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ALCTS names Olivia Madison, dean of libraries at Iowa State University, the 2014 recipient of its Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary service to ALCTS and the library community at large serves as a model for those in the field.  The award, generously sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented on June 28 at the annual meeting of the American Library Association in Las Vegas.  Madi

Wen-Ying Lu, cataloging librarian, Access Services, San Mateo County Library (formerly of the University of Colorado, Boulder), and Mary Beth Chambers, director of catalog & metadata services, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, have been awarded the 2014 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for their article, "PDA Consortium Style: The CU MyiLibrary Cataloging Experience," published in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), volume 57, number 3, July 2013, pages 164-178.

ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section for the Hollinger Metal Edge-sponsored George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award has selected Thomas F. R. Clareson as the 2014 recipient. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 28, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The award includes a citation and $1,250.

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites applications and nominations for the position of editor of the ALCTS News, the association’s official news source.  ALCTS News is a digital news website.  The editor will be appointed for a renewable three-year term, beginning July 1, 2014, just after the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

ALCTS congratulates Chris Bulock, electronic resources librarian at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, as the recipient of the 2014 First Step Award — A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section.  The award will be presented on Saturday, June 28, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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Online Doc Olivia Madison named ALCTS Ross Atkinson Award recipient

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 08:56 am

ALCTS names Olivia Madison, dean of libraries at Iowa State University, the 2014 recipient of its Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary service to ALCTS and the library community at large serves as a model for those in the field.  The award, generously sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented on June 28 at the annual meeting of the American Library Association in Las Vegas.  Madi

ALCTS names Olivia Madison, dean of libraries at Iowa State University, the 2014 recipient of its Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary service to ALCTS and the library community at large serves as a model for those in the field.  The award, generously sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented on June 28 at the annual meeting of the American Library Association in Las Vegas.  Madison will receive a citation and a monetary award of $3,000.

For more than 35 years, Madison has provided leadership at many levels within ALCTS and the American Library Association (ALA).  She has served as chair of the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA), chair of the ALCTS Budget and Finance Committee and, most recently, chair of the ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee.  She was elected ALCTS President in 2003 and in 2013 began a three-year term as a councilor-at-large on ALA Council.  She is recognized for her leadership with local, regional and national organizations, including Iowa State University, the Midwest Higher Education Compact, the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries and the Greater Western Library Alliance.  At the international level, Madison served for eight years on the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Standing Committee of the Section on Cataloguing, including two years as chair.

Her research and scholarship are collaborative and of great impact, reflecting deep engagement in the fields of cataloging, technical services and librarianship as a whole.  She has written and presented extensively, editing three books, authoring more than 25 journal articles and presenting papers at  professional meetings.  Her signal work is participation in the development of the bibliographic data model presented in IFLA’s Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR).  This international effort, which she oversaw as chair of the responsible Study Group, brings the conceptualization of bibliographic data into the 21st century and forms the basis for the latest iteration of the cataloging code, Resource Description and Access (RDA).  Following her substantive work on FRBR, Madison was appointed as co-chair of the Library of Congress’s Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control.  Her contributions to the group’s final report On the Record became the impetus for the Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative, the development study to create a post-MARC environment for the communication of bibliographic data for libraries and other cultural institutions.  Her research is shaping how library data will be recorded, presented, and stored in the future.

In 2010, she was honored with one of ALCTS' most prestigious awards, the Margaret Mann Citation, for her outstanding contributions in cataloging or classification.  She is an invited member of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and largest academic honor society for all academic disciplines.

During her distinguished career Olivia Madison has addressed many of the major issues at the heart of ALCTS and indeed, the profession.  The breadth and depth of her accomplishments meet the criteria this award recognizes

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Online Doc Chambers and Lu aritcle awarded Best of LRTS

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 08:50 am

Wen-Ying Lu, cataloging librarian, Access Services, San Mateo County Library (formerly of the University of Colorado, Boulder), and Mary Beth Chambers, director of catalog & metadata services, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, have been awarded the 2014 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for their article, "PDA Consortium Style: The CU MyiLibrary Cataloging Experience," published in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), volume 57, number 3, July 2013, pages 164-178.

