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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 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course Schedule Now Available

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 11:01 am

Registration is now open for the 2018 Fundamentals Web Courses offered by ALCTS. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions, and preservation, these online courses will be held multiple times throughout 2018.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Fundamentals Web Courses offered by ALCTS. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions, and preservation, these online courses will be held multiple times throughout 2018. Courses include Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC), Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA), Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP), Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA), Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM), Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA), and Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM).

Registration fees for four-week courses are $109 for individual ALCTS members and $139 for non-members. Six-week course fees are $139 for individual ALCTS members and $169 for non-members. For details on these courses, including the full 2018 Fundamentals Web Courses schedule, visit the ALCTS Fundamentals Web Courses page.

For questions or comments related to this or other ALCTS events, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Program Officer, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or mdougherty@ala.org

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Discussion ALCTS Midwinter Symposium Explores Library Access and Accessibility

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 12:23 pm

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will hold the Midwinter Symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will hold the Midwinter Symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. Aimed at those working in collections and technical services, this full-day symposium will examine how libraries and cultural institutions provide all populations with access to materials. ALA<br />
 2018 Midwinter Meeting

Connecting people to information is a fundamental tenet of librarianship, and in the rapidly evolving information age, librarians strive to enhance access and increase accessibility for all patrons. These concepts are particularly significant to those working in collections and technical services, where responsibility for identifying, selecting, acquiring, organizing, managing, digitizing, and preserving recorded knowledge resides. This symposium will explore the current landscape as well as the future of collections and technical services work as it contributes to access and broad accessibility to stimulate knowledge creation, foster innovation, and empower libraries to have a transformative role in society.

The symposium will open with the keynote presentation “Libraries Improving Access: Policies, Programs, and Promotion” from Denver City Librarian Michelle Jeske. Following the keynote, speakers Heidi M. Schroeder, Dr. Heather Moulaison Sandy, Jennifer Dandle and Jordan Fields will give presentations on building accessible collections through interinstitutional collaboration; systems, standards, and strategies used to access library data; enhancing discoverability with accessible content; and partnering to create integrated local collections. In addition, the symposium will offer facilitated roundtable discussions and the closing presentation “Crossing State Lines: Enabling Sharing of Accessible Content” from Laura C. Wood.

“Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” will take place on Friday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 am until 4 pm. ALCTS or ALA membership is not required to attend the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium. In addition, attendees do not need additional registration for the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Online registration is available through the ALA 2018 Midwinter website.

For questions about the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium or other ALCTS Midwinter programming, please contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education. View a comprehensive listing of ALCTS events at Midwinter and follow ALCTS on social media using #alctsmw18 for the latest details on ALCTS Midwinter programming.

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Discussion DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10/30: Apply now for 2018 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium registration grants

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 02:39 pm

ALCTS is offering registration grants to encourage library support staff and library school students to participate in the ALCTS 2018 Midwinter Symposium to be held Feb. 9, 2018 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO.   

ALCTS is offering registration grants to encourage library support staff and library school students to participate in the ALCTS 2018 Midwinter Symposium to be held Feb. 9, 2018 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO.   

The day-long symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” will explore how libraries and cultural institutions provide access to materials, and ensure that those materials are accessible to all populations.  These concepts are particularly important for those working in collections and technical services, where responsibility for identifying, selecting, acquiring, organizing, managing, digitizing, and preserving recorded knowledge resides. The symposium explores the landscape and horizon of collections and technical services work as it contributes to access and broad accessibility to stimulate knowledge creation, to foster innovation, and to empower libraries to have a transformative role in society.

The registration grant committee consists of members of the ALCTS Membership Committee. At least five grants will be awarded in each category, additional grants may be available contingent on additional funding. Grants will be awarded competitively based on the committee’s ranking of applications received by Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

Eligibility

Library School Student Grant applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at least part-time at an ALA-accredited institution (part-time status as defined by your institution)
  • Submit a brief summary of the applicant’s progress towards their degree
  • Provide a description of how attending the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium will support their career goals
  • Submit a completed application by the due date

Library Support Staff Grant applicants must:

  • Be currently employed in a library
  • Submit a brief summary of the applicant’s current position responsibilities as well as a description of how attending the Midwinter Symposium will support their career goals
  • Submit a completed application by the due date

In awarding the grants, preference will be given to:

  • Applicants from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds
  • Applicants who show an interest in actively contributing to the mission and goals of ALCTS
  • Stated reasons for wanting to attend the 2018 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium
  • Responses to open-ended questions

ALCTS or ALA membership is not required to apply or attend. Additional registration for the ALA Midwinter Meeting is not required to attend the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium. Applicants must secure permission from their supervisors to attend the Symposium in advance of applying for the registration grants. Those selected for the registration grants will be notified no later than Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education, at mdougherty@ala.org.

