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Online Doc 3/3/2015 Draft Orientation Document

by Jill Vassilakos-Long on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 05:22 pm
in GODORT Federal Documents Task Force (Government Documents Round Table)

Shari sent me a long and thoughtful email about the document and I tried to incorporate her suggestions. I just thought of another way to simplify the document. The Federal agencies and the Naïve people paragraphs could be combined. It would look like this:

 

3/3/2015 Draft

 

Members of Congress take their responsibilities to their constituents seriously. One of those responsibilities is to ensure that federal information is available to people who need it:

Shari sent me a long and thoughtful email about the document and I tried to incorporate her suggestions. I just thought of another way to simplify the document. The Federal agencies and the Naïve people paragraphs could be combined. It would look like this:

 

3/3/2015 Draft

 

Members of Congress take their responsibilities to their constituents seriously. One of those responsibilities is to ensure that federal information is available to people who need it:

  • Voters, to understand and support needed policies
  • Researchers, to build on federally funded research (without excellent access to past results they would waste resources "re-inventing the wheel")
  • Policy makers, to craft policies that move us forward: avoiding pitfalls and  incorporating successes from policies implemented in the past
  • Historians and commentators, to understand the impetus for past policy decisions
  • Students, to be inspired to become the next generation of our leaders
  • Entrepreneurs, to evaluate business locations, learn best practices, and identify opportunities

Congress established the Federal  Depository Library Program (FDLP)  as one way to meet the obligation to inform constituents.  It gave the Government Publishing Office (GPO) the  responsibility of running the  program and the Joint  Committee on Printing oversight. Libraries in every Congressional district have been designated as FDLP libraries by Congress. Libraries that commit to  housing these government publications appoint at least one librarian to learn the intricacies of government resources to assist the public in finding the information they seek. This partnership between Congress, libraries and the GPO results in one-on-one professional research assistance for local constituents. Leveraging the benefit of federal information resources through this partnership with information professionals at libraries in every congressional district throughout the country is simply brilliant. You can help your constituents by linking to your depository libraries on your district web site. Contact the Superintendent of Documents for more information.

 

You can also help the FDLP provide that service by understanding the complex information environment in which they work. Every aspect of the FDLP, from collecting the information to disseminating it; from providing access to publications to preserving them for future access, has become more complex as information is increasingly made available through the internet. 

 

 

Naive people believe that everything can be found through Google. The truth is that Google does not create content, it simply points to information created by others. If documents are not put up on internet servers for public access and maintained on internet servers for public access, then they are lost. Google cannot find what isn't there. Federal agencies put publications up on their websites, then take them down, without considering future access.  The Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group survey found a 51% rate of  "link rot" for  dot-gov URLs over 6-year  period. If those publications were sent to GPO, to be included in the FDLP, professionals would have created standardized metadata so  that they could be more easily discovered by the public and would have preserved an electronic copy so that the publication could be used well into the future. Print publications are also preserved by the FDLP. When publications are sent to GPO to be printed, GPO rides the print order to create copies to send to selected depositories. Those libraries then take on the task of keeping the publications available to  the public in print or in microform. 

 

 

Some policymakers believe that public agencies' statistical programs are competing with private publishers, when the truth is that private publishers who offer statistical publications or databases do so by utilizing data that has been gathered by public agencies. They may repackage it in useful ways, but they could never afford to gather it. Federal agency publications are not their competition, they are part of private publishers' supply chain. The statistics gathered by federal agencies are used by researchers and business people across the country. Citizens all want what is best for America. Accurate data is the foundation of making meaningful improvements. 

 

The information world has become more complex: 

  •  “The  simple fact is that no one knows how much born-digital US Federal  government information has been created  or where it all is.” -- Jim  Jacobs, Data Services Librarian Emeritus, University of California San Diego.

 

Your local depository library can help your staff in handling constituent information requests!

 

Bill Olbrich, government information specialist at the St. Louis Public Library was able to help concerned citizens with accurate information from both his state and federal government. He told us:

         

"The police shooting of un-armed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, on August 9, 2014, brought information requests explaining the actions of government agencies. While many questions asked about Missouri state legal practices, others queried the role of federal agencies. The United States Government Manual served as the starting point for understanding the Justice Department and the Civil Rights Commission. Their websites expanded that knowledge. The Commission’s website first announced it was streaming the Missouri State Advisory Committee meetings live. Justice Department statistics from Crime in the United States, 2013 and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2013 provided a realization beyond the numbers they gave. Finally, the Census Bureau’s incarceration statistics (1 Black male out of 3 will sit in a cell sometime in their life) drove home the incredible obstacles faced by American young Black males today." 

