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Dear ALCTS Members,

We need you to volunteer for ALCTS: the Division and our Sections!

The appointment process has begun.  I will be working with each Section’s appointing officer to make committee assignments this spring.  Take some time now to explore the website, especially the “Member Groups & Communities” area. 

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Discussion Draft Minutes from CMS Executive and Leaders Meetings - ALA Annual 2014

by Andrea Wirth on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

CMS members-

The draft minutes from the Executive Committee meeting at ALA annual 2014 are now available. Questions should be directed to Michael Levine-Clark, Section Chair.

http://connect.ala.org/node/226855

-Andrea

 

Discussion Fifth Annual Collection Management & Research Forum, ALCTS CMS - Session @ ALA Annual

by Andrea Wirth on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 04:13 pm

Fifth Annual Collection Management & Research Forum, ALCTS CMS

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The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Fifth Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum (formerly known as the Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development Forum) at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. This year’s featured speakers are:

Fifth Annual Collection Management & Research Forum, ALCTS CMS

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The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Fifth Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum (formerly known as the Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development Forum) at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. This year’s featured speakers are:

Denise Weldon-Siviy, Collections Associate, and Amy Ward, Director of Technical Services, from Gettysburg College. Siviy and Ward will discuss their work to develop a sustainable, permanent assessment process to maintain shelf capacity equilibrium without an adverse effect on librarian time management. They endeavored to develop a process that would result in a net-zero growth scenario while producing a higher-quality collection.

Cheri Duncan, Director, Acquisitions & Collections, from James Madison University. Duncan will discuss a project she undertook with Genya O’Gara, Director, Collections, to develop a holistic approach to collection development and assessment. Their ultimate goal is to develop a flexible assessment rubric that will include a suite of tools for more consistently evaluating and better expressing a holistic value of their collections.

The speakers will briefly present their work and then welcome questions and ideas from attendees.

The forum will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center, N237, on Sunday, June 29, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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Discussion Collection Management in Public Libraries IG - Session @ ALA Annual

by Andrea Wirth on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 05:52 pm

Collection Management in Public Libraries IG

Monday, June 20th LVCC N102   1-2:30 pm

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Meeting will begin at 1:00 with introductions.

Debra Lambert from the Indianapolis Public Library will be introduced as the new ALCTS IG Co-Chairperson

Charlene Rue from Brooklyn Public Library is the RUSA IG Co-chairperson 

Collection Management in Public Libraries IG

Monday, June 20th LVCC N102   1-2:30 pm

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Meeting will begin at 1:00 with introductions.

Debra Lambert from the Indianapolis Public Library will be introduced as the new ALCTS IG Co-Chairperson

Charlene Rue from Brooklyn Public Library is the RUSA IG Co-chairperson 

Topics discussed range from: self-publishing print and e-books, managing e-media collections in changing environments,  floating collections, e-media budgeting and round-table talks about the different providers/vendors.  Other topics will come up and be discussed as time permits.  The meeting ends at 2:30 pm.  Everyone is asked to sign an attendance sheet.

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Discussion Collection Development for the Practitioner Interest Group Lightning Rounds - Session @ ALA Annual

by Andrea Wirth on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 06:59 pm

ALCTS Collection Development for the Practitioner Interest Group

Lightning Round Discussion Topics in Las Vegas

When:  Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 1:00-2:30pm

Where:  Las Vegas Conference Center, Room N203

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There are forces of change requiring new approaches by collection development practitioners.  Join us for a whirlwind discussion of some current trends...

ALCTS Collection Development for the Practitioner Interest Group

Lightning Round Discussion Topics in Las Vegas

When:  Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 1:00-2:30pm

Where:  Las Vegas Conference Center, Room N203

http://ala14.ala.org/node/14842

There are forces of change requiring new approaches by collection development practitioners.  Join us for a whirlwind discussion of some current trends...

1)      Who should be the selector?  The librarian or the users?  

 Moving from philosophical to the practical implications of user-selection models, how do collection development practitioners handle this important question?  Which DDA/PDA/POD models work the best?  How to shape profiles to get the most of these opportunities?  What are the budgetary implications?  Which assessment approaches are the most useful?

 2)      What are successful methods to predict coming collection needs?

 Your collection is a living organism that must be adapted to changing needs on your campus.   Past usage, ILL statistics, and anecdotal evidence from users has its place.  Beyond this, how do you stay informed on needs and what additional data do you collect to predict collection needs?   Are you able to use your predictive data for the purpose of budget development and collection expansion?

 3)      To collect or not to collect: collection decisions of open source materials

 Open source content is growing in importance in selection decisions yet has hidden budgetary and user impact.  What approaches are in play at academic institutions?  How are various disciplines managing this dynamic area of publishing?  What next steps can you take to make the most of this lasting publishing trend?

