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The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) presents two symposia on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library collections and technical services.  

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and/or groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in collaboration and innovation. 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three Preservation Awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in preservation or to support a new preservation staff member’s participation in preservation activities at the ALA Annual Conference. 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing resources. The awards are presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS. One award honors an individual who shows outstanding promise in the field of serials, while the other recognizes an individual whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service. 

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Discussion Call for Submissions: My ALCTS Experience

by Shanna Hollich on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 08:16 am

***please excuse the inevitable cross-posting***

The editorial team at ALCTS News is looking for volunteers to share their stories for the My ALCTS Experience column. This is a regular column that highlights the experience of one of our members. Some recent examples can be found here:

http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/my-alcts-experience-ellen-cunningham-kruppa

***please excuse the inevitable cross-posting***

The editorial team at ALCTS News is looking for volunteers to share their stories for the My ALCTS Experience column. This is a regular column that highlights the experience of one of our members. Some recent examples can be found here:

http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/my-alcts-experience-ellen-cunningham-kruppa

http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/columns/july-14-exp-willer

 

Possible topics to cover include: How did you discover ALCTS? What has your experience with ALCTS been like so far? Has ALCTS helped you get a job? Has ALCTS helped you on the job? Have you made awesome networking/mentoring/peer contacts through ALCTS? Do you have any advice for other ALCTS members?


If you’re interested in being featured, would like to nominate someone else who might be interested, or have questions/comments/cool ideas, please contact Shanna Hollich at shollich@gmail.com.

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Career Progression in Cataloging and Metadata

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 03:03 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: Career Progression in Cataloging and Metadata

ALCTS e-Forum: Career Progression in Cataloging and Metadata

February 16-17, 2016

 

Moderated by Stacie Traill and Lisa Robinson

 

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.

 

Potential career paths for cataloging and metadata specialists are many and varied. While moving into management is one common progression, some may prefer a non-managerial path, or to expand their portfolio of duties and expertise into related areas such as systems or development. Other possibilities include switching from traditional cataloging to other metadata creation, or moving to a different type of library as a cataloger. This forum will explore a number of possible career paths for catalogers and metadata creators. Some of the questions we'll take up include:

  • How do you switch specialties within cataloging/metadata?

  • How do you switch from another specialty to cataloging/metadata?

  • How can your career evolve and progress if management is not desirable/possible?

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of staying with one institution vs. moving from library to library?

  • How do hiring committees view moves for career progression?

  • How do you move from academic to public libraries, or vice versa, as a cataloger?

  • What are the career advancement possibilities for cataloging/metadata staff who do not hold the MLS/MLIS?

 

Moderators

Stacie Traill is Metadata Analyst at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She has previously held positions at the same institution as Cartographic and Electronic Resources Cataloger and Special Formats Cataloging Coordinator. She is currently president of OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers), and a member of the CaMMS Mentoring and Recruitment Committee.

 

Lisa Robinson is the Catalog Librarian and History of Science/Technology/Medicine Bibliographer at Michigan State University.

 

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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Event ALCTS e-Forum: I’m Not Mobile – Can I Still Advance?

by Jeremy Myntti on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 10:22 am

ALCTS e-Forum: I’m Not Mobile – Can I Still Advance?

ALCTS e-Forum: I’m Not Mobile – Can I Still Advance?

March 29-30, 2016

 

Moderated by Pixey Anne Mosley and Paula Sullenger

 

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 are some of the challenges and opportunities of advancing to a higher administrative level in academic libraries? Have you ever wondered if you should make this move? Have you considered what it would take to reach that higher level? How can you be sure you’re on the right path? These questions are daunting enough but some librarians have an added complication – lack of mobility. Can someone move up without moving every few years? Two recently appointed administrators will discuss their move from department head to upper library administration. They will share the lessons learned from the search process and how they handled the inevitable transition issues. The panelists represent two viewpoints: Pixey Mosley made the move as an internal candidate; Paula Sullenger spent many years at one institution before becoming an administrator elsewhere. The panelists will have advice and encouragement for your situation.

 

Moving up from within: Many librarians may have aspirations for career advancement but do not have the flexibility to easily relocate or desire to move around the country in pursuit of it. Developing as a leader and moving up while staying within an organization offers a particular set of opportunities and challenges. Whether you are seeking leadership opportunities within your current organization or they come knocking on your door, there are things to consider and be intentional about as you grow and develop your leadership and management skillset. Ms. Mosley will offer insights to this aspect of career advancement.

 

Moving up – it’s now or never: Many librarians have long careers in one institution but with today’s flatter organizational structures, moving up to a desired level from within may not be possible. Contemplating a move to a new environment after an extended time in one institution and leaving behind the familiar can be daunting. Ms. Sullenger will offer insights into starting over completely in a new institution.

 

Moderators

Pixey Anne Mosley is Associate Dean for Faculty & Administrative Services at Texas A&M University Libraries and a tenured Professor. Prior roles at Texas A&M include Head of Collection Support Services (cataloging & shelving), Head of Access Services, Coordinator of Instructional Services and Reference Librarian. She was the Information Technology Librarian at the University of North Texas. Her prior career was as an aerospace engineer with Boeing and Allied Signal. Active in ALA/LLAMA.

