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Heading to ALA Annual this year? Are you overwhelmed by all the sessions, events, and exhibits and wondering how to prioritize your schedule and navigate Chicago? On May 31 at 2 PM EDT, we will have two locals join us on Twitter to chat about tips and tricks for navigating the nation’s biggest library conference. They are Tina Coleman, from ALA in Chicago and Kristin Martin, from University of Chicago Library. Victoria Kemp, ANMIG vice co-chair and Xiping Liu, ANMIG secretary, will be your hosts. We will have some great tips for you!

Today is the last day to register at regular registration rates—hurry and register today!

 

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. Presentations and activities include:

 

***Cross-posted to multiple lists; please excuse duplication.***

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

 

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

*Apologies for cross posting*

 

ALCTS New Member Interest Group April Twitter Chat

 

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Online Doc ESTABLISHING AN ALCTS MENTORING PROGRAM

by Alissa Hafele on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 06:49 pm

Online Doc 2016 ALCTS Midwinter Games Photo Scavenger Hunt

by Casey Ann Mitchell on Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 12:11 am

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:

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:

  • Grand Prize: 2015 ALA Midwinter registration reimbursement
  • 2nd Place: $50 Amazon gift card
  • 3rd Place: ALCTS continuing education certificate good for one individual registration to an ALCTS webinar

How to Play

  • Snap photos of items from the scavenger hunt list posted below.
  • Post your photos to Flickr, Twitter, or Instagram, and TAG them with #alamw16 AND #alctsgames. Don't split up your photos between the different social media sites as points will only be tabulated for one service per person (i.e., If you post half your photos to Twitter and half your photos to Instagram, only half your photos will count towards your score).
  • If using Flickr, join the ALCTS at Midwinter 2016 Flickr Group and ADD your photos to the group.
  • All photos must be easily identifiable (i.e. photos of people should include name badges, photos of places should include distinguishing features or signs, etc.) Adding a caption describing your photo would help us greatly when tabulating points.
  • Items marked "repeatable" can be scored multiple times with different people or events, but multiple photos of the same event will only count once.

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.

Scavenger Hunt List

Conference events

  • At the ALCTS New Members Interest Group Meeting, 5 points
  • At ALCTSFest, 5 points
  • At an ALCTS Committee meeting, 5 points (repeatable)
  • At an ALCTS Interest Group meeting, 5 points (repeatable)
  • At the ERT/Booklist Author Forum w/ Ken Burns, Mark Kurlansky, Terry Tempest Williams & Donna Seaman, 3 points
  • At the Auditorium Speaker Session w/ Isaac Mizrahi, 3 points
  • At the Auditorium Speaker Session w/ Nancy Pearl & Andre Dubus III, 3 points
  • At Auditorium Speaker Session w/ Jo Ann Jenkins, 3 points
  • At the Curley Memorial Lecture w/ Lizzie Velasquez, 3 points
  • At the President’s Program w/ Cory Booker, 3 points
  • At the MLK Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration w/ Mary Frances Berry, 3 points
  • At the Closing Speaker Session w/ Chelsea Clinton, 3 points
  • At the What’s Cooking @ ALA Stage, 3 points
  • At the Book Buzz Theater, 3 points
  • At the Youth Media Awards, 3 points
  • At the RUSA & Carnegie Medal Awards, 3 points
  • At any author signing, 3 points
  • A shuttle bus route sign, 2 points
  • At the registration desk, 3 points
  • The crowd waiting for the Exhibit Hall to open, 3 points
  • With swag (giveaways) from the Exhibit Hall, 3 points
  • With an ALCTS title in the ALA Store, 3 points
  • At an ALA committee/task force/round table/interest group social event, 2 points (repeatable)

People

  • With any member of the ALCTS Board of Directors, 10 points (repeatable)
  • With any ALCTS Interest Group chair, 5 points (repeatable)
  • With an ALCTS staff member, 5 points (repeatable)
  • With an ALA Staff member, 3 points (repeatable)

Boston landmarks, places, and things

  • At the Boston Public Library, 5 points
  • At the Paul Revere House, 3 points
  • At Fenway Park, 3 points
  • At a Boston T station, 3 points
  • A Freedom Trail marker, 3 points (repeatable)
  • At Boston Common, 3 points
  • At the Boston Tea Party Ships, 3 points
  • At Faneuil Hall, 3 points
  • At Cheers, 2 points
  • Eating Lobster, 2 points
  • Eating Boston Baked Beans, 2 points
  • With your umbrella in the rain (relieved, excited, or maybe sad, that it’s not snow!!!), 2 points

