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The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, is now accepting applications for the Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries to participate in our online Fundamentals courses held between September 19, 2016 and December 16, 2016. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Melanie Church, content services librarian at Greenlease Library, Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., as the recipient of the 2016 First Step Award—A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 25, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Florida.

Sunday, April 24 kicks off the 6th annual Preservation Week, a national awareness campaign developed by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Established in 2010, Preservation Week promotes the importance and understanding of protecting and caring for personal and community cultural heritage collections, including books, documents, photographs, textiles, artwork, furniture and any other collectible items.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates the recipient of the 2016 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award, Bonnie Parks. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest and is given for distinguished contributions to serials librarianship. The award will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony on June 25 during the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando.

The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Jim Mouw, associate university librarian for collection services at the University of Chicago, to receive the 2016 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. The award will be presented on June 25 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

by Jeremy Myntti on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 04:39 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

 

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

 

Session 3: August 14-September 8, 2017

 

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

  • 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

 

Registration Fee

$109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

 

This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).Collection Management Elective FAQ

 

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to: 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 the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org

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Online Doc Slide Presentations for the 2017 ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) Meeting: The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) presented as its theme this year, Preparing for the Transition to the Linked Data Environment

by Andrew Sulavik on Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 12:13 pm

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) presented as its theme this year, Preparing for the Transition to the Linked Data Environment:
What is Being Recommended, What is Being Done, and What You Can Do.

The presentations were held at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The group met on Saturday, June 24th, from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm.

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) presented as its theme this year, Preparing for the Transition to the Linked Data Environment:
What is Being Recommended, What is Being Done, and What You Can Do.

The presentations were held at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The group met on Saturday, June 24th, from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm.

Adopting linked data as a replacement for MARC has been a long-term goal for the library community. For years now the library world has been steadily moving toward integrating library catalogs and MARC records into the web (i.e., through linked data), where users are most likely to begin their searches for information. One way to achieve this is through the addition of globally unique identifiers, URIs, to bibliographic and authority records.

Progress toward introducing URIs into MARC bibliographic and authority records is rapidly picking up pace. The URI task force sponsored by the PCC is releasing its best practices recommendations report this Spring, vendors are offering services to upgrade records to include URIs, and individual institutions are devising ways to incorporate URIs into their records. Three panelists will speak about the importance of introducing URIs into MARC records and practical ways to achieve this goal for your library community.

Presenters:
Jackie Shieh, Resource Description Coordinator (George Washington University, and Task Group Chair of the URI task force sponsored by the PCC

PCC Task Group on URIs in MARC (Task Group) was charged to investigate feasibility of globally unique identifiers in the form of HTTP URIs in existing library system to prepare MARC data transitioning to a linked data environment. The Task Group began its work in October 2015. For the last twenty months, the Task Group submitted two discussion papers to MARC Advisory Committee (MAC), which were accepted as proposals in 2016. At the annual in Chicago, the Task Group will submit two more papers to MAC. Jackie Shieh, as Chair of the URI Task Group, will share and highlight the Task Group’s efforts.

Nate Cothran, PMP, Vice President, Automation Services
Backstage Library Works | Provo, Utah & Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
801-342-5697 | nate@bslw.com

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. To date, Backstage has worked with and on behalf of libraries with respect to enriching bibliographic and authority records with URIs. We have learned, we have revised, and we have struggled in certain areas. We would like to share lessons learned as a vendor and some next steps to consider.

Jack Ammerman, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Open Access at Boston University
Boston University Libraries joined the LibHub project organized by Zepheira in February 2016 to explore publishing the Libraries' bibliographic records in linked data format to a web site indexed by Internet search engines like Google and Bing. BU developed a process for enhancing the bibliographic records with URIs from multiple authority sources including the Getty thesauri, Wikidata, Wikipedia, encyclopedias, and VIAF. Jack Ammerman will describe that project, the impact on referral traffic to the Libraries' discovery system (Primo), and current efforts to become consumers of their own linked data in the Primo user interface and other web sites.

