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ANMIG April Twitter Chat for Job Hunting and Interviews now available:

 

https://storify.com/metadatacam/anmig-april-twitter-chat

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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.

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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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Discussion Volunteer Opportunity - contributor Metadata Blog

by Erica Findley on Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 12:57 am

Call for Bloggers: Information about Metadata wants to be Shared

Do you have an interest in metadata and digital library projects?

Have you recently read a good article on the subject?

Have you developed a new project or workflow?

Have you attended a workshop or conference of interest to the community?

Would you like to connect and get your name out to other metadata librarians?

Call for Bloggers: Information about Metadata wants to be Shared

Do you have an interest in metadata and digital library projects?

Have you recently read a good article on the subject?

Have you developed a new project or workflow?

Have you attended a workshop or conference of interest to the community?

Would you like to connect and get your name out to other metadata librarians?

If so, become a contributor to the Metadata Blog: http://blogs.ala.org/nrmig.php.  The official blog of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Metadata Interest Group has traditionally been used to advertise and report on events at ALA conferences.  We are expanding our focus to keep the metadata community informed throughout the year on related research, projects, and events.  Contributions can include summaries of articles or research, links to educational opportunities, calls for papers, descriptions of interesting projects, conference reports, requests for assistance, or anything else of potential interest to the community.  Posts may contain original content or link to existing content, as appropriate.

What are the requirements to become a contributor?

-Have knowledge, interest, or experience in metadata and/or digital library projects.

-Be willing to write at least one post for the Metadata Blog during 2010 (more are welcome!)

-LIS students and new librarians are encouraged to participate.

If you are interested, contact Kristin Martin, Blog Coordinator for the Metadata Blog at kmarti@uic.edu.  Please provide some brief information on your background and ideas for contributions.  Initial posts to the blog will be reviewed prior to posting.  After that, contributors will be able to post directly to the blog as new information comes up to be shared.

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Discussion ANMIG Midwinter Boston Recap

by Keisha Manning on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:42 am

ANMIG Midwinter Boston Recap

 

Thank you to all who attended the ANMIG meeting at ALA Midwinter, Boston.

We had a terrific turnout. Most of the attendees were not members of our existing community. That shows increased interest in what we are doing, and we will continue to provide the best value for our community.

A summary of the meeting and the meeting minutes can be accessed as an online doc within our ALAConnect space.

ANMIG Midwinter Boston Recap

 

Thank you to all who attended the ANMIG meeting at ALA Midwinter, Boston.

We had a terrific turnout. Most of the attendees were not members of our existing community. That shows increased interest in what we are doing, and we will continue to provide the best value for our community.

A summary of the meeting and the meeting minutes can be accessed as an online doc within our ALAConnect space.

At the ANMIG meeting we elected the newest additions to the ANMIG team. I want to take this opportunity to introduce them.

Amy Jackson, University of New Mexico is now the Chair-Elect, and will be assuming the role of Chair immediately following ALA Annual in June.

Erica Findley, Pacific University Library, is now the ANMIG Secretary.

Raik  Zaghloul, University of Arizona, is now our Web Coordinator.

 

Meeting Highlights/Future Plans

Members expressed the need for a “Buddy System”. Members engaging in the program would have the opportunity to pair up with an ALCTS veteran, who could show them the inner workings of the organization, help them decide on what events to attend at conferences, and introduce them to key people within their interest area.

Over the next few months, the ANMIG will be working in conjunction with the community to arrive at the best way of providing this service for our members.

Once again, thanks to all who attended. For our members who could not, we understand the financial restrictions that you are under. We also understand that many of you will remain virtual participants, and we welcome your participation.

Sincerely,

Keisha Manning, Chair ALCTS new members Interest Group

 

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Online Doc ANMIG Midwinter Boston Meeting Summary

by Keisha Manning on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:37 am

ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Midwinter Meeting Summary

01/16/10 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Summary: Keisha Manning

Please download PDF for meeting minutes

Online Doc ALCTS NMIG - Midwinter 2010 Meeting Minutes

by Erica Findley on Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 11:31 pm

ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Midwinter Meeting Minutes

01/16/10 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Minutes: Erica Findley

Please download PDF for meeting minutes

Discussion The ALCTS New Members Interest Group -- CALL for VOLUNTEERS

by Keisha Manning on Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 06:15 am

 

The ALCTS New Members Interest Group  - CALL for VOLUNTEERS!

The “ALCTS New Members” Interest Group (ANMIG) http://connect.ala.org/node/85257, announces their first meeting at ALA Midwinter on Saturday January 16, 2010, 10:30-Noon.

Location: Westin Waterfront, Lewis Room (Conference Headquarters).

 

We are looking for Volunteers to contribute to the ANMIG. Volunteers will be selected at our meeting in Boston.

