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

Take a look at the article “Troublesome Catalogers and Metadata Fairies” to learn about important aspects of technical services and collections and the evolution of the cataloging from AACR2 to BIBFRAME as well.

The article was written by Victoria Carlson, ANMIG Co-Vice Chair.

Early-bird registration ends March 15. Register your group or institution today.

Register as a group or institution and save on registration costs

The ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities in a four-day, fully online, virtual forum. The ALCTS Exchange is designed to facilitate engagement of site-based groups that wish to promote collective learning and seek optimal savings.

Group Registration Includes:

Single (1) user access to the live stream over all four days.

*Please excuse cross-postings*

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science.

The application deadline has been extended to midnight central time on April 15, 2017.

ALA Annual 2017 Conference - Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 22. #alaac17

http://2017.alaannual.org/

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

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 06:09 pm

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

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

On Friday, June 23, at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you two full-day preconferences (http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/ac): Building Successful Digital Programs at Small Institutions and Cataloging and Metadata For the Web: Meeting the User Where They Are. Join your colleagues from 8 am to 4 pm for riveting discussions on the skills required to build a sustainable digitization program at your library and what it takes to increase libraries’ presence on the open web.

Registration rates are $219 for ALCTS members; $269 for ALA for members; and $319 for non-members. Event Code: ALC2. Register now (http://2017.alaannual.org/register-now).

Building Successful Digital Programs at Small Institutions

Have you wanted to create a digital collection at your institution, but believe you lack the resources and know-how? Designed to help smaller institutions with limited resources, this preconference will help you begin or reinvigorate a digitization program that will endure. The four presentations will focus on each step in the digital lifecycle, including selection, metadata creation, access, and digital preservation. This preconference event is intended for smaller institutions that do not have individualized areas of expertise available to help maintain a local digital collections program.

Cataloging and Metadata for the Web: Meeting the User Where They Are

This informative preconference discusses ways in which one can expose library services and content on the open web, meeting library users where they are. A panel of librarians will share their first-hand experiences implementing the concepts and ideas discussed in the Library Technology Report “Improving Web Visibility: Into the Hands of Readers.” This preconference event is intended for professional and paraprofessional cataloging and metadata staff at academic, public, and specialty libraries.

For a comprehensive listing of ALCTS programming at ALA Annual 2017, visit the ALCTS Programs at Annual 2017 web page (http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/ac/2017/programs).

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Discussion ANMIG Article: “Troublesome Catalogers and Metadata Fairies”

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 09:37 pm

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.

Discussion ALCTS Exchange 2017: Register as a group and save!

by Zachary Stein on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 07:14 pm

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.

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.

Unlimited user account creation on the Exchange event site. Members of the group are encouraged to create their own user accounts and participate in the event’s discussions and non-streaming content.

Groups can purchase additional users for the live stream at a rate of $125 per user. To learn more, contact the registration staff at registration@ala.org or call 312-280-4293.

Institutional Registration Includes:

Up to six (6) user access to the live stream over all four days.

Unlimited user account creation on the Exchange event site. Members of the institution are encouraged to create their own user accounts and participate in the event’s discussions and non-streaming content.

Institutions can purchase additional users for the live stream at a rate of $125 per user or $495 per five users. To learn more, contact the registration staff at registration@ala.org or call 312-280-4293.

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Discussion ALA seeks proposals for 2017-2018 Diversity Research Grants through April 15

by Zachary Stein on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 07:13 pm

*Please excuse cross-postings*

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.

*Please excuse cross-postings*

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.

The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and select up to three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. Researchers are invited to present interim findings at the News You Can Use Diversity Research Grant Update held each ALA Midwinter Meeting and are asked to publish findings in a publication of their choosing within one year of completing their project.

Proposals are currently being accepted for one year research projects that will be undertaken July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Grants should not be sought for work leading toward the completion of a degree, thesis or dissertation. A complete proposal must include the following: a cover letter, a one-page vita for each of the researchers involved (including ALA membership number, the Principle Investigator should hold ALA membership), a concise abstract of the project and a description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits, and a budget plan and timeline on the provided template.

For a complete list of criteria and proposal instructions, please visit: www.ala.org/research/larks/diversity.

For more information or to inquire about possible research topics, please email diversity@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433 ext. 5048.