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: The State of eBooks in Libraries

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 03:09 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: The State of eBooks in Libraries

ALCTS e-Forum: The State of eBooks in Libraries

August 15-16, 2017

 

Moderated by Mariah Harvey and Buddy Pennington

 

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.

 

Libraries have been handling eBooks for quite some time now, but while libraries have time-tested workflows for online serials, e-books present complexities that may require new workflows. The online format provides many opportunities for libraries but also many challenges.

 

Join us for an engaging and informative discussion on these opportunities and challenges. This Forum will discuss the following topics:

  • Collection development and acquisitions models

  • Technical Services workflows

  • eBook licensing and metadata

  • Faculty outreach and user instruction and support

  • Usage and assessment

 

Moderators

Mariah Harvey is the Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She manages electronic resources, acquisitions, and serials for the UMKC Libraries. She previously worked as the Electronic Resources, Resource Sharing and Copyright Librarian at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

 

Buddy Pennington is the Director of Information Technology and Strategy at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He previously worked as the Director of Collections and Access Management and as the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

 

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 Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

by Jeremy Myntti on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 09:55 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 3: July 31 - August 25, 2017

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

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 3: July 31 - August 25, 2017

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

  • Janet Marnatti, Collection Management Director, Bucks County Free Library, Pennsylvania

  • Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library, Michigan

  • Ginger Williams, Head of Acquisitions, Texas State University - San Marcos

  • Alison Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University

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 Metadata

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

Session 1: July 24 - September 1, 2017

This six-week course is an introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata, including:

  • Similarities and differences between cataloging and metadata

  • Descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata schema

  • Content standards and controlled vocabularies

  • Approaches to metadata creation and transformation

  • Metadata project design

Instructors

  • Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata Analysis & Design, University of Virginia Library

  • Jennifer Roper, Interim Senior Director for Collections Access & Discovery, University of Virginia Library

See the Fundamentals of Metadata website for more information.

Fee

$139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

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.

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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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

Session 3: July 24 - August 18, 2017

 

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

  • 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 Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 02:08 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

Session 3: July 17 - August 25, 2017

This six-week online course is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library materials formats. It covers:

  • Goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all formats;

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

Session 3: July 17 - August 25, 2017

This six-week online course is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library materials formats. It covers:

  • Goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all formats;

  • Theoretical foundations and workflows of basic acquisitions functions;

  • Financial management of library collections budgets;

  • Relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.


This course provides a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.

In FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders, receives, and pays for those materials. In many libraries, selecting and acquiring materials may be done in the same department—in the smallest libraries perhaps even by the same person. In larger libraries, selection may be done by a collection development department and/or designated subject specialists, while a separate department acquires the selected materials.  In essence, acquisitions is a business operation, bringing materials into the library and licensing access to library collections and resources.

Who Should Attend:  As a fundamentals course, FOA is tailored for librarians and paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field; and librarians and support staff from other library units and library school or LSSC students who want to know more about acquisitions.  Although FOA focuses on the acquisition of monographs in various physical formats, it covers key components of acquisition and licensing processes for all library materials, in all formats, in all types of libraries.

This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).

Because success in acquisitions depends on ability to collaborate, negotiate, and be flexible to work out win-win solutions with others, this course includes collaborative and social elements.

Instructors

  • Eleanor Cook, Assistant Director for Discovery & Technical Services Academic Library Services, East Carolina University

  • Michelle Flinchbaugh, Acquisitions and Digital Scholarship Services Librarian, UMBC Library

  • Donna Smith, Assistant Head of Technical Services, Northern Kentucky University

  • Jennifer Arnold, Director, Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College

  • Kate B. Moore is Coordinator of Electronic Resources at Indiana University Southeast.

  • Christina Hennessey is Cataloging Librarian at Loyola Marymount University in California.

Registration Fees:  $139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/foa/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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Discussion New ALCTS Web Course Explores Fundamentals of Metadata

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 04:40 pm

ALCTS is pleased to announce the release of a new web course on the introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata.This course was developed and will be instructed by Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata Analysis & Design at the University of Virginia Library, and Jennifer Roper, Interim Senior Director for Collections Access & Discovery at the University of Virginia Library.  