 

 

David Smith, a librarian at St. Clair County Library in Port Huron, Michigan who helped voters prior to a recent election reported:

  • "During   the last millage election for the library system, I would have several   people come in looking for population data for St. Clair County.  The   Census Bureau web site provided everything they could have asked for and  more.  Some patrons felt comfortable going on the site by themselves,   while others required some instruction to obtain the data they needed.    It was a good feeling being able to educate the voters before they  went  to the polls to cast their ballots.  Most people had never been to  the  web site before, and they were very impressed." 

 

Members  of Congress can assure that the depository libraries are able to serve  everyone by supporting funding for the "Public Information Programs of  the Superintendent of Documents" in the Government Publishing Office's  appropriations request.

 

 

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Discussion ACRL Meetup?

by Ann Shaffer on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 02:07 pm
in Dance Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL Arts)

Hello!

I'm fairly new to this group, and it looks like it's been quiet for a while.  I was just wondering if there were any plans for this group to meet up at ACRL in Portland this year? 

 

Thanks,

Ann Shaffer

Music & Dance Librarian, University of Oregon

Discussion Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians

by Christine McConnell on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 02:31 pm
in ALCTS Affiliates

Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL)

http://library.indstate.edu/ovgtsl/index.html

Officers transition following May conference.

Officers: Chair 2014/2015
Carrie Preston
Ohio University
prestonc@ohio.edu

Vice Chair/Chair-Elect 2014/2015
Natalie Bulick
Indiana State University
natalie.bulick@indstate.edu

Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL)

http://library.indstate.edu/ovgtsl/index.html

Officers transition following May conference.

Officers: Chair 2014/2015
Carrie Preston
Ohio University
prestonc@ohio.edu

Vice Chair/Chair-Elect 2014/2015
Natalie Bulick
Indiana State University
natalie.bulick@indstate.edu

Past Chair, 2014/2015
Dianne Grayson
University of Southern Indiana
dgrayson@usi.edu

 

 

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Discussion Final Assessment of Free Online Education

by Sarah Hammill on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 02:13 pm
in RUSA Learning Opportunities & Knowledge Coordination Task Force

PUTTING THIS IN HERE AS I SPENT 20 MINUTES LOOKING FOR IT UNDER THE GENERAL NEWS & DISCUSSION!

Attached is the final assessment form for free online learning activities. 

Reminders:

PUTTING THIS IN HERE AS I SPENT 20 MINUTES LOOKING FOR IT UNDER THE GENERAL NEWS & DISCUSSION!

Attached is the final assessment form for free online learning activities. 

Reminders:

  • We will distribute this as part of our report.
  • Ask RUSA Office/RUSA Exec. to include this in the Chair Orientation (before the next orientation takes place).  Be sure this becomes part of the Chair Handbook.
  • In our report, we want to strongly recommend to RUSA office that the Survey Monkey results of surveys completed are shared with the section leadership and/or sponsor of the event.
  • All responses are optional except for question 1 & 2.
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Online Doc 2015-03 GLBTRT Executive Board Meeting Agenda

by Melody Townley on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:47 pm
in GLBTRT Executive Board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

2015 March Executive Board Meeting Agenda

March 12, 4 pm CST

Location: Conference Call

Dial - (605) 475-4700

Enter Access Code - 974507#

 

1. Call to Order and Introductions

Action: Callers present should introduce themselves.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

2015 March Executive Board Meeting Agenda

March 12, 4 pm CST

Location: Conference Call

Dial - (605) 475-4700

Enter Access Code - 974507#

 

1. Call to Order and Introductions

Action: Callers present should introduce themselves.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: N/A

Supporting Information:  

 

2. Approval of Agenda

Action: Approve agenda for the March 2015 Executive Board meeting.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information:  

 

3. Approval of Previous Board Meeting Minutes (5 mins)

Action: Approve minutes from 2015 Midwinter Meeting, January 31, 2015 Executive Board meeting.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information: http://connect.ala.org/node/236464

 

4. Treasurer's Report (5 mins)

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: Dale McNeill

Vote: N/A

Supporting Information: Update of any financial statements since Midwinter 2015, donation amount from MW Social.

