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
Share your best ideas and work with the national library community by presenting a poster session at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!
The poster session committee encourages submissions from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship. Submissions may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community.
Poster session participants place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on boards that are usually 4 x 8 feet. During their assigned 1½ hour time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees. Titles/abstracts from previous years are available on ALA Connect: (note that this site is only serving as an archive for previous Annual Conference poster sessions – for information on this year's poster session, go to the 2017 ALA poster session website).
The deadline for submitting an application is February 3, 2017. Applicants will be notified in the first half of March, after a double blind peer review process, whether their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. The 2017 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will be held June 24 and 25, 2017 in the exhibits hall.
Start the application process now. You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application.
Questions about poster session presentations and submissions may be directed to:
Blake Doherty, chair of the ALA poster session committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Candace Benefiel, chair of the ALA poster session review panel, email@example.com
NASIG 32nd Annual Conference
Racing to the Crossroads
June 8 to 11, 2017
Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged. Proposals reflecting the conference theme will be especially valued.
As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force developed for Electronic Resources Librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies.
Program topics inspired by the Core Competencies include:
● Electronic resource life cycle and management
● Collection analysis and development
● Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing
● Technology and providing access to electronic resources
● Licensing and legal framework
● Standards, initiatives, and best practices
● Scholarly communication
● Life cycle of print serials
● Workflow of print resources
● Effective communication with those within and without the library community
● Supervision and management of staff in electronic and print serials departments
● Personal qualities of electronic and/or print serials resources librarians
● Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources
Please use the online form (https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/679) to submit a proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals will close on December 13, 2016.
Inquiries may be sent to PPC at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to know about the continuing education opportunities offered by ALCTS? Are you looking to improve an old skill or gain a new one? If you want to learn the many ways to grow your knowledge and skills in collection management and technical services, please join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) on November 30th from 2 to 3 p.m. EST to discuss how ALCTS can help you learn more. Joseph Olivarez, Vice Co-Chair and Casey Ann Mitchell, Member-at-Large of ANMIG, will be hosting the chat. We also have a special guest joining us, Alison Armstrong, Co-Chair of the Continuing Education Committee, who will be helping us answer all your questions.
If you would like to send us questions on the topic beforehand, please submit them to the moderators by twitter or email: Joseph Olivarez (@jdolivarez or email@example.com) and Casey Ann Mitchell (@metadatacam or firstname.lastname@example.org ). We will ask the questions during the chat. ANMIG twitter chats will follow a similar format to other library chats (e.g. #libchat). Moderators will tweet out questions starting with Q [number of question] (e.g. Q1, Q2, and Q3). Followers will tweet back the answers using A [Number of Question] (e.g. A1, A2, and A3). Make sure to use #ANMIGchat in all of your tweets!
We hope to see you there!
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Call for Proposals
The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian
LACUNY Institute 2017
Date: May 12, 2017
Location: LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017
Librarians cannot predict the future but they can speculate about it. . .
The LACUNY Institute 2017 is seeking futuristic proposals that think beyond the current to share a vision of the academic librarians’ position in a changing information landscape.
In addressing the theme, the Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian, we are interested in proposals that address the implications of current events and changes in higher education on the way that academic librarians plan a career in librarianship, engage students, faculty, and the community, how and where they offer services and resources to patrons, and how librarians can navigate the current trends in library science and in the global world to prepare for a successful career in librarianship.
The LACUNY Institute Committee seeks proposals that address the future of academic librarians in college and university libraries, archives, and the information studies, across myriad roles (staff, faculty, students, patrons, etc.) and functions (technical services, public services, instruction, etc.). Such proposals can deal with innovation already in practice and/or futuristic ideas concerning librarianship.