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Discussion Hurry and register today for the ALCTS webinar Taking Your Visuals to the Next Level

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 02:52 pm

Enhance Your Presentations by Taking Your Visuals to the Next Level 

Need to improve the visual aspects of your presentations? Looking to build on the design skills you already have? Join instructor Tiffany Davis on Wednesday, September 27, from 1 pm to 2 pm CT for the webinar Taking Your Visuals to the Next Level, which will provide details for creating a stellar presentation.

Enhance Your Presentations by Taking Your Visuals to the Next Level 

Need to improve the visual aspects of your presentations? Looking to build on the design skills you already have? Join instructor Tiffany Davis on Wednesday, September 27, from 1 pm to 2 pm CT for the webinar Taking Your Visuals to the Next Level, which will provide details for creating a stellar presentation.

During this webinar, Davis will explore basic design elements and how you can implement these in your presentations, as well as tips for using PowerPoint and Prezi and how you can get the most out of infographics and posters. 

Registration Fees

$43 ALCTS members; $59 nonmembers; $129 groups

To Register

Register online using the online learning registration site. You will be prompted to login with your ALA member ID or create a guest account, to begin the registration process.

Register by mail (purchase order or check) by completing this print registration form. Tip: If you’re unable to open this “register by mail” link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.

For questions or comments related to this or other ALCTS events, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Program Officer, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or mdougherty@ala.org

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Discussion ALCTS Releases New Monograph on Affordable Course Materials

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 12:11 pm

A College Board survey reports that a student’s average costs of textbooks for a year at a public four-year university is nearly $1,300. Equally worrisome is another study’s finding that two-thirds of students will skip using a textbook because of the cost. By offering and spotlighting affordable course materials, academic libraries can prove their value while helping to create a more equitable learning experience for students.

A College Board survey reports that a student’s average costs of textbooks for a year at a public four-year university is nearly $1,300. Equally worrisome is another study’s finding that two-thirds of students will skip using a textbook because of the cost. By offering and spotlighting affordable course materials, academic libraries can prove their value while helping to create a more equitable learning experience for students. In the new monograph “Affordable Course Materials: Electronic Textbooks and Open Educational Resources,” published by ALA Editions, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and editor Chris Diaz have gathered a range of experts to describe affordable text initiatives that promise to improve student learning and student retention. Topics covered include:

  • surprising findings on the most expensive courses for textbook requirements;
  • a case study showing how LSU abandoned DDA, established requirements for e-books collections, and boosted usage to 17,000 unique titles accessed;
  • ways to build on existing procedures and relationships of print reserves to develop e-book collections for courses;
  • how to work productively with campus bookstores;
  • analysis of library programs that offered grants to faculty for developing course texts at UCLA, North Carolina State University, and the University of Southern Mississippi;
  • creating a textbook database so faculty can discover potential textbooks the library already has or could purchase in e-book format;
  • measuring textbook usage through COUNTER reports or course reserve systems; and
  • ideas for partnering with campus instructional technology and distance ed units.

Diaz is the digital publishing services librarian at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he manages the institutional repository and the library’s digital publishing program. He became interested in college textbooks and open educational resources when he was the collections management librarian at National Louis University (Chicago). The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has been a division of the American Library Association since 1957. Its mission 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.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. ALA Editions publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats. Contact ALA Editions at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or editionsmarketing@ala.org.

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Discussion Sudden Selector's Guide Series Editorial Board Opening

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Are you interested in taking on an important role within ALCTS?  Consider applying to be a part of the Sudden Selector's Guide series editorial board. Applications to fill two positions on the board will be accepted through August 11. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!  

Are you interested in taking on an important role within ALCTS?  Consider applying to be a part of the Sudden Selector's Guide series editorial board. Applications to fill two positions on the board will be accepted through August 11. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!  

The ALCTS Collection Management Section Publications Committee seeks two individuals to join Helene Williams and Mary Feeney on the editorial board of the Sudden Selector's Guide series. Editors appointed this year will serve for either a two- or three-year term in order to establish staggered appointment terms. 