 

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Online Doc September Chat Open Office Hours - Resource List

by Alissa Hafele on Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 03:09 pm

Resources from Open Office Hours Chat

 

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Online Doc ANMIG May Meeting Minutes

by Autumn Faulkner on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 10:11 am

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

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

  • 4-5 attendees,
  • Steady, lively discussion throughout
    • A lot of good questions, A lot of topics covered
    • Think people will visit through the archives
    • This topic should probably happen every year
    • Promoted the other ALCTS event

2. Upcoming chats

  • Interviewing Tips - Deana and Autumn - May 20th.
    • Promotion - May 13th and May 18th
    • Navigating Annual - Hayley and Alissa - June
      • Hayley will contact guest expert next week

3. Incoming ANMIG Officers

  • Thanks to Autumn and Regina and wish you the best!
  • Hayley and Jacob - co-chairs, Alissa – secretary, Katy – member-at-large, Tim - social media coordinator
  • ALCTS 101 blurb will include call for volunteers and hopefully people will show interest at ALA.
  • Hayley and Jacob will choose additional members for next year.
    • If you know anyone with interest send recommendations this way.

4. ALCTS 101

  • Update –
    • Deana and Elyssa met with Susan Wynne and incoming co-chair.
    • Pretty much same as last year, but 7-8:30. Longer times at tables (10 minutes) and emphasis on not having to go to every table.
    • Norm working on after party.
    • Some comments were that "speed networking" was intimidating....maybe ALCTS Musical Chairs.
      • Any suggestions?
      • Deana and Elyssa will be looking for veterans for usual topics.
      • Office is thinking a scavenger hunt leading up to Annual, because ALA is a bit too hectic. So photos of hometown stuff instead.
        • Should the winners be published on ALCTS Central? Something to make it all more visible?
        • Give a price each time the table switches at ALCTS 101?
        • Jacob will start adding things to wiki doc. Feel free to add ideas if you have them.

5. Other

  • Twitter Chats
    • Hayley is involved in LITA group that uses twitter for chats. 2015-2016 maybe we look at this as platform for ANMIG chats.
      • Alot of library chats held there already.
      • Much more user friendly.
      • Character limit issue, but seems more dynamic.
      • Twitter chats can be archived.
      • Regina - ALA is thinking of replacing ALA Connect. Fall maybe. This could improve future chats.
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Online Doc 2015 ALCTS Midwinter Games Photo Scavenger Hunt

by Jacob Ineichen on Wed, May 13, 2015 at 09:33 pm

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:

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:

  • Grand Prize: 2015 ALA Midwinter Registration Reimbursement
  • 2nd Place: $125 ALA Store Voucher
  • 3rd Place: $50 Google Play Gift Card
  • 4th Place: ALCTS CE Certificate Good for one free individual registration to an ALCTS Webinar
  • 5th Place: $25 Starbucks Gift Card

How to Play

  • Snap photos of items from the scavenger hunt list posted below.
  • Post your photos to Flickr, Twitter, or Instagram, and TAG them with #alamw15 and #alctsgames. Don't split up your photos between the different services as points will only be tabulated for one service per person (i.e. If you post half your photos to Twitter and half your photos to Instagram, only half your photos will count towards your score).
  • If using Flickr, join the ALCTS at Midwinter 2015 Flickr Group and ADD your photos to the group.
  • All photos must be easily identifiable (i.e. photos of people should include name badges, photos of places should include distinguishing features or signs, etc.). Adding a caption describing your photo would help us greatly when tabulating points.
  • Items marked "repeatable" can be scored multiple times with different people or events, but multiple photos of the same event will only count once.

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.

