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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.

ALCTS

Event ALCTS webinar: Designing Collections for Collisions: Preserving Library Serendipity in a Digital World

by 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.

 

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.

Learning outcomes:

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

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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:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/091615

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 registration@ala.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 alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS e-Forum: Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing For) Retirement

by Jeremy Myntti on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 12:20 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing For) Retirement

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.

 

Moderators

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 alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS e-Forum: Hire right the first time: best practices for building the team you need

by Jeremy Myntti on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 12:19 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: Hire right the first time: best practices for building the team you need

ALCTS e-Forum: Hire right the first time: best practices for building the team you need

September 23-24, 2015

 

Moderated by Terri Schell, Brian Staples, and James Kelly

 

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.

 

Libraries evolve. Shouldn’t your interviews? Success in our profession requires a new skill set, but if you’re asking candidates the same old questions, you’re probably recruiting more of what you already have. Attracting dynamic team members to help you meet tomorrow’s challenges requires hiring for culture fit, crafting more thoughtful questions and bringing creativity and insightfulness to the interview process. Join us in discussing tips for hiring right the first time. We will:

  • discuss techniques for writing more compelling interview questions

  • define culture fit and its importance to the interview process

  • outline the skills of an effective interviewer

 

Moderators

Terri Schell, Senior Administrator – Human Resources, Harford County (MD) Public Library

Brian Staples, Human Resources Generalist, Baltimore County (MD) Public Library

James Kelly, Associate Director, Frederick County (MD) Public Libraries

 

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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ACRL EBSS Membership and Orientation Committee

Event Commitee Meeting

by Elena Soltau on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 07:05 am

The EBSS Membership & Orientation Committee will meet on August 26th at 2pm EST.  Anyone who wishes to attend may do so.  Here is the online meeting information:

Please register for Weds 8/26 @ 2pm EBSS Membership Meeting at:

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4822047150713069057

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

The EBSS Membership & Orientation Committee will meet on August 26th at 2pm EST.  Anyone who wishes to attend may do so.  Here is the online meeting information:

Please register for Weds 8/26 @ 2pm EBSS Membership Meeting at:

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4822047150713069057

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

I hope to see all committee members and welcome anyone else who wishes to attend.

Best,

Elena Soltau

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ACRL IS Teaching Methods Committee (Instruction Section)

Event ACRL Instruction Section, Teaching Methods Committee, Virtual Meeting August 4, 2015, 3 pm - 4 pm ET

by Lauren Wahman on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 03:50 pm

ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
3:00-4:00 pm EDT
http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r1nlxdmv6j0/

 

AGENDA

  1. Welcome and introductions

  2. Additions to the agenda

  3. Announcements

  4. Recap of 2014-2015 Committee Activities and Outcomes

ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
3:00-4:00 pm EDT
http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r1nlxdmv6j0/

 

AGENDA

  1. Welcome and introductions

  2. Additions to the agenda

  3. Announcements

  4. Recap of 2014-2015 Committee Activities and Outcomes

  5. Discussion: 2015-2016 Committee Activities

    See Year-End Report (2014-15_teach_ar):
    http://connect.ala.org/file-manager/download/group/211499/Teaching%20Met...

    Virtual Panel/Lightning Round

    Teaching Librarian of the Month

    Blog

  6. Personal Announcements

  7. Adjourn

If you wish to attend the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact the Chair in advance for
details: Lauren Wahman lauren.wahman@uc.edu

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ACRL DLS Research Committee (Distance Learning Section)

Event ACRL DLS Research Committee Intro Meeting

by Kelly McCusker on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Agenda

  • Intro to DLS and the Committee
  • Member intro
  • Last year's accomplishments
  • Projects for the Year
  • Questions

 

Access

Agenda

  • Intro to DLS and the Committee
  • Member intro
  • Last year's accomplishments
  • Projects for the Year
  • Questions

 

Access

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/726818365

Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 726-818-365

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 726-818-365

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 10:40 am

 

 

Session 4: September 28 - November 6, 2015

 

 

 

Session 4: September 28 - November 6, 2015

 

This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:

 

  • the definition of collection assessment,

  • techniques and tools,

  • assessment of print and electronic collections, and

  • project design and management.

 

Learning Outcomes:

 

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

 

  • describe the fundamental aspects of collection assessment

  • understand the various collection assessment methods and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • design and implement a collection assessment project

  • perform a collection assessment of print resources

  • complete a collection assessment of electronic resources

 

Who Should Attend:  

 

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

 

Instructors:

 

  • Ginger Williams, Acquisitions Librarian, Wichita State University

  • Andrea Wirth, Assistant Professor, Collection Development (CD) Unit, Oregon State University Libraries

  • Alison M. Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University

  • Teresa Negrucci, Resource Acquisition and Management Librarian, Brown University

  • Miranda Bennett, Head of Liaison Services for Collections & Research Support, University of Houston

 

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/fca/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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