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Event ALCTS 101 @ ALA Annual!

by Emily Sanford on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:20 am
in ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Hi ANMIG Members! Are you attending ALA's Annual Conference? Want to learn more about ALCTS, being a new professional, and how to get involved? Consider joining ANMIG and the ALCTS Membership Committee at ALCTS 101! More details follow.

Start the weekend off right and get the most out of your conference attendance with ALCTS 101! Join us for a low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes, as we provide an overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division.

Hi ANMIG Members! Are you attending ALA's Annual Conference? Want to learn more about ALCTS, being a new professional, and how to get involved? Consider joining ANMIG and the ALCTS Membership Committee at ALCTS 101! More details follow.

Start the weekend off right and get the most out of your conference attendance with ALCTS 101! Join us for a low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes, as we provide an overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division.

Established members will be on-hand to chat with attendees about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities. All are welcome – those considering membership with ALCTS, student members, new members, and long-term members wanting a brush-up. A short business meeting for the ALCTS New Member Interest Group will occur at the end of the event, where you can volunteer to serve as the Social Media Coordinator or Student Liaison for the next year.

 We’ll also be kicking off the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt that will be going on during the conference. Come to learn more and to get a head start on photos to check off the list!

 Join us at the Las Vegas Hotel – Pavilion 10 on Friday, June 27th 2014 from 7:00-9:30PM (Directly after ALA’s Opening Exhibits). Add it to your scheduler today! http://ala14.ala.org/node/14812

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Event Mario Macias

by Sarah Hammill on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 06:45 pm
in IAmRUSA

IAmRUSA Interviewee for the Week of September 15th is

Mario Macias

Ask him a question!

Event ALCTS Webinar: Standards for Collection Management - Part 2

by Jane Rosario on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 10:41 am
in ALCTS

Apologies in advance for multiple postings.

ALCTS Webinar: Standards for Collection Management - Part 2

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.

This webinar is the second session of a two-part series intended to familiarize attendees with the practical applications of standards and best practices for collection management in an increasingly electronic world:

  • quality of data in knowledge bases (KBART)

Apologies in advance for multiple postings.

ALCTS Webinar: Standards for Collection Management - Part 2

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.

This webinar is the second session of a two-part series intended to familiarize attendees with the practical applications of standards and best practices for collection management in an increasingly electronic world:

  • quality of data in knowledge bases (KBART)

  • presentation and identification of e-journals (PIE-J)

  • demand-driven acquisition (DDA) of monographs

  • accessibility and openness of journal articles (open access indicators [OAI])

Jointly developed by librarians, system providers, publishers, and other community members, standards and best practices help grease the wheels to ensure better interoperability between systems and automate some tedious tasks. Presenters will introduce specific standards and describe how they work and their utility in helping libraries manage local and shared collections.

The first session will be held on October 7, 2014 and will cover:

  • usage statistics (COUNTER/SUSHI)

  • licensing (SERU)

  • publisher/platform changes (Transfer)

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will have gained a greater awareness of existing and developing standards and best practices that help us better manage our increasingly electronic collections.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved in working with or supplying electronic resources: librarians, publishers, aggregators, subscription agents, and system providers.

Presenters

Betty Landesman has been Head of Technical Services and Content Management at the University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library since 2012. Prior to joining UB, she worked at a number of academic and special libraries in technical services, electronic resources management, collection development, and systems roles. Betty has served as co-chair of the Content and Collection Management Topic Committee of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) since 2011. She holds an MLS from Simmons College.

Nettie Lagace has been the Associate Director for Programs at NISO since 2011. She is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO's topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices and for working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior to joining NISO, Nettie worked at Ex Libris in a number of library and information provider-facing roles. She holds an MILS from the University of Michigan.

Fee

ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43

Nonmember (individual) . . . $59

International (individual) . . . $43

Groups

(Applies to a group of people who will watch the webinar together from one access point.)

Member group . . . $99

Nonmember group . . . $129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session, so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.

Contact

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 jreese@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee. 

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Event ALCTS Webinar: Standards for Collection Management - Part 1

by Jane Rosario on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 10:36 am
in ALCTS

Apologies in advance for multiple postings.

ALCTS Webinar: Standards for Collection Management - Part 1

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.

This webinar is the first session of a two-part series intended to familiarize attendees with the practical applications of standards and best practices for collection management in an increasingly electronic world:

  • usage statistics (COUNTER/SUSHI)

Apologies in advance for multiple postings.

ALCTS Webinar: Standards for Collection Management - Part 1

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.

This webinar is the first session of a two-part series intended to familiarize attendees with the practical applications of standards and best practices for collection management in an increasingly electronic world:

  • usage statistics (COUNTER/SUSHI)

  • licensing (SERU)

  • publisher/platform changes (Transfer)

Jointly developed by librarians, system providers, publishers, and other community members, standards and best practices help grease the wheels to ensure better interoperability between systems and automate some tedious tasks. Presenters will introduce specific standards and describe how they work and their utility in helping libraries manage local and shared collections.