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Discussion ALA Annual 2017 Conference - Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 22

by Zachary Stein on Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 10:28 pm

ALA Annual 2017 Conference - Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 22. #alaac17

http://2017.alaannual.org/

Discussion Registration Now Open for ALCTS Virtual Precon at ALA Annual

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 06:11 pm

Register early and save your seat for "Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata,” an ALCTS Virtual Preconference prior to 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

Programming includes:

Session 1: Outreach and Inclusivity in Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories
Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 1 pm – 2 pm CT
Presentations:
Digital Project as Community Outreach: A New Way of Approaching Metadata
Doing Justice to the Humanities: Increasing Inclusivity with More Specific Subject Description

Register early and save your seat for "Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata,” an ALCTS Virtual Preconference prior to 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

Programming includes:

Session 1: Outreach and Inclusivity in Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories
Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 1 pm – 2 pm CT
Presentations:
Digital Project as Community Outreach: A New Way of Approaching Metadata
Doing Justice to the Humanities: Increasing Inclusivity with More Specific Subject Description

Session 2: Metadata Creation and Remediation in Zine and Digital Library Collections
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 1 pm – 2 pm CT
Presentations:
Towards Counter-Cultural Competencies: Mutual Metadata Creation and the Zine Union Catalog Project
We Don’t Use Those Words Anymore: Describing Yesterday’s News Today

Registration Fees:

ALCTS Member: $69 both sessions or $43 one session
Non-member: $95 both sessions or $59 one session
Groups: $206 both sessions or $129 one session

Fees include access to the live presentation as well as unlimited access to the recorded presentation.

To Register:

Complete the online registration (http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=olweb&Template=/Conference/Confe...) form or call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5.

For help with registration, contact a customer service representative by dialing 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For questions or comments related to this or other ALCTS events, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Meetings Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

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Discussion ALCTS Mentoring Program Call for MENTORS

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 01:22 pm

The ALCTS Mentoring Program call for applications resulted in a large number of ALCTS members applying to be either mentors and mentees. Thank you to everyone who has applied so far and for your willingness to share your expertise and time to help prepare future ALCTS leaders.

In order to ensure that we have the best possible pairings between mentors and mentees, we are seeking additional MENTORS who are experts or working in the following areas:

The ALCTS Mentoring Program call for applications resulted in a large number of ALCTS members applying to be either mentors and mentees. Thank you to everyone who has applied so far and for your willingness to share your expertise and time to help prepare future ALCTS leaders.

In order to ensure that we have the best possible pairings between mentors and mentees, we are seeking additional MENTORS who are experts or working in the following areas:

management/supervision
metadata
digital projects
linked data
public libraries

If you are willing to serve as an ALCTS mentor in one of these areas, we encourage you to please fill out the mentor application (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerhCjqMJaxz-nOddF6jbhnX9lWf5Cm...) form by March 17, 2017. Additional information about the ALCTS Mentoring Program can be found at http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/howto/mentor.

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Discussion REMINDER: ALCTS seeks ALCTS News Editor (deadline 3/6)

by Zachary Stein on Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 05:51 pm

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) invites applications and nominations for the position of Editor of ALCTS News, the association’s official news source. ALCTS News is a digital news website. The editor will be appointed for a renewable three-year term, beginning July 1, 2017 just after the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. ALCTS News currently contains news from the library community, ALA, financial reports, meeting schedules, honors, awards and news about its members and ALCTS’ activities.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) invites applications and nominations for the position of Editor of ALCTS News, the association’s official news source. ALCTS News is a digital news website. The editor will be appointed for a renewable three-year term, beginning July 1, 2017 just after the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. ALCTS News currently contains news from the library community, ALA, financial reports, meeting schedules, honors, awards and news about its members and ALCTS’ activities. The scope of the newsletter will continue to grow and change as strategic direction moves into a more interactive, digital-based environment.

The News Editor is expected to take a leading role in the delivery of news that ALCTS members need to know from the association and the library community beyond. The Editor will have responsibility to set the strategic direction of the News including priorities, content, production, marketing and interaction with the other publishing initiatives of ALCTS. The Editor oversees other News contributors, including editorial assistants. The Editor works closely with the ALCTS Communications Specialist in the ALCTS Office for editing and production. The Editor reports to the ALCTS Board of Directors and submits reports to the Publications Committee and the Board prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference.

The Editor serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the ALCTS Board of Directors, attends all Board meetings, and participates in all discussions and planning. The Editor serves as an ex-officio member of the ALCTS Publications Committee and the Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) Board. The Editor is responsible for informing these groups of issues and developments affecting ALCTS News and soliciting and incorporating suggestions regarding general content. The successful candidate will work closely with the ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee, ALCTS publication editors, the Interest Group Coordinator and other ALCTS groups to provide coverage of issues important to ALCTS members and the profession. The Editor works with the ALCTS Executive Director and other ALCTS staff members to ensure full coverage of division activities. The Editor is also responsible for coordinating the submission of reports from committees and interest groups after each ALA conference. The current editorial policy is available on the “About” tab of the ALCTS News website.