 

5. June is National GLBT Book Month

Action: Update regarding ALA plans and discussion on how to prepare for the 1st ALA June in National GLBT Book Month campaign.

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: ?

Supporting Information: ALA has filed a trademark request for June is GLBT Book Month.  ALA Graphics will have both a poster and bookmarks available in the Spring 2015 Graphics Catalog and at Annual Conference.  The poster will feature graphics from This Day in June, winner of the Stonewall Book Award, Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award.  Gayle Pitman, author of This Day in June, will be joining us at our social.  She will be a welcome addition to the Pride Parade, and will participate in the Stonewall Book Awards Program. 

What do can we do between now and June 1 to promote ALA’s June is GLBT Book Month?   We need to begin showing use.

 

6. ALA Annual 2015 Social and 45th Anniversary Annual Celebration Brainstorm (15 mins)

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Dale McNeill

Supporting Information: Update of any information about the social or plans for 45h Anniversary Celebration since MW discussion.

7. Requests to co-sponsor GLBTRT Social at ALA Annual and future conferences

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: ?

Supporting Information:  The RT has received two questions to co-sponsor the RT’s social at MW or possibility in the future.  The first request comes from the Spectrum Scholars via Board members Ana Elisa de Campos Salles.  The second request comes Ian Hughes who is their RT’s program chair and who is organizing the IFTR program at Annual.  GLBTRT is co-sponsoring.

 

8. ACRL: GLBTRT and Friends Social

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information: A GLBTRT [and friends] Social is planned during the upcoming March 25-28 ACRL Conference in Portland Oregon.  The social will be Friday night, March 27th before the 8:00 p.m. All Conference Reception.  David Isaak and I are finalizing a location; drinks will be cash bar.  Is it possible for us to sponsor a social at each of the division conference with a small financial supplement of $250.00?  Donations will be optional and food will be modest. 

 

9. Language/Signage for Gender Neutral or All Genders Restrooms

Action: Discussion

Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information: With thanks to Julie Winkelstein, Mary Gen Davies and Peter Coyl [for the professional looking signs], the Gender Neutral Restrooms at MW 2015 were more successful than Las Vegas.  Members were observed photographing, tweeting about, and using the restrooms during conference.  Peter Coyl printed “official” looking signs which Julie and Mary Gen put up and which stayed up during the conference.  ALA Conference Services will be doing the signage both for the hallways and restrooms in San Francisco.

Signage choices one and two:

FOR HALL SIGNS:        Gender Neutral Restroom

This Restroom is for everyone

DOOR SIGNS:

This restroom is for the use of everyone regardless of gender identity and expression.  Anyone may use it.  It is a safe place for all.  Should you prefer a gender specific restroom, these are these are available throughout the conference center.

OR

For Hall Signs:            All Genders Restroom

For Door Signs:

This restroom is for the use of everyone regardless of gender identity and expression.  Anyone may use it.  It is a safe place for all.  Should you prefer a gender specific restroom, these are these are available throughout the conference center.

Rationale from J. Winkelstein for #2:  Gender Neutral may be confusing because usually restrooms refer to some attribute of the person using them (male, female, disabled, family) rather than being attribute of the restroom itself.   

 

10. Informal Reports by Board Members – Liaisons to GLBTRT Committees (10 minutes)

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: N/A 

Supporting Information: Board members are requested to check in with their committee and report as necessary.   

 

11. Name change from Rainbow Project to Rainbow Book List

Action: Move to officially change the name of the GLBTRT/SRRT Rainbow Project to Rainbow Book List.

Item Facilitator: Peter Hepburn

Vote:  Yes

Supporting Information: Rainbow is no longer a “project” of two RT’s.  It is a list of GLBTRT and has been known informally as the Rainbow List. 

 

12. Inclusion of Stonewall Award and Honor Books in Over the Rainbow and Rainbow Lists

Action: Motion to include all Stonewall Award and Honor Books in the Over the Rainbow and Rainbow Lists each year beginning back to January 2015.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information: We looked to ALSC for advice; the Division has a policy stating that all ALSC award and honor books will be included in the ALSC Notable Book List.  This makes sense as librarians [and others] looking for “the best of the best” should find the Stonewall books included.  Practically this means that the Rainbow and Over the Rainbow lists will not be released until after the Stonewall Awards are announced.

