electronic resources are taking up a bigger portion of the budget and growing every day.  Licensing is often an essential component of e-resources workflow but frequently delays timely acquisitions and access.  This e-forum will be a chance to discuss the mechanics of licensing e-resources and share your experiences and best practices with others.  Come discuss the reasons for licensing, your strategies for making this a more efficient part of your workflow, and the future of licensing in your institution.

 

*To register:*

 

Go to: http://lists.ala.org/sympa [1], click on ALCTS (spelled out) under the ALA Division heading, then choose alcts-eforum@ala.org [2] mailto:alcts-eforum@ala.org> [3]. 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.

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Online Doc ANO: June Issue

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 03:09 pm

ALCTS Newsletter Online

June Issue

Features

Annual '09 Conference Preview:

ALCTS Newsletter Online

June Issue

Features

Annual '09 Conference Preview:

News

From ALCTS

  • New Interest Groups
  • Call for Bloggers
  • Program Proposals for Annual 2009 Sought
  • Call for Submissions for ALCTS Papers Series
  • Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries Available

From ALA

  • ALA 2007-08 Annual Report Available
  • Annual Wiki Now Available
  • Events at Annual
  • ALA 2009 Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates for 2009 Election
  • Second Edition of Licensing Digital Content Now Available

From the Profession

  • OCLC News
  • ARL Releases White Paper on FDLP
  • World Digital Library Debuts
  • New Digital Curation Blog
  • ID.LOC.GOV Web Service
  • Calls for Papers
  • Scribd Store Now Open
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Discussion ALCTS 101: Who We Are, What We Do and How You Fit

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 03:53 pm

Stop by ALA headquarters for an invigorating evening of ALCTS fun and information on the ALCTS experience. Participate in a round robin of “Topical Table Talks” about ALCTS programs, interest groups, publications, and more.

Do you have Technology 2.0 skills? Would you like to design a webinar or start a Twitter group? We can really use your help as ALCTS goes through a facelift.

Stop by ALA headquarters for an invigorating evening of ALCTS fun and information on the ALCTS experience. Participate in a round robin of “Topical Table Talks” about ALCTS programs, interest groups, publications, and more.

Do you have Technology 2.0 skills? Would you like to design a webinar or start a Twitter group? We can really use your help as ALCTS goes through a facelift.

Would you like to provide service by mentoring? Or, are you looking for guidance as you navigate your career? ALCTS 101 is great place to start those discussions!

Whether you are a new member, a prospective member or a reinvigorated participant, there is a role for you—come on down. And head around the corner afterward to a local watering hole to continue the discussion.

Friday, July 10, 7-9 pm at ALA Headquarters, 50 E Huron St in Chicago. Find all the details in ANO.

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Discussion Managing Preservation Without a Preservation Librarian Program at ALA

by Donia Conn on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 09:13 am

Please join ALCTS PARS, PLA and LLAMA BESS for this great program!

Please join ALCTS PARS, PLA and LLAMA BESS for this great program!

Managing Preservation without a Preservation Librarian

 

Sponsored by PARS and Co-sponsored by PLA and LLAMA SASS

 

12 July 2009

3:30pm – 5:30pm

 

McCormick Place West Room W-181

 

 

Many libraries manage preservation programs and activities without a full-time preservation administrator.  Managing preservation in small and mid-sized libraries of all types (public, academic, school, special, etc.) depends on the integration of preservation responsibilities in all units and the support of administration. 

 

This program will:

 

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Outline how to organize a preservation program without a full-time preservation administrator.

 

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Demonstrate the importance of administrative support, policies, and planning in  establishing and sustaining a preservation program.

 

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Establish the roles and responsibilities of individuals and units in the library and how to sustain preservation activity over the long-term.

 

 

 

Speakers:

 

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Roberta Pilette, Head, Preservation Department, Yale University

 

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Michele Stricker, Consultant, Library Development Bureau, New Jersey State Library

 

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Oliver Cutshaw, Librarian, The Chicago School, Southern California

 

 

 

 

Staff and librarians in small, mid-sized, and large institutions that do not have a professionally trained preservation librarian are invited and encouraged to participate in this program.

 

 

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Discussion ALCTS-CMDS Forum at ALA

by James C. Tucker (non-member) on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 04:34 pm

Title: Keeping the Best in Challenging Economic Times: Evaluating and Assessing Collections for Cancellation Decisions

Title: Keeping the Best in Challenging Economic Times: Evaluating and Assessing Collections for Cancellation Decisions

Description: Academic libraries are facing difficult economic times and many libraries will experience budget cuts. In these economic times, it is vital that libraries make well informed decisions on which resources to cancel. This program provides three current examples of serials cancellations projects at academic libraries. The program will provide information on using evaluation and assessment of library collections to make the best possible decision for journal and database cancellations.

Speakers:

Gerri Foudy, Manager of Collections and Scholarly Communications at the University of Marlyland at College Park
Paul Metz, Director of Collection Management at Virginia Tech University
Greg Raschke, Associate Director for Collections and Scholarly Communication at the North Carolina State University Libraries

Date and Location:

Sunday, July 12th from 3:30pm-5:30pm at the InterContinental Hotel in the Seville East room.

