*Apologies for cross posting*
ALCTS New Member Interest Group April Twitter Chat
*Apologies for cross posting*
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.
Explore the exciting programs, discussion forums, and virtual poster sessions from the ALCTS Exchange (https://alcts2017.learningtimesevents.org/program/)
With stimulating programming, including discussion forums and virtual poster sessions, 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. Programs include:
The ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group (DPIG) seeks speakers to present at the ALA Annual Conference to be held in Chicago on Sunday, June 25th, 2017, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM.
The Digital Preservation Interest Group’s charge is to serve as a venue for discussing the preservation management of digital assets whether commercial, born-digital or converted e-resources.
Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion.
Running from Friday through Monday of Midwinter (January 8-11), you can score points by snapping photos of all the great people, places, and things going on around you. Programs, meetings, booths, authors, Boston landmarks, and even fellow ALA-ers are on the photo list. Score the most points and you can win something from our collection of fabulous prizes. You could win:
How to Play
Winners will be decided by point totals and any ties will be broken by random drawing. All photos must be posted and, if using Flickr, added to the ALCTS at ALA Midwinter 2016 group by January 11 at midnight EST. Winners will be announced shortly after Midwinter and prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.
Boston landmarks, places, and things
Resources from Open Office Hours Chat
ANMIG May Meeting – 05/01/15, 11am EST
Absent: Autumn Faulkner
Present: Elyssa Gould, Deana Groves, Jacob Ineichen, Hayley Moreno, Regina Gong, Alissa Hafele, Katy Holder
1. April chat review
2. Upcoming chats
3. Incoming ANMIG Officers
4. ALCTS 101
Running from Friday through Monday of Midwinter (Friday, 1/30 – Monday, 2/2), you can score points by snapping photos of all the great people, places, and things going on around you. Programs, meetings, booths, authors, Chicago landmarks, and even fellow ALA-ers are on the photo list. Score the most points and you can win something from our collection of fabulous prizes. You could win:
How to Play
Winners will be decided by point totals and any ties will be broken by random drawing. All photos must be posted and, if using Flickr, added to the ALCTS at ALA Midwinter 2015 group by February 3rd at midnight EST. Winners will be announced shortly after Midwinter and prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.
Resources from ANMIG February Chat - Staying Professionally Active While Un(der)employed
Other ways to stay connected
ANMIG Social Media
Monday, June 16, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, US/Eastern
Annual is almost here! Are you overwhelmed by all the sessions, events, and exhibits? Wondering how to prioritize your schedule and get around such a big place? This chat will cover tips and tricks for navigating the nation’s biggest library conference like a pro. Topics for discussion include but aren’t limited to choosing sessions, hitting the exhibits, transportation, and how to avoid conference burnout. The chat is open to ALA members of all types, so please come with your questions! Autumn Faulkner, ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG) interim web coordinator and Emily Sanford, ANMIG co-chair, will be your hosts on Monday, June 16, 2-3 p.m. EST.
To participate, (1) login with ALA Connect and (2) make sure you're an ANMIG member (see below). Then click here to join: http://connect.ala.org/node/224210. The chat may be viewed by ALA members of all types.
1. If you need to join ALA Connect:
2. If you need to join ANMIG:
Now you're ready to join the chat! http://connect.ala.org/node/224210
ALCTS New Members Interest Group
Cataloging Job Search Resources
Erica Findley 03/02/11
Job posting websites (many have RSS Feeds)
Library employment agencies http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/agencies.asp
Job posting RSS feeds
Lib Jobs has a list of library job sites with RSS feeds http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/feeds.asp
List-serves with job postings
AUTOCAT-l Join: https://listserv.syr.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A0=AUTOCAT
LIBJOBS-l (by IFLA) Join: http://www.ifla.org/en/mailing-lists/#libjobs
Metadatalibrarians-l Join: http://metadatalibrarians.monarchos.com/
OCLC-Cat-l Join: http://listserv.oclc.org/scripts/wa.exe?REPORT&z=3
Desirable qualifications for a cataloger
Bordeianu, S., & Seiser, V. (November 01, 1999). Paraprofessional Catalogers in ARL Libraries. College & Research Libraries, 60, 6, 532-40.
Hall-Ellis, S. (January 01, 2008). Cataloger Competencies … What Do Employers Require?. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 46, 3, 305-330.
Murray, R. (February 2002). The Whimsy of Cataloging. LISCareer.com http://www.liscareer.com/murray_cataloging.htm
Shontz, P. K., & Murray, R. A. (2007). A day in the life: Career options in library and information science. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.