Scavenger Hunt List

Conference events

  • At the ALCTS New Members Interest Group Meeting, 5 points
  • At the ALCTSFest: A Mid-Conference Gathering, 5 points
  • At the ALCTS Forum: "Libraries as Publishers: Next Steps in Self-Publishing?", 3 points
  • At LeVar Burton's auditorium speaker series event, 3 points
  • With swag (giveaways) from the Exhibit Hall, 3 points
  • At an ALCTS sponsored meeting, 2 points (repeatable)
  • At an ALCTS AS sponsored meeting, 2 points (repeatable)
  • At an ALCTS CMS sponsored meeting, 2 points (repeatable)
  • At an ALCTS CRS sponsored meeting, 2 points (repeatable)
  • At an ALCTS CaMMS sponsored meeting, 2 points (repeatable)
  • At an ALCTS PARS sponsored meeting, 2 points (repeatable)
  • At the ALCTS Office Area, 3 points
  • At the Preservation Week Booth, 3 points
  • At any author signing, 3 points
  • With an ALCTS title in the ALA Store, 3 points
  • At the ALCTS Spot in the ALA Member Pavilion, 3 points
  • At the Wrap Up Rev Up, 3 points

People

  • With any ALCTS Interest Group chair, 5 points (repeatable)
  • With any current ALCTS president (Mary Page, Norm Medeiros, Genevieve Owens), 10 points (repeatable)
  • With any former ALCTS president, 10 points (repeatable)
  • With retiring Executive Director Charles Wilt, 10 points
  • With incoming Executive Director Keri Cascio, 10 points
  • With Juanita Rodriguez, ALA Member Customer Service Center Director at the ALA Member Pavilion, 10 points
  • With Andy Hart, ALCTS Councilor at the Council Meeting, 10 points
  • With an ALCTS staff member, 5 points (repeatable)
  • With any ALCTS Board of Directors member, 5 points (repeatable)

Chicago landmarks

  • At the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, 3 points
  • At Harold Washington Library Center, 3 points
  • With a slice of deep-dish pizza, 3 points
  • At the Picasso Statue in Daley Plaza, 3 points
  • The 'L', 3 points
  • At any Transformers movie location, 3 points
  • At the Art Institute of Chicago’s Lions, 3 points
  • Inside The Rookery, 3 points
  • At the Chicago Cultural Center, 3 points
  • At Soldier’s Field, 3 points
  • At the Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon, 3 points
  • On the Chicago Riverwalk, 3 points
  • At the Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, 3 points
  • At Union Station, 3 points
  • At the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, 3 points
  • At ALA Headquarters, 3 points
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Online Doc Resources from February Chat

by Autumn Faulkner on Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 09:50 am

Resources from ANMIG February Chat - Staying Professionally Active While Un(der)employed

Resources from ANMIG February Chat - Staying Professionally Active While Un(der)employed

Other ways to stay connected

  • Twitter
    • follow conference hashtags for ALA Annual, ALA Midwinter, ARL, etc.
  • Tumblr
    • search #tumblarians hashtag
  • Follow Facebook, LinkedIn accounts related to groups and people in your areas of interest! 

ANMIG Social Media

 

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Online Doc ANMIG June Chat: Navigating ALA Annual

by Autumn Faulkner on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

When: 
Monday, June 16, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, US/Eastern

When: 
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:

  • Log in to the ALA website with your ALA credentials.
  • Update your profile and select the option to include yourself in Connect.
  • Once you've saved this new preference, you should be able to log in to Connect using your ALA member information.

2.         If you need to join ANMIG:

Now you're ready to join the chat! http://connect.ala.org/node/224210

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Online Doc Cataloging Job Search Resources

by Erica Findley on Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm

ALCTS New Members Interest Group

ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Cataloging Job Search Resources

Erica Findley 03/02/11

 

Job posting websites (many have RSS Feeds)
http://chronicle.com/jobCategory/Library-information-sciences/58/
http://joblist.ala.org/
http://jobs.nasig.org/
http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/job-ads.asp
http://www.libraryjobpostings.org/
http://publicboard.libgig.com/
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
State/regional/consortia list-serves

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
http://www.ala.org/ala/professionalresources/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet18.cfm
Library of Congress Cataloging Tools and Documentation http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/tools/
MARC Standards
http://www.loc.gov/marc/
OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards
http://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/default.shtm
OCLC Connexion Tutorials
http://www.oclc.org/connexion/support/default.htm
Penn State Cataloging Training website (one of many university websites like this)
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/cataloging/training/cat.html
RDA Training Materials
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/RDAtest/rdatraining.html
There are many cataloging textbooks and workbooks. Search your library catalog or WorldCat with the LC Subject: Cataloging Problems, exercises, etc.

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Online Doc ANMIG Membership Survey Results

by Sarah Ricker on Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 01:41 pm

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.

  • Total started survey: 452
  • Total completed survey: 358 (79.2%)

1.) Are you a member of ALA? If so, for how long? Response percent Response count

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.

