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Register today for two exciting ALCTS Preconferences coming to Chicago ALA Annual 2017

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

http://2017.alaannual.org/

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Discussion Register for the ALCTS New Members Interest Group Meeting

by Zachary Stein on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 06:07 pm

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! 

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!

More details: https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=232235

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Discussion REPOST - ALCTS Publishing: Digital Preservation Monograph Chapters Call for Proposals

by Zachary Stein on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 06:06 pm

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Call for Proposals – Digital Preservation Monograph Chapters

http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/monographs

Proposals sought for an ALCTS publication on digital preservation.
Proposal submission deadline: 
February 28, 2017

Many institutions have been creating digital files for several years and are now looking for the best ways to preserve this data. The ALCTS Monographs Editorial Board is requesting chapters for a publication discussing all aspects of digital preservation in libraries, archives, and museums. Chapters may cover current research as well as case studies that can help other institutions find things that they can start doing with digital preservation.

Potential chapters could cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:

- Literature review on digital preservation
- Digital preservation policies
- Digital preservation best practices
- Digital preservation planning
- Creating digital objects for preservation
- Implementing digital preservation services
- Starting a digital preservation program
- Tools and infrastructure
- Digital preservation workflows
- Digital preservation initiatives and/or projects
- Implementing preservation metadata
- Local/state/regional/national collaboratives

Proposals should include:

- Author name(s)
- CV from each author
- Proposed chapter title
- A summary of the proposed chapter (300-500) words

Please submit proposals by February 28, 2017 to Jeremy Myntti (Jeremy.myntti@utah.edu) and Jessalyn Zoom (jiwu@loc.gov).  Authors of selected proposals will be notified by April 15, 2017.  Full chapters are expected by July 31, 2017 (3,000-5,000 words).  Chapters should be unique to this publication – no previously published or simultaneously submitted materials.

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Discussion ALA Midwinter 2017: ALCTS Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group (RPLTS IG) Session

by Zachary Stein on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:27 am

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Please come join us for the ALCTS  Role of Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group (RPLTS IG) session in Atlanta!
The RPLTS IG will meet Saturday morning, January 21, 2017 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), A315.

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Please come join us for the ALCTS  Role of Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group (RPLTS IG) session in Atlanta!
The RPLTS IG will meet Saturday morning, January 21, 2017 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), A315.

There will be three presentations given:

1). “Technical Services and Public Services: Collaborative Decision Making” presented by Krista Schmidt, Research and Instruction Librarian/STEM Liaison & Kristin Calvert, Head of Content Organization & Management, Hunter Library, Western Carolina University.

For academic libraries, a shared budgetary and resource governance structure in an academic library provides technical and public services staff the opportunity to collaborate on collection development and management decisions and improves transparency in the decision-making process. For Western Carolina University, a medium-sized regional comprehensive university in North Carolina, the Collections Advisory Committee includes four technical services members and three members from public services. The committee reviews and provides recommendations on collections topics including policy decisions, budget allocations, the addition of new continuing resources or expensive one-time purchases, and the review and cancellation of continuing resources.  In our talk, we will discuss how this committee has collaborated on decision making, including budget and resource prioritization, the outcomes of these collaborations, and the benefits each department has experienced based on this collaboration.

2). “Technical Services Outreach – Facilitating Conversations and Collaboration in Your Library for the Benefit of All ” presented by Emily Sanford, Serials Catalog Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries.

The work of technical services units in libraries is foundational, but traditionally behind the scenes and somewhat shrouded in mystery to outsiders. The MSU Libraries Technical Services Unit, after the success of outreach efforts to prepare public services staff for RDA implementation, started to think about ways to continue the conversation by developing a series of presentations about our work. The informal series of talks sought to advocate for the work of the unit, while also sparking discussions with staff members in other parts of the library in order to facilitate collaboration and silo information breakdowns. This presentation will discuss the series and advocacy/collaboration efforts at the MSU Libraries.