 

13. Announcements:

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: Any

Vote: N/A

Supporting Information: Agenda items for next month:  Charge for Advocacy Committee, Who?

 

Future Meeting Times:  April, May and June

GLBTRT Conference calls for April, May and June will be on the following dates:

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 

New dates for April, May, June calls are:

Thursday April 9 at 3 PM CDT,

Thursday May 7 at 3 PM CDT, and

Thursday June 18 at 4 PM CDT

 

14. Adjournment

Action: The meeting will be adjourned.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote:  N/A

Supporting Information:

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Online Doc 2015-03 GLBTRT Executive Board Meeting Agenda

by Melody Townley on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:46 pm
in GLBTRT Executive Board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

2015 March Executive Board Meeting Agenda

March 12, 4 pm CST

Location: Conference Call

Dial - (605) 475-4700

Enter Access Code - 974507#

 

1. Call to Order and Introductions

Action: Callers present should introduce themselves.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

2015 March Executive Board Meeting Agenda

March 12, 4 pm CST

Location: Conference Call

Dial - (605) 475-4700

Enter Access Code - 974507#

 

1. Call to Order and Introductions

Action: Callers present should introduce themselves.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: N/A

Supporting Information:  

 

2. Approval of Agenda

Action: Approve agenda for the March 2015 Executive Board meeting.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information:  

 

3. Approval of Previous Board Meeting Minutes (5 mins)

Action: Approve minutes from 2015 Midwinter Meeting, January 31, 2015 Executive Board meeting.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information: http://connect.ala.org/node/236464

 

4. Treasurer's Report (5 mins)

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: Dale McNeill

Vote: N/A

Supporting Information: Update of any financial statements since Midwinter 2015, donation amount from MW Social.

 

5. June is National GLBT Book Month

Action: Update regarding ALA plans and discussion on how to prepare for the 1st ALA June in National GLBT Book Month campaign.

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: ?

Supporting Information: ALA has filed a trademark request for June is GLBT Book Month.  ALA Graphics will have both a poster and bookmarks available in the Spring 2015 Graphics Catalog and at Annual Conference.  The poster will feature graphics from This Day in June, winner of the Stonewall Book Award, Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award.  Gayle Pitman, author of This Day in June, will be joining us at our social.  She will be a welcome addition to the Pride Parade, and will participate in the Stonewall Book Awards Program. 

What do can we do between now and June 1 to promote ALA’s June is GLBT Book Month?   We need to begin showing use.

 

6. ALA Annual 2015 Social and 45th Anniversary Annual Celebration Brainstorm (15 mins)

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Dale McNeill

Supporting Information: Update of any information about the social or plans for 45h Anniversary Celebration since MW discussion.

7. Requests to co-sponsor GLBTRT Social at ALA Annual and future conferences

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: ?

Supporting Information:  The RT has received two questions to co-sponsor the RT’s social at MW or possibility in the future.  The first request comes from the Spectrum Scholars via Board members Ana Elisa de Campos Salles.  The second request comes Ian Hughes who is their RT’s program chair and who is organizing the IFTR program at Annual.  GLBTRT is co-sponsoring.

 

8. ACRL: GLBTRT and Friends Social

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information: A GLBTRT [and friends] Social is planned during the upcoming March 25-28 ACRL Conference in Portland Oregon.  The social will be Friday night, March 27th before the 8:00 p.m. All Conference Reception.  David Isaak and I are finalizing a location; drinks will be cash bar.  Is it possible for us to sponsor a social at each of the division conference with a small financial supplement of $250.00?  Donations will be optional and food will be modest. 

 

9. Language/Signage for Gender Neutral or All Genders Restrooms

Action: Discussion

Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information: With thanks to Julie Winkelstein, Mary Gen Davies and Peter Coyl [for the professional looking signs], the Gender Neutral Restrooms at MW 2015 were more successful than Las Vegas.  Members were observed photographing, tweeting about, and using the restrooms during conference.  Peter Coyl printed “official” looking signs which Julie and Mary Gen put up and which stayed up during the conference.  ALA Conference Services will be doing the signage both for the hallways and restrooms in San Francisco.