Applications are due by August 11.

Editors of the Sudden Selector's Guide series report to the CMS Publications Committee. The primary responsibility of the editors is to work with authors contributing to the Sudden Selector's Guide series, from the proposal to finished manuscript stages.

Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Work with authors at all stages of process to: 
    • Develop proposals that meet ALCTS and CMS guidelines for manuscripts
    • Provide feedback on and manage timeline for manuscript writing
    • Provide developmental editing
  • Seek and manage inside (CMS Publications Committee) readers
  • Seek and manage outside readers
  • Coordinate activities with other editors and ALCTS Publishing
  • Work with ALCTS Publishing on final manuscript editing and galley proof process
  • Recruit potential authors for subjects agreed upon by CMS Publications Committee
  • Meet virtually with other editors regularly (currently monthly)
  • Attend virtual CMS Publications Midwinter meeting
  • Coordinate with co-editors to ensure attendance, on a rotating basis, at the CMS Publications Committee at ALA Annual
  • Provide update reports for Midwinter and Annual meetings
  • Contribute productively to discussions of future directions and needs of the Sudden Selector's Guide series

Term of appointment is for three years and is renewable once. Until staggered appointment terms are established, initial appointment may be for fewer than three years. ALCTS provides a stipend of $1800 to support conference attendance in the third year of appointment.

Editors are ex-officio members of the CMS Publications Committee.

Required qualifications:

  • Current ALCTS-CMS member (Applications will be accepted from non-members, but appointment is contingent upon joining.)
  • Experience editing manuscripts for publication
  • In-depth selecting and collection management experience
  • Proven project management skills and a strong commitment to producing timely, quality publications
  • Track record of professional publication
  • Ability to work in collaboration with co-editors, CMS Publications Committee members, and ALCTS Publications
  • Active in professional organizations, either library or discipline-related

To apply, send a cover letter detailing your interest in serving as an editor for the Sudden Selector's Guide series and your previous editing experience, your CV, and the names and contact information of two or more references who are familiar with your work as an editor and selector/collection manager to:

Valentine Muyumba and Jennifer Bazeley, Co-Chairs, ALCTS-CMS Publications Committee, Valentine.Muyumba@indstate.edu and bazelejw@miamioh.edu 

Please combine all application documents into a single PDF file and format your subject line as SSG Editor Application/your last name.

Questions about the application process may be directed to Valentine Muyumba and Jennifer Bazeley (Valentine.Muyumba@indstate.edu and bazelejw@miamioh.edu). Questions about the series should be sent to Helene Williams (helenew@uw.edu). 

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Discussion Call for Applications: ALCTS Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 01:07 pm

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 18, 2017 and December 22, 2017. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries. 

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 18, 2017 and December 22, 2017. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries. 

For full information about the grant, including eligibility criteria and a link to the application form, please visit www.ala.org/alcts/awards/grants/onlinegrant. Applications may be submitted between July 31, 2017 and August 24, 2017

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

Session 4: September 18 – October 27, 2017

Session 5:  November 6-December 15, 2017 

The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) web course focuses on the basics of acquiring monographs and serials:  goals and methods, financial management of library collections budgets, and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.  In this course, you will receive a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.  Note that 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. 

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

Session 4:  September 18 – October 27, 2017

Session 5:  November 6 – December 15, 2017 

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC) web course begins with a discussion of how cataloging assists users in finding resources and of the value of standardization of practice. These foundations are then given practical grounding in the work of creating bibliographic descriptions, the process of subject analysis, and summarizing content utilizing classification. Standards such as MARC bibliographic and authority formats, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification are discussed. The shift in focus from format-based cataloging to entity-relationship model cataloging is taken from the FRBR foundation to the RDA practical application, with a final look at RDF triples and BIBFRAME. In all areas, the value of standards is illustrated and discussed. There is a heavy reliance on examples from actual practice throughout the course content. 

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

Session 4:  October 2-November 10, 2017 

This online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including the definition of collection assessment, techniques and tools, assessment of print and electronic collections, and project design and management. 

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

Session 4: September 25 – October 20, 2017

Session 5: November 27 – December 22, 2017 

The Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management web course addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries. Components include 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 suggestions about the future for collection development and management. 

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

Session 4: September 25 – October 20, 2017

Session 5: November 27 – December 22, 2017 

The Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA) 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. 