Resources for building cataloging skills
ALA Fact Sheet: How to acquire cataloging tools
Library of Congress Cataloging Tools and Documentation http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/tools/
OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards
OCLC Connexion Tutorials
Penn State Cataloging Training website (one of many university websites like this)
RDA Training Materials
There are many cataloging textbooks and workbooks. Search your library catalog or WorldCat with the LC Subject: Cataloging Problems, exercises, etc.
ANMIG Membership survey results. To see the complete results with the free-text answers, please open the attached RTF document.
Survey open from October 14 to November 4, 2010.
1.) Are you a member of ALA? If so, for how long? Response percent Response count
2.) Are you a member of Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)? If so, for how long? Response percent Response count
3.) Are you a member of any other ALA groups? Response percent Response count
4.) Are you a member of any state or regional library organizations? Response percent Response count
5.) Are you a member of any other professional organizations? Response percent Response count
6.) How can the ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG) best help you? Response percent Response count
7.) What activities would you like to see ANMIG doing? Response percent Response count
8.) Rank how you would like ANMIG to communicate with you (1 being highest, 5 being lowest): Response Average Response Total Response Count
9.) If you did not see an option for the way that you would most prefer to have ANMIG contact you, in the previous question, please let us know what that method would be.
3 ANMIG-wiki with FAQ
5 I dont even know/am not familiar with ALA connect. Really aren't being on a listserv and direct email about the same?
6 LinkedIn would be preferable to FB. It's less of a fluff-filled social network.
8 RSS feed
12 Have a Twitter page
14 Blog or other RSS subscription. Something that goes two ways rather than simple push content.
15 Printed mailing
16 Web page or wiki page.
17 Twitter would also work
19 via ANO
20 ANMIG blog, so we can subscribe to update via RSS or Twitter (or is that how ALA Connect already works?)
21 Increased word of mouth
22 RSS feed
23 linked in ala
24 direct email
26 Online newsletter
10.) How should ANMIG reach out to new professionals and new ALA or ALCTS members?
1 Library schools
3 Look for new ALA members who are technical services librarians and reach out (email, etc.) to encourage them to join and check out ALCTS at conferences
4 Introductory email, paired with mentor
5 I'd recommend having an ALCTS room where between sessions members could hash out which sessions would best suit his/her needs or trade notes when conflicts between sessions occur.
6 Food helps. Only partly kidding, a reception at ALA might be helpful.
7 Continuing education is a good way to sustain member engagement
8 conferences, facebook, and other ALA publications
10 Direct email
12 Offer guidance services through venues that would be seen by new technical services professionals
14 email, ALCTS website
15 through student chapters
16 Provide in-person and online options.
17 Through ALCTS publications and by direct email to new members.
18 I really like the ideas in question 7. Because ALA is huge, it's very easy to feel lost in the crowd. Love to hear more about how to get involved. Given our budget issues I am particularly interested in the possibility of getting involved on a regionally or virtually.
20 FAQ with Up-to-date contact information easily findable on the web
21 Email is great, especially with links to websites
22 See #7 above.
23 Be more inclusive
24 Provide opportunities for involvement, not just membership.
27 Local get togethers.
28 What about an automatically generated email to new members providing contact info for any questions they may have?
29 While they are students about to graduate with their MLS. Work with the universities.
30 ALA and or email with a weblink with a weblink.
31 regional interest group meetings online or at locations (housekeeping meetings as well)
32 Periodic mention in Library Services & Tech Services magazine. All members read the magazine.
33 not sure
34 Depends on why there would be a beneficial relationship - more beneficial should inspire great marketing efforts.
35 Online unconferences
36 Social networks
37 Email new members with opportunities for involvement; begin advertising to SLIS programs
38 Solicit lists of new graduates and new ALA members, and then direct mail. Try to link prospects with experienced members.
39 Contact student chapters
40 direct email
41 Email, listserv -- I find information gets buried in web sites.
42 Let them know what ANMIG can do for them
43 Contact new members individually
44 Offer job placement, networking, and mentoring opportunities
45 Through all the ways available
46 At least post something on the listserv because this is the first time I've heard about it.
47 Send e-mail and/or U.S. mail to all new ALA and ALCTS members
48 orientation at ALA meetings
49 listservs; library schools ; conference materials
50 an initial email
51 direct personal email invite for conferences or online networking opportunities
52 Contacting recent members directly.
53 i dont know
54 Start with the library schools. Make sure new professionals know how to apply for a job, starting with resume and cover letter.
55 Introductory welcome message from "senior" member within region, personal message describing info gateways and suggestions for building professionalism in the short term (networking ops, CE ops for ex.)
