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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management
Session 5: November 16 - December 11, 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
Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library, Michigan
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.
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The LITA UX IG has finally launched the UX chat on Twitter in collaboration with the LITA President's Program task force!
Up until the ALA Annual Conference, the UX chat will be moderated by the LITA President's Program Task Force. After that, the chat will be moderated by the members of the LITA UX IG and of Weave, the new UX Journal. Please join us in the #litaUX chat and volunteer as a moderator! If you have questions, please send it in advance to the moderator below.
When does the #LITAUX chat happen in Twitter?
- Friday, May 15th, 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderators Amanda (@godaisies) and Haley (@hayleym1218) Archive at: http://litablog.org/2015/05/storify-of-litas-first-ux-twitter-chat/
- Friday, May 29th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Bohyun (@bohyunkim)
Archive at https://storify.com/bohyunkim/second-litaux-chat
- Friday, June 12th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Whitni (@_whitni)
- Friday, June 19th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Michael (@schoeyfield)
- Attend the LITA President's Program with Lou Rosenfeld at the ALA Annual Conference!
- Friday, July 10th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Matt (@mreidsma) and Kyle (@gwydion9)
- Friday, July 24th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Matt (@mreidsma) and Kyle (@gwydion9)
- Friday, August 7th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Michael (@schoeyfield)
- Friday, August 21th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Pete (@pfcoco)
- Friday, September 4th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Bohyun (@bohyunkim) Archive at: https://storify.com/bohyunkim/the-9th-litaux-chat
- Friday, September 18th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Amanda (@godaisies)
- Friday, Oct. 2th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Michael (@schoeyfield)
- Friday, Oct. 30th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Bohyun (@bohyunkim)
- Friday, Nov. 13th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Michael (@schoeyfield)
- Friday, Dec. 11th 2-3 p.m. EDT
What is the UX Twitter Chat?
Share your challenges, successes, techniques, and workflows that you have developed to improve user experience (UX) at your library. Use #litaux to participate. Additionally, you can ask questions that may be selected to be answered by proclaimed UX expert, Lou Rosenfeld during the LITA President’s Program at Annual. Submit your questions ahead of time to the moderator. The moderators will ask questions in the Q1, Q2, and Q3 format and followers will use #litaux and answer back in the A1, A2, and A3 format, as you may have see in the #libchat or #inaljchat.
When participating, be constructive. Be respectful. No attacking others. Please use the hashtag #litaux.
Do you know an academic, government, or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to the library profession through research, service to the profession, or other creative activity? Consider nominating him/her for the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award!
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, government document, 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 award committee will also 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
Nominations are due December 4th.
Chair, Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award Committee
Just wanted to bring attention to the Twitter promotions launched by the Alzheimer's Association for its monthlong June event, Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month: http://alz.org/abam
There is a Promoted hashtag #EndAlzheimers. Promoted means that the hashtag will always appear at the top of the list of trends alongside the Twitter timeline. There's a link of attribution underneath the Promoted hashtag, which in this case is labeled Promoted by Alzheimer's Assoc. Clicking either the hashtag or attribution takes you to the timeline for that Promoted hashtag.
The top of the Promoted hashtag timeline - Top, not All - has a designated top story. In this case, hitting Refresh gives you a designated array of Top Tweets from the Alzheimer's Association. The photo below features a photo of Grey's Anatomy TV actor Kevin McKidd, wearing the campaign t-shirt, along with a link to the campaign's main page at http://alz.org/abam and then also the Twitter account of the organization, Alzheimer's Association at @alzassociation
Like I said, hit Refresh (F5) and you'll get tweets featuring photos of other celebrities wearing the campaign t-shirt (or other sportswear), including singers Grace Potter and Joey McIntyre, actor Seth Rogen, a woman named Joan said to have Alzheimer's, and a handful of the banner artwork created for the campaign.