3). “Picking Perfect Partners: Collaborations Within and Outside Technical Services by Mary Konkel, Head of Technical Services, College of DuPage Library.

The Internet and library systems and software have provided greater efficiencies within technical services. In addition, the shifting of human resources to meet the growing demand for additional staff in public services has contributed to the rightsizing of technical services departments. In order to do “more with less”, finding partners to collaborate on projects has been essential. These partnerships have also provided valuable cross-training opportunities. This presentation will highlight cataloging, processing, systems, collection development and reference activities and projects that  can be accomplished by picking the perfect partner. It’s not necessarily just for technical services anymore!

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Discussion Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories

by Zachary Stein on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 11:40 am

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The Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories (TCIR) is accepting
proposals for full sessions (30-45 minutes) and lightning talks (5-10
minutes). Topics may include but are not limited to:

· Copyright

· Open access

· Outreach and promotion

· Open educational resources

· Research data management

· Library-based publishing

· Platform(s)

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The Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories (TCIR) is accepting
proposals for full sessions (30-45 minutes) and lightning talks (5-10
minutes). Topics may include but are not limited to:

· Copyright

· Open access

· Outreach and promotion

· Open educational resources

· Research data management

· Library-based publishing

· Platform(s)

· Migration

· Roles and responsibilities

· Development and growth

· Future trends

The deadline for submission is March 17, 2017. Send all proposals - name,
title, type of presentation and abstract - to tcir@list.smu.edu. For more
information, contact Dillon Wackerman, Digital Repository Librarian at SMU, at
dwackerman@smu.edu.

The conference will be hosted by Southern Methodist University (SMU) in
Dallas, TX on June 2, 2017 and is sponsored by the SMU Central University
Libraries, the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative’s Scholarly Communication
and Digital Curation Affinity Group, and bepress.

Registration for this event is free. Participants and attendees from outside
of Texas are welcome. To register contact tcir@list.smu.edu.

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Discussion ALCTS 2017 Trivia Contest continues through Friday, Jan. 13

by Zachary Stein on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 10:41 am

#alamw17#alctsmw17 Remember that the ALCTS 2017 Trivia Contest continues through Friday, Jan. 13: http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/mw/2017/trivia

Discussion ALCTS CaMMS Forum at ALA Midwinter 2017 in Atlanta

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 03:58 pm

Please join us for the ALCTS Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Forum at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Working Within and Going Beyond: Approaches to Problematic Terminology or Gaps in Established Vocabularies

 

The CaMMS Forum is scheduled for Sunday, January 22, from 1:00-2:30 in the Georgia World Congress Center, Room B207.

 

Please join us for the ALCTS Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Forum at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Working Within and Going Beyond: Approaches to Problematic Terminology or Gaps in Established Vocabularies

 

The CaMMS Forum is scheduled for Sunday, January 22, from 1:00-2:30 in the Georgia World Congress Center, Room B207.

 

Add the CaMMS Forum to your ALA schedule: http://bit.ly/2h7VmxJ

 

Speakers:

 

Janis L. Young, Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Library of Congress Policy and Standards Division (PSD)

The Ethics of Maintaining LCSH

 

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) has been continually updated since 1914, when the first edition was published as Subject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogues of the Library of Congress. The process of revision has changed with technological advances, but the main purpose has remained consistent: to keep the terminology current, neutral and unbiased.

 

Janis Young will briefly explain LC’s procedures for adding and revising headings, and explain how everyone can become involved in the process. She will then explore some of the ethical principles that come into play when maintaining LCSH, and show how those principles have influenced decisions on specific proposals.

 

Janis L. Young is a senior cataloging policy specialist in the Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division (PSD).  She maintains LC subject headings and classification numbers and is the editor of both theSubject Headings Manual and the Classification and Shelflisting Manual.  She is the coordinator of LC’s projects to develop genre/form, medium of performance, and demographic group terms.  Ms. Young serves as LC’s liaison to several American Library Association committees, including the ALCTS/CaMMS/Subject Analysis Committee.