This position is a highly visible one and requires experience producing a website, blog or other digital publication, ability to establish strategic direction and future initiatives, demonstrated writing and editing ability, familiarity with the issues in areas of ALCTS interests, ability to meet deadlines, ability to work closely with groups and individuals and experience with the technology and processes required for the production of an online publication. Membership in ALCTS is required, along with attendance at both ALA Annual Conference and Midwinter Meetings. A generous annual stipend is provided to support attendance and conference registration is covered as a member of the press. Desirable qualifications include prior experience on ALCTS committees or interest groups, social networking tools, and social media and experience with a Drupal-based web environment.

The application deadline is March 6. A letter describing the applicant's interest and qualifications for the Editor position and a current CV or resume should be submitted to Maria Collins, chair of the ALCTS News Editor Search Committee, mdcollin@ncsu.edu. The search committee expects to conduct phone interviews in late March and early April. Only electronic applications will be considered.

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Discussion ALCTS Exchange Call for Virtual Poster Proposals Deadline Extended to March 17

by Zachary Stein on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 08:45 pm

ALCTS Exchange Call for Virtual Poster Proposals Deadline Extended to March 17

 

ALCTS Exchange Call for Virtual Poster Proposals Deadline Extended to March 17

 

The ALCTS Exchange virtual poster session offers the opportunity to share and promote work, research, and ideas across the ALCTS Exchange’s topical themes: new roles and workflows, creative problem solving, creating connections with user communities, and building skills to prepare for the future. We are especially interested in highlighting work that addresses the intersections of collections and technical services and diversity and inclusion.

 

The ALCTS Exchange will include two poster presentation opportunities:

 

A poster lightning round session on May 11, wherein each presenter will have five minutes to speak, followed by a Q&A discussion forum.

 

A virtual poster collection and discussion forum available to Exchange registrants. File formats are not limited to static documents and presenters are encouraged submit videos and other types of media files. If you would like to submit a recorded video for the virtual poster collection, the ALCTS office will be available to assist with your recording.

 

Allowable file formats for live lightning round presentations include:

 

Handouts/Downloadable materials: PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, ZIP

 

Multimedia (Video and/or audio): SWF, MP3, MP4, F4V

 

Presentation Slides: PPT, PPTX, JPEG, GIF, PNG

 

We want to hear what you’ve been up to, and learn from your experience. The lightning round session and virtual poster collection are an excellent opportunity to share work and projects that are just getting started or still evolving.

 

The ALCTS Virtual Exchange Working Group strongly encourages proposals from people who belong to communities that are underrepresented in librarianship and in the conversation about librarianship. Students and early career professional are also encouraged to submit proposals.

 

Ready to submit your proposal? Complete the Virtual Poster Presentation Proposal Form before the March 17 deadline.

 

The ALCTS Exchange is a celebration of excellence at the intersections of libraries, collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, preservation, and technology. This fully online event will offer synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for learning and engagement. 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 ALCTS 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.

 

Be sure to visit the ALCTS Exchange website as new program details are being added weekly. Early-bird registration has been extended to March 15—register today!

 

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Discussion Call for Chapters - Analysis and Assessment in Technical Services

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 06:25 pm

Call for Chapters – Analysis and Assessment in Technical Services

Call for Chapters – Analysis and Assessment in Technical Services

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

Proposals sought for single authors or contributors for new monograph covering different aspects of analysis and assessment across technical services.
Proposal submission deadline: 
March 17, 2017

ALCTS Monographs is seeking proposals from single authors or contributors for a new monograph covering different aspects of analysis and assessment across technical services, from beginning to end. The purpose of the monograph will be on how to incorporate assessment and analysis work into a library’s existing workflow.

Intended Audience: Technical services managers, administrators, and deans, anyone interested in learning more about employing assessment in their work.

Each chapter will be ~20-25 pages (~10,000 words), covering the necessary components for conducting successful analysis and assessment projects on an identified topic. Chapter topics may include:

- Assessment of Technical Services – analysis of current practices/workflows/staff
- Acquisitions assessment
- Continuing Resource/serial review/vendor assessment
- Assessment of cataloging/metadata – output and workflows
- Collection assessment
- Preservation assessment
- Future of Tech Services – trends and future initiatives

Each chapter may include the following information:

- Types of assessment/analysis
- Questions to Ask/What to consider
- What to assess – staff, skills, workload, workflow of process
- Managing the analysis and assessment project
- Communicating the assessment results/data visualization (examples)
- Lessons learned
- Helpful resources
- Case studies (could include workflow, staff & staff qualifications, budget)
- One page information sheet-checklist

For chapter author(s), please provide:

- A brief abstract and outline of contents identified above
-Brief biographical statement including your experience relevant to the proposed chapter

Please submit proposals by March 17, 2017 to alctsmonographs@lists.ala.org.

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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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