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Discussion ALCTS 2016 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 07:06 pm

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.The deadline for nominations is Nov. 20.
 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.The deadline for nominations is Nov. 20.
 
The Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the contribution of a library leader who has demonstrated exceptional service to ALCTS and its areas of interest (acquisitions, cataloging and classification, collection management and development, preservation and reformatting and continuing resources). Selection of the winner is based on the person's accomplishments as they relate to: recognized leadership in ALCTS; significant contribution to professional literature in ALCTS areas; exemplary research in ALCTS areas; leadership in other professional associations at local, state, regional or national level; acknowledged leader in and by the library community at large; and recognition of achievements, e.g., awards, citations, etc. The award winner receives a citation honoring his/her contributions and a stipend of $3,000 generously donated by EBSCO. Nominees must be ALCTS members and self-nominations will not be accepted.
 
If you are interested in nominating a candidate, send that nomination, including the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of the nominee and the person providing the nomination and a statement outlining the qualifications of the individual based on the award criteria to: Dina Giambi, chair, Ross Atkinson Award Jury.
 
Additional information such as a resume, C.V. or narrative career outline and letters of endorsement may be sought by the jury chair. Visit the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award page for more information.
 
ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. An international member-driven association, ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery, and preservation of library collections. 

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ALCTS

Discussion Search begins for ALCTS 2016 Professional Recognition Awards nominations

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 07:04 pm

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in the fields of cataloging and classification and acquisitions and for outstanding promise. 
 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in the fields of cataloging and classification and acquisitions and for outstanding promise. 
 
If you are interested in nominating a candidate for any of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.
 
The HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions
Presented by the Acquisitions Section for contributions by and outstanding leadership of an individual in the field of acquisitions librarianship, the award consists of $1,500 and a citation donated by HARRASSOWITZ in honor of Dr. Knut Dorn, former managing director. Winners will be chosen based on: demonstrated leadership that has contributed significantly to: improvements in acquisitions; and achievement in the field of acquisitions through contributions to professional associations, literature, the education of acquisitions professionals and the advancement of the profession.
 
Send nominations to: Trey Shelton, chair, HARRASSOWITZ Jury. Visit the HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions page for more information. 
 
Margaret Mann Citation 
This award is presented to a cataloger or classifier for outstanding professional achievement in the areas of cataloging or classification through publication, participation in professional cataloging associations or valuable contributions to practice in individual libraries. The Cataloging and Metadata Management Section administers the award, a citation and $2,000 to the library school of the winner's choice, which is donated by OCLC, Inc. The Mann Citation committee bases its selection on nominations made by members of the profession or friends of the profession. Anyone with a worthy candidate is urged to nominate that person. Achievements to be considered include: notable publications; outstanding contribution to the activities of professional cataloging associations; outstanding contribution to the technical improvement of cataloging and classification and/or the introduction of a new technique of recognized importance; and outstanding contribution in the area of teaching cataloging and classification. 
 
Send nominations to: Marielle Veve, chair, Mann Citation Jury. Visit the Margaret Mann Citation page for more information. 
 
Esther J. Piercy Award
This award, a $1,500 grant donated by YBP, Inc and a citation, recognizes contributions to library collections and technical services by a librarian with no more than 10 years of professional experience who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership. Winners will be chosen based on accomplishments related to technical services and resources in such areas as: leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional or national level; contributions to the development, application or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and routines; significant contribution to professional literature; and conduct of studies or research in the technical services.
 
Send nominations, including, a statement giving the reasons for nomination, the date your nominee entered his or her first professional position and a resume or narrative career outline to: Thomas Teper, chair, Piercy Jury. Visit the Esther J. Piercy Award page for more information. 
 
ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. An international member-driven association, ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery, and preservation of library collections. 