 

Tina Gross, Catalog Librarian and Associate Professor, St. Cloud State University

Examining the Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal aliens"

 

This presentation will report on the process and discussions of the CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee working group charged with investigating the Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal aliens," including thought-provoking dilemmas and difficult questions encountered. Given the peculiarity of intense focus on single subject heading and other highly unusual circumstances (such as attempted legal intervention by members of Congress), the presentation will consider which aspects of the saga of the subject heading "Illegal aliens" might be relevant in future efforts to address problems with LCSH.

 

Tina Gross is the Catalog Librarian and an Associate Professor at St. Cloud State University (part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system). Prior to coming to SCSU in 2007, she worked as a Hispanic/Latin American Languages Cataloger at the University of Pittsburgh.  She recently served as chair of the CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee Working Group on the LCSH “Illegal aliens.”

 

Heather Moulaison Sandy, Assistant Professor, iSchool, University of Missouri

Jenny Bossaller, Associate Professor, iSchool, University of Missouri

Problems with Subject Access to Indigenous Knowledge

 

Indigenous Knowledge (IK) represents a challenge for organization since the worldviews of indigenous people do not align with the worldviews represented in traditional knowledge organization systems (KOSs) used in libraries. This talk will contextualize the problem of providing cognitively just access to indigenous materials, will talk about relevant problems of KOSs in libraries, including ones designed for other non-mainstream groups, and will suggest ways going forward to improve reliable subject access to IK.

 

Dr. Heather Moulaison Sandy studies organization of information in the online environment; she teaches and does research in these areas, including cataloging, digital libraries, and metadata.

 

Dr. Jenny Bossaller’s teaching and research focus broadly encompasses constraints on information flow, including aspects of information policy, history, and related social and technological phenomena.

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Discussion REMINDER: 2017 ALCTS New Members Interest Group Meeting

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 11:49 am

Save the date for the ALCTS New Members Interest Group meeting at the 2017 ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, GA.

Date and time: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30AM-11:30AM
Location: The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Room B213

Save the date for the ALCTS New Members Interest Group meeting at the 2017 ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, GA.

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!

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Discussion REMINDER: The 2017 ALCTS Trivia Contest starts Monday, January 9

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 11:03 am

Starting Monday, January 9 and going through Friday, January 13, ALCTS will post one trivia question at 2 p.m. EST daily, as well as a bonus question at 6 p.m. EST daily, to both Twitter and Facebook. You’ll have until midnight EST to submit your answer to the day’s question. The correct answer for each question will be posted the following day along with the next trivia question. Please direct questions regarding the trivia contest to game organizer, Carolina Delgado, at cadelgad@gmail.com.

Starting Monday, January 9 and going through Friday, January 13, ALCTS will post one trivia question at 2 p.m. EST daily, as well as a bonus question at 6 p.m. EST daily, to both Twitter and Facebook. You’ll have until midnight EST to submit your answer to the day’s question. The correct answer for each question will be posted the following day along with the next trivia question. Please direct questions regarding the trivia contest to game organizer, Carolina Delgado, at cadelgad@gmail.com.

Those who answer the day’s question correctly before midnight EST will have his/her name entered in a drawing to win one of many fabulous prizes (i.e., if you answer every question correctly, your name will be put in 3 times; however, you can only win one prize). The drawing will be held at the ALCTS New Member Interest Group meeting at Midwinter on January 21, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center, Room B213, but you need not be present to win. Prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.

To play, follow ALCTS at twitter.com/alcts or at facebook.com/alcts. You could win:
Grand Prize: One free individual registration for the ALCTS Exchange held in May 2017
2nd Place: $50 Amazon gift card
3rd Place: ALCTS Continuing Education certificate to use towards one individual registration for an ALCTS webinar

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Discussion ALCTS Exchange

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 08:55 am

What is the ALCTS Exchange? Find out in the latest ALCTS Exchange blog post: http://alcts2017.learningtimesevents.org/what-is-the-alcts-exchange/ #ALCTSx17

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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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