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FINAL REMINDER for ALCTS 101

 

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes!

 

3rd REMINDER for ALCTS 101

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes!

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities.

2nd REMINDER for ALCTS 101

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes!

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities.

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes!

 

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes!

 

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Online Doc ANMIG Chat - Small ways to become involved

by Erica Findley on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 04:32 pm

ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Small Ways to Become Involved

Erica Findley 04/21/10

 

ALCTS New Interest Group opportunities postings

We have asked ALCTS committees and interest groups to let the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) know when they need volunteers for projects. We immediately post these the ANMIG group in Connect and tag them with “volunteer opportunity”.

ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Small Ways to Become Involved

Erica Findley 04/21/10

 

ALCTS New Interest Group opportunities postings

We have asked ALCTS committees and interest groups to let the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) know when they need volunteers for projects. We immediately post these the ANMIG group in Connect and tag them with “volunteer opportunity”.

Examples include: Web Course Auditor (got to take a preservation class at no cost), Web Course liaison (working with instructors to improve the student experience), and call for Metadata blog contributions.

Each opportunity has unique skill requirements and these are posted based on need. Join the ANMIG group so you are the first to know when these are available.

ANMIG group page http://connect.ala.org/node/85257

 

ALA Connect Opportunities Exchange

The ALA Connect Opportunities exchange is a great resource to find the opportunity that fits you. The topics range from scholarships to publishing to volunteering.  This exchange also includes opportunities for people who are not ALA members. Often the postings here include very detailed information on the type of project and what is required from volunteers. So, we encourage you to take a look at everything on the exchange if you are looking for ways to become involved, but want more information before you can make a commitment.

You don’t have to be logged in to ALA Connect to see the exchange, but you do need to create an account to save searches and only ALA members can set up e-mail alerts to be notified when postings match their interests.

ALA Connect Opportunities Exchange http://connect.ala.org/oppex

 

Contributing to blogs and e-mail listservs

There are many blogs and listservs that are of interest to the technical services profession. Contributing is a great way to increase your visibility. People inside and outside of ALA read these listservs blogs and you never know where a note worthy entry could lead you. These are also great things to follow if you are new to the profession or a certain topic.

Listservs:

ALA related list serves http://lists.ala.org/wws/lists

ACQNET: Listserv for library acquisitions http://acqweb.org/acqnet.html

AUTOCAT: High traffic listserv on cataloging http://listserv.syr.edu/archives/autocat.html

RADCAT: The radical side of cataloging http://www.listserv.uga.edu/archives/radcat.html

SERIALST: Serials in libraries http://list.uvm.edu/archives/serialst.html

Tip: Check with your vendors to see if they provide listservs. Often vendors offer listservs as support and you can find good information about how other institutions are using the software and/or preparing for changes within the profession.

Blogs:

ALA related blogs: http://wikis.ala.org/readwriteconnect/index.php/ALA_blogs

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Blog http://blogs.ala.org/nrmig.php

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Blog submissions http://blogs.ala.org/nrmig.php?cat=434

 

Planet Cataloging: Aggregator of cataloging blogs http://planetcataloging.org/

Tip: Comments to blog post are a great way to start a conversation with the author on topics of interest.

ALCTS Interest Groups

Interest Groups are another way to become involved in the ALCTS organization. The majority of Interest Groups meetings are “open” meaning that any ALA member can participate. As a member/attendee you are involved in discussions that can lead to action. Also, most Interest groups need volunteers (Chair, co-chair, secretary etc.) to help support their activities. Some interest groups are flexible when it comes to how long you serve and conference attendance.

ALCTS Interest Groups: click on each group in the list for more information http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/mgrps/ig/index.cfm

Each page has a roster with contact information for the Interest Group volunteers. Contact the current Interest Group Chair to find out how you can become involved and if they will be needing volunteers.

 

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Discussion Position: University of Maryland School of Law Seeking Public Services & Outreach Librarian

by Keisha Manning on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 03:12 pm

Public Services & Outreach Librarian

 

Public Services & Outreach Librarian

 

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland School of Law seeks a Public Services & Outreach Librarian with responsibility for managing the library’s circulation services; assisting faculty with electronic and print course materials, including copyright clearance; and marketing library services to students, faculty, and alumni.  Demonstrated enthusiasm for incorporating emerging technologies into marketing efforts is essential. The position reports to the Associate Director for Technical Services and Administration.