  

Questions?  Suggestions?  Would you like to help lead one of these discussion topics?

 Please contact Josephine Crawford (IG chair) at jocraw@k-state.edu

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Discussion Collection Evaluation and Assessment IG session @ ALA Annual

by Andrea Wirth on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 06:54 pm

Collection Evaluation and Assessment IG

Sun 1-2:30 pm, LVCC N112

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1:00 – 1:05 p.m. - Welcome/Intros / Review of Agenda

1:05 – 1:45 p.m. – Presentation by Oliver Pesch on Usage Statistics

Collection Evaluation and Assessment IG

Sun 1-2:30 pm, LVCC N112

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1:00 – 1:05 p.m. - Welcome/Intros / Review of Agenda

1:05 – 1:45 p.m. – Presentation by Oliver Pesch on Usage Statistics

Oliver Pesch has served as chief strategist for EBSCO’s e-resource access and management services since 2004. In this capacity he helps set direction for EBSCO’s products such as EBSCO A-to-Z®, LinkSource®, ERM Essentials®, Usage Consolidation and more. Pesch devotes a considerable energy to the creation and promotion of library standards. Currently, he serves as co-chair of NISO's SUSHI Standing Committee and the Executive Committee for Project COUNTER as well being a member of several standards committees. Pesch joined EBSCO in 1986.

1:45 – 2:05 p.m. – Presentation by Beth Avery on Collection Evaluation

While many libraries have evaluated their collections, either as a whole or for specific subject areas, few have implemented such evaluations at regular intervals. Such regular, routine evaluations could provide the support needed not only to maintain the library, but to grow it. The Collection Development department at the University of North Texas Libraries has developed a service to evaluate our collections on a regular basis. We would like to share with other librarians our flowchart of activities, the organizational structure of managing the evaluations, and the methods used in our evaluations. We would also like to initiate a discussion on the value of such services to library administrators, collection managers, subject librarians, and the faculty and students we serve.

Karen Harker - University of North Texas
Beth Avery - Librarian, University of North Texas

2:05 – 2:25 p.m. – Q&A

2:25 – 2:30 p.m. - Closing

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Discussion Electronic Resources Management: Assessment Data for Libraries - Session @ ALA Annual

by Andrea Wirth on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 06:52 pm

Collection Management and Electronic Resources IG  

Sunday, June 29, 3-4 pm, LVCC S226

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Electronic Resources Management: Assessment Data for Libraries

Collection Management and Electronic Resources IG  

Sunday, June 29, 3-4 pm, LVCC S226

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Electronic Resources Management: Assessment Data for Libraries

Administrators and stakeholders increasingly demand hard data to justify spending and investment in contemporary libraries. Electronic resources management personnel play a vital role in providing assessment data to decision makers in libraries. COUNTER compliant usage statistics and calculations of cost-per-use must be combined with other information in order to provide a more comprehensive measure of information service.

Join us for a short presentation by Jackie Bronicki, University of Houston, and George Stachokas, Purdue University, on analytics for electronic resources. A discussion will follow the presentation. Please bring your questions and experiences about managing e-resources to share with the group.

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Discussion Call for Lightning Round Discussion Leaders - ALA Annual

by Andrea Wirth on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 11:22 am

The ALCTS CMS Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group is planning a lightning round discussion on ”selector” topics at the ALA Conference in Las Vegas.  The discussion will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2013, from 1:00-2:30pm.  The meeting will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The ALCTS CMS Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group is planning a lightning round discussion on ”selector” topics at the ALA Conference in Las Vegas.  The discussion will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2013, from 1:00-2:30pm.  The meeting will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

We are seeking four practitioners to propose and lead discussion topics.    Each segment will be scheduled for approximately 12 minutes (no more than 15 minutes).  The chair and incoming chair of the Practitioner Interest Group will ensure that each segment ends on time so that the group can move on to the next lightning round topic. 

Here are some suggested topics but other ideas are more than welcome.

  • Who should be the selector?  The librarian or the users?  
  • What are successful methods to predict coming collection needs?
  • How do you know that your collection meets users’ needs?
  • To collect or not to collect: collection decisions of open source materials
  • Propose another topic:  _____________________________________

If you enjoy leading a lively discussion and have some practical experience as a selector, this is a great opportunity to show your leadership.  Advance preparation is minimal.

If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the attached form and send to jocraw@ksu.edu by May 23, 2014.  If you cannot open this attachment, send an email message with the following information:

1)      Your contact information

2)      Your proposed topic

3)      2-4 questions that you will use to stimulate discussion

 

Proposal Deadline:  Friday, May 23, 2014

Discussion leaders will be notified by Friday, May 30, 2014.

