ALCTS PARS (Preservation and Reformatting Section) Section
Please join us for the PARS Forum at the 2013 Annual conference.
Discussion to Plan a Study on the Impacts of Regional Climates on Library Collections
Facilitated by Ian Bogus and Tom Clareson
Earlier this spring, members of the preservation community were asked to review a draft proposal describing a study that would assess the impact of regional climate on stored print-based collections materials. This group will meet at the PARS Forum. Please note that there will be no presentation; attendees will be engaged in discussion and in planning next steps.
Friday, June 28, 8am-12pm
McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
As Chair-Elect of PARS Executive Committee, I am responsible for appointing PARS members to Committees, Working Groups and Awards Juries. I am seeking a few more volunteers for PARS committees and working groups. Once I fill those groups, I will begin to select members for the Awards Juries. The Awards Juries can do almost all of their work (if not all) virtually. So, if you are not able to travel, consider volunteering for a jury.
Also, all committees have virtual membership options, so consider those too.
Go to the ALCTS Volunteer Form to sign up. Even if you don't want a position immediately, sign up any way to register your interests, experience, cross-over membership in LITA, ACRL or another PARS sections. On the form, you can indicate if you plan to attend Midwinter and Annual. If you know that you can only attend one of the two meetings, add a note to that effect. We can work with you. You can find the Volunteer Form and lots of helpful information at http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/howto/vol_form
Because Preservation Week has become so popular, I am expanding the size of that Working Group so that the Chair does not have such an enormous responsibility. I will probably appoint Co-Chairs with staggered terms. I have also asked the Web Working Group to assist the Preservation Week folks with the social media and website work. I could use another member or intern with web-saavy & social media skills to help with that effort.
Now that it's Preservation Week, take time to participate in events and congratulate the PWWG for their successful planning. Job well done, Miriam and colleagues.
Chair Elect, PARS
The brittle program landscape has changed with the growing acceptance of digital surrogates as replacements for the printed book and the increasing scarcity of microfilming programs. Different options are available to Preservation Librarians managing brittle book programs today than were available ten years ago. This panel discussion will facilitate the discussion of best practices, workflow tools, and decision making criteria used by Preservation Librarians at academic institutions.
Special thanks to HathiTrust for sponsoring this ALCTS program.
Did you attend this program? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012
Hello PARS members -
As we move into the new ALA-year, there are still a few vacancies on PARS committees and working groups that we need to fill. The whole list is here, and I have a slot available on almost every one:
To volunteer for a committee, fill out the form at:
Award juries are a one-year appointment and other committees are appointed for two years. Last year, we started to test virtual attendance (through a variety of web-conferencing tools) to make the travel load more manageable in the coming years. With this year's roster, we'll also have each committee staggered, so that only half the committee will end its term each year. This will increase continuity and help committee business move ahead, plus, if a committee you have volunteered for fills up, you'll have a shorter time to wait for vacancies.
More information about ALCTS committees and the appointment process is available at:
Jacob Nadal, PARS Chair-elect
Director of Library and Archives
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St. Brooklyn, NY. 11201
718-222-4111 ext. 295 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The PARS Web Working Group is conducting a survey about the PARS website (http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/mgrps/pars/index.cfm). Our goal is to improve the site's content, navigation, and style. If you're a PARS member or have used the PARS website, we want your feedback!
Please help us make the PARS website better by filling out our brief survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/25LRWT6. This survey will be open until February 17th, 2012.
Thanks in advance for your input!
The PARS WWG: