Register today for two exciting ALCTS Preconferences coming to Chicago ALA Annual 2017
ALCTS New Members Interest Group Community
Take a look at the article “Troublesome Catalogers and Metadata Fairies” to learn about important aspects of technical services and collections and the evolution of the cataloging from AACR2 to BIBFRAME as well.
The article was written by Victoria Carlson, ANMIG Co-Vice Chair.
Early-bird registration ends March 15. Register your group or institution today.
Register as a group or institution and save on registration costs
The ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities in a four-day, fully online, virtual forum. The ALCTS Exchange is designed to facilitate engagement of site-based groups that wish to promote collective learning and seek optimal savings.
Group Registration Includes:
Single (1) user access to the live stream over all four days.
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The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science.
The application deadline has been extended to midnight central time on April 15, 2017.
ALA Annual 2017 Conference - Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 22. #alaac17
REMINDER: Virtual ALCTS 101
February 21, 3 – 4:30pm ET
Visit this page to register for this free webinar and view program details: http://www.ala.org/alcts/membership#alcts101 . All are welcome—members and non-members alike. Feel free to join or depart the webinar as your schedule permits, and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Virtual ALCTS 101
February 21, 3 – 4:30pm ET
Looking for more professional involvement but don’t know where to start? Missed Midwinter but still hoping to stay informed? We’ve got you covered. Join us for Virtual ALCTS 101, a free webinar providing an informal orientation to our association and, by extension, our field. Come get your questions answered, hear from some ALCTS leaders, enjoy a handy conference round-up, and connect with your peers without ever leaving your desk.
Visit this page to register for this free webinar and view program details (posted shortly): http://www.ala.org/alcts/membership#alcts101 .
All are welcome—members and non-members alike. Feel free to join or depart the webinar as your schedule permits, and email email@example.com with any questions!
Proposals sought for ALCTS CMS Research Forum at ALA Annual 2017.
Proposal submission deadline: February 17, 2017
The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Eighth Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum at the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago.
This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research. Both completed research and research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.
The Committee will use a "blind review” process to select two projects. The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum. Each researcher should plan for a 20 minute presentation, with a 10 minute open discussion following each presentation. Criteria for selection are:
- Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practices
- Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studies
- Quality and creativity of the methodology
- Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to February 17, 2017, will not be accepted.
The submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address). The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information. Instead, it must include only:
- The title of your project
- A clear statement of the research problem
- A description of the research methodology used
- Results of the project, if any
Examples of research presented at previous forums have included
- Comparison of demand driven e-book packages for Humanities university press books
- Comparison of Biographical Information in Commercial Literary Databases and on the Open Web
- Assessment of a Fully Integrated Patron Driven Access (PDA) Model
- Comparison of Citation Use Patterns to Link Resolver and Vendor Statistics in Journals in the Health Sciences Fields
- Development of a holistic approach to collection development and assessment
- Development of a data-driven weeding project
- Development of a sustainable, permanent assessment process to maintain shelf capacity equilibrium without an adverse effect on librarian time management
The deadline for proposals is February 17, 2017.
Notification of acceptance will be made by March 17, 2017.
ALCTS, in its bylaws, claims the right of first refusal for publication of any work emanating from an ALCTS body or program.
Please send submissions to:
Chair, CMS Publications Committee
TEL: 847 467-1866
Thank you to those who participated in the ALCTS Trivia Contest. We had 50 participants! Here are the winners:
First Prize: One free individual registration for the ALCTS Exchange held in May 2017
Winner: Shanna Hollich
Second prize:$50 Amazon gift card
Winner: Julie Vaught
Third prize: ALCTS Continuing Education certificate to use towards one individual registration for an ALCTS webinar
Winner: Holly Wheeler
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Register for the ALCTS New Members Interest Group meeting:
Date and time: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30AM-11:30AM
Location: The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Room B213
Are you a library school student or new professional considering membership with ALCTS? Want to learn more about the division and how you can get involved? If so, then please consider joining the ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG) at our ALA Midwinter meeting in a casual and fun filled event to learn more about what ALCTS has to offer you!
The meeting will feature breakout groups organized around topics that are of interest to library school students and new professionals such as: getting involved with ALCTS, being a new professional, building your resume, current trends in technical services, presenting at conferences, professional networking, and publishing with ALCTS. These breakout groups will provide an opportunity for new members to dialog with each other and ALCTS leaders, who will facilitate the table topic and answer all your questions. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of ALCTS, and don’t forget that the winners of the ALCTS Trivia Contest will also be announced!
We look forward to seeing you at the ANMIG meeting!
Have you survived a metadata migration? Consider speaking at the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group program at ALA Annual, “Metadata Migration: Managing Methods and Mayhem”!
System migrations are inevitable. Migration can come in the form of moving data from one content management system to another, upgrading software, or switching from vendor-based solutions to open source. Since it is not a question of “if” a migration happens, but “when,” more training and skill development is needed to help library staff manage these changes. Metadata migration can be made easier with project planning, developing workflows, and using specific tools and techniques. This program will explore best practices, tools, and case studies in metadata migration, with an emphasis on practical knowledge that can be applied for librarians dealing with their own metadata migration projects.
Please fill out the submission form by January 31st for full consideration: http://bit.ly/2hksKo6