Example topics include but are not limited to:
- Impact of current events on library trends
- Innovation and changes in roles, responsibilities, services and resources
- Impact of technology
- Leadership, leadership development, and workforce planning
- Diversity & inclusion,
- Career planning, professional development
- Post-truth information literacy, digital literacy, and visual literacy
- MLS, Curriculum development, and preparedness
- Civic engagement, partnerships, and community building
- Librarians as knowledge gatekeepers, personal freedom, and privacy
The Institute will have four tracks: panel presentations, facilitated dialogues, and alt-sessions.
- Panel papers (15 minutes/presenter): Moderated panel presentations with time for questions and discussion.
- Facilitated dialogues (45 minutes): Teams of two lead a discussion on topic of their choice related to the theme, with one person presenting context and the other facilitating conversation.
- Alt-sessions (15-30 minutes): An opportunity for exploring topics through multiple ways of knowing (e.g., short documentary, spoken word, performance art).
- Poster sessions:
The goal of this event is to create a space for respectful dialogue and debate about these critical issues. We will be publishing a formal code of conduct, but the event organizers will actively strive to create a public space in which multiple perspectives can be heard and no one voice dominates.
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The Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories (TCIR) is accepting
proposals for its inaugural event. This year the TCIR will be held at Southern
Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX on June 2, 2017. Registration for
this event is free and participants and attendees from outside of Texas are
welcome. To register contact email@example.com.
We are accepting proposals for full sessions (30-45 min.) and lightning talks
(5-10 min.). Proposals representing a variety of topics in respect to
institutional repositories and other areas of interest are welcome, including
but not limited to:
• Open access
• Outreach and promotion
• Open educational resources
• Research data management
• Library-based publishing
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more
information contact Dillon Wackerman, Digital Repository Librarian at SMU, at
Deadline is Thursday! Nominations for ALCTS ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Managementby Zachary Stein on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 11:27 am
Just a few more days to submit nominations! The deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2016.
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Do you know someone whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in collaboration and innovation? Celebrate their accomplishments by submitting a nomination to the 2017 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management!
The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) honors an individual and/or group whose electronic resources management achievements could include, but are not limited to:
•Building and managing new types of electronic collections and materials
•Addressing selection issues and processes for electronic resources
•Creating effective organizational structures for the workflow management and development of electronic resource collections
•Increasing visibility, discovery and user access to electronic library resources
Past award winners include:
•Benjamin Heet for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to innovation in his work developing and promoting the open-source CORAL Electronic Resources Management system.
•Jill Emery & Graham Stone for their work on the TERMS (Techniques for Electronic Resource Management) and OAWAL (Open Access Workflows for Academic Libraries) projects, which crowd-sourced the creation of best practices for managing electronic resources, and exemplify innovative practices for the worldwide library community.
The award is presented during the American Library Association Annual Conference, and the recipient receives a citation and a $2,000 award generously donated by ProQuest Coutts Information Services.
Nominations and supporting materials are due December 1, 2016 and should include:
•Name, address, phone number and email address of each nominee and nominating party.
•Formal statement of nomination that includes a rationale, and a description of any projects that the nominee has initiated and successfully completed.
•Additional letters of support and endorsement from others that provide additional evidence of worthiness of the nominee.
Self-nominations will not be accepted. Current employees of ProQuest Coutts and its subsidiaries are not eligible for the award.
Please email nominations to: Erika Johnson, chair, ProQuest Coutts Award Jury, email@example.com
Additional information is available online at http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/profrecognition/couttsinnovate
Apply now for the ALA NMRT Student Chapter of the Year Award!
In the spirit of ALA's NMRT, the Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented in recognition of a chapter's outstanding contributions to the American Library Association, their school, and the profession. The purpose of the award is to increase student involvement in ALA through student chapters, and to recognize future leaders in the profession. The Student Chapter winner will receive $1,000 to help defray travel expenses to ALA Annual; the winning chapter and the runner up will each receive a certificate. Both will be recognized at the NMRT Student Reception at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. The seven categories of Student Chapter of the Year Award criteria include:
- Membership Engagement
- Financial Health
- Awards and Honors
- Student Chapter Advisor Statement
All ALA Student Chapters in good standing are eligible to receive the ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award. There is no limit on the number of times a student chapter may win the award. Any ALA Student Chapter advisor, Student Chapter officer or member, or ALA member may nominate a Student Chapter, and self-nominations are encouraged.