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Discussion ALCTS NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

by Charles Wilt on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 11:28 am

Christine Taylor and I are proud to announce that the June issue of the ALCTS Newsletter Online is now available at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/resources/ano/v20/n2/index.cfm

 Feel free to share this information with your colleagues.

 Sincerely,

 Mary Beth Weber

Editor, ALCTS Newsletter Online

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Discussion Webinar on working the Exhibit Floor at ALA

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 03:27 pm

Diedre Ross, Director of Conference Services, has invited everyone who might be interested to attend a free webinar:

Diedre Ross, Director of Conference Services, has invited everyone who might be interested to attend a free webinar:

"This is a great Webinar that is perfect for anyone who is going to work any of the ALA booths..Membership Pavilion, Booklist, any of the Units’ Booths, etc. If you are having members join you in these booths, you can certainly pass this on to them, too.  There is no charge and I honestly think it will be useful and interesting.  Marty is an excellent speaker.  He is the guy who has been analyzing our show floor.  Some of you have heard him and he is mesmerizing.  When he speaks to the exhibitors, you can hear a pin drop. We hope you can join us.  It’s free." Deidre

Find instructions on the attached file.

 

 

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Discussion ALCTS E-Forum on Creating our Future is in progress

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 10:30 am

ALCTS E-Forum: Creating the Future of ALCTS, June 18-19, 2009

 

The next ALCTS E-Forum--Creating the Future of ALCTS--will be held Thursday and Friday of this week. During these two days we hope to explore the value of ALCTS to you and learn more about your professional life and how ALCTS might help you achieve your goals. The discussion these two days will inform the face-to-face conversation that will take place at the ALCTS Forum on Monday, July 13, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the Chicago Hilton Hotel, Continental A/B, during ALA. The E-Forum will run from 9:00 a.m. (eastern time) Thursday to 6:00 p.m. (eastern time) on Friday.

 

Background

 

Over the last several years, surveys of ALCTS members have revealed a frustration with the way ALCTS accomplishes its work. Members have recommended that we flatten the organization, get rid of the bureaucracy, streamline processes, redefine and repurpose the sections, and move more to doing our business virtually. While the Executive Committee agrees that many of these steps are likely necessary, it is not clear to us at the moment whether a major reorganization or a tweaking of the ALCTS structure is needed.

 

To help us sort that through, we would like to take this opportunity to step back a moment and ask you a few fundamental questions about your work and your relationship to ALCTS. We believe defining the constituents and goals of ALCTS first will lead us to better decisions about what structure can best accomplish them.

 

Thursday’s Questions

 

For Thursday, June 18, 2009, we would like to ask you to talk about why you are an ALCTS member (or not). What is the value you receive from ALCTS? Why did you join? What keeps you renewing your membership each year? If you don’t belong, what would motivate you to join? If you have dropped your ALCTS membership, what would motivate you to rejoin? If you participate in committees or task forces, why? If you are a member, but don’t participate or volunteer, why not? What would motivate you to do so?

 

Friday’s Questions

 

On Friday, we would like to explore how our profession is changing—how the jobs in collections and technical services have changed over the last 5-10 years. We’d like to ask specifically how your job responsibilities have evolved and how ALCTS might be able to help you prepare for and embrace change. Where do you turn for advice and community in your current role? Do you find a community or communities of interest within ALCTS? What could ALCTS do to help with your professional development?

 

 

Over these next two days we look forward to hearing from you about the value of ALCTS and your needs and expectations of a professional association. From there, we will move at ALA to the question of how we are organized to accomplish those goals.

 

We invite both members and non-members to participate. To join the discussion, register for the ALCTS-eforum list at http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/alcts-eforum and click on the "Subscribe"button in the panel on the left.

 

We look forward to the conversation. Thanks!

 

 

M. Dina Giambi

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

 

AND

 

Mary M. Case

University Librarian

University of Illinois at Chicago

801 S. Morgan St.

Chicago, IL 60607

312-996-2716

marycase@uic.edu

 

 

 

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Discussion ALCTS E-Forum on Creating the Future of ALCTS

by Charles Wilt on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 09:38 am

DATES: Thursday, June 18-Friday 19, 2009

TOPIC: Creating the Future of ALCTS

MODERATORS: M. Dina Giambi, ALCTS President and Mary Case, ALCTS President-Elect

 

ALCTS is the process of reviewing its organizational structure with the goal of creating a new structure that is more in tune with the needs of its members.

 

To join the discussion, register for the ALCTS-eforum list at http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/alcts-eforum and click on the "Subscribe"button in the panel on the left.

 

Mary and I encourage all the E-forum subscribers to participate, ALCTS members and non-members alike.

 

Thank you.

Dina

 

M. Dina Giambi

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

 

AND

 

Mary M. Case

University Librarian

University of Illinois at Chicago

801 S. Morgan St.

Chicago, IL  60607

312-996-2716

marycase@uic.edu

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