Wen-Ying Lu, cataloging librarian, Access Services, San Mateo County Library (formerly of the University of Colorado, Boulder), and Mary Beth Chambers, director of catalog & metadata services, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, have been awarded the 2014 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for their article, "PDA Consortium Style: The CU MyiLibrary Cataloging Experience," published in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), volume 57, number 3, July 2013, pages 164-178.

The Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award is given to the author(s) of the best paper published each year in LRTS, the official journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  The author(s) receive $250 and a citation in recognition of his work.

Although many articles have been published on patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) from a collection development perspective, few articles have dealt with technical issues of shared purchasing and shared cataloging of PDA e-books within a consortia setting.  Lu and Chambers have written an excellent article on how the University of Colorado Boulder’s PDA program was expanded to include the remaining institutions within the University of Colorado system.  Working closely with their library vendor, they developed custom MARC records for the discovery titles that were distributed throughout the system.  Once a title was purchased somewhere within the system, MARC records were revised, an order record created at the institution that initiated the purchase and revised records re-distributed. In this rapidly changing PDA/e-book environment, the detailed workflows and problem solving described in this article for managing and sharing discovery titles and purchased titles could serve as a best practice for any consortia or group of libraries contemplating a collaborative or consortial PDA program.

The award will be presented on Saturday, June 28, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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Online Doc Volunteer for ALCTS: Opportunities are still available

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 01:33 pm

Dear ALCTS Members,

We need you to volunteer for ALCTS: the Division and our Sections!

The appointment process has begun.  I will be working with each Section’s appointing officer to make committee assignments this spring.  Take some time now to explore the website, especially the “Member Groups & Communities” area. 

Dear ALCTS Members,

We need you to volunteer for ALCTS: the Division and our Sections!

The appointment process has begun.  I will be working with each Section’s appointing officer to make committee assignments this spring.  Take some time now to explore the website, especially the “Member Groups & Communities” area. 

Being appointed to a committee is a time-honored way to serve ALCTS, get to know your colleagues, and launch a volunteer career in ALCTS.  On the ALCTS site, you will find a wealth of information about our committees and sections, including areas of focus and current rosters.  You are certain to find a group that reflects your interests.  To be appointed, please complete the volunteer form on the ALCTS website.  Click the “Volunteer” tab at the top of the homepage to get started.  You must be an ALCTS member to serve on a Division committee and a Section member to serve on a Section committee.

Here are a few tips for success:

  • Fill out the volunteer form completely and submit it.  You would be surprised how many forms we receive with just a name, contact information, and little else.  There is space for you to tell us about yourself.  Please use it.  Bear in mind that the appointing officer may not know you.
  • Write a brief email to the appointing officer (the chair-elect or president-elect) to express your interest.  Ask about current openings and where you might be of service.   
  • Don’t turn down an appointment for a committee you did not request.  Sometimes, there are committees for which there are few volunteers.  The appointing officer may ask you to accept one of those positions.  Joining a less popular group can be a great way to hit the ground running, so to speak, and move quickly into a leadership role.  You’ll gain experience and exposure that will be an asset should you seek other appointments in the future.
  • If you are new, haven’t had an appointment in many years, want to jump to a new section, or want to move to a division committee, think seriously about accepting an Intern position.  Interning is a great way to get appointed as a regular committee member during the next cycle.

And don’t forget our Interest Groups.  Each IG has openings for a chair, co-chair, vice-chair and other positions.  Let the current chair know you are interested in helping out.

Thank you for being an ALCTS member.  It’s the wonderful volunteers who make ALCTS such a successful and vibrant community.