ALCTS is pleased to announce the release of a new web course on the introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata.This course was developed and will be instructed by Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata Analysis & Design at the University of Virginia Library, and Jennifer Roper, Interim Senior Director for Collections Access & Discovery at the University of Virginia Library.  

The Fundamentals of Metadata will examine similarities and differences between cataloging and metadata; descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata schema; content standards and controlled vocabularies; approaches to metadata creation and transformation; and metadata project design. 

Upon completion of this six-week course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand different types of metadata, content standards, and controlled vocabularies and their fit for purpose
  • Describe content using a metadata schema, content standard, and controlled vocabulary of their choice
  • Understand reasons and methods for metadata transformation
  • Design a metadata project based on real-world scenarios

2017 Session Dates

Session 1: July 24 – September 1
Session 2: October 2 – November 10

Registration Fees

$139 ALCTS members; $169 nonmembers 

To Register

Register online using the online learning registration site. Courses are listed by session date. Click on the “register link” located to the right of the session you are interested in. You will be prompted to login with your ALA member ID or create a guest account, to begin the registration process.

Register by mail (purchase order or check) by completing this print registration form. Tip: If you’re unable to open this “register by mail” link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.

Note: This course is limited to 25 students per session, and sessions are expected to sell out quickly. Register today.

For questions or comments related to this or other ALCTS events, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Meetings Manager, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

View a complete listing of ALCTS Fundamentals Web Courses.

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Discussion ALCTS Publishing Releases Sudden Selector’s Guide on Government Publications

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 04:36 pm

ALCTS Publishing has released its latest publication from the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications. Authored by Alexandra Simons and edited by Mary Feeney and Helene Williams, this new guide explores the resources and information needed to be a successful coordinator of a library’s government information collections.

ALCTS Publishing has released its latest publication from the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications. Authored by Alexandra Simons and edited by Mary Feeney and Helene Williams, this new guide explores the resources and information needed to be a successful coordinator of a library’s government information collections. With tips for understanding the Government Publishing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program, managing and marketing government document collections, and finding the best sources for online government resources, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications offers valuable information and resources for those who find themselves in the position of acquiring, organizing and maintaining government publications.

Access to government information is vital to researchers in all disciplines and more important than ever to maintain an informed citizenry. With the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications, access to this critical information is easier for librarians to obtain for their patrons.  In addition, this new Sudden Selector’s Guide provides substantial information on which government agencies have the resources you need to help your patrons, where to find a range of available government resources, and what you need to know as a federal depository librarian. This guide will be useful to librarians in any type of library for both collection development and management as well as reference purposes.

Sponsored by the ALCTS Collection Management Section (CMS) the Sudden Selector's Guide series, is designed to help library workers become acquainted with the tools, resources, people and organizations that can help them develop collections in new or unfamiliar subject areas. Other guides in the series include the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Business ResourcesSudden Selector’s Guide to Communication Studies ResourcesSudden Selector’s Guide to Chemistry Resources, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Biology Resources and Sudden Selector’s Guide to Physics Resources. Each of these guides is available in print and as a PDF in the ALA Store.

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Discussion Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes!

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 12:08 pm

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities. 

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members 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 to brush-up on what ALCTS can offer you!

Following ALCTS 101, the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) will hold a brief business meeting which will be open to all those interested in joining ANMIG.

Join us at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, Room Columbus A-D on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. Add this event to your scheduler today! Please note that we will end the ALCTS 101 event closer to 8:30 pm rather than 9:30 pm. 

You’re also invited to the ALCTS 102 - The After Party! Join your colleagues and head over to the Hyatt Regency Chicago, BIG Bar, immediately following ALCTS 101 in the same hotel. An RSVP is appreciated for headcount purposes, but not required! Visit this link to let us know if you can make it: https://goo.gl/forms/ICnOoEiRyuuKQhx22.   

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The mission of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is to shape and respond nimbly to all matters related to the selection, identification, acquisition, organization, management, retrieval, and preservation of recorded knowledge through education, publication, and collaboration.

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