The following positions are needed:

 

 

The ALCTS New Members Interest Group  - CALL for VOLUNTEERS!

The “ALCTS New Members” Interest Group (ANMIG) http://connect.ala.org/node/85257, announces their first meeting at ALA Midwinter on Saturday January 16, 2010, 10:30-Noon.

Location: Westin Waterfront, Lewis Room (Conference Headquarters).

 

We are looking for Volunteers to contribute to the ANMIG. Volunteers will be selected at our meeting in Boston.

The following positions are needed:

 

Experienced Tweeters

Midwinter Boston is fast approaching, and we are looking for volunteers to Tweet the event. The meeting will be taking place on Saturday, January 16th 10:30-Noon. Interested members must be present at the Boston meeting.

 

Secretary

A Secretary is responsible for the following duties:

  1. Taking minutes at meetings (Annual and Midwinter)
  2. Disseminating the minutes to the community and ALCTS office.

 

Web Community Coordinators

This position can be virtual as well as a shared responsibility. The person(s) in this position are responsible for:

  1. Posting announcements to ALA Connect
  2. Posting Events to Facebook

 

As the Chair of the ANMIG, I will be assisting with all of these tasks. This is a community endeavor that requires community assistance.

Thank you for your participation.

 

Sincerely,

Keisha Manning

 

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Discussion ALCTS New Members Interest Group Midwinter Agenda -- Boston 2010

by Keisha Manning on Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 06:10 am

 

 

ALCTS New Members Interest Group – Midwinter Agenda

The “ALCTS New Members” Interest Group (ANMIG) http://connect.ala.org/node/85257, announces their first meeting at ALA Midwinter on Saturday January 16, 2010, 10:30-Noon.

Location: Westin Waterfront, Lewis Room (Conference Headquarters).

 

Dear ALCTS Community,

We are fast approaching ALA Midwinter, so the ALCTS New Members Interest Group would like to share our agenda for our first Midwinter meeting, in Boston.

 

 

ALCTS New Members Interest Group – Midwinter Agenda

The “ALCTS New Members” Interest Group (ANMIG) http://connect.ala.org/node/85257, announces their first meeting at ALA Midwinter on Saturday January 16, 2010, 10:30-Noon.

Location: Westin Waterfront, Lewis Room (Conference Headquarters).

 

Dear ALCTS Community,

We are fast approaching ALA Midwinter, so the ALCTS New Members Interest Group would like to share our agenda for our first Midwinter meeting, in Boston.

  1. Introduction of Attendees
  2. Setting ANMIG Mission and Goals – Building off of ALCTS E-Forum
    1. What have we learned?
    2. How will we use what we have learned?
    3. Who will we collaborate with across Divisions and Sections?
    4. ANMIG@ ALA Annual – “ALCTS 101”
      1. Coordinating the ALCTS 101 event with the Membership Committee
      2. Soliciting ideas for the event from the community.
      3. Next steps
      4. Election of Interest Group Volunteers
        1. Election of ANMIG Co-Chair
        2. Election of ANMIG Secretary
        3. Election of Web Community Coordinator

 

The ANMIG meeting will start promptly at 10:30 am, in an effort to get everyone off to other meetings directly following the IG meeting.

We look forward to seeing all of you at the meeting. Your support is crucial to the success of the ALCTS New Members Interest Group.

 

Sincerely,

 

Keisha Manning

Chair, ALCTS New Members Interest Group

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Discussion [alcts-e-Forum} “What’s on Your Mind? How Can ALCTS Serve New Members? an ALCTS E-forum"

by Keisha Manning on Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 07:24 am

The ALCTS New Members Interest Group

[alcts-e-Forum} “What’s on Your Mind? How Can ALCTS Serve New Members? an ALCTS E-forum" 

 

Thanks to all who participated in the e-Forum. The following is a detailed summary of that discussion. I hope this will be helpful to units, committees, and new members, in sparking the discussion of how we can serve our new members.

 

CRG

The ALCTS New Members Interest Group

[alcts-e-Forum} “What’s on Your Mind? How Can ALCTS Serve New Members? an ALCTS E-forum" 

 

Thanks to all who participated in the e-Forum. The following is a detailed summary of that discussion. I hope this will be helpful to units, committees, and new members, in sparking the discussion of how we can serve our new members.

 

CRG

Members expressed the need for a more active role by CRG. Reasons cited for more regional activities included:

ü  Lack of funds for travel

ü  Lack of Institutional support for travel

ü  Access to programs, networking, and continuing education activities within their local region.

ü  One member bought attention to the fact that LITA sponsors regional activities.

One member expressed that the accessibility of local and regional programs, is invaluable and cost effective. He cited the Midwest Archives Conference as an example:

  1. Covers 13 states
  2. Membership is $30
  3. Conference and workshops every year
  4. More localized events, so that they are in range of members
  5. They make it “All about members”

Collaboration between CRG and the State Association of technical Services was also recommended.

