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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

by Jane Rosario on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 05:08 pm
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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 3: July 28 - August 22, 2014

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota. Complete definition of collection development and collection management

*Apologies in advance for duplicate postings.*

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 3: July 28 - August 22, 2014

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota. 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, Quinney Library, College of Natural Resources, Utah

  • 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

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.

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

 

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Event Michael J. Hall

by Sarah Hammill on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 12:18 pm
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IAmRUSA Interviewee for the Week of May 12th is

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Event Cathay Keough

by Sarah Hammill on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 12:14 pm
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IAmRUSA Interviewee for the Week of April 28th is

Cathay Keough

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Event CANCELED: ALCTS E-Forum: Shared Print Repositories

by Kristin Martin on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:22 am
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CANCELED

Shared Print Repositories

April 22-23, 2014

Hosted by Marie Waltz and Sherri Michaels

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

CANCELED

Shared Print Repositories

April 22-23, 2014

Hosted by Marie Waltz and Sherri Michaels

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

Space in libraries is an increasingly valuable commodity. To respond to this problem librarians are looking for cost-effective solutions to store and provide access to large, legacy print collections.  Shared print repositories have emerged as one possible solution, even as other print preservation solutions continue to emerge within the library community.

During this e-forum, we hope to stimulate discussion on the many of the different issues surrounding print archiving with an emphasis on shared print repositories.

 

We hope to address as many of these Topics as we can during the e-forum:

  • What is a shared print repository?
  • What should you look for in a shared print archiving agreement?
  • How are libraries selecting material for shared print collections?
  • Useful workflows and logistics for librarians involved in shared print projects
  • What Metadata is involved in shared print programs?
  • What Access restrictions are available for shared print programs?
  • How is Resource sharing addressed in shared print programs?
  • What does Participation in a national shared print network look like?
  • What are some of the other models for Print Preservation?

Please join us for what we hope will be a lively discussion on this emerging trend! 

Who Should Attend?

Librarians involved with print preservation, collection management, collection development, print repository managers and anyone with an interest in this topic can benefit from this session and is welcome to participate.

Hosts

Marie Waltz is currently Special Projects Librarian at the Center for Research Libraries. Marie is involved with both print and digital preservation projects for CRL. In the print realm, she manages CRL’s JSTOR Print Archive. She also manages CRL activities related to the Print Archive Network (PAN) a group who meets bi-annually at ALA to discuss print archive issues. Marie received her Master in Library Science from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Sherri Michaels is currently the Head of Collection Management at Indiana University, the first host site for the CIC Shared Print Repository.  She also serves as the collection manager and liaison for the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department.  Sherri received her Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

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 Eric Forte

by Sarah Hammill on Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 01:32 pm
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IAmRUSA Interviewee for the Week of April 14th is

Eric Forte

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Event Carla James

by Sarah Hammill on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 09:02 am
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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

by Jane Rosario on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 01:29 pm
in ALCTS

*Apologies in advance for duplicate postings.*

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 3: July 28 - September 5, 2014

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:

*Apologies in advance for duplicate postings.*

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 3: July 28 - September 5, 2014

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:

  • Cory Tucker is Head of Collection Management at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries. Cory is responsible for administration and coordination of collection development activities for the University Libraries and leads the identification, evaluation, selection, and initial licensing of print and electronic information resources for the UNLV Libraries. In addition, Cory coordinates and implements the collection assessment activities for the Libraries. Cory is an active member of ALCTS and is currently the Chair-Elect of the Collection Management and Development Section. Cory received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and received his MLS from the University of South Florida.

  • Reeta Sinha is the Resource Management Librarian at the Lane Medical Library, Stanford University. She has held management positions in collection development, serials, and acquisitions at the Texas Medical Center Library, Emory University Health Sciences Center Library, the Hoover Institution Library at Stanford University, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has also worked for library vendors, most recently as a Senior Collection Development Manager with YBP Library Services. Reeta has a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center-Houston, and an MS in Library Science from the University of North Texas.

  • Ginger Williams is the acquisitions librarian at Wichita State University, where she also serves as the selector for law and engineering. Ginger has been involved in collection management at the school and university levels for twenty years. Her current projects include assessing cultural diversity of juvenile collections and assessing a law collection for support of law-related courses across the university. Ginger has found that collection goals and tools may change, but the need for collection assessment doesn’t.

  • Andrea Wirth is an Assistant Professor in the Collection Development (CD) Unit at Oregon State University Libraries. As a member of CD she works with her colleagues and the Department Head to monitor the collections budget and strategically plan for collection management and development activities. Andrea’s assessment experience includes new program proposals and existing programs review, maps collection review, and annual and increasingly complex serials review, to name a few. She also serves as the department’s liaison to other science librarians and to the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services, merging CD activities with that of the scholarly communication program. Andrea received her Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University in Geology and her MLS from the University of North Texas.

  • Alison M. Armstrong is the Collection Management Librarian at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. She chairs the Collection Development Committee, the Popular Reading Committee and serves as the liaison to Sociology, Women’s Studies and Peace Studies among others. She handles subscription requests and oversees database trials. As the CML, she manages the materials budget. Alison’s assessment experience involves constructing weeding projects in which all liaisons take part. She has a completed a variety of assessment projects working to strengthen the collection, meet users’ needs and ensure the library is fiscally responsible. She also serves on the Women’s Studies Committee and writes books reviews for the local paper. Alison received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in Literature with a minor in Women’s Studies and her MLS from the University of North Texas.

  • Teresa Negrucci is the Resource Acquisition and Management Librarian at Brown University.

  • Miranda Bennett is the Head of Liaison Services for Collections & Research Support at the 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.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event Mid-winter committee meeting

by Yunfei Du on Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 01:13 pm
in ALA Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee

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Event ALCTS Webinar: Using RDA with DACS: What's New?

by Jane Rosario on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 04:18 pm
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ALCTS Webinar: Using RDA with DACS: What's New?
Wednesday, May 28 , 2014

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

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

ALCTS Webinar: Using RDA with DACS: What's New?
Wednesday, May 28 , 2014

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

Description
This is an update of the 2012 webinar about using RDA with Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).* It will provide an overview of RDA provisions related to archival collections, including both bibliographic and authority records. It will also explore the connections between RDA and DACS, and their potential application as supplementary standards. Things have changed since 2012; come see (and hear) what's new!

*The 2012 webinar, Archival Materials: Using RDA with DACS is available for free in the ALCTS Webinar Archives.

Who Should Attend?
Attendees should have some understanding of archival cataloging practices and a desire to learn more about archival cataloging rules.

Presenter
Cory Nimer is a manuscripts cataloger and metadata specialist at Brigham Young University, where he is responsible for cataloging archival materials. He has served as co-chair of the Standards Committee for the Society of American Archivists.

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.

Technical Requirements
Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

How to Register
To register, complete the online registration form or 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 Annual Prepration Meeting

by Jessica Hagman on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 03:23 pm
in RUSA RSS Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Services (Reference Services Section)

We'll be having a meeting with our discussion forum leaders to get ready for Annual. Log in details are below, and an agenda is attached. Teleconference information is also listed. 

 

The link to access this meeting is http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r9pwoi3zw5g/. Please enter as a guest and include your name.  

The teleconference number is 1-866-717-7547 and the pass code is 72620830#. 

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