56 Via direct email
57 email, ALA Connect, Listserv
58 Through opportunities for professional development.
59 direct e-mail
60 Information sheet - updated annually & sent via e-mail as members join
61 Through assigning mentors and through personal contact via email.
62 I think you are doing a good job already. I see e-mails and announcements.
63 In depth email with resources tips
64 Email newsletters, possibly a chat/meet & greet meeting at ALA Annual Conference
65 Through the state library organization, library schools
66 Perhaps they would prefer a Facebook presence. Not I.
68 Distribute messages to information studies listservs?
70 Don't know
71 Get lists from ALA of new members and survey them. Then direct contact through hosted meetings at annual and midwinter
72 SAA designates someone to contact new person by email or mail - this worked well for me
73 Direct email, that links to a web page or wiki page
74 Face to face at the library schools.
75 Have a booth at major conferences; share reports of meetings through ALA newsletter; offer more free webinars.
76 Email new folks when they join ALA
78 when people join in first time, send out welcome information via direct email and provide web links to find information and/or to subscribe to listserv / ALA connect.
79 E-mail or post information about opportunities such as those listed in Q#7
80 Start early, and contact students in LIS programs.
81 Fun events at various conferences
82 Email, and cross promotion with ALA, ALCTS, and other groups.
83 not sure
84 contact new members directly
85 I think mostly just to encourage them to get involved and guide them in process of doing so. It is so important to be involved in professional organizations, but sometimes it is hard to get started.
86 Welcome email
87 Posters on campus
88 better coordination with NMRT
89 email announcements to listservs
90 To start, stop using the initials ANMIG (?) and ALCTS and spell out your group name.
91 Maybe collaborate with NMRT to identify new members and if possible, new members who are interested in technical services in particular
92 linked in ala; facebook; SLIS list servs
94 All of #8
95 Through email lists, library school lists, NMRT
96 Make yourself valuable/attractive to student members- all they want to know is how to get hired!
97 Well, I just don't know what ALCTS does whatsoever. It's hard to comment on how they can help.
98 I became involved with ALA when I was in library school. I think that the best way is to target library school students.
99 Do we need to "reach out?" I think that new professionals would be seeking ANMIG out. My first thought is to gear ANMIG pages to documentation for new professionals
100 listservs and FB
101 ANMIG should be proactive in offering networking and mentoring opportunties.
102 direct mail
103 It might be good to reach out to new graduates, and members of other organizations.
105 articles/notices in American Libraries, Facebook, notices in listservs
106 Have a social event; recruit seasoned members to greet and engage new people; focus on being very warm and welcoming.
107 E-mail seems to work best.
108 Some sort of orientation.
109 In as many personal ways as possible.
110 Introducing itself to new ALA members
111 training; discussions
112 Learn how they came to be an ALCTS member and more importantly why.
113 You should email new member when they sign up explaining who you are and how you can help them professionally.
114 Provide information about organization and ways new professionals can be a part of the organization
115 Offer free info sessions and free professional development (online)
116 Direct email and mailings
117 Networking opportunities
118 via listserv
119 Direct Email
120 email or facebook
121 By communicating with them more and not assuming everyone are at the same level
122 To reach new ALA/ALCTS members, it'd probably be helpful to get yourself listed on the membership form as a 'free' group to join when people sign up.
123 Library school visits. Direct email
124 Welcome message to ALA & ALCTS & offer connections and guidance in the profession.
125 Letter of invitation to a social ?
126 Make library schools aware of your existence. Advertise with ALA.
127 through library schools
128 Welcome e-mail to all new (1st year) ALA members and all student members
129 host meetings at ALA, and regionally
130 Offer professional development opportunities
131 Up to the person
132 Personal Contact at conferences and events
11.) How did you first hear about ANMIG? Response Percent Response Count
12.) On which listserv did you first hear about ANMIG?