Please feel free to share this message with other lists or with anyone who might be interested.  Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

Mary Page, ALCTS President-Elect

Lisa Spagnolo, AS Chair-elect

Melinda Reagor Flanner, CaMMS Chair-elect

Michael Levine-Clark, CMS Chair-elect

Jennifer Young, CRS Chair-elect

Kara McClurken, PARS Chair-elect

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Online Doc Exciting Preconferences from ALCTS at Annual Conference in Las Vegas

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 01:32 pm

Exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas from the ALCTS.  From Fundamentals of Collection Assessment to Streaming Media, there is a preconference that meets your need.  Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 26, and Friday, June 27, for these events.  Register through the 2014 ALA Annual Conference website.   

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Event Code: ALC1

Exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas from the ALCTS.  From Fundamentals of Collection Assessment to Streaming Media, there is a preconference that meets your need.  Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 26, and Friday, June 27, for these events.  Register through the 2014 ALA Annual Conference website.   

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Event Code: ALC1

Thursday, June 26, 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Friday, June 27, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Modeled on the popular six-week online course, this preconference 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.

Speakers: Cory Tucker, head, Collection Management, UNLV Libraries; Reeta Sinha, resource management librarian, Stanford University Lane Medical Library

The cost: $338 for ALCTS members; $399 ALA for members, $99 for retired members and student members, $469 for non-members.
 

Statistics and Reports: Data-Driven Decision-Making

Event Code: ALC2

Friday, June 27, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This preconference will seek to answer several questions: What data is collected in technical services?  Why is the information collected? How is the data collected and what reports can be generated? How can the data be used to analyze collections, workflow and positions? Join the ALCTS Acquisitions Section, Organization & Management Committee as we explore the options for making more decisions based on discoverable statistics and reports.

Speakers: Michael Levine-Clark, associate dean for scholarly communication, University of Denver; Kari Swanson, chief acquisitions librarian, Yale University; Beth Bernhardt, assistant dean for collection management and scholarly communications, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

The Cost: $219 for ALCTS members; $269 for ALA members; $99 for Retired members and Student members; $319 for non-members.

 

Streaming Media Passes the Tipping Point: Now What?

Event Code: ALC3

Friday, June 27, 8:30 a.m. – noon

This half-day preconference presents fascinating and unexpected trends on streaming media in libraries from a recent national survey of academic librarians and takes a deep look at acquisition support and challenges in both public and academic institutions.   Join us and learn where to purchase streaming media collections, the latest trends in streaming media, how to optimize discovery, marketing and evaluate usage in an effort to prepare for the future of content at your library.

Speakers: deg farelley, media librarian/ShareStream administrator, Arizona State University Libraries; Kirk Blankenship, electronic resources librarian, The Seattle Public Library

The cost: $119 for ALCTS members; $144 ALA members; $49 retired members and student members, $169 non-members.

Visit the ALCTS events and online learning webpages for more professional development opportunities.  If you are interested in developing a continuing education event for ALCTS, please contact Felicity Dykas, chair of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee, dykasf@missouri.edu.

 

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Online Doc ALCTS seeks ALCTS News Editor

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 01:31 pm

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites applications and nominations for the position of editor of the ALCTS News, the association’s official news source.  ALCTS News is a digital news website.  The editor will be appointed for a renewable three-year term, beginning July 1, 2014, just after the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites applications and nominations for the position of editor of the ALCTS News, the association’s official news source.  ALCTS News is a digital news website.  The editor will be appointed for a renewable three-year term, beginning July 1, 2014, just after the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  ALCTS News currently contains news from the library community, ALA, financial reports, meeting schedules, honors, awards, and news about its members and ALCTS’ activities. The scope of the newsletter will continue to grow and change as strategic direction moves into a more interactive, digital-based environment.

The News editor is expected to take a leading role in the delivery of news that ALCTS members need to know from the association and the library community beyond.  The editor will have responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the News, including priorities, content, production, marketing and interaction with the other publishing initiatives of ALCTS.  The editor will oversee additional News contributors and possibly serve as chair of a small editorial board.  The editor works closely with the ALCTS publications manager in the ALCTS Office for editing and production.  The editor reports to the ALCTS Board of Directors and submits reports to the Publications Committee and the Board prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference.

