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Event Bridget Farrell

by Sarah Hammill on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 05:02 pm
in IAmRUSA

IAmRUSA Interviewee for the Week of September 29th is

Bridget Farrell

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Event Robin Ewing

by Sarah Hammill on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 05:01 pm
in IAmRUSA

IAmRUSA Interviewee for the Week of September 22nd is

Robin Ewing

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Event ALCTS E-Forum -- Open Access: What does it mean for ALCTS and LRTS?

by Trey Shelton on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 04:00 pm
in ALCTS

Open Access:  What does it mean for ALCTS and LRTS? 

October 6th-7th

Hosted by Buddy Pennington, Doralyn Rossmann, and Mary Beth Weber

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: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm

Open Access:  What does it mean for ALCTS and LRTS? 

October 6th-7th

Hosted by Buddy Pennington, Doralyn Rossmann, and Mary Beth Weber

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: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm

On June 14, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) approved an Open Access (OA) statement: (http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/features/openaccess14).  This e-forum will serve to publicize ALCTS’ OA statement to its members and the profession, consider the statement’s applicability to Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS), and engage participants in a larger discussion about publishing in OA and hybrid journals and the role of libraries.   

Please join Mary Beth Weber, Doralyn Rossman, and Buddy Pennington in a discussion of Open Access as it relates to ALCTS and our profession.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in the topic can benefit from this session and is welcome to participate.

Hosts

Buddy Pennington is the Director of Collections and Access Management at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, leading library operations in collection development, acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, and electronic resources management.

Doralyn Rossmann is Head of Collection Development and Associate Professor at Montana State University Library in Bozeman, MT. She has over 20 years of experience in academic librarianship. Her current research interests include scholarly communication, building successful and strategic social media plans, Social Media Optimization, and community building and engagement in libraries. 

Mary Beth Weber is the Head of Central Technical Services at Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  She has 28 years of experience as an academic librarian and has held a variety of positions at Rutgers.  The responsibilities of her current position include oversight of acquisitions and resource description (both MARC and non-MARC metadata).   She is the current editor of Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS), the official scholarly journal of ALCTS.

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. See a list of upcoming e-forums at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum.

To register:

Instructions for registration are available at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone. If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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Event ANMIG September Chat: Open Office Hours

by Alissa Hafele on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 10:49 am
in ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Are you a new ALCTS member interested in learning more about the section, but wondering where to begin or who to ask?

Are you a new ALCTS member interested in learning more about the section, but wondering where to begin or who to ask? Join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG) as we tackle that topic and others that may be of interest to new ALCTS/ALA members and new professionals in an open chat on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 3PM EDT. Several seasoned ANMIG officers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about their experiences of being new and how they got involved. Come with your questions or to chat with ANMIG and your peers! To learn more about ANMIG and our activities, visit our web page for a description and all of our social media links: http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/ig/ats-ignmbr.

 

Elyssa Sanner, ANMIG Co-Chair, will be hosting this session along with Deana Groves, ANMIG Co-Chair.  The chat is open to all ALA members.  To join the chat: http://connect.ala.org/node/228353 (You must be registered. See instructions below to register)

  1. If you're new to ALAConnect, here's how to join:  If you want to log into ALAConnect, you'll need to log in to the ALA website with your ALA credentials, update your profile, and select the option to include yourself in Connect. Once you've saved this new preference, you should be able to log in to Connect using your ALA member information. 
  2. To join the chat (Step 3), you must join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG), which is easy!  Go to http://connect.ala.org/node/85257 and click the "Join" box under the search box in the left hand menu.
  3. Once you've joined the community, you can join the chat here: http://connect.ala.org/node/228353.
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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

by Jane Rosario on Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 11:48 am
in ALCTS

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

Session 1: October 6 - November 21, 2014

Six-week online course that is a basic primer for library cataloging concepts and practices. It covers:

  • principles underlying cataloging practice,

  • examples illustrating the principles in practice,

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

Session 1: October 6 - November 21, 2014

Six-week online course that is a basic primer for library cataloging concepts and practices. It covers:

  • principles underlying cataloging practice,

  • examples illustrating the principles in practice,

  • tools used in cataloging practice such as AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, MARC, OCLC, BIBFRAME, and

  • processes used by catalogers in creating bibliographic records.

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC) begins with a discussion of how cataloging assists users in finding resources and of the value of standardization of practice. These foundations are then given practical grounding in the work of creating bibliographic descriptions, the process of subject analysis, and summarizing content utilizing classification. Standards such as MARC bibliographic and authority formats, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification are discussed. The shift in focus from format-based cataloging to entity-relationship model cataloging is taken from the FRBR foundation to the RDA practical application, with a final look at RDF triples and BIBFRAME. In all areas, the value of standards is illustrated and discussed. There is a heavy reliance on examples from actual practice throughout the course content.

Who Should Attend?

As a fundamentals course, FOC is tailored for librarians and library support staff new to cataloging, librarians and library support staff from other units who want to know more about cataloging, and experienced cataloging librarians and library support staff seeking continuing education and networking opportunities.

Cataloging librarians in countries other than the U.S. and library school students or graduates developing skills to help get a job or identify areas of interest in library work may also benefit from this course.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.

Course Syllabus

Instructors

Vicki Sipe is Catalog Librarian at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Teressa Keenan is Head of Bibliographic Management Services at University of Montana, Missoula.

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 members; $139 nonmembers

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 the online form or register 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.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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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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