The second session will be held on October 9, 2014 and will cover:

  • quality of data in knowledge bases (KBART)

  • presentation and identification of e-journals (PIE-J)

  • demand-driven acquisition (DDA) of monographs

  • accessibility and openness of journal articles (open access indicators [OAI])

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will have gained a greater awareness of existing and developing standards and best practices that help us better manage our increasingly electronic collections.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved in working with or supplying electronic resources: librarians, publishers, aggregators, subscription agents, and system providers.

Presenters

Betty Landesman has been Head of Technical Services and Content Management at the University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library since 2012. Prior to joining UB, she worked at a number of academic and special libraries in technical services, electronic resources management, collection development, and systems roles. Betty has served as co-chair of the Content and Collection Management Topic Committee of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) since 2011. She holds an MLS from Simmons College.

Nettie Lagace has been the Associate Director for Programs at NISO since 2011. She is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO's topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices and for working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior to joining NISO, Nettie worked at Ex Libris in a number of library and information provider-facing roles. She holds an MILS from the University of Michigan.

Fee

ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43

Nonmember (individual) . . . $59

International (individual) . . . $43

Groups

(Applies to a group of people who will watch the webinar together from one access point.)

Member group . . . $99

Nonmember group . . . $129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session, so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.

Contact

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 jreese@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee. 

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

by Jane Rosario on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 10:29 am
in ALCTS

*Apologies in advance for duplicate postings.*

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 4: October 20 - November 14, 2014

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.

*Apologies in advance for duplicate postings.*

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 4: October 20 - November 14, 2014

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.

Instructors

  • Karen E. K. Brown, Preservation Librarian, State University of New York - Albany

  • Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections

  • Kate Contakos, Head of Preservation, Stanford University

  • Andy Hart, Head, Preservation Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

  • Jacob Nadal, Director of Library and Archives, The Brooklyn Historical Society

  • Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University

  • Holly Robertson, Preservation Consultant

  • Roger Smith, University of California - San Diego

  • Peter D. Verheyen, Syracuse University Library

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/fpres/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.

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*

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Event DLS Strategic Planning Committee, Sept. 15 virtual meeting reminder

by Sandra Hawes on Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 01:23 pm
in ACRL DLS (Distance Learning Section)

REMINDER:

Meeting: regular "third Monday" virtual meeting of the DLS Strategic Planning Committee

Date: Sept. 15, 2014

Time: 4-5p ET

Where: committee chair's virtual office [ https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2009321&password=M.DD3F1810F29EABE6F0AE5CB6FA4C26  ]

 

REMINDER:

Meeting: regular "third Monday" virtual meeting of the DLS Strategic Planning Committee

Date: Sept. 15, 2014

Time: 4-5p ET

Where: committee chair's virtual office [ https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2009321&password=M.DD3F1810F29EABE6F0AE5CB6FA4C26  ]

 

All interested members of the Distance Learning Section are welcome to attend. You may want to logon early to run the audio/video setup wizards, or you may opt to communicate during the meeting using the chat option in the virtual office.

Questions: Sandra Lee Hawes, DLS Strategic Planning Committee Chair (2014-2016), sandra.hawes at saintleo.edu or 1.352.588.8262

 

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Event ALCTS Webinar: Podcasts: What Are They And Can Librarians Play?

by Jane Rosario on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 06:06 pm
in ALCTS

 

ALCTS Webinar: Podcasts: What Are They And Can Librarians Play?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.

 

ALCTS Webinar: Podcasts: What Are They And Can Librarians Play?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.

Podcasts are free radio shows—like those on National Public Radio (NPR). One can listen to podcasts at any time in any place. Imagine hitting "play" and listening to NPR shows while commuting, waiting on line, or doing chores. But podcasts are not limited to shows on NPR—they include shows and stories not found on TV, online, in print, or on the radio.

The main themes of this webinar are that podcasts have unique and useful scholarly and leisurely material that is easy to access and that librarians can be on the front lines of organizing and marketing them. Librarians will take away marketing and organizing ideas they can implement immediately, as well as ideas about marketing and organizing this relatively unknown medium in the future.

This webinar will appeal to any type of librarian because podcasts are available in most topics. There are shows about leisurely topics such as sports, storytelling, news, gardening, comedy, and yoga. There are shows about scholarly topics such as law, medicine, psychology, economics, and learning foreign languages. Podcast shows have celebrity guests, such as Hillary Clinton, Tom Hanks, Louis CK, and Jon Hamm. Shows are also produced by known scholarly entities, such as New England Journal of Medicine and Bloomberg Law.

Learning Outcomes

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • about podcasts' role in scholarly and leisurely communication

  • how to listen to podcasts on desktop and mobile devices

  • how to market podcasts to the public. Librarians will take away ideas they can implement immediately.

