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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.

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Discussion REMINDER: Twitter Chat on Job Hunting and Interviews

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:49 am

*Apologies for cross posting*

 

ALCTS New Member Interest Group April Twitter Chat

 

*Apologies for cross posting*

 

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 an expert join us on Twitter to chat about job hunting and interviews. She is Robin O'Hanlon, Public Services Manager from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

 

If you would like to send us questions on the topic beforehand, please submit them to the moderators by Twitter or email: Casey Ann Mitchell(@metadatacam or cmitchell@oscars.org) and Zack Stein (@zstamp_ or zackgstein89@gmail.com). We will ask the questions during the chat. ANMIG twitter chats will follow a similar format to other library chats (e.g. #libchat). Moderators will tweet out questions starting with Q [number of question] (e.g. Q1, Q2, and Q3). Followers will tweet back the answers using A [Number of Question] (e.g. A1, A2, and A3). Make sure to use #ANMIGchat in all of your tweets!

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Discussion ALCTS New Member Interest Group April Twitter Chat

by Zachary Stein on Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 06:13 pm

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 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.

If you would like to send us questions on the topic beforehand, please submit them to the moderators by Twitter or email: Casey Ann Mitchell(@metadatacam or cmitchell@oscars.org) and Zack Stein (@zstamp_ or zackgstein89@gmail.com). We will ask the questions during the chat. ANMIG twitter chats will follow a similar format to other library chats (e.g. #libchat). Moderators will tweet out questions starting with Q [number of question] (e.g. Q1, Q2, and Q3). Followers will tweet back the answers using A [Number of Question] (e.g. A1, A2, and A3). Make sure to use #ANMIGchat in all of your tweets!

We hope to see you there!

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Discussion ALCTS e-Forum: Life-cycle Management of Digital Assets

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 02:39 pm

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.

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.

Preserving digital assets has become a part of everyday activities at libraries big and small, but for many it is an intimidating concept. While the tools and language may be different, the basic theories and philosophies are the same as what libraries have been doing for paper, parchment, magnetic media, and plastics. Beginning with assessment, we will consider digitization, description, management and preservation standards and best practices. This is an opportunity to see what how other institutions are achieving their goals as well as ask the questions that you were always too afraid to ask.

Moderators

Ian Bogus is the MacDonald Curator of Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania where he launched the Libraries’ first system-wide preservation and conservation program. He is provides leadership for the life-cycle management of physical and digital collections. Penn Libraries’ nascent digital repository is built on a Fedora/Hydra framework.

Roger Smith is the Director of the Digital Library Development Program (DLDP), developing procedures and workflow for library digital collections. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections are preserved in Chronopolis, a TRAC certified preservation environment. UC San Diego Library and Chronopolis are participants in the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) initiative.

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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Discussion ALCTS Exchange Announces Session Programming

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 02:38 pm

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:

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:

Connected Learning—Keynote by Mizuko Ito
New Roles for Engagement—Keynote by Trevor A. Dawes
Centering the Margins of the Scholarly Record: Librarians, Social Justice, and Scholarly Communication
Preserving Connections: Connecting to Communities Through Preservation Programming
Skill Building for Effective Use of Multidimensional Measurements in Collection Assessments
The Technical Services Toolkit: A Guide for New and Emerging Leaders

In addition to these sessions, the ALCTS Exchange will offer engaging discussion forums and virtual poster sessions. For up-to-date details on sessions, be sure to check the ALCTS Exchange website (https://alcts2017.learningtimesevents.org/) as new information is being added regularly.

Want to register your group or institution? Groups watching the event together from one access point will receive single (1) user access to the live stream over all four days and unlimited user account creation on the ALCTS Exchange event site. Institutions with a maximum of six (6) concurrent user access points receive access to the live stream over all four days and unlimited user account creation on the ALCTS Exchange event site.

Group and institutional members are encouraged to create their own user accounts and participate in the event’s discussions and non-streaming content. To learn more, contact the registration staff at registration@ala.org or call 312-280-4293. Register your group or institution today (https://alcts2017.learningtimesevents.org/group-registration/).

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Best Practices for Digital Preservation

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 08:49 pm

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.

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.

This year's theme is "Best Practices for Digital Preservation". Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:

· Digital preservation workflows

· Digital preservation initiatives and/or projects

· Digital preservation policies, planning and/or services

· Digital preservation metadata

· Digital preservation tools and technology

· Guidelines and standards for digital preservation

Please email proposal abstracts to Marielle Veve (m.veve@unf.edu) by Friday, April 21st 2017.

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Discussion Call for proposals - ALCTS College & Research Libraries Interest Group

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 08:48 pm

The ALCTS College & Research Libraries Interest Group is looking for panelists for its meeting at ALA Annual in Chicago on Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Our theme is Data and text mining: facilitating our researchers’ needs in the 21th century. Topics could include but are not limited to issues related to:

• Licensing

• Workflows

• Policies

• Technological infrastructure

• Training and instruction

• Case studies

The ALCTS College & Research Libraries Interest Group is looking for panelists for its meeting at ALA Annual in Chicago on Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Our theme is Data and text mining: facilitating our researchers’ needs in the 21th century. Topics could include but are not limited to issues related to:

• Licensing

• Workflows

• Policies

• Technological infrastructure

• Training and instruction

• Case studies

We are looking for proposals from librarians, publishers, or researchers. Invitees will be expected to talk 15-20 minutes each and then participate in a Q&A.

Please respond to Andrea Imre, aimre@lib.siu.edu by April 15, 2017.

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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).

Follow the conversation: #alctsac17

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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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