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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 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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Discussion Midwinter 2014 CMS Executive Committee minutes posted

by Andrea Wirth on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 11:01 am

CMS Members,

The draft minutes from the CMS Executive and Leaders meeting from January 26th, 2014 are now available. 

http://connect.ala.org/node/219823

Questions should be directed to Ellen Safley, Chair of CMS.

-Andrea, CMS Secretary

 

Discussion New ALCTS listserv for Collection Assessment

by Andrea Wirth on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 11:44 am

Here are the instructions for subscribing:

List: http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/coll-assess

To Subscribe:

Create a new account or use existing account at the ALCTS Discussion List Web site 

Go to the Coll-assess web site http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/coll-assess

Click the "Subscribe" link in the left-hand column

Enter the email address where you'd like to receive the messages

Here are the instructions for subscribing:

List: http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/coll-assess

To Subscribe:

Create a new account or use existing account at the ALCTS Discussion List Web site 

Go to the Coll-assess web site http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/coll-assess

Click the "Subscribe" link in the left-hand column

Enter the email address where you'd like to receive the messages

You'll receive an email message containing a password, enter the pw. You are now subscribed.

If you have problems,  contact Jacqueline Bronicki (jbronicki@uh.edu), Karen Harker (Karen.Harker@unt.edu), or alcts@ala.org and we will make sure that you get added to the list.

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Discussion CMS Interest Group FAQ now available

by Andrea Wirth on Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 11:22 am

An FAQ is available to all that are interested in or involved in the section's Interest Groups. Please contact the CMS Chair with any questions. http://connect.ala.org/files/CMSFAQfinal2012.pdf

Discussion CMS Executive Committee Minutes

by Andrea Wirth on Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 02:03 pm

CMS members-

The CMS Executive Committee hopes you are all having a great start to fall.

CMS members-

The CMS Executive Committee hopes you are all having a great start to fall.

This message is intended as a reminder that the CMS Executive Committee minutes from conference and virtual meetings are located on the committee's webpage under “Public Posts from ALA Connect” (http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/cms/cmtes/ats-cmdec). Minutes are typically posted within a few weeks of the most recent meeting. Other information that we hope is of interest to members is posted there as well, such as the summary results from the spring 2013 CMS membership survey.

Andrea Wirth

Secretary, Collection Management Section

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Event CMS Forum

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 07:07 pm

Emerging Research in Collection Development and Management Forum:

Burke, Jane and Jim Ulsh, “Curating Institutional Video Collections.”
Wical, Stephanie and R. Todd Vandenbark, “Building a Stronger Collection: The Art of Combining Citation Studies and Usage Statistics.”

The Forum will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2013, 4:30-5:30, McCormick Place MCP-N229

Curating Institutional Video Collections

Emerging Research in Collection Development and Management Forum:

Burke, Jane and Jim Ulsh, “Curating Institutional Video Collections.”
Wical, Stephanie and R. Todd Vandenbark, “Building a Stronger Collection: The Art of Combining Citation Studies and Usage Statistics.”

The Forum will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2013, 4:30-5:30, McCormick Place MCP-N229

Curating Institutional Video Collections

Institutional video content remains the least curated and discoverable of all content types. Symptoms include:
Growing volume and complexity of institutional multimedia, including lecture capture
Users expect ubiquitous access to all content, regardless of format
Video is often siloed
Video is under cataloged/indexed
Video is not easily accessible
Video, especially institutional video, is not available to discovery services
Rights management and use concerns
Libraries are missing out on an opportunity to showcase its relevance on today’s campus

The hypothesis: Utilize automated transcription to create indexing data that would promote the discoverability and usability of institutionally created video. If successful, this could lead to an affordable service that would allow libraries to work with a service partner to curate large volumes of video content.

In analyzing the problem and determining if an affordable service could be developed, multiple research methods were used:
Facilitated focus group of 12 experienced multi-media librarians
5 research surveys by professional research firms
Pilot partner group that contributed 520 pieces of video and met in person four times over 1 year period
Creation of a test version of every step of the service, so that Pilot Partners could evaluate real examples – all 520 pieces taken through the process multiple times

Building a Stronger Collection: The Art of Combining Citation Studies and Usage Statistics
Usage statistics, while helpful in determining cost-¬-per-¬-use of resources, present an incomplete overview of resources used. Resources frequently downloaded do not necessarily end up in research publications. Citation studies, on the other hand, provide insight into what faculty find valuable inside and outside the library collection. But where do they overlap? Librarians at a small, liberal arts university are currently analyzing the intersection of these data sets looking for such trends. Combining these methods provides increased granularity in assessing where a library should allocate its limited funds.
Librarians are collecting article citations from publications (journal articles, books and book chapters, etc.) written by teaching faculty in four departments: nursing, mathematics, chemistry and biology. In addition, usage statistics data will be culled from electronic journals and databases corresponding to each of these departments. Data across these groups will be combined and analyzed in order to answer questions such as:
Are faculty members publishing in the same journals they are getting information from?
Do items with high usage reflect the same levels of publication?
What should we have as part of our collection to adequately support research at our institution?

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Discussion ALCTS CMS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group

by Hilary Wagner on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 08:21 am

 

Please excuse any cross-posting.

Join us for the ALCTS CMS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group!

Date:  Sunday, January 27, 2013

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Location:  Convention Center, TCC 204

Add this event to your Midwinter schedule: http://alamw13.ala.org/node/8999 

 

Please excuse any cross-posting.

Join us for the ALCTS CMS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group!

Date:  Sunday, January 27, 2013

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Location:  Convention Center, TCC 204

Add this event to your Midwinter schedule: http://alamw13.ala.org/node/8999 

We hope to see you there!  We will discuss topics of interest related to electronic resources and collection management issues.  Suggested topics include but are not limited to:  implementation and/or best practices with utilization of electronic resource management (ERM) systems, assessment. 

The interest group also needs a new chair person for July 2013-June 2014.  If you are interested in learning more or would like to volunteer, please feel free to contact me for more information. 

We look forward to seeing you in Seattle!

Thank you,

Hilary A. Wagner

hilary.wagner@rasmussen.edu

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Event Forum (ALCTS CMS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Hot topics on issues in collection management

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