Responsibilities: The Public Services & Outreach Librarian will resolve complex circulation issues; work with law faculty to select and organize course materials, including obtaining copyright clearance; recruit, train, and supervise evening/weekend library support staff; provide reference and circulation services at the main library desk 10-12 hours per week; oversee weekday library desk activities, including supporting other librarians who cover the desk in a rotation system; work with student organizations and journals; coordinate efforts to assess student needs via focus groups, surveys, and other means; promote library services to students using various avenues of communication; administer visitor programs, including alumni borrowing and other attorney services; and develop collaborative relationships with public librarians to coordinate services to public patrons.  Ideal candidates should be service-oriented and able to provide reference support to faculty and students in cooperation with the other librarians.

 

Required: M.L.S. or equivalent, from an ALA accredited school. Familiarity with a variety of print and electronic resources, including legal resources; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to work independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment; ability to multitask, take responsibility, and set priorities; and computer skills, including proficiency with a variety of web 2.0 technologies (Facebook, Twitter, IM, Chat, blogs, wikis, etc.) 

 

Preferred: Experience providing legal reference in an academic, law or public library; and familiarity with integrated online library systems.  

 

Salary and Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent benefits.

 

Equal Opportunity: In employment, the University of Maryland, Baltimore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or veteran status. Exceptions are as allowed by law, for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

 

To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references to Barbara Gontrum, Assistant Dean for Library and Technology, University of Maryland School of Law, 501 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201; or email bgontrum@law.umaryland.edu

 

Position available immediately. Preference will be given to resumes received by May 28, 2010.

 

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Discussion First ANMIG Chat Session - Small ways to become involved

by Erica Findley on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 01:44 pm

REMINDER! Please join us for the ALCTS New Members Interest Group chat tomorrow afternoon.

Wondering how you can become involved in ALCTS without joining a committee?

There are ways you can be more active without dedicating to an entire year of service and conference travel. ALCTS needs your help in other ways and  the ANMIG wants to tell you all about it.

REMINDER! Please join us for the ALCTS New Members Interest Group chat tomorrow afternoon.

Wondering how you can become involved in ALCTS without joining a committee?

There are ways you can be more active without dedicating to an entire year of service and conference travel. ALCTS needs your help in other ways and  the ANMIG wants to tell you all about it.

Please join us for an informal 1 hour chat on Wednesday April 21st at 3 pm Pacific time. ANMIG team member Erica Findley will be your host. If you cannot make the chat don't worry. The transcript will be archived and available in Connect.

To join the chat:
On April 21st log in to Connect and navigate the the ANMIG page. Look in the right hand column for "Chats" click and then look for the Chat Room called "April 21st Involvement" and click to join.

See the Chat FAQ for detailed instructions http://connect.ala.org/node/85036

Please comment if you have a question. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Online Doc First Chat Session of ANMIG on 12/15/09

by M. Dina Giambi on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 03:08 pm
12/15/2009 - 9:54am

M. Dina Giambi:Hello Everyone! Welcome to the ALCTS New Members Interest Group's (ANMIG) first chat session. What's on your mind? Dina

12/15/2009 - 10:15am

Keisha Manning:Hey! I am hoping that you have the opportunity to chat with us today. We look forward to hearing from you. Keisha

12/15/2009 - 10:26am

M. Dina Giambi:Hi Shilpa! Glad you signed on.

12/15/2009 - 9:54am

M. Dina Giambi:Hello Everyone! Welcome to the ALCTS New Members Interest Group's (ANMIG) first chat session. What's on your mind? Dina

12/15/2009 - 10:15am

Keisha Manning:Hey! I am hoping that you have the opportunity to chat with us today. We look forward to hearing from you. Keisha

12/15/2009 - 10:26am

M. Dina Giambi:Hi Shilpa! Glad you signed on.

12/15/2009 - 10:30am

SHILPA RELE:Hello, I'm just finding my way around here...

12/15/2009 - 10:32am

M. Dina Giambi:If you have any questions for us, feel free to ask.

12/15/2009 - 10:33am

SHILPA RELE:will there be an in person meeting for the interest group at the mid winter meeting? if so, what time? I may have missed the time if it was announced earlier

12/15/2009 - 10:35am

M. Dina Giambi:Yes. It will be Saturday, January 16 from 10:30-12 at the Westin Waterfront, Lewis Room.

12/15/2009 - 10:36am

SHILPA RELE:thanks

12/15/2009 - 10:36am

Keisha Manning:Will you be attending Shilpa? I will be posting the specifics again for the community.

12/15/2009 - 10:39am

SHILPA RELE:Yes, I'll be attending the conference as I am a participant of the Emering Leaders program and ALCTS is sponsoring me :-)

12/15/2009 - 10:41am

M. Dina Giambi:And---I'm the ALCTS mentor to your Emerging Leaders team. I plan to send a message of welcome to you and your team members.

12/15/2009 - 10:42am

Keisha Manning:Nice. I look forward to meeting you, and working with the Emerging Leaders program. Is there anything in particular that you would like to see from this group?