 

Contact: 

Josephine Crawford

Chair, ALCTS CMS Collection Development for the Practitioner Interest Group

jocraw@ksu.edu

(785) 532-7724

 

Irene Ke

Incoming Chair, ALCTS CMS Collection Development for the Practitioner Interest Group

ijke@uh.edu

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Discussion Collection Management Professional Development - webinars

by Andrea Wirth on Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:58 am

ALCTS offers numerous professional development opportunities for technical services professionals. Here are a few forthcoming webinars that overlap with collection management.

ALCTS offers numerous professional development opportunities for technical services professionals. Here are a few forthcoming webinars that overlap with collection management.

A complete and updated list of ALCTS online learning can be found at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents.

Additionally, many of the webinars offered previously are available for free from ALCTS YouTube channel.

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Online Doc Call for Proposals: Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services

by James C. Tucker on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 01:50 pm

Call for Proposals:
Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services

The LLAMA MAES Using Measurement Data for Library Planning, Assessment, and Communication committee is planning a program at the 2014 ALA Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, June 30th, at 8:30am. This fast-paced program will feature presenters from a variety of settings who will share the ways they have used data to assess, promote, or improve their library. Have you used data to make changes in your own library? If so, we need you!

Call for Proposals:
Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services

The LLAMA MAES Using Measurement Data for Library Planning, Assessment, and Communication committee is planning a program at the 2014 ALA Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, June 30th, at 8:30am. This fast-paced program will feature presenters from a variety of settings who will share the ways they have used data to assess, promote, or improve their library. Have you used data to make changes in your own library? If so, we need you!

We are looking for proposals on almost any topic in which the data mattered: library spaces, library services, programming & outreach, collections, student learning/retention, or internal training & workflows, or anything else that worked for you! Innovative methods and tools used to analyze data, as well as interesting outcomes resulting from the data analysis, are especially of interest.

Some specifics of how the lightning rounds will work:

•         Each presenter will give a brief presentation (six minutes of presentation, followed by 4 minutes for Q&A) multiple times, rotating to small audiences sitting at informal banquet tables. All attendees will hear and ask questions of all speakers during the course of the program.

•         The format for the six minutes of presentation is adapted from Ron Hoff’s book Say It in Six: How to Say Exactly What You Mean in Six Minutes or Less.

To submit your proposal (300 words or less), please include the following information:

•         Type and size of your library

•         Type of assessment method/how the data was collected (such as survey, observation)

•         Sample size of the data

•         Tools or methods used to analyze and present the data

•         How the data was used (resulting changes/improvements/realizations)

•         Name, position, and email address of the presenter.

Please e-mail proposals to susan.gardner@lmu.edu by Friday, March 28th, at 5pm PST. Those submitting proposals will be notified of their status by mid-April.

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Discussion CFP: Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services (LLAMA MAES)

by Andrea Wirth on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Posted on behalf of LLAMA MAES Using Measurement Data for Library Planning, Assessment, and Communication committee. Questions should be directed to Susan Gardner susan.gardner@lmu.edu .

Call for Proposals:

Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services

Posted on behalf of LLAMA MAES Using Measurement Data for Library Planning, Assessment, and Communication committee. Questions should be directed to Susan Gardner susan.gardner@lmu.edu .

Call for Proposals:

Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services

The LLAMA MAES Using Measurement Data for Library Planning, Assessment, and Communication committee is planning a program at the 2014 ALA Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, June 30th, at 8:30am. This fast-paced program will feature presenters from a variety of settings who will share the ways they have used data to assess, promote, or improve their library. Have you used data to make changes in your own library? If so, we need you!

We are looking for proposals on almost any topic in which the data mattered: library spaces, library services, programming & outreach, collections, student learning/retention, or internal training & workflows, or anything else that worked for you! Innovative methods and tools used to analyze data, as well as interesting outcomes resulting from the data analysis, are especially of interest.

Some specifics of how the lightning rounds will work:

•         Each presenter will give a brief presentation (six minutes of presentation, followed by 4 minutes for Q&A) multiple times, rotating to small audiences sitting at informal banquet tables. All attendees will hear and ask questions of all speakers during the course of the program.

•         The format for the six minutes of presentation is adapted from Ron Hoff’s book Say It in Six: How to Say Exactly What You Mean in Six Minutes or Less. See attached template.

To submit your proposal (300 words or less), please include the following information:

•         Type and size of your library

•         Type of assessment method/how the data was collected (such as survey, observation)

•         Sample size of the data

•         Tools or methods used to analyze and present the data

•         How the data was used (resulting changes/improvements/realizations)

•         Name, position, and email address of the presenter.

Please e-mail proposals to susan.gardner@lmu.edu by Friday, March 28th, at 5pm PST. Those submitting proposals will be notified of their status by mid-April.

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