Signage choices one and two:

FOR HALL SIGNS:        Gender Neutral Restroom

This Restroom is for everyone

DOOR SIGNS:

This restroom is for the use of everyone regardless of gender identity and expression.  Anyone may use it.  It is a safe place for all.  Should you prefer a gender specific restroom, these are these are available throughout the conference center.

OR

For Hall Signs:            All Genders Restroom

For Door Signs:

This restroom is for the use of everyone regardless of gender identity and expression.  Anyone may use it.  It is a safe place for all.  Should you prefer a gender specific restroom, these are these are available throughout the conference center.

Rationale from J. Winkelstein for #2:  Gender Neutral may be confusing because usually restrooms refer to some attribute of the person using them (male, female, disabled, family) rather than being attribute of the restroom itself.   

 

10. Informal Reports by Board Members – Liaisons to GLBTRT Committees (10 minutes)

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl

Vote: N/A 

Supporting Information: Board members are requested to check in with their committee and report as necessary.   

 

11. Name change from Rainbow Project to Rainbow Book List

Action: Move to officially change the name of the GLBTRT/SRRT Rainbow Project to Rainbow Book List.

Item Facilitator: Peter Hepburn

Vote:  Yes

Supporting Information: Rainbow is no longer a “project” of two RT’s.  It is a list of GLBTRT and has been known informally as the Rainbow List. 

 

12. Inclusion of Stonewall Award and Honor Books in Over the Rainbow and Rainbow Lists

Action: Motion to include all Stonewall Award and Honor Books in the Over the Rainbow and Rainbow Lists each year beginning back to January 2015.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information: We looked to ALSC for advice; the Division has a policy stating that all ALSC award and honor books will be included in the ALSC Notable Book List.  This makes sense as librarians [and others] looking for “the best of the best” should find the Stonewall books included.  Practically this means that the Rainbow and Over the Rainbow lists will not be released until after the Stonewall Awards are announced.

 

13. Announcements:

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: Any

Vote: N/A

Supporting Information: Agenda items for next month:  Charge for Advocacy Committee, Who?

 

Future Meeting Times:  April, May and June

GLBTRT Conference calls for April, May and June will be on the following dates:

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 

New dates for April, May, June calls are:

Thursday April 9 at 3 PM CDT,

Thursday May 7 at 3 PM CDT, and

Thursday June 18 at 4 PM CDT

 

14. Adjournment

Action: The meeting will be adjourned.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote:  N/A

Supporting Information:

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Online Doc School Library Month

by Susan Hess on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 10:19 am
in AASL Affiliate Assembly

Hello Everyone,

As Chair of the 2014-2015 School Library Month Committee, I am asking for your help in spreading the word about planned activities for SLM. This, being the 30th annual celebration of School Library Month, we wanted to honor school librarians for the amazing job that they do everyday. We are thrilled to announce that Julianne Moore, the Academy Award winning actress and children's author, is our Spokesperson and will be promoting the theme, Your School Library: Where Learning Never Ends, throughout April.

Hello Everyone,

As Chair of the 2014-2015 School Library Month Committee, I am asking for your help in spreading the word about planned activities for SLM. This, being the 30th annual celebration of School Library Month, we wanted to honor school librarians for the amazing job that they do everyday. We are thrilled to announce that Julianne Moore, the Academy Award winning actress and children's author, is our Spokesperson and will be promoting the theme, Your School Library: Where Learning Never Ends, throughout April.

To celebrate this 30th anniversary, we have planned the following activities:

*The Student Digital Storytelling Festival – see Website for details. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Midnight on March 20th.

*The School Librarian Showcase – see Website for details. Please encourage your constituents to participate in this activity and share their wonderful school librarian stories.

The School Library Ambassador Initiative – look for this on social media throughout April and later on Pinterest.

The Author Gallery and Tip of the Day Calendar –look for this on social media throughout April and later on Pinterest.

Send us your Best Shot – this will be a Twitter and Instagram activity announced at the end of March.

Professional Development Sessions – see Website for details.

*These activities are important to share ASAP.