The editor serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the ALCTS Board of Directors, attends all Board meetings and participates in all discussions and planning.  The editor serves as an ex-officio member of the ALCTS Publications Committee and the ALCTS Membership Committee.  The editor is responsible for informing these groups of issues and developments affecting ALCTS News and soliciting and incorporating suggestions regarding general content. The successful candidate will work closely with the ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee, ALCTS publication editors, the Interest Group Coordinator and other ALCTS groups to provide coverage of issues important to ALCTS members and the profession. The editor works with the ALCTS executive director and other ALCTS staff members to ensure full coverage of division activities. The editor is also responsible for coordinating the submission of reports from committees and interest groups after each ALA conference. The current editorial policy is available on the “About” tab of the ALCTS News website.

This position is a highly visible one and requires experience producing a website or other digital publication, ability to establish strategic direction and future initiatives, demonstrated writing and editing ability, familiarity with the issues in areas of ALCTS interests, ability to meet deadlines, ability to work closely with groups and individuals and experience with the technology and processes required for the production of an online publication. Membership in ALCTS is required, along with attendance at both ALA Annual Conference and Midwinter Meetings. A generous annual stipend is provided to support attendance. Desirable qualifications include prior experience on ALCTS committees or interest groups, experience with social networking tools and social media and experience with a Drupal-based web environment.

The application deadline is April 18, 2014. A letter describing the applicant's interest and qualifications for the Editor position and a current vitae should be submitted to Keri Cascio, chair of the ALCTS News Editor Search Committee, kcascio@gmail.com. The search committee expects to conduct phone interviews in late April or early May.  Only electronic applications will be considered

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Online Doc FY2013 Preservation Statistics Survey now open

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 02:28 pm

The FY2013 Preservation Statistics Survey, a project to document and analyze the preservation activities of cultural heritage institutions in the United States, is now available. Any U.S. library conducting preservation activities may complete this survey, which will be open through April 2014.

The FY2013 Preservation Statistics Survey, a project to document and analyze the preservation activities of cultural heritage institutions in the United States, is now available. Any U.S. library conducting preservation activities may complete this survey, which will be open through April 2014.

Preservation activities encompass a broad range of tasks to assure the long-term access to traditional and digital cultural heritage collections in libraries, museums, archives, historical societies and more. The Preservation Statistics Survey records how these preservation programs are administered (leadership, staffing, and funding) as well as preventive preservation activities (library binding, mass deacidification, environmental monitoring, disaster planning, outreach, training, and others), conservation activities, reformatting and digitization activities (including the preservation of sound recordings and moving image collections) and digital preservation responsibilities.

The FY2013 Preservation Statistics Survey, in its second year, is based on the Preservation Statistics survey program coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) from 1984 through 2008. The Preservation Statistics Survey is a project of the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).

For additional information, including instructions, a worksheet, and the link to the FY2013 survey as well as the report and data for the Pilot FY2012 Preservation Statistics Survey, visit: www.ala.org/alcts/resources/preservation/presstats

Please contact the Preservation Statistics Survey team with any questions or feedback: preservationstatistics

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Online Doc Hosting a Preservation Week Event: A Free Webinar from ALCTS

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 03:58 pm

Hosting an event in a discipline you are not too familiar with can be daunting. What topic do you choose? Who can you find to speak? What if someone asks a question after the event and you don't know the answer? The Preservation Week website is here to help! Join Donia Conn for tips on how to host an event, find a speaker, and use the Preservation Week web site to its fullest.

Hosting an event in a discipline you are not too familiar with can be daunting. What topic do you choose? Who can you find to speak? What if someone asks a question after the event and you don't know the answer? The Preservation Week website is here to help! Join Donia Conn for tips on how to host an event, find a speaker, and use the Preservation Week web site to its fullest.  Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to confidently navigate the Preservation Week web site to assist in planning and hosting a Preservation Week event.  Preservation Week is April 27 - May 3, 2014.