 

Continuing Education/Professional Development

Members expressed a need for more virtual programs. Today’s students and new librarians, are accustomed to a different way of learning and communication, examples include:

ü  Taking Online Classes

ü  Bootcamps

ü  RSS’ing daily doses of information

ü  E-Conferences

Some members expressed an interest in Pre-Conference workshops and continuing education. They posed some questions:

ü  What are the best ways to take advantage of continuing education without attending conferences?

ü  How to fully take advantage of mentoring opportunities?

ü  How do we develop online courses in cataloging and acquisitions, example using KOHA as a sandbox to practice and experiment with cataloging?

ü  Developing a curriculum that helps new members/librarians understand the qualifications for their roles in various positions.

 

Dissemination of Information

Members cited several areas that need improvement as it relates to disseminating information about ALCTS activities:

ü  New ways of reporting association news and events

ü  Committees should be providing up to date information regarding changes, members, and projects.

ü  Up to date information regarding programming and trends

ü  A centralized location, where all relevant association information can be found.

ü  A Central place for ALCTS blogrolls. Metadada regarding where members can find information about ALCTS members who Blog/Publish

ü  Disseminating information on conference events, and programs that cannot be attended in person:

  • Videos
  • Webinars
  • Skype
  • Online workshops

 

Conferences

ü  Members expressed confusion at the way meetings are organized/scheduled at conferences.

ü  The idea of having smaller ALCTS conferences, in between midwinter and annual has also been recommended.

 

Volunteering

ü  Members expressed a need of understanding how they can get involved.

ü  The importance of attending committee meetings at conferences, to show your interest for volunteering. The “All Committee Meetings” which are open to all was cited as a great start.

ü  Members also ranked designing a committee structure that is easy to understand, as a priority.

ü  An ALCTS leader reiterated how important volunteers are to the success of a volunteer organization such as ALCTS.

 

Cynthia Whitacre, ALCTS President, explained the process of securing a committee appointment:

ü  Officers are appointed by Vice President and Section Chairs.

ü  Most appointments began after annual and run through the following annual or two years.

She also included Tips for getting Appointed:

ü  Be willing to serve wherever you are needed.

ü  Trying to appoint “virtual leaders”

ü  Attend ALCTS reception in Boston for networking (sat 1/16, 6-8p @Omni Rooftop Ballroom)

 

Membership

ü  Members suggested more assistance in preparing them for publishing opportunities and presenting at conferences and events.

ü  Members believe that the value of their membership lies in networking opportunities, and programming.

ü  Members expressed a need for a new member orientation for units. For example. The 2008 “Student to Staff” program proved valuable for many members.

ü  Members expressed a need for mentoring opportunities that can range from a more casual mentoring experience such as a Q.A. session, to a more specialized mentor experience in helping them in their professional roles.

ü  One veteran member explained how membership dues are allocated:

  • Hall renting
  • Printing costs
  • Organizing meetings

ü  More Representation for:

  • Public Librarians
  • Special Librarians/Corporate
  • Vendor Members
  • More outreach to library students

ü  Some members expressed the feeling that ALCTS seems “Siloed” (some used the term “Old Guard”) from other groups. One veteran member chimed in on how ALCTS is changing that perception:

  • Virtual committee membership
  • Appointments offered to new members
  • Appointments are open to all member types, including, public librarians, vendors, special librarians, and academic librarians.

 

Communications/Platforms

ü  Members cited their satisfaction with the e-Forums to solicit discussions on relevant topics.

ü  Utilizing ALAConnect for announcements

ü  Also utilizing specialized lists for announcements, such as:

  • OLAC, AUTO CAT, and OLAC CAT.

 

Additional Resources

Members offered additional resources for members:

WebJunction http://www.webjunction.org/1

IFLA http://www.ifla.org/

BCR http://www.bcr.org/

Serving on an ALCTS Division or Section Committee
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/mgrps/howto/frm_vol.cfm

How do I get appointed to an ALCTS committee?
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/mgrps/howto/getappointed.pdf

Cataloging Blogs

http://3catalogers.wordpress.com/

http://laureltarulli.wordpress.com/

ALA Blogs

http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/

Conference web sites, many local library associations will post presentations online for free

http://www.alaoweb.org/conferences/conf2009/programs.html

Conference Scholarships

http://www.lisjobs.com/careers/conference-funding.asp

Free cataloging software such as MarcEdit which is very popular

http://people.oregonstate.edu/~reeset/marcedit/html/index.php

Metadata

http://dublincore.org/ DC is the most popular and fairly easy to learn, it is used by many historical societies who might be willing to accept volunteers and train you

 

A special Thank you to all participants:

Dina Giambi

Cynthia Whitacre

Connie Roberts

Dale Swenson

Emily J. Asch

Miranda Bennett

Kathleen Stewart

Maxine Sherman

Lauren Gage

Melissa Cardenas-Dow

Ann Miller

Sarah Simpson

Marilyn Lewis

Thom Shelton

Susan Knoer

Erica Findley

Mike Tribby

Laura Ackerman

Lynn Gates

 

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Discussion Day Two [alcts-eforum] “What’s on Your Mind? How Can ALCTS Serve New Members? an ALCTS E-forum"

by Keisha Manning on Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 09:05 am


“What’s on Your Mind? How Can ALCTS Serve New Members? an ALCTS E-forum"

 

Hello All,

Today marks the 2nd day of the first ALCTS New Members Interest Group e-Forum.