Please e-mail the completed form and any supporting documents in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to the committee chair, Kristen Mapes (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for submitting completed nomination forms is March 3, 11:59pm EST. All nominations will be acknowledged upon receipt.
More information, including the nomination form, may be found here:http://www.ala.org/nmrt/ oversightgroups/comm/awscotya/scotya
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Proposal Deadline Extended – Analysis and Assessment Guides
ALCTS Monographs is seeking proposals from single authors or contributors for a new monograph series covering different aspects of analysis and assessment. These will be short guides, 120-150 pages, covering the necessary components for conducting successful analysis and assessment projects. Topics for each standalone volume could cover but are not limited to:
- Collection Assessment – could focus on type of library, format, or subject area
- Assessment in acquisitions
- Continuing Resource/serial review/vendor assessment
- Staff assessment – skills, workflow, workload, performance
- Preservation assessment
- Assessment of cataloging/metadata – output and workflows
- Scholarly Communication metrics
- Communicating assessment results/data visualization as a stand-alone volume
Each guide should include the following information:
- Planning the project with examples
- Gathering and analyzing the data
- Things to consider
- Standards compliance (if applicable)
- If appropriate, communicating results effectively/data visualization
- Lessons Learned
- Helpful resources
For single author or editors, monograph proposals should consist of:
- A brief abstract and outline of contents
- A description of what the monograph provides over similar works, i.e. its benefit/importance to the profession
- Intended audience
- A 1-3 paragraph biographical statement. How is your experience relevant to the proposed monograph. Please include a writing sample and CV/resume.
If you would like to contribute to a volume, please send an email indicating your interests/the area on which you would like to write along with a sample of your writing and abstract of your proposed contribution.
Please submit proposals by January 31, 2017 to email@example.com.
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We are issuing a call for applications for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) 2017. We are seeking novice librarian researchers who are employed by academic libraries or research libraries outside an academic setting in the United States to participate in the Institute. We define “novice” broadly; if you feel that you would benefit from being guided throughout the entire research design process, we encourage your application. Librarians of all levels of professional experience are welcome to apply.
The year-long experience begins with a workshop held on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, from June 4-10, 2017, with arrival on campus on Saturday, June 3, and departure on Sunday, June 11.
The William H. Hannon Library has received a second three-year from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to offer this continuing education opportunity (this grant, IRDL-2, is from 2016-2019). Each year 20 librarians will receive, at no cost to them, instruction in research design and a full year of peer/mentor support to complete a research project at their home institutions; the learning experience, travel to and from Los Angeles, CA, accommodations, and food will be supplied to Scholars free of charge.
We seek librarians with a passion for research and a desire to improve their research skills. IRDL is designed to bring together all that the literature tells us about the necessary conditions for librarians to conduct valid and reliable research in an institutional setting. The cohort will be chosen from a selective submission process, with an emphasis on enthusiasm for research and diversity from a variety of perspectives, including ethnicity and type and size of library.
- Commitment to the year-long process of participating in the IRDL research community and conducting the proposed study within the 2017-2018 academic year;
- Significance of the research problem to the operational success of libraries or to the profession of librarianship;
- Thoughtfulness, thoroughness, and clarity of the research proposal;
- Enthusiasm for research and a desire to learn.
We will be accepting applications from December 1, 2016 to January 13, 2017. Scholars accepted to the Institute will be notified in early March 2017. Application information may be found at http://irdlonline.org/call-for-proposals/institute-overview/.
Please contact Project Directors with any questions about the Institute or the application process:
Marie Kennedy, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Marymount University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kristine Brancolini, Dean of the Library, Loyola Marymount University (email@example.com)