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ALCTS New Members Interest Group Community
ANMIG April Twitter Chat for Job Hunting and Interviews now available:
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ALCTS New Member Interest Group April Twitter Chat
ALCTS New Member Interest Group April Twitter Chat
The end of the semester is approaching fast! Congratulations to all the incoming MLS graduates! Are you busy looking for a job or anxious about future job interviews? Rest assured, ANMIG Chat is here to help you. On April 21st at 3 PM EST, we will have experts join us on Twitter to chat about job hunting and interviews.
ALCTS e-Forum: Life-cycle Management of Digital Assets
April 18-19, 2017
Moderated by Ian Bogus and Roger Smith
Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.
Each day, discussion begins and ends at:
Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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
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ALCTS CRS Standards Forum
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 10:30-11:30 am
Georgia World Congress Center, A312
The ALCTS CRS Standards Committee invites you to attend a Midwinter forum discussing the latest developments in standards for continuing resources.
Jennifer Bazeley will discuss the Transfer Code of Practice, which is designed to help publishers ensure that journal content remains easily accessible by librarians and readers when there is a transfer between parties. She will also inform attendees about the activities and collaborations of the Transfer working group and provide information on how librarians can integrate Transfer
into their journal transfer workflows.
Noah Levin will provide an overview of KBART, a set of guidelines for knowledge base metadata. He will also discuss publishers’ role in providing this information and how it integrates with discovery services to identify a library’s holdings.
Join us Sunday, January 22, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM in Georgia World Congress Center, A312. Q&A will follow the presentations.