 

Paula Sullenger is the Associate Dean for Information Resources at Texas A&M University Libraries. She previously served as Serials Cataloger, Serials Acquisitions Librarian, Head, Acquisitions Department, and Head, Electronic Resources and Serials, all at Auburn University.

 

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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Event Call for Papers: The Seventh Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum

by Geoffrey Morse on Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

Please consider presenting your research project  & note new February 15 deadline for submissions

Call for Papers
The Seventh Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum
ALA Annual 2016

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Seventh Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando.

Please consider presenting your research project  & note new February 15 deadline for submissions

Call for Papers
The Seventh Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum
ALA Annual 2016

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Seventh Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research.  Both completed research and research in progress will be considered.  All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Committee will use a "blind review” process to select two projects.  The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum.  Each researcher should plan for a 20 minute presentation, with a 10 minute open discussion following each presentation.    Criteria for selection are:

     Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practices

     Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studies

     Quality and creativity of the methodology

Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to February 14, 2016, will not be accepted.

The submission must consist of no more than two pages.  On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address).  The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information.  Instead, it must include only:

     The title of your project

     A clear statement of the research problem

     A description of the research methodology used

     Results of the project, if any

 

Examples of research presented at previous forums have included

  • Comparison of Biographical Information in Commercial Literary Databases and on the Open Web
  • Assessment of a Fully Integrated Patron Driven Access (PDA) Model
  • Comparison of Citation Use Patterns to Link Resolver and Vendor Statistics in Journals in the Health Sciences Fields
  • Development of a holistic approach to collection development and assessment
  • Development of a data-driven weeding project
  • Development of a sustainable, permanent assessment process to maintain shelf capacity equilibrium without an adverse effect on librarian time management

The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2016.

Notification of acceptance will be made by March 15, 2016.  

ALCTS, in its bylaws, claims the right of first refusal for publication of any work emanating from an ALCTS body or program.

Please send submissions to:

Geoffrey Morse
Chair, CMS Publications Committee
E-mail: gmorse@northwestern.edu
TEL:   847 467-1866

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Event ALCTS webinar: Using MOUs to Build Partnerships without Pressure

by Gina Solares on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 12:14 pm

ALCTS webinar: Using MOUs to Build Partnerships without Pressure

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

ALCTS webinar: Using MOUs to Build Partnerships without Pressure

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: This webinar will introduce an increasingly common method for negotiating library materials and services: the memorandum of understanding. It will present the MoU as a tool for lower-stakes arrangements that still require formal documentation and describe how MoUs are different from a standard contract under the law and in institutional practice. Finally, it will offer tips and resources to help librarians work with MoUs in their day to day practice.

Learning outcomes:

* Introduction to MoUs as a concept and an institutional tool

* Librarian preparation to contribute to and interpret MoUs

* Resources for developing MoUs and best practices for using them

Who should attend? Librarians, especially collection managers and administrators who negotiate partnerships and business agreements

Presenter: William Cross is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University where he provides information on copyright, licensing, open scholarship and education, and related topics. He has an M.A. in Technology & Communication, a J.D. in Law, and an M.S.L.S. in Library Science. Will worked in academic and law libraries, in constitutional litigation, and at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He is an adjunct instructor in the UNC School of Information & Library Science.

 

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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/021016

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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Discussion January 31 Deadline: Published Research award: Call for Submissions: Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

by Susan Rathbun-Grubb on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 09:39 pm

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research
Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2016.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research
Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2016.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Guidelines
1.    All entries must be research articles published in English during the 2015 calendar year.
2.    Articles may be nominated by any member of LRRT or by the editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. No one may nominate more than two articles.  
3.    All nominated articles must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies. Any research method is acceptable.
4.    Authors of nominated articles need not be LRRT members.
5.    Articles by joint investigators are eligible, as are articles generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.
6.    Research articles will be judged on the following points:
•    Definition of the research problem;
•    Application of research methods;
•    Clarity of the reporting of the research;
•    Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.
7.    The author(s) of the winning article will receive a Certificate.

To nominate or submit an article (or articles) for the 2016 competition, e-mail an electronic copy of each article along with a cover letter, both in PDF format to: ors@ala.org with the subject line: Shera Award, Published Research

Susan Rathbun-Grubb, MSLS, PhD – Chair, Shera Award Committee, LRRT
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina
1501 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208
803.777.0485
srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 1: February 22 - March 18, 2016

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

  • 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.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 10:17 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 1: February 22 - April 1, 2016

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, Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • 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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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 02:36 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

Session 1: February 8 - March 4, 2016

 

This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. The course was developed by Dalene Hawthorne, Head of Systems and Technical Services, Emporia State University.

 

Who Should Attend:

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

 

Instructors:

  • Jesse Holden, Account Services Manager, EBSCO Information Services

  • Xan Arch, Director of Collection Services, Reed College

  • Elizabeth Winter, Head of Collection Acquisitions & Management, Georgia Tech Library

  • Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources, SUNY at Buffalo

  • Lisa Mackinder, Head of Acquisitions and Collection Services, Ohio University

 

Registration Fee:

$109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member

 

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to:http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fera/ol_templ

 

This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.

 

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 web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org

 

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 02:35 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 1: February 8 - March 4, 2016

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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