  • Total started survey: 452
  • Total completed survey: 358 (79.2%)

1.) Are you a member of ALA? If so, for how long? Response percent Response count

  • Not yet a member 4.2% 19
  • Less than 1 year 11.8% 53
  • 1 to 2 years 13.1% 59
  • 2 to 3 years 14.2% 64
  • More than 3 years 56.7% 255
  • Skipped question: 2

2.) Are you a member of Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)? If so, for how long? Response percent Response count

  • Not yet a member 22.8% 103
  • Less than 1 year 18.0% 81
  • 1 to 2 years 15.1% 68
  • 2 to 3 years 9.1% 41
  • More than 3 years 35.0% 451
  • Skipped question: 1

3.) Are you a member of any other ALA groups? Response percent Response count

  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 1.8% 6
  • Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) 47.0% 157
  • Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) 1.8% 6
  • Association for Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends & Foundations (ALTAFF) 1.2% 4
  • Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 49.4% 165
  • Association of Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) 1.8% 6
  • Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) 20.1% 67
  • Library Leadership, Administration & Management Assn. (LLAMA) 9.9% 33
  • Public Library Association (PLA) 10.8% 36
  • Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) 13.8% 46
  • Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 4.8% 16
  • New Member Round Table (NMRT) 24.9% 83
  • ALA Council 1.2% 4
  • Other (please specify) 13.2% 44
  • Skipped question: 118

4.) Are you a member of any state or regional library organizations? Response percent Response count

  • No 41.9% 186
  • Yes 58.1% 258
  • Skipped question: 8

5.) Are you a member of any other professional organizations? Response percent Response count

  • No 57.7% 255
  • Yes 42.3% 187
  • Skipped question: 10

6.) How can the ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG) best help you? Response percent Response count

  • Help with navigating the structure of ALCTS and ALA 42.6% 175
  • Help with navigating conferences 26.3% 108
  • Provide information and communication about professional involvement and opportunities 80.5% 331
  • Provide networking opportunities 64.0% 263
  • Provide and mentoring opportunities 47.0% 193
  • Show repliesOther (please specify) 10.5% 43
  • Skipped question: 41

7.) What activities would you like to see ANMIG doing? Response percent Response count

  • Host meetings at Annual and Midwinter like ALCTS 101 55.1% 201
  • Host online chats with information about ALA, ALCTS, and the profession 52.9% 193
  • Provide an online forum for communication and interaction with other new professionals/Interest Group Members 66.0% 241
  • Other (please specify) 7.1% 26
  • Skipped question: 87

8.) Rank how you would like ANMIG to communicate with you (1 being highest, 5 being lowest): Response Average Response Total Response Count

  • Facebook page 3.50 1,244 355
  • ALA Connect 3.11 1,111 357
  • Listserv 1.88 696 370
  • Direct email 2.11 783 371
  • Skipped question: 76

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.

1 email

2 Twitter

3 ANMIG-wiki with FAQ

4 wiki

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.

7 RSS

8 RSS feed

9 wiki

10 N/A

11 Twitter

12 Have a Twitter page

13 n/a

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

18 Twitter

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

25 email

26 Online newsletter

27 Twitter

28 Wiki

 

10.) How should ANMIG reach out to new professionals and new ALA or ALCTS members?

1 Library schools

2 5-yrs

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

9 Yes.

10 Direct email

11 email

12 Offer guidance services through venues that would be seen by new technical services professionals

13 Email

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.

19 Uncertain

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.

25 Universities

26 Facebook

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.

67 e-mail

68 Distribute messages to information studies listservs?

69 email

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

77 Email

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

93 ?

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.

104 email

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

  • Conference event 10.2% 38
  • From a person (friend, instructor, mentor, etc.) 7.5% 28
  • ALA publication 13.4% 50
  • ALCTS publication 16.9% 63
  • Listserv 29.2% 109
  • Other (please specify) 22.8% 85
  • Skipped question: 79

 

12.) On which listserv did you first hear about ANMIG?