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

Session 4:  October 2 – November 10, 2017 

The Fundamentals of Preservation web course introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives.  The course is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. It provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.  Components include 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 preservation options; standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options; and challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

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Discussion New ALCTS Web Course Explores Fundamentals of Metadata

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 04:40 pm

ALCTS is pleased to announce the release of a new web course on the introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata.This course was developed and will be instructed by Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata Analysis & Design at the University of Virginia Library, and Jennifer Roper, Interim Senior Director for Collections Access & Discovery at the University of Virginia Library.  

ALCTS is pleased to announce the release of a new web course on the introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata.This course was developed and will be instructed by Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata Analysis & Design at the University of Virginia Library, and Jennifer Roper, Interim Senior Director for Collections Access & Discovery at the University of Virginia Library.  

The Fundamentals of Metadata will examine similarities and differences between cataloging and metadata; descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata schema; content standards and controlled vocabularies; approaches to metadata creation and transformation; and metadata project design. 

Upon completion of this six-week course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand different types of metadata, content standards, and controlled vocabularies and their fit for purpose
  • Describe content using a metadata schema, content standard, and controlled vocabulary of their choice
  • Understand reasons and methods for metadata transformation
  • Design a metadata project based on real-world scenarios

2017 Session Dates

Session 1: July 24 – September 1
Session 2: October 2 – November 10

Registration Fees

$139 ALCTS members; $169 nonmembers 

To Register

Register online using the online learning registration site. Courses are listed by session date. Click on the “register link” located to the right of the session you are interested in. You will be prompted to login with your ALA member ID or create a guest account, to begin the registration process.

Register by mail (purchase order or check) by completing this print registration form. Tip: If you’re unable to open this “register by mail” link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.

Note: This course is limited to 25 students per session, and sessions are expected to sell out quickly. Register today.

For questions or comments related to this or other ALCTS events, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Meetings Manager, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

View a complete listing of ALCTS Fundamentals Web Courses.

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Discussion ALCTS Publishing Releases Sudden Selector’s Guide on Government Publications

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 04:36 pm

ALCTS Publishing has released its latest publication from the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications. Authored by Alexandra Simons and edited by Mary Feeney and Helene Williams, this new guide explores the resources and information needed to be a successful coordinator of a library’s government information collections.

ALCTS Publishing has released its latest publication from the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications. Authored by Alexandra Simons and edited by Mary Feeney and Helene Williams, this new guide explores the resources and information needed to be a successful coordinator of a library’s government information collections. With tips for understanding the Government Publishing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program, managing and marketing government document collections, and finding the best sources for online government resources, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications offers valuable information and resources for those who find themselves in the position of acquiring, organizing and maintaining government publications.

Access to government information is vital to researchers in all disciplines and more important than ever to maintain an informed citizenry. With the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications, access to this critical information is easier for librarians to obtain for their patrons.  In addition, this new Sudden Selector’s Guide provides substantial information on which government agencies have the resources you need to help your patrons, where to find a range of available government resources, and what you need to know as a federal depository librarian. This guide will be useful to librarians in any type of library for both collection development and management as well as reference purposes.

Sponsored by the ALCTS Collection Management Section (CMS) the Sudden Selector's Guide series, is designed to help library workers become acquainted with the tools, resources, people and organizations that can help them develop collections in new or unfamiliar subject areas. Other guides in the series include the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Business ResourcesSudden Selector’s Guide to Communication Studies ResourcesSudden Selector’s Guide to Chemistry Resources, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Biology Resources and Sudden Selector’s Guide to Physics Resources. Each of these guides is available in print and as a PDF in the ALA Store.

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Discussion Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes!

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 12:08 pm

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities. 

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities. 

All are welcome—those considering membership with ALCTS, student members, new members, and long-term members wanting to brush-up on what ALCTS can offer you!

Following ALCTS 101, the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) will hold a brief business meeting which will be open to all those interested in joining ANMIG.

Join us at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, Room Columbus A-D on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. Add this event to your scheduler today! Please note that we will end the ALCTS 101 event closer to 8:30 pm rather than 9:30 pm. 

You’re also invited to the ALCTS 102 - The After Party! Join your colleagues and head over to the Hyatt Regency Chicago, BIG Bar, immediately following ALCTS 101 in the same hotel. An RSVP is appreciated for headcount purposes, but not required! Visit this link to let us know if you can make it: https://goo.gl/forms/ICnOoEiRyuuKQhx22.   

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