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LITA Executive Committee

Discussion ExCo Meeting Minutes - September 1, 2015

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 03:10 pm

Attendees

Thomas Dowling, Aimee Fifarek, S. G. Ranti Junus, Jenny Levine, Rachel Vacek

Attendees

Thomas Dowling, Aimee Fifarek, S. G. Ranti Junus, Jenny Levine, Rachel Vacek

Agenda

  1. Budget update (don't really have one yet, but should the FAC chair be part of ExCo?)
  2. Preliminary priorities discussion?
  3. Conference schedule template

Decisions

  1. We'll add FAC chair to ExCo
  2. Board will meet in Adobe Connect with a permanent room URL

Action Items

  • Thomas is going to ask Andrea to find where the "2 weeks public notice" comes from since we're not sure what the language actually is
  • Jenny to create a Google spreadsheet for Board members to enter priorities; set due date of September 30 for discussion at the October 8, 2015 Board meeting
  • Jenny to talk to Lauren Pressley and David Lee King as coordinators about creating a conference schedule template for meetings
  • Jenny to have Aimee added to the volunteer form to help complete appointments
  • Check LITA Forum site under sponsorships for Mary's name (litaforum.org/sponsors/sponsor-prospectus)
  • Jenny to talk to other divisions that have Appointment Committees to get language/advice
  • Come up with a template for the quarterly newsletter; Jenny to talk to CaM about what could be included in the newsletter; also point to the blog
  • Rachel to forward membership committee formal request to the board re: need for $ for Happy Hour
  • Jenny to find Town Hall meeting minutes (Connect?) and go through them for priorities from the members
  • Thomas to send out reminder email to board liaisons about connecting with their liaisons

Open Issues

  • Need timelines for award committees
  • Need best practices for documenting and archiving year-to-year for committees
  • Need to document additional roles that committee chairs and representatives may be expected to perform and report back on; revisit terms and roles
  • Need to close the loop and thank liaisons/reps when their terms end
  • Need a liaisons (representatives) wrangler

Notes

  • Make sure to post ExCo agendas and notices at least two weeks in advance (check if the 2 weeks is ALA or LITA rule)
  • Look for ExCo mailing list (it's at litaexco@lists.ala.org)
  • Encouraging CaM to meet; encourage Board liaisons to reach out to committees
  • Past chair for awards committees are supposed to remain on the roster to help mentor the new chair
  • Gathering agenda items for next Board meeting: local chapters, assessment update, prioritizing priorities, funding for Happy Hour

Hangouts URL for future ExCo meetings - http://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g5a353zw7sghxrfubgxlpwmdqaa

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ALCTS

Discussion Call for ALCTS Web Course Instructors

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 02:16 pm

ALCTS needs knowledgeable librarians from all kinds of libraries to teach additional sections of its popular web courses Fundamentals of Collection Assessment, Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, and Fundamentals of Preservation.

Please visit the ALCTS Web site for additional information about the courses at http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse.

ALCTS needs knowledgeable librarians from all kinds of libraries to teach additional sections of its popular web courses Fundamentals of Collection Assessment, Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, and Fundamentals of Preservation.

Please visit the ALCTS Web site for additional information about the courses at http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse.

Courses are provided over a four or six week period. They are composed of self-paced modules and include interaction with the instructors and classmates. The courses are already developed and ready to use; no additional editing is needed. Instructors would participate in evaluations and have the opportunity to recommend updates to the course content as needed. A modest honorarium is awarded to course instructors.

To ensure consistency of instruction and a high value experience for participants, course instructor training has several components:
1.Take the course as a participant.
2.Repeat the course shadowing the instructor, with access to the instructor interface.
3.Team-teach the course with an experienced instructor.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in becoming an instructor for this ALCTS Web Course, please complete the online instructor application: http://tinyurl.com/alcts-course-instructor.

You will be asked to:
•Include a statement of interest (300 words maximum)
•Attach a copy of your resume.

The deadline for applications is September 23, 2015.

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GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion Open Meeting Announcement: GODORT Ad Hoc Committee on Reorganization

by Stephanie Braunstein on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 11:18 am

GODORT Ad Hoc Reorg Committee will meet by conference call on Friday, Sept. 4, at 2 PM Central.  Discussion will focus on the moving forward of several potential options for change in GODORT's organizational structure.  For details on how to attend, please contact me directly.

Thanks!

Stephanie Braunstein

sbraunst@lsu.edu

225-578-7021

 

 

 

ALA Web Management Group

Discussion Meeting Report, 8-6-2015

by Louise Gruenberg (staff) on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 09:06 am

Discussion Items

Homepage Slides too Crowded

We determined that Looking Back, Join, and the Summer Reading List could come down.

Discussion Items

Homepage Slides too Crowded

We determined that Looking Back, Join, and the Summer Reading List could come down.