We encourage members of our community to participate in the discussion. We received great feedback the first day, and we hope that current members will see this as an opportunity to be heard.


“What’s on Your Mind? How Can ALCTS Serve New Members? an ALCTS E-forum"

 

Hello All,

Today marks the 2nd day of the first ALCTS New Members Interest Group e-Forum.

We encourage members of our community to participate in the discussion. We received great feedback the first day, and we hope that current members will see this as an opportunity to be heard.

Details for e-Forum registration will be posted at the end of this message. Members can subscribe for the discussion, and then unsubscribe if they don't want to be included in all the e-Forum discussions.

We really hope that you can join us for this discussion. Yesterday’s posts can be accessed via the e-Forum archive. We will also be posting a summary of the discussion in the ANMIG community.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Sincerely,

Keisha Manning

Chsir, ALCTS New Members Interest Group

ALCTS e-Forum Registration:

Go to: http://lists.ala.org/sympa, click on ALCTS (spelled out) under the ALA Division heading, then choose alcts-eforum@ala.org mailto:alcts-eforum@ala.org>. A login and password are required to register. Instructions for obtaining a login and password may be found on the list homepage. Participation is free and open to anyone.

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Discussion [alcts-eforum] What’s on Your Mind? How Can ALCTS Serve New Members? an ALCTS E-forum

by Keisha Manning on Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 08:42 am

“What’s on Your Mind? How Can ALCTS Serve New Members? an ALCTS E-forum" 

 

Please join us for an ALCTS E-Forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

“What’s on Your Mind: How can ALCTS serve New Members”

December 1-December 2, 2009,

 9:00 AM Eastern, 8:00 AM Central, 7:00 AM Mountain, and 6:00 AM Pacific

Moderated by Keisha Manning and Dina Giambi 

 

Who are we?

“What’s on Your Mind? How Can ALCTS Serve New Members? an ALCTS E-forum" 

 

Please join us for an ALCTS E-Forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

“What’s on Your Mind: How can ALCTS serve New Members”

December 1-December 2, 2009,

 9:00 AM Eastern, 8:00 AM Central, 7:00 AM Mountain, and 6:00 AM Pacific

Moderated by Keisha Manning and Dina Giambi 

 

Who are we?

The ALCTS New Members Interest Group is an “Open” community. PLEASE give us the opportunity to talk with you, help you, and work with you.

Please feel free to contact us with your suggestions, concerns, and interests.

The “ALCTS New Members” Interest Group (ANMIG) http://connect.ala.org/node/85257, announces their first meeting at ALA Midwinter on Saturday January 16, 2010, 10:30-Noon. Location to be announced.

 

“What’s on Your Mind: How can ALCTS serve New Members”

In anticipation of our first meeting at ALA Midwinter, we are opening up the forum to discuss how we can better serve ALCTS New Members.

Do you have ideas about how ALCTS serves new members? Have you been thinking of new or established ways to interact with ALCTS?

How are you communicating with fellow members and colleagues? ALAConnect, Facebook, twitter, etc… Many of you have shown an interest in mentoring opportunities; tell us how we can help? The ANMIG is an “ Open” group, so tell us who you would like to collaborate with outside of your area of expertise?

We want to hear from you!

We are encouraging new members to come and be heard. Share your values, interests, and concerns. We will discuss any topic brought to the table.

 

*To register:*

Go to: http://lists.ala.org/sympa, click on ALCTS (spelled out) under the ALA Division heading, then choose alcts-eforum@ala.org mailto:alcts-eforum@ala.org>. A login and password are required to register. Instructions for obtaining a login and password may be found on the list homepage. Participation is free and open to anyone. 

 

Keisha Manning

Chair, ALCTS New Members Interest Group

MLIS Candidate, Palmer School of Library and Information Science

Email: keishamia@gmail.com

 

M. Dina Giambi

Past-President, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS),

 a division of the American Library Association

and

Assistant Director for Library Technical Services

University of Delaware Library

181 South College Avenue

Newark, DE 19717-5267

Phone: 302-831-2829

Fax: 302-831-1046

E-mail: dinag@udel.edu

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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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