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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
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.
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 email@example.com. For all other questions or comments related to web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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
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
$109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member
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
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.
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email email@example.com.
Anyone interested in a new web-based virtual world for libraries, education, and museums is invited to Info Quest on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at noon Pacific Time (2pm Central).
Info Quest: A Web of Worlds Seminar
Watch the promo
August 30th 2015 (Sunday) at 12:00pm PST/SLT - 3:00pm CST - 3:00pm EST
~~~Dr. Valerie Hill
~~~Dr. John Jamison
~~~ John Lester
Our seminar will feature four keynote speakers with experience with web-based technology for 3D immersive education. Please visit our website for more information on the speakers under "Opening Day" dropdown menu "Keynote Speakers" http://infoquest.spruz.com/keynote-speakers.htm
Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the technology. Follow the five easy steps down below to access our worlds, thanks.
Download the Unity Web Player URL: http://unity3d.com/webplayer/ choose which versions for Window or Mac.
Register at Info Quest’s URL: http://infoquest.jibemix.com/jibe/default.aspx
You will be asked to download “Vivox” plug-in used for voice/mic. Make sure “Vivox” is downloaded to your computer to turn on the audio will work.
Important please close your browser before entering Info Quest or you will not have voice/audio!!!
Re-start and enter Info Quest.
Please take the time to watch the 2.5 minute video below "How to Enter Info Quest," Thank you.
2.5 Minute Video Tutorial: http://web.photodex.com/view/26da9ax4
Want to learn more explore our website menu, webpages, tutorials, and visit our worlds through our portals and jiways. http://infoques.spruz.com/ & http://infoquest.jibemix.com/
It is highly recommended that you follow the instructions and it may take several minutes to set-up. Please allow yourself at least 20 minutes before the seminar to set-up. DO NOT USE the Internet Explorer browser it is not compatible with Jibe/Unity. We recommend Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari as your web browsers. Thank you, we hope to see you in Info Quest on Sunday August 30th 2015.
Nominations for the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award due December 4th! The award recognizes an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to the library profession through research, service to the profession, or other creative activity.
Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:
- Planning and implementation of a model bibliography/information services program in a law or political science library.
- History of contributions to the field through research, publications and other activities displaying active participation in the advancement of law/political science librarianship.
- Service to the profession through ACRL or related regional and national organizations.
- Promotion or development of an education program for law and political science librarianship that has served as a model for other courses and programs.
The award recipient receives $1,000 and a plaque sponsored by SAGE-CQ Press.
Nominations should be submitted with the name and contact information of the nominee as well as a short narrative supporting the nomination. The narrative must speak to the impact of the nominee’s work on librarianship in law/political science through the areas of distinction. The committee will contact the nominee’s supervisor for more detailed information and a CV, which will be considered along with the nominator’s narrative. Individuals may nominate themselves or others.
For more details about the award or to learn about previous recipients, visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/martalangecq
Chair, Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award Committee
Please join us for what we think will be an informational and exciting meeting of the International Documents Task Force during Annual. As you look at the agenda below, note that we will be having special guests from the UN. Maritina Paniagua, Outreach and Professional Development, Dag Hammarskjöld Library, will update us on the United Nations Depository Library Programme (yes, there are 2 "m's" and an "e" in that word); and Ann Paprocki, Librarian, Dag Hammarskjöld Library, will do a presentation concerning the 70th Anniversary of the UN. Get there early--there might even be treats to help celebrate that big "Seven-0" (anyone got any ideas for UN theme decorated cookies?).
Questions? Answers? Please contact me directly:
GODORT International Documents Taskforce (IDTF) Meeting
ALA Annual 2015, San Francisco
4:30-5:30pm, Sunday, June 28
Marriott Marquis (780 Mission Street, 415-896-1600)—Pacific Suite I
I. Welcome and Introductions
a) Assign Note-taker
II. Approval of the Agenda
III. Approval of Midwinter 2015 Minutes (available in consolidated minutes, pgs. 11-12: http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/File:GODORT_2015_Midwinter_Consolidated_Committee_Minutes.pdf)
IV. Reports from Committee Liaisons
a) Education (Stephanie Martin)
b) Government Information to Kids (Susan Paterson)
c) IFLA and Publications (Jim Church)
d) Legislation (Brett Cloyd)
e) Programming (Melanie Sims)
f) Rare and Endangered Documents (Mary Mallory)
g) Cataloguing (Jeff Hartsell-Gundy)
V. Update report on UNDL Programme and other new UN resources—Maritina Paniagua, Outreach and Professional Development, Dag Hammarskjöld Library
VI. Reports from other Vendors
VII. Presentation about online exhibit celebrating 70th Anniversary of the UN—Ann Paprocki, Librarian, Dag Hammarskjöld Library
VIII. Any other business?
ALCTS webinar: Designing Collections for Collisions: Preserving Library Serendipity in a Digital Worldby Gina Solares on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 01:04 pm
ALCTS webinar: Designing Collections for Collisions: Preserving Library Serendipity in a Digital World
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
Description: Nearly every librarian has a story to share about a community member who makes a fantastic serendipitous discovery. Sometimes these discoveries change lives. Unfortunately, we may be hearing fewer and fewer of these stories. Why? Because in a digital world the opportunities for great accidental discoveries are being engineered out of the library experience. In this presentation Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian at Temple University, will share insights into why we need to start talking about designing our libraries, both physical and virtual, with engineered serendipity in mind. If the whole point of collections is to facilitate interactions with discovery, research and learning, then we have to come up with better ways to design it into the library experience. Serendipitous library discoveries are too valuable to lose. We need to figure out how to preserve them in a digital world.
Be able to identify factors leading to the decrease in serendipitous discovery in libraries.
Gain a better understanding of how engineered serendipity works and to appreciate the importance of accidental discovery.
Learn about strategies libraries can use to design for better serendipity in an increasingly digital environment.
Who should attend? Librarians in both public and technical services and from all sectors, any librarian who wants to preserve serendipitous discovery in libraries.
Presenter: Steven J. Bell is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. He writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, library management, higher education, design thinking and user experience. Steven is a co-founder of the Blended Librarian's Online Learning Community. He blogs at Designing Better Libraries, authors columns, and is co-author of the book "Academic Librarianship by Design". For additional information about Steven J. Bell and his projects: http://stevenbell.info
Registration Fees: ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43
For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:
ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or email@example.com.
Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.
ALCTS e-Forum: Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing For) Retirement
October 13-14, 2015
Moderated by Pamela Bluh and Jane Edmister Penner
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.
What images do you conjure up when you think of “retirement?” An AARP card? Medicare? Caribbean beaches? Continuing Education? Travel? Sleeping until noon? Reading the latest best-sellers? All of the above and then some!
This e-forum will give participants – and lurkers on the list –opportunities to ask questions and share experiences to ease the transition from a career in library services to the condition of ‘retirement.’
There is a lot of talk about the “graying” of the profession but less about the kinds of things those who are ‘graying’ should consider. We hope that sharing our experiences in navigating our way out of the work world and into the world of retirement will stimulate a lively discussion.
Pamela Bluh retired from the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland at the end of July 2014. She ‘resisted’ retirement for quite some time, but now finds it hard to understand how she had time to work.
Jane Edmister Penner has worked at the University of Virginia for 27 years, most recently as Director of Content Management Services (i.e., Technical Services) and previously as Head of the Music Library. Professionally, she has been active in the ALA/ALCTS Directors of Technical Services at Large Research Libraries Roundtable and in the Music Library Association. She is taking advantage of UVa’s option of a two-year “step-down” and will retire in April 2016.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.