Review of Design Comps for eCommerce Site

The group was pleased with the design comps, which are not text-complete.  The only graphic change is that some check boxes on single select member choices in the join flow will be changed to radio buttons. 

Reports

I am ALA Update (Mary Mackay & Ron Jankowski)

Design comps for the page views and workflows were examined. This project is expected to be developed and launch in conjunction with the Responsive Redesign. With that in mind, it's important that the homepage/ALA microsites be prioritized in the rolling launch. 

Homepage & Responsive Redesign Update

The member email blast in Informz went out to 38,000 members, based on ALA communication preferences. 750 have taken the test.  Results indicate that members can locate resources, although there are some minor icon labeling issues and a strong preference for a re-location of the Division/etc. shortcut menu. ITTS has released the RFP to a select group of vendors. More to come.

Website Inventory Project Launch

Submittals have begun to come in. Louise to send an all-staff to remind people to fill out http://www.ala.org/support/website-inventory-form in early September.

ALA Content Lifecycle Recommendations Process Discussion

After review by Mary Mackay and David Free (done); document to be updated to include conference specific information, and then to be submitted to Keri Cascio and Karen Muller for their insights. Following that, the final version of the draft document will be submitted to all units for their feedback before adoption.

 

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ACRL CJCLS Conference Program Planning -- Orlando, 2016 Committee (Community and Junior College Libraries Section)

Discussion Program Submission Example from 2015

by Robert Kelly on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 10:47 am

Crunch time!

I'm editing this 8/4 post to include another attachment. Hopefully they'll help to serve as templates for submissions due today.

Robert

 

Colleagues,

I am sharing the text for 1 of 2 program submissions that were turned down for the 2015 Conference. While committee members were upset about non-acceptance I think it will serve as a sample for this year's committee to consult in writing the submissions for this year.  Let me know if you have questions.  Personally, I still would like to see a program like it.

Robert

ALCTS

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 09:40 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 4: October 5-30, 2015

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. Complete definition of collection development and collection management:

  • Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning

  • Collection development (selecting for and building collections)

  • Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)

  • Collection analysis—why and how to do it

  • Outreach, liaison, and marketing

  • Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and competencies

  • List the elements in a collection development policy

  • Write a collection development policy

  • Explain the importance of collection analysis

  • Perform one or more types of analysis

  • Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a plan to increase your activities in these areas

Who Should Attend:  

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.

Instructors

  • Brian Quinn, Coordinator of Collection Development, Texas Tech University

  • Susanne Clement, Director of Collections, University of New Mexico Libraries

  • Jennifer Arnold, Director of Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College, North Carolina

  • Jeanette Mosey, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Janet Marnatti, Collection Management Director, Bucks County Free Library, Pennsylvania

  • Andrea Wirth, Collection Development and Science Librarian, Oregon State University, Oregon

  • Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library, Michigan

  • Ginger Williams, Acquisitions Librarian, Wichita State University

Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fcdm/ol_templ

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 09:34 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 4: October 5-30, 2015

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course components:

  • Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission

  • The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning, and careful handling of collections

  • The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on preservation options

  • Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options

  • Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship

Who Should Attend:  

Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.

Course Syllabus

Instructors

  • Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections

  • Dawn Aveline, Preservation Officer, UCLA

  • Karen O’Connell, Preservation Coordinator, Georgetown University Library

  • Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries

  • Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCAP, Princeton University Library

  • Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University

  • Roger Smith, University of California - San Diego

  • Peter D. Verheyen, Syracuse University Library

Credits

8 contact hours.

Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion (passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.

This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).Collection Management Elective FAQ

Fee

$109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

Technical Requirements

A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and feedback given, but there is no final class grade.

The course web site will be open for one week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open one week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.

How to Register

To register, complete theonline form orregister by mail.

Registration Deadline

Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Cancellation & Change Policy

Any requests for cancellation or changes to registration must be received in writing by ALCTS or the ALA registration department (MACS) no later than 7 days prior to the start of the course and are subject to a $40 processing fee.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

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ASCLA Bridging Deaf Cultures @ your library Interest Group

Event Maryland Governor O'Malley to Sign the DCDL

by Alec McFarlane on Tue, May 13, 2014 at 04:28 pm

Announcement:

Maryland Governor O'Malley is set to sign the Deaf Culture Digital Library (DCDL) (HB 653) bill into Law on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

This will create the first ever library of it's type in America. One down, 55 to go.

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