12/15/2009 - 10:44am

SHILPA RELE:Dina - yes, I saw that you were the mentor for group D. I'm looking forward to meeting you.

12/15/2009 - 10:44am

Keisha, at this time I would like to get involved in ALCTS but I would like more info on where the opportunities lie

12/15/2009 - 10:46am

M. Dina Giambi:Take a look at the ALCTS Web site. All the division & section committees & interested groups are listed. Consider volunteering by submitting the volunteer form.

12/15/2009 - 10:47am

SHILPA RELE:Thanks, Dina, I'll take a look and submit a volunteer form

12/15/2009 - 10:47am

Unfortunately I have to leave now but it was great talking to you both!

12/15/2009 - 10:48am

I look forward to see you in Boston!! Happy Holidays!

12/15/2009 - 10:49am

Keisha Manning:You too. See you soon.

12/15/2009 - 10:51am

M. Dina Giambi:Thanks for joining in, Shilpa! Looking forward to meeting you too.

12/15/2009 - 11:00am

We'll try another chat down the road. I hope that others plan to attend the group's first in person meeting in Boston. Watch out for an agenda from Keisha.

12/15/2009 - 11:11am

Keisha Manning:Thank you Dina. Looking forward to collaborating with the community in Boston and beyond.

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Event ANMIG Chat - Small ways to become involved

by Erica Findley on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 10:45 am

There are ways you can be more active without dedicating to an entire year of service and conference travel. ALCTS needs your help in other ways and  the ANMIG wants to tell you all about it.

Please join us for an informal 1 hour chat on Wednesday April 21st at 3 pm Pacific time. ANMIG team member Erica Findley will be your host. If you cannot make the chat don't worry. The transcript will be archived and available in Connect.

There are ways you can be more active without dedicating to an entire year of service and conference travel. ALCTS needs your help in other ways and  the ANMIG wants to tell you all about it.

Please join us for an informal 1 hour chat on Wednesday April 21st at 3 pm Pacific time. ANMIG team member Erica Findley will be your host. If you cannot make the chat don't worry. The transcript will be archived and available in Connect.

To join the chat:
On April 21st log in to Connect and navigate the the ANMIG page. Look in the right hand column for "Chats" click and then look for the Chat Room called "April 21st Involvement" and click to join.

See the Chat FAQ for detailed instructions http://connect.ala.org/node/85036

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Discussion Volunteer Opportunity - Preservation web course auditor

by Erica Findley on Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 09:31 pm

My name is Jordan Fields and I’m currently serving on the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee helping to coordinate our web courses.  We are looking to introduce a new course, Fundamentals of Preservation, shortly after preservation week in May.  I am helping to identify volunteers to do a trial run of the course, preferably individuals that do not have a lot of experience with preservation.  I thought members of NMIG would be perfect!

 

My name is Jordan Fields and I’m currently serving on the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee helping to coordinate our web courses.  We are looking to introduce a new course, Fundamentals of Preservation, shortly after preservation week in May.  I am helping to identify volunteers to do a trial run of the course, preferably individuals that do not have a lot of experience with preservation.  I thought members of NMIG would be perfect!

 

Volunteers would need to read through the entire course, take notes as they go on things that they feel are unclear or that we should be aware of, and time how long it takes them.  Library students are welcome, and in my opinion it’s a great opportunity to get access to these materials before ALCTS starts charging for the course in May.   

 

We need to have 5-6 volunteers lined up by April 9th, they would have until the end of April to read through the short course.  Please contact Jordan Fields for more information jordanfields@kclibrary.org .

 

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Event ALCTS Membership: What's in It for Me?

by Erica Findley on Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:21 am

ALCTS Membership: What's in It for Me?

ALCTS Membership: What's in It for Me?

Saturday, June 26, 10:30–Noon

Get to know the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. Talk with colleagues about common interests and themes. Discussion topics are: tips for navigating ALCTS, ideas for future directions for ALCTS, and advice on facilitating professional mentor/mentee relationships. Speakers and discussion leaders will address these topics and provide ample time for discussion. New members and those interested in finding out more about the opportunities that ALCTS provides are especially encouraged to attend.

Speakers

  • Peggy Johnson, Associate University Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Bonnie MacEwan, Dean, Library, Auburn University
  • Heather Moulaison, Student, Rutgers University
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Event ALCTS E-Forum - Hiring and Managing Student Workers in the Library

by Erica Findley on Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:06 am

Hiring and Managing Student Workers in the Library

Hiring and Managing Student Workers in the Library

April 13–14, 2010 hosted by Judy Quist

Judy Quist is Assistant Loan Manager/Stacks Supervisor, University of New Hampshire Dimond Library.

e-Forums are moderated, electronic discussion forums that provide an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest on an ALCTS discussion list.