This is the link to the 2015 AASL School Library Month Website:
http://www.ala.org/aasl/slm/

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Susan Hess
Chair – School Library Month Committee

 

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Discussion Does your unit/division have an ALA Connect "Getting Started" document?

by John Jackson on Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 01:30 pm
in ALA Website Advisory Committee

Hello WAC,

Does your unit or division have a "Getting Started" document or web page for first-time Connect Users? If so, please share it here in the comments! Liza and Betsy are working on the text for first-time user logins of ALA Connect and are looking for other examples.

Cheers,

John

Online Doc ALCTS Seeks Monograph Editor

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 08:52 am
in ALCTS

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is seeking an editor for its Monographs collection of publications. This three year appointment comes with a stipend to support travel to ALA Midwinter and Annual Conference. The position is available starting no later than July 1, 2015. An earlier start date may be considered. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and letter of interest with particular attention to your background as an editor to Genevieve S.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is seeking an editor for its Monographs collection of publications. This three year appointment comes with a stipend to support travel to ALA Midwinter and Annual Conference. The position is available starting no later than July 1, 2015. An earlier start date may be considered. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and letter of interest with particular attention to your background as an editor to Genevieve S. Owens, Chair, ALCTS Monographs Editor Search Committee, at gowens@wrl.org. Deadline for applications is March 18, 2015. Only electronic submissions will be considered.

ALCTS Monographs is a collection of digital and print-on-demand publications intended to focus on issues related to technical services and collections in the broadest context. Monographs publishes titles from a wide range of sources, including individually submitted ideas and solicited manuscripts.

The ALCTS Monographs Editor, works in close conjunction with many groups within ALCTS (most notably its Publications Committees), sets strategic direction for the collection, and identifies promising topics, authors, and programmatic events for inclusion in one of the titles under their editorship. The editor also works closely with the editor of Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) and the editor of the ALCTS News identifying items for their respective publishing venues and coordinating solicitation of papers.

The Editor is responsible for producing multiple titles for the collection in any given year. The Editor manages the work with the authors to produce quality and timely digital and print-on-demand publications in the shortest possible timeframe. The Editor is responsible for the overall coordination of the publishing process. The Editor manages the acquisition, development, and approval of  manuscripts through an editorial board and editorial production with the Publications Manager in the ALCTS Office. The editorial board does most of its work virtually and may also meet at both the Annual Conference and Midwinter. The Editor is expected to attend all meetings and serves as chair of the board. The Editor provides counsel and support for authors. This work requires regular and tactful communication with authors, editors, and liaisons to see the process through to completion.

The editor serves as a voting, ex-officio member of the ALCTS Publications Committee and is expected to participate in its work, virtually and in person.

The editor is appointed for a three-year, renewable term and receives a stipend to support travel to the ALA Annual Conference and the Midwinter Meeting. The Editor must be an ALCTS member. Experience with association or non-profit publishing is required. Experience with digital or print-on-demand publishing is highly desirable.

The search committee will conduct interviews by phone after the deadline. To apply for this position, send a C.V. or resume, along with a letter including information about previous editorial experience by March 18, 2015 to:

Genevieve S. Owens

Chair, ALCTS Monographs Editor Search Committee

gowens@ala.org 

Only electronic application submissions will be considered.

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Online Doc Join us for the first-ever ALCTS 101 webinar!

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 08:51 am
in ALCTS

Have you ever wondered what ALCTS could do for you? If you’re into acquisitions, collection development and management, preservation, cataloging and metadata, or continuing resources (serials), and so on, you’ve got a place in ALCTS! The ALCTS 101 webinar is your chance to meet ALCTS officers and members just like you and find out what ALCTS is all about, all from the comfort of your own computer.

Have you ever wondered what ALCTS could do for you? If you’re into acquisitions, collection development and management, preservation, cataloging and metadata, or continuing resources (serials), and so on, you’ve got a place in ALCTS! The ALCTS 101 webinar is your chance to meet ALCTS officers and members just like you and find out what ALCTS is all about, all from the comfort of your own computer.

Join us for the first-ever ALCTS 101 webinar on Thursday, March 5 at 2:00 EST/1:00 CST/12:00 MST/11:00 PST. The ALCTS 101 webinar is FREE and open to anyone regardless of ALA or ALCTS membership status. Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4168881164676354817

Participants in the live webinar will be eligible to win a free ALCTS webinar. If you can’t join us live, the recording will be freely available from the ALCTS Youtube channel shortly afterwards.

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