Any librarian thinking about planning a Preservation Week event or those already working on one should plan on attending.  Join your colleagues for this free webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central/11 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

“Hosting a Preservation Week® Event” is a free webinar from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and is generously supported by Acme-HF Group and George Blood, L.P. celebrating Preservation Week.

Donia Conn is an independent consultant for small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions. She has worked in the fields of conservation and preservation for almost 20 years, specializing in book conservation and preservation training. She presents workshops and webinars on preservation and digitization topics, consults with institutions on disaster planning and preservation issues and is adjunct faculty for the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science teaching Preservation Management and Collections Maintenance. She has been one of the people working on developing Preservation Week since 2009.  She is also the host of “Dear Donia,” a feature of Preservation Week.

To register go to GOTOWEBINAR : https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/627890216

For questions or comments related to this free webinar, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

ALCTS thanks Acme-HF Group and George Blood, L.P. for sponsoring this webinar to celebrate Preservation Week.

 

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Online Doc Volunteer for ALCTS!!

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 03:50 pm

Dear ALCTS Members,

We need you to volunteer for ALCTS: the Division and our Sections!

The appointment process has begun.  I will be working with each Section’s appointing officer to make committee assignments this spring.  Take some time now to explore the website, especially the “Member Groups & Communities” area. 

Dear ALCTS Members,

We need you to volunteer for ALCTS: the Division and our Sections!

The appointment process has begun.  I will be working with each Section’s appointing officer to make committee assignments this spring.  Take some time now to explore the website, especially the “Member Groups & Communities” area. 

Being appointed to a committee is a time-honored way to serve ALCTS, get to know your colleagues, and launch a volunteer career in ALCTS.  On the ALCTS site, you will find a wealth of information about our committees and sections, including areas of focus and current rosters.  You are certain to find a group that reflects your interests.  To be appointed, please complete the volunteer form on the ALCTS website.  Click the “Volunteer” tab at the top of the homepage to get started.  You must be an ALCTS member to serve on a Division committee and a Section member to serve on a Section committee.

Here are a few tips for success:

  • Fill out the volunteer form completely and submit it.  You would be surprised how many forms we receive with just a name, contact information, and little else.  There is space for you to tell us about yourself.  Please use it.  Bear in mind that the appointing officer may not know you.
  • Write a brief email to the appointing officer (the chair-elect or president-elect) to express your interest.  Ask about current openings and where you might be of service.   
  •  Don’t turn down an appointment for a committee you did not request.  Sometimes, there are committees for which there are few volunteers.  The appointing officer may ask you to accept one of those positions.  Joining a less popular group can be a great way to hit the ground running, so to speak, and move quickly into a leadership role.  You’ll gain experience and exposure that will be an asset should you seek other appointments in the future. 
  •  If you are new, haven’t had an appointment in many years, want to jump to a new section, or want to move to a division committee, think seriously about accepting an Intern position.  Interning is a great way to get appointed as a regular committee member during the next cycle.

 And don’t forget our Interest Groups.  Each IG has openings for a chair, co-chair, vice-chair and other positions.  Let the current chair know you are interested in helping out.

 Thank you for being an ALCTS member.  It’s the wonderful volunteers who make ALCTS such a successful and vibrant community.

 Please feel free to share this message with other lists or with anyone who might be interested.  Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

 Mary Page

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services

President-Elect

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Online Doc Introverted Leadership featured at ALCTS President's Program in Las Vegas

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:16 am

Dr. Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, an Atlanta-based author, international speaker and executive coach hailed as a “champion for introverts,” is the featured speaker at the ALCTS President’s Program .  The President’s Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  

Dr. Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, an Atlanta-based author, international speaker and executive coach hailed as a “champion for introverts,” is the featured speaker at the ALCTS President’s Program .  The President’s Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  

Kahnweiler’s bestselling books, "The Introverted Leader:Building on Your Quiet Strength" and "Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference," have sold more than 50,000 copies