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ALCTS E-Forum: Transforming Collections

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 9:00 am to Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 5:00 pm, US/Central

Transforming Collections

February 22-23, 2012

Hosted by Lisa German and Sarah Simpson

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, sessions begin and end at:

Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 2pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm

Join us to talk about all the ways our collections are changing and discuss topics such as handling new formats, preservation methods, repository services, planning for the future, best practices for moving forward, and budgeting for changing times.  Come share your success stories about how you are meeting the research, teaching, and recreational needs of your users of today and tomorrow.

Lisa German is the Associate Dean for Collections, Information and Access Services at Penn State University Libraries.  Prior to coming to Penn State, she was Head of Acquisitions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently serving on the ALCTS Planning Committee.

Sarah Simpson is the Technical Services Manager for the Tulsa City-County Library.  She previously co-moderated an e-forum on communication between Technical and Public Services.  She is currently serving on the ALA Task Force on Transforming Collections, and is also a reviewer for the journal Library Resources & Technical Services.

*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://bit.ly/upcomingeforum.

*To register:*

Instructions for registration are available at: http://bit.ly/eforuminfo. 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.