  • Response Count : 120
  • Skipped question: 332

1 Techncial Services LIbrarians Listserv

2 ALA ALCTS

3 OLAC-L

4 ALCTS Leaders List

5 padg or nmrt

6 AUTOCAT

7 ALA

8 ALCTS e-forum

9 ALCTS e-forum

10 not sure

11 Not sure. Can't remember.

12 ALCTS

13 AUTOCAT

14 don't know

15 ALCTS

16 direct mail from ALCTS

17 ALA list serv?

18 Autocat? I don't remember, honestly.

19 Don't remember

20 ALCTS

21 none

22 don't remember

23 ALCTS

24 NMRT-L

25 ALCTS

26 ALTCS

27 ALCTS

28 IUG

29 OCLC-CAT

30 ALCTS-eforum

31 Not sure

32 ACRL

33 ALCTSleaders

34 Not sure--might be AutoCAT

35 direct email

36 don

37 ALCTS

38 ALCTS

39 Not sure

40 *

41 None

42 e-mail

43 ALA

44 don't remember

45 not sure

46 alcts

47 ALA Communications

48 alcts

49 ALCTS

50 OCLC

51 ACAT

52 nmrt-l

53 GLISANN

54 Library school

55 NMRT

56 Autocat

57 acqnet

58 ALCTS?

59 not sure

60 LSO

61 ACQNET

62 Acqnet

63 google

64 This is the first time I heard of it.

65 UA-LSO

66 University of Arizona library student organization

67 ALA Student Chapters listserv

68 Autocat

69 LM Net

70 Not sure - I think it was the ALCTS programmers listserv

71 University at Buffalo MLS Listserv

72 n/a

73 COLLIB-L

74 NMRT Listserv

75 oregon library association

76 Autocat?

77 ALCTS

78 Autocat

79 publib

80 libs-or

81 COLLIB-L

82 None

83 Don't remember

84 cjc-l

85 Coll lib

86 ALA

87 colib

88 ALA collib

89 AUTOCAT

90 AUTOCAT

91 I think it was the Oregon Library Association listserv

92 nmrt-l

93 NMRT

94 LITA

95 NMRT

96 NMRT

97 NMRT-L

98 can't remember

99 Autocat

100 OLAC-L

101 I've never heard of ANMIG

102 NMRT

103 AUTOCAT

104 metadatalibrarians

105 AUTOCat

106 AUTOCAT

107 OLAC

108 AUTOCAT

109 Autocat

110 NMRT

111 don't remember

112 NMRT

113 New Members Round Table listserv

114 nmrt

115 OLAC-L

116 NMRT-L

117 ALCTS

118 NMRT

119 NMRT

120 NMRT-L

 

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.

4 no

5 No

6 No

7 Thanks for all your outreach to new members!

8 none

9 not interested in going to ALA--conferences too dull

10 No

11 NA

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.

18 ?

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.

25 no

26 Not yet

27 no

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.

30 no

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.

33 no

34 Yes, how do I find out about them?

35 no

36 No

37 None

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!

39 no

40 no

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

47 No

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.

55 no

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.

 

 

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Online Doc September Chat Resources - Paths to Employment

by Erica Findley on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 11:25 am

ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Paths to Employment Chat Resources

Erica Findley 09/15/10

 

Building a Network

Tips

ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Paths to Employment Chat Resources

Erica Findley 09/15/10

 

Building a Network

Tips

  • Think of everyone you meet as someone who could someday be hiring you. This includes your classmates and peers.
  • Start networking now. Introduce yourself as a new professional to instructors in your MLS program, speakers, and local professionals in positions of interest to you.
  • Meet people at conferences and events. Collect business cards and write details on the back about when you met the person and what you may have talked about. Build a file of these cards.
  • If you had an interview that went well, but you were not hired, keep in touch with the hiring manager. Another position may open up. Always ask why you were not chosen and if they can offer some tips for improvement.
  • If you did an internship or were a volunteer, keep in touch with your supervisor and other staff members you worked with. Send updates on your job search. Ask these contacts to keep you in mind for future positions.
  • Build your online network. Be very careful to make sure you always represent yourself positively and professionally on social networking sites. Utilize privacy controls.
  • Always review your professional network for strong contacts. Ask these contacts if they can act as references.

Professional Involvement

Resources

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

Job Search

Tips

  • Shine a light on YOU. Always be professional. Always let others know you are looking for a job.
  • Be ready. Carry business cards and copies of your resume. Have current contact information for and strong relationships with at least 5 references. Be ready to tell someone why they should hire you.
  • Reputation management. Communicate your interests and career goals. Be passionate.
  • Hang in there. A job search is tough. Find a healthy outlet for stress. Your professional network can support you.

Resources

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.

http://joblist.ala.org/

http://www.libraryjobpostings.org/

http://chronicle.com/jobCategory/Library-information-sciences/58/

http://publicboard.libgig.com/

 

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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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