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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 CMS Executive Committee notes posted - Midwinter 2015

by Andrea Wirth on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 02:31 pm

The notes from the meeting in Chicago are now posted.

http://connect.ala.org/node/236491

 -Andrea

Discussion Sudden Selector Series Editors- Applications still being accepted

by Andrea Wirth on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 11:14 am

The ALCTS Collection Management Section Publications Committee seeks two individuals to join long-term editor Helene Williams on the editorial board of the Sudden Selectors Guide series (http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/collect/collmgt/ssg). Editors appointed this year will serve for either a one or three year term in order to establish staggered appointment terms.

The ALCTS Collection Management Section Publications Committee seeks two individuals to join long-term editor Helene Williams on the editorial board of the Sudden Selectors Guide series (http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/collect/collmgt/ssg). Editors appointed this year will serve for either a one or three year term in order to establish staggered appointment terms.

Applications are due by Friday, March 27, 2015.

Editors of the Sudden Selectors Guide series work as a three-member board, reporting to the CMS Publications Committee. The primary responsibility of the Editors is to work with authors contributing to the Sudden Selectors Guide series, from the proposal to finished manuscript stages.

Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit potential authors for subjects agreed upon by CMS Publications Committee
  • 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 Publications (Christine McConnell)
  • Work with ALCTS Publications on final manuscript editing and galley proof process
  •  Meet virtually with other Editors prior to Midwinter and Annual conferences
  • 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 Selectors 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 Selectors 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:

Emily Prather-Rodgers, Chair, ALCTS-CMS Publications Committee

eapratherrodgers@noctrl.edu

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

Questions about the application process may be directed to Emily Prather-Rodgers (eapratherrodgers@noctrl.edu). Questions about the series should be sent to Helene Williams (helenew@uw.edu).

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Discussion CMS Needs You: Call for volunteers for committees

by Andrea Wirth on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 05:23 pm

Appointments for CMS committees for 2015-16 will soon be underway. Please be sure and complete the volunteer form, including telling us about your interests and which committees you prefer. We do our best to get every volunteer on a committee.

The ALCTS volunteer form can be found at:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/howto/vol_form 

Questions? Just ask!

Andrea Wirth, Chair-Elect, CMS

 

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

http://ala14.ala.org/node/14838 

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

http://ala14.ala.org/node/14838 

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

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...

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

http://ala14.ala.org/node/14840

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

http://ala14.ala.org/node/14841

Electronic Resources Management: Assessment Data for Libraries

Collection Management and Electronic Resources IG  

Sunday, June 29, 3-4 pm, LVCC S226

http://ala14.ala.org/node/14841

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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