1 Techncial Services LIbrarians Listserv
2 ALA ALCTS
4 ALCTS Leaders List
5 padg or nmrt
8 ALCTS e-forum
9 ALCTS e-forum
10 not sure
11 Not sure. Can't remember.
14 don't know
16 direct mail from ALCTS
17 ALA list serv?
18 Autocat? I don't remember, honestly.
19 Don't remember
22 don't remember
31 Not sure
34 Not sure--might be AutoCAT
35 direct email
39 Not sure
44 don't remember
45 not sure
47 ALA Communications
54 Library school
59 not sure
64 This is the first time I heard of it.
66 University of Arizona library student organization
67 ALA Student Chapters listserv
69 LM Net
70 Not sure - I think it was the ALCTS programmers listserv
71 University at Buffalo MLS Listserv
74 NMRT Listserv
75 oregon library association
83 Don't remember
85 Coll lib
88 ALA collib
91 I think it was the Oregon Library Association listserv
98 can't remember
101 I've never heard of ANMIG
111 don't remember
113 New Members Round Table listserv
13.) Do you have any general comments or feedback about current ANMIG activities? Response Count: 59
1 Please connect with catalogers outside of terribly academic journal articles.
2 I think some of the email forums are a great way to get new members!
3 Keep it relevant.
7 Thanks for all your outreach to new members!
9 not interested in going to ALA--conferences too dull
12 I have no idea what any of the current activities are.
13 I do not need feedback comments
14 Being a new member myself, I was ignorant of ANMIG's existence--I went through filling out the ALCTS committe volunteer form, and don't recall seeing it.
15 Frankly, I don't know what the ANMIG activities are.
16 Don't even know what they are
17 ALCTS 101 at the annual conference in DC was a really great way to get started and meet people. Many thanks for that.
19 I have not joined ALA because until ALA decided to host its conference in San Diego I've found little benefit for the cost. I expect to remain a member for just 11 more months. Getting me involved is going to need a great sales pitch.
20 I never get on ALA Connect so I never know what's going on with ANMIG. I think there could be a better way to disseminate informaiton.
21 I don't really know about any activities, perhaps they could be better publicized in the SoCal area?
22 Currently, ANMIG does not appear to have a very visible or active presence.
23 I think it's good that you are encouraging new members.
24 They seem invisible, so fix that first.
26 Not yet
28 On the right track
29 I don't know much about ANMIG. Even though I have paid dues for a number of years, I have yet to get actively involved in ALCTS, so in that sense I feel I am a new member. I would have attended ALCTS 101 if it hadn't conflicted with other programs I was required to attend.
31 I don't know what your activities are. This is the only contact I have had with the organization since joining ALCTS.
32 I'm not a new member, I've belonged to ALA off and on for 25 years, and ALCTS for most of that time, too.
34 Yes, how do I find out about them?
38 The people are great; I feel like a teenager though--not experienced enought to help anyone much, not inexperienced enough to need a lot of help. I hope I'll get there soon and can contribute!
41 It should be more than at conferences with the current economy. I do not see myself at ALA Conferences for the next 2 years.
42 Don't know of any activities
43 I think you could do a lot more to coordinate and work with NMRT. That RT already has a captive audience and could probably offer really good tips.
44 I don't know what ANMIG is.
45 Very much enjoyed the chat for people looking for library jobs
46 I would like to find out more
48 This is good, the first visible sign of your group that I remember seeing, I'm definitely interested
49 Yes - volunteered as community co-ordinator last year, since this was a virtual service opportunity. I, and I suspect many others, did quite a bit of work to build this and contribute to sections. This was ultimately disbanded, but I enjoyed the virutal contact with other CCs and wish something more could have come from this effort.
50 I'm not a new member and have been a librarian for 34 years, so I may not be a good person to answer this, but this is my first year to be on an ALCTS committee. I know we're interested in young librarians, but there may be more experienced or older librarians who are new to ALCTS and may need someone to reach out the them.
51 I don't think I'm aware of the current activities...
52 New members focuses on people who are new to the profession; I'm not new to the profession, but changing what I do within it, but most activities I see are too basic to be useful. I am probably an outlier, though.
53 I am new to ALCTS but not new to the library profession. Sometimes I feel like the old dog trying to fit in with the young pups and it is uncomfortable. I need a mentor who understands where I am coming from.
54 Nope- I just heard of it for the first time yesterday so I don't know what is going on.
56 I didn't even know you existed until I stumbled across this survey.
57 I haven't been a member of ALCTS for very long, but I'm not entirely sure what kind of activities ANMIG hosts
58 What activities?
59 Don't forget about support staff as well.
ALCTS New Members Interest Group
Paths to Employment Chat Resources
Erica Findley 09/15/10
Building a Network
List of professional organizations of interest to librarians and information professionals http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/resources/orgs.htm
ALA Divisions http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/index.cfm
Benefits of ALA Membership http://www.ala.org/ala/membership/memberbenefits/benefitspersonal/index.cfm
ANMIG group page http://connect.ala.org/node/85257
We will make announcements of professional involvement opportunities in ALA. Often, these are ways to become involved in ALA without having to become active in a committee.
ALA Connect Opportunities Exchange http://connect.ala.org/oppex
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
A great starting point http://www.liscareer.com/
This is a great resume manual for librarians. It wakls you through resume and cver letters step by step. Look for it at your local library! http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Resumes-That-Work-How/dp/1555702635
Websites with postings. Also check local, state, and regional sites for jobs at public institutions.