  • how librarians can use their skills to organize podcast shows by using existing classification systems. Students will receive a spreadsheet of suggested podcast shows organized using the Library of Congress Classification System. Podcasts have a "discoverability problem," meaning there is no Google for podcasts. Librarians can help people discover content.

  • how librarians can start a discussion about future goals for organizing and marketing podcasts, such as creating a website that reviews podcast shows and a large database organizing podcast episodes

Who Should Attend?

Librarians interested in organizing and marketing podcasts should attend the class. There is room for everyone—from one who has never heard a podcast to a podcast enthusiast.

Course Level & Prerequisites

beginner and intermediate level; no prerequisites

Presenter

Sheryl Ramer Gesoff is the director of the Health Sciences Library at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Elmhurst, New York. She is most interested in responding to the needs of hospital employees in innovative ways, including purchasing web-based tutorials, such as Rosetta Stone, and differential diagnosis programs, such as Isabel HealthCare. Sheryl’s favorite podcasts include Scientific American's 60 Second Science, Freakonomics, NPR's Fresh Air, StoryCorps, The Moth, and Pop Culture Happy Hour.

Fee

ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43

Nonmember (individual) . . . $59

International (individual) . . . $43

 

Groups

(Applies to a group of people who will watch the webinar together from one access point.)

Member group . . . $99

Nonmember group . . . $129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session, so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.

Contact

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 jreese@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event DLS Discussion Group Committee Meeting

by Jill Hallam-Miller on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 03:07 pm
in ACRL DLS (Distance Learning Section)

The DLS Discussion Group committee will meet virtually on September 11th from 12:00 PM to approximately 1:00 PM (Eastern time).

Please join the meeting at http://centralpenn.adobeconnect.com/dls-dg/

You can enter the virtual meeting room any time prior to the meeting to test your system and microphone. If you do not have a microphone, you can participate using the chat feature. Please be sure to have headphones/speakers.

Guests are welcome.

The DLS Discussion Group committee will meet virtually on September 11th from 12:00 PM to approximately 1:00 PM (Eastern time).

Please join the meeting at http://centralpenn.adobeconnect.com/dls-dg/

You can enter the virtual meeting room any time prior to the meeting to test your system and microphone. If you do not have a microphone, you can participate using the chat feature. Please be sure to have headphones/speakers.

Guests are welcome.

Contact meeting facilitator Jill Hallam-Miller with questions.
Email: jillhallam-miller@centralpenn.edu
Phone: 717-728-2415

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Event ALCTS Webinar: Housing Solutions for Objects in Collections

by Jane Rosario on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 02:22 pm
in ALCTS

ALCTS Webinar: Housing Solutions for Objects in Collections

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.

ALCTS Webinar: Housing Solutions for Objects in Collections

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.

Drawing on their experience housing complex objects from the Special Collections at New York University Libraries, including artists’ books, theater props, artwork, realia, and personal effects of important persons, the presenters will describe specific techniques for creating custom housings. The presenters will discuss considerations taken into account in approaching housing treatments, such as the objects’ composition and condition, as well as information from archivists and librarians regarding the objects’ context and known or anticipated use.

The techniques will be illustrated with images and simple animations that show all steps of the housing process. Housing options discussed will range from simple to complex, incorporating readily available materials that are adaptable to many types of objects.

Laura McCann will speak on the process of planning care for these types of objects and Angela Andres will describe practical aspects of creating housings that facilitate use. A comprehensive resources list will include specific information about supplies and tools.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain understanding in how to design and fabricate housings for nontraditional objects found in their libraries’ collections.

Who Should Attend?

Special collections staff particularly librarians and archivists with collection management responsibilities. Also processing archivists and catalogers.

Course Level & Prerequisites

Beginner and intermediate level.

Presenters

Laura McCann has held the position of Conservation Librarian in the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department of New York University Libraries since 2006. Previous positions include Deputy Director and Paper Conservator of the New York Municipal Archives. Laura received a MS in Library and Information Science from the Palmer School, Long Island University, a MA in Paper Conservation from Camberwell College of Arts in 1997, and a BA in Art History from Bates College.

Angela Andres came to the Barbara Goldsmith Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory at New York University Libraries in 2006 and in January 2014 was appointed Special Collections Conservator. She previously worked in book conservation at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Angela received her BFA in Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and her MA in Library and Information Studies from UW-Madison.

Fee

ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43

Nonmember (individual) . . . $59

International (individual) . . . $43

Groups

(Applies to a group of people who will watch the webinar together from one access point.)

Member group . . . $99

Nonmember group . . . $129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session, so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.

Contact

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 jreese@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event Documents Due for Board Consideration - Fall Executive

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 02:19 pm
in ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

The ACRL Fall Executive Committee Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on September 12, 2014. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, September 12, 2014.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ACRL Fall Executive Committee Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on September 12, 2014. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, September 12, 2014.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
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