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
Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) virtual conference program is now available.
Planning and Digitizing Yesterday to Preserve it for Tomorrow
November 15th and 16th, 2016
Registered attendees will receive a link that allows them to access each day’s sessions. Register for both days to get access to all content. If you have not registered, you may do so via the links below.
All sessions will be Central Standard Time
For more information about the presenters, go to the Meet the Presenters series on Instagram (with reposting on Twitter):
Registration Still Open!
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) seeks panelists for a program to be held at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. “Creating the Future of Digital Scholarship Together: Collaboration from Within Your Library” will feature librarians involved in the provision of digital scholarship services describing the range of opportunities for technical services ' contribution in this emerging field of librarianship. We seek speakers who will provide case studies to stimulate ideas for collaboration between digital scholarship and technical services librarians. The program is expected to attract a diverse audience, including librarians from technical services, public services, and digital scholarship and digital humanities services. The date of the program is yet to be determined, but will occur on either Saturday, June 24 or Sunday, June 25, 2017.
Those interested in participating on the panel should send an email to the program planners (contact information below) describing the digital scholarship efforts in which they are involved, and specifically contributions those in technical services areas (e.g., cataloging/metadata services, collection development, preservation) serve in this regard. We are interested in highlighting cross-divisional, collaborative digital scholarship activities as proof of concept for those who have yet to undertake a more holistic approach to provision of digital scholarship services. Our goal is to pull together a complementary set of three presentations that emphasize the differing aspects of and approaches to digital scholarship activities in today’s libraries.
To propose your topic, include:
● A description of the proposed presentation in 200 words or less.
● The digital scholarship efforts in which you are involved, and specifically contributions those in technical services areas (e.g., cataloging/metadata services, collection development, preservation) serve in this regard.
● Your name, title, email, and phone number
● Send the proposal to Norm Medeiros and Andrea Wirth (contact information below) by 5:00 p.m. PST Monday, Nov 14th, 2016.
Notifications will be made no later than December 16th. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Associate Librarian for Collection Management & Metadata Services
Digital Scholarship Librarian
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The ALCTS Exchange is a celebration of excellence at the intersections of libraries, collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, preservation, and technology. Participants from diverse areas of librarianship will find the four days of presentations, panels, and activities both thought-provoking and highly relevant to their current and future career paths. The Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities. Everyone, including non-ALCTS members, are encouraged to register and bring their questions, experiences, and perspectives to the events.
Event Dates & Times
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (1pm-5pm EDT)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 (1pm-5pm EDT)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (1pm-5pm EDT)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 (1pm-5pm EDT)
(This message comes from First Step Jury Chair Debra Spindal, Cataloging Librarian at Washington State University Libraries)
"Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) First Step Award. The award is presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS and honors an individual who shows outstanding promise in the field of serials.
If you are interested in nominating a candidate for this award, please contact the chair of the award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.
First Step Award:
The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section presents the award, a Wiley Professional Development Grant. The award provides librarians who are new to the serials field with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and encourages professional development and participation at American Library Association (ALA) conferences and Continuing Resources Section activities. ALCTS members with five or less years of professional experience in the continuing resources field are eligible. The award consists of $1,500, donated by Wiley, and is applicable toward round trip transportation, lodging, registration fees, etc. Eligible applicants may apply more than once. Winners will be chosen based on: commitment to professional development in the continuing resources field as shown by participation in continuing education activities, workshops and previous participation in professional activities; candidate's written justification for the grant in terms of commitment to and interest in continuing resources related work; personal professional development; financial need; two letters of reference; and a vita.
Send nominations to: Debra Spidal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Visit the First Step Award page (http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/grants/firststep) for more information."
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.
All are welcome—those considering membership with ALCTS, student members, new members, and long-term members wanting to brush-up on what ALCTS can offer you!
For anyone interested in the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG), they will hold a brief business meeting following the event.
Join us at the Orange County Convention Center, Room W101 on Friday, June 24, 2016 from 7:00-8:30PM (Immediately after ALA's Opening Exhibits). Add it to your scheduler today! () Please note that we will end the 101 event closer to 8:30 rather than 9:30.
You’re also invited to the second annual ALCTS 102 – The After Party! Join your colleagues and head over to the Rosen Plaza Lobby Bar (9700 International Dr, ) immediately following ALCTS 101; it’s a short walk and great way to continue your conversations! If you can’t attend 101, feel free to meet up with us there between 8:45 and 9:00. An RSVP is appreciated for headcount purposes, but not required! Visit this link to let us know if you can make it: .
Are you interested in publishing? Please join us for the Research, Writing, and Publishing Fair!
Saturday, June 25 10:30 - 11:30
Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) W110B
Are you interested in publishing? Do you have a great idea for a publication, but aren't sure how to get started? Would you like to learn about a variety of opportunities to publish, resources to help you get started with writing an article or a book, and tools that will make research and writing for publication better and easier? Please join us for the Research, Writing, and Publishing Fair. You'll also have the opportunity to meet with Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) editors and editorial board members; members of the ALA Library Research Round Table (LRRT), experienced authors, and more.
During this 1-hour program, participants will interact with facilitators at tables focused on six different topics:
· Publishing research papers
· Publishing monographs
· Mentoring programs for writing and publishing
· Developing an idea/hypothesis
· Research methodology
This event was developed by the ALCTS Publications Committee and is co-sponsored by the ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT), the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG), and the Library Research Round Table (LRRT).
Please contact Mary Miller, ALCTS Publications Committee Chair, with questions about the program at email@example.com.
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