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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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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 10:24 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

 

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

 

Session 2: May 1-26, 2017

 

Four-week online course that introduces participants 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

 

Who Should Attend

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.

 

Instructors

  • Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections

  • Dawn Aveline, Preservation Officer, UCLA

  • Karen O’Connell, Preservation Coordinator, Georgetown University Library

  • Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries

  • Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCAP, Princeton University Library

  • Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University

  • Roger Smith, University of California - San Diego

  • Peter D. Verheyen, Syracuse University Library

 

Registration Fee

$109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

 

This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).Collection Management Elective FAQ

 

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fpres/ol_templ

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Life-cycle Management of Digital Assets

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:25 am

ALCTS e-Forum: Life-cycle Management of Digital Assets

ALCTS e-Forum: Life-cycle Management of Digital Assets

April 18-19, 2017

 

Moderated by Ian Bogus and Roger Smith

 

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

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Preserving digital assets has become a part of everyday activities at libraries big and small, but for many it is an intimidating concept. While the tools and language may be different, the basic theories and philosophies are the same as what libraries have been doing for paper, parchment, magnetic media, and plastics. Beginning with assessment, we will consider digitization, description, management and preservation standards and best practices. This is an opportunity to see what how other institutions are achieving their goals as well as ask the questions that you were always too afraid to ask.

 

Moderators

Ian Bogus is the MacDonald Curator of Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania where he launched the Libraries’ first system-wide preservation and conservation program. He is provides leadership for the life-cycle management of physical and digital collections. Penn Libraries’ nascent digital repository is built on a Fedora/Hydra framework.

 

Roger Smith is the Director of the Digital Library Development Program (DLDP), developing procedures and workflow for library digital collections. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections are preserved in Chronopolis, a TRAC certified preservation environment. UC San Diego Library and Chronopolis are participants in the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) initiative.

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.

 

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

 

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:16 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

Session 2: April 24 - May 19, 2017

 

This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives 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.

 

Who Should Attend:

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.

 

Instructors:

  • Jesse Holden, Account Services Manager, EBSCO Information Services

  • Elizabeth Winter, Head of Collection Acquisitions & Management, Georgia Tech Library

  • Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources, SUNY at Buffalo

  • Lisa MacKinder, Head of Acquisitions and Collection Services, Ohio University

 

Registration Fee:

$109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member

 

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to:http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fera/ol_templ

 

This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org

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Event ALCTS webinar: Mythbusting: Search For A Tech Services Generalist

by Gina Solares on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm

ALCTS webinar: Mythbusting: Search For A Tech Services Generalist

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

This webinar is 60 minutes in length and will begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

ALCTS webinar: Mythbusting: Search For A Tech Services Generalist

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

This webinar is 60 minutes in length and will begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Session 5 of the five-session series Re-envisioning Technical Services: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practices

Description:  The changing landscape of scholarly communication and digital information services has dramatically changed the scope of library technical services - but have our libraries changed our expectations of technical services librarians? Rogers will explore her library's experiences, and the experiences of other library directors searching for the "modern" technical services librarian, and consider how libraries have and have not responded to shifts in the changing landscape -- and what we can do now to begin futureproofing ourselves.

Learning outcomes:

Attendees will:

* Understand the need to update our expectations of technical services librarians

* Consider possible future actions in training, advertising for, and hiring technical services librarians

* Reconsider their own assumptions about technical services librarians' capabilities and roles

Who should attend? Library and technical services managers and others interested in the future of technical services

Presenter:

Jenica P. Rogers is Director of Libraries and College Archives and Dorf Endowed Director of Applied Learning at the State University of New York at Potsdam. Previously, she held positions in cataloging, collection development, and staff training. Jenica earned her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her current professional interests include looking at how the information economy is breaking down and reforming following the advent of the internet, and informing, mentoring, and supporting new library professionals.

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Registration Fees (per individual webinar or series of 5 webinars):  

ALCTS Member $43 ; series of 5 webinars: $172

Non-member $59 ; series of 5 webinars: $236

Group rate (members/non-members) $129 ; series of 5 webinars: $516  

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/040517

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Cataloging, Gender, and RDA Rule 9.7

by Gina Solares on Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 09:46 am

ALCTS webinar: Cataloging, Gender, and RDA Rule 9.7

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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

This webinar is generously sponsored by Gender Studies Collection from Duke University Press.

https://www.dukeupress.edu/genderstudiescollection

ALCTS webinar: Cataloging, Gender, and RDA Rule 9.7

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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

This webinar is generously sponsored by Gender Studies Collection from Duke University Press.

https://www.dukeupress.edu/genderstudiescollection

Description:

One of the paradoxes at the heart of library cataloging and classification is the demand to fix in place elements of a record even when those elements are in flux. This webinar will discuss the particular example of RDA rule 9.7, a rule that formerly required gender, if recorded, to be fixed in RDA-compliant name authority records using a binary controlled vocabulary: male, female, or not known. Also covered will be an understanding of queer theory and gender outside the male/female binary, the process followed by a group of catalogers who lobbied the international RDA Steering Committee for a rule change and ultimately succeeded, and best-practices for recording gender in RDA Authority Records.