Subscribe to the e-Forum e-mail list by visiting the website http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/alcts-eforum

 

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Discussion Volunteer Opportunity - Web Course Liason

by Erica Findley on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 08:54 pm

The Continuing Education Committee of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is looking for volunteers to serve as Web Course Liaisons on a Web Course Sub-Committee.  ALCTS currently offers web courses in Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Fundamentals of Acquisitions, and Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions.  Additional courses on the Fundamentals of Cataloging and the Fundamentals of Preservation are in development.  Courses are taught at regular intervals throughout t

The Continuing Education Committee of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is looking for volunteers to serve as Web Course Liaisons on a Web Course Sub-Committee.  ALCTS currently offers web courses in Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Fundamentals of Acquisitions, and Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions.  Additional courses on the Fundamentals of Cataloging and the Fundamentals of Preservation are in development.  Courses are taught at regular intervals throughout the year.  Each course lasts four weeks and is taught by two instructors.  Students come from all over the world and some are working towards their Library Support Staff Certification.  

Requirements:

  • Knowledgeable about a range of technical services activities
  • Interest in distance education
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Availability ca. one to two hours a week to handle inquiries and maintain contacts with instructors and others interested in online course preparation

Responsibilities:

  • Creating training procedures for new course instructors and reviewing those procedures periodically
  • Gathering feedback from course instructors in order to improve future offerings
  • Monitoring course evaluations and identifying any problems with instructor performance
  • Working with course instructors to develop new sections of existing courses exclusively for international students
  • Responding to copyright inquiries relating to course materials
  • Coordinating with course developers and content experts to identify and recruit instructors
  • Facilitating the review and updating of course content
  • Supporting the requirements of the Library Support Staff Certification Program within the parameters of the online courses
  • Facilitate communication between the instructors and the International Relations Committee regarding the ALCTS web course grant for librarians from developing countries.

One liaison will be assigned for each course.  Appointments to Web Course Sub-Committee are for two years, with the possibility of an additional two year appointment. 

If interested, please contact Pamela Bluh, Chair of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee at pbluh@umaryland.edu 

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Discussion Whats new with ANMIG?

by Erica Findley on Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 12:58 am

The ALCTS New Member Interest Group has heard from its members. We have been gathering your feedback and now we would like to help you. Here is information on how our activities can support you. If your needs are not represented please let us know!

I am a new member and I want to...

The ALCTS New Member Interest Group has heard from its members. We have been gathering your feedback and now we would like to help you. Here is information on how our activities can support you. If your needs are not represented please let us know!

I am a new member and I want to...

  • become more familiar with the structure of ALCTS. It is one of the primary goals of the ANMIG to help you "decode" ALCTS. The technical services field is full of change and in this time of tight budgets we are all wearing multiple hats. The structure of ALCTS has become increasingly complex. ANMIG plans to use our webpage (under development) in conjunction with the ALCTS 101 event at ALA annual to assist you in decoding the ALCTS structure and providing pathways to becoming more involved.
  • participate virtually. ANMIG can help keep you virtually connected to ALCTS. Many of you mentioned that you liked using ALA Connect, Twitter, and Facebook to stay connected to ALCTS and other professionals. The ANMIG plans to use our new website as a portal to ALCTS and we will include ways in which you can participate virtually. We will also be using ALA Connect to make announcements on our activities, events, and how you can get involved.
  • navigate ALA conferences like a pro. The ANMIG will be using ALA Connect to announce events related to new members and their interests.
  • know exactly how I can get involved. Part of the decoding ALCTS initiative is to help you get involved. We will make an on going effort to announce specific volunteer positions within committees and also outside of the committees in positions that utilize your unique technical expertise.

Thank you everyone for your feedback. You will always be part of shaping ANMIG actions. Please contact the ANMIG team anytime.

Sincerely,

The ANMIG Team

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ANMIG seeks to cultivate the new members of ALCTS by capitalizing on existing ALCTS initiatives and ALCTS veterans to develop pathways for inclusion of new members into the ALCTS organization and a realization of the value of their contributions to the organization.

ANMIG Officer team:

Carolina Delgado, Co-Chair, email Carolina
Katy Holder, Co-Chair, email Katy
Katy Divittorio, Co-Vice Chair, email Katy
Joseph Olivarez, Co-Vice Chair, email Joseph

Victoria Kemp, Co-Vice Chair, email Victoria 

Casey Ann Mitchell, Member-at-Large, email Casey
Zack Stein, Social Media Coordinator, email Zack
Xiping Liu, Secretary, email Xiping
Kate Hill, Student Liaison, email Kate
 
 
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