Learning outcomes:

During this webinar, participants will

* Learn the basic concepts of queer theory in order to understand thinking about gender outside of the male/female binary male/female.

* Review the development of RDA and the shift in cataloging practice for name authorities in order to understand the need for an intervention in RDA Rule 9.17.

* Learn about the process of changing RDA Rule 9.7 in order to understand how catalogers can intervene to make positive change on behalf of authors and users.

* Discuss the implications and best-practices for recording gender of a person in an RDA Authority Record in order to develop ethical description practices for gender in authority files.

Who should attend? General library professionals who have some background in cataloging

Presenters:

Amber Billey received her MLIS from Pratt Institute in 2009. She is the Metadata Librarian at Columbia University Libraries and is a visiting instructor at Pratt School of Information. Amber is Chair of the ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group. She is a member of the Controlled Vocabularies Editorial Committee of the ACRL RBMS Manuscripts Section, the PCC NACO Task Group on Identity Management, and the Advisory Board for the Digital Transgender Archive.

Emily Drabinski is an academic librarian, author and teacher working in New York City. She holds the position of Coordinator of Library Instruction at Long Island University, Brooklyn and is a part-time faculty member at Pratt Institute's School of Information. She was a 2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker Advocate, and winner of the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year in 2015 for her article "Towards a Kairos of Library Instruction.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Drabinski

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; International $43  

Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/031517

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Talent Management and Succession Planning

by Gina Solares on Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 02:30 pm

 

ALCTS webinar: Talent Management and Succession Planning

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This webinar is 90 minutes in length and will begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Session 4 of the five-session series Re-envisioning Technical Services: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practices

 

ALCTS webinar: Talent Management and Succession Planning

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This webinar is 90 minutes in length and will begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Session 4 of the five-session series Re-envisioning Technical Services: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practices

 

Description: Libraries need the “next” workforce to transform and innovate. Organizations can use talent management to recruit, retain, and develop the future staff they need. Let’s examine performance elements of talent management to learn its applications for re-envisioning the skills and competencies needed among the technical services workforce.

Learning outcomes:

* Learn about the components of talent management and their relationships to organizational strategies, outcomes, and succession planning.

* Understand talent management and succession planning within the context of libraries and technical services.

* Know how to get started addressing the talent management needs within an organization.

Who should attend?

Library and technical services managers and others interested in the future of technical services

 

Presenters:

Dr. Meredith Taylor has worked in higher education administration and research libraries for over 16 years; her current role is in administrative operations for the Provost’s Office at the University of Texas. Dr. Taylor also co-authored a study for ARL exploring the utilization of talent management strategies in research libraries.

Dr. Sylvia Hall-Ellis provides leadership and vision for colleagues in higher education, government, and the information industry. A highly successful grant writer and fundraiser, she has more than 40 years of experience working as an administrator, development officer, and project manager. An accomplished writer and editor, she is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University. Dr. Hall-Ellis is currently co-authoring a new book on succession planning in libraries.

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Registration Fees (per individual webinar or series of 5 webinars):  

ALCTS Member $43 ; series of 5 webinars: $172

Non-member $59 ; series of 5 webinars: $236

Group rate (members/non-members) $129 ; series of 5 webinars: $516  

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/032217

 

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Advances in Electronic Resources Management

by Jeremy Myntti on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:48 am

ALCTS e-Forum: Advances in Electronic Resources Management

ALCTS e-Forum: Advances in Electronic Resources Management

March 28-29, 2017

 

Moderated by George Stachokas and Anne Liebst

 

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

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

As libraries continue to transition away from information services based on physical materials, how is electronic resources management changing? How are electronic resources changing libraries? How have libraries reorganized? How are library consortia and other groups of libraries working together to solve problems? What new systems or tools are being used? What new professional positions are being created? How is work distributed across the library? Are legacy print collections being replaced systematically with online journals and eBooks? What are some of the problems encountered in this transition? How have information services been improved to serve users?

 

Moderators

George Stachokas is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Auburn University Libraries. His responsibilities include negotiating license agreements with library vendors and coordinating the management of electronic resources. Previously, he has served as Special Assistant to the Dean for Project Management and Head of Resource Services at Purdue University Libraries and Electronic Resources Librarian at Indiana State University.

 

Anne Liebst is currently the Discovery and Access Coordinator at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In this capacity she is responsible for the maintenance and administration of the ILS, discovery, and e-resource systems and platforms, as well as the dissemination of assets and metadata to partners. Anne starts a new chapter in life on March 13, 2017 as the Director of Library Services for the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

 

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.

 

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

 

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

 

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Intermediate LC Subject Headings

by Gina Solares on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 07:19 pm

 

ALCTS webinar: Intermediate LC Subject Headings

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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

Description:

Part 2 of the two-part series Library of Congress Subject Headings

 

ALCTS webinar: Intermediate LC Subject Headings

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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

Description:

Part 2 of the two-part series Library of Congress Subject Headings

This session will build off of the introductory session by providing more detailed instruction on the construction of structured headings with geographic, chronological, and free-floating subdivisions. Additionally, the session will address the application of names as subject headings, as well as headings for literature and the use of genre terms.

Learning outcomes:

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

* Construct structured headings with applicable free-floating subdivisions

* Select and apply name headings as subject headings

* Apply appropriate headings for works about literature and works that are literature

* Apply appropriate genre terms

Who should attend? Catalogers and metadata librarians.

Presenter: Bobby Bothmann is metadata & emerging technologies librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and professor in Library Services. Bobby catalogs books and e-resources, wrangles files of MARC records, and investigates new technologies. He is a member of OLAC and serves on the editorial board for CCQ. He holds an MLIS and an MS in Geography and English Technical Communication. He teaches cataloging and classification as an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Registration Fees (per individual webinar or series of 2 webinars):  

ALCTS Member $43 ; series of 2 webinars: $69

Non-member $59 ; series of 2 webinars: $95

Group rate (members/non-members) $129 ; series of 2 webinars: $206  

 

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/030317

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Library Technical Services

by Jeremy Myntti on Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 01:11 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Library Technical Services

ALCTS e-Forum: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Library Technical Services

February 28 - March 1, 2017

 

Moderated by Emily Drabinski, Paolo P. Gujilde, and Harrison W. Inefuku

 

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

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Equity, diversity and inclusion are critical and strategic values that librarians work to integrate into their collections and services. Touching on the many aspects of library collections, this discussion will address equitable access to collections, scholarly communication and diversity, diversity and visibility in collection development and management, and inclusion and advocacy in cataloging.

  • Why do equity, diversity and inclusion matter in U.S. libraries?

  • How are librarians integrating these values into their technical services work?

  • What would an inclusive collection, catalog, and scholarly communications policy look like?

  • What challenges do librarians face when working toward equity and inclusion?

 

Moderators

Emily Drabinski, Coordinator of Library Instruction (Long Island University, Brooklyn). Drabinski edits Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series from Library Juice Press/Litwin Books. She also serves on the editorial board of Radical Teacher and as secretary of the Long Island University Faculty Federation Local 3998 NYSUT/AFT/AFL-CIO.

 

Paolo P. Gujilde, Coordinator of Collection Development (Georgia Southern University). Gujilde manages Zach S. Henderson Library’s general collections, from selection to assessment. His research interests include library collection assessment and diversity and inclusion in academic libraries.

 

Harrison W. Inefuku, Co-Lead of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Department and Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian (Iowa State University). He oversees the library’s institutional repository and library publishing programs. He holds a dual MAS/MLIS degree from the University of British Columbia and has presented and published on diversity and inclusion in archives and scholarly communication.

 

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.

 

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

 

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

 

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Introduction to LC Subject Headings

by Gina Solares on Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 11:35 am

ALCTS webinar: Introduction to LC Subject Headings

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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

Description:

This is part 1 in the two-part series on Library of Congress Subject Headings.

ALCTS webinar: Introduction to LC Subject Headings

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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

Description:

This is part 1 in the two-part series on Library of Congress Subject Headings.

This session will briefly cover the history and principles of the LCSH vocabulary and introduce the participant to the basics of content analysis. Participants will learn how to assign main headings and how to build structured headings with topical free-floating subdivisions. Participants will learn how to find and make use of the Subject Headings Manual and will be introduced to Classification Web and Authorities.loc.gov as tools for selection of controlled vocabulary from LCSH.

Learning outcomes:

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

* Describe the principles behind the LCSH vocabulary

* Identify concepts for subject analysis using the 20% rule

* Construct topical headings and basic structured headings

 

Who should attend? Catalogers and metadata librarians.

Presenter: Bobby Bothmann is metadata & emerging technologies librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and professor in Library Services. Bobby catalogs books and e-resources, wrangles files of MARC records, and investigates new technologies. He is a member of OLAC and serves on the editorial board for CCQ. He holds an MLIS and an MS in Geography and English Technical Communication. He teaches cataloging and classification as an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

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Registration Fees (per individual webinar or series of 2 webinars):  

ALCTS Member $43 ; series of 2 webinars: $69

Non-member $59 ; series of 2 webinars: $95

Group rate (members/non-members) $129 ; series of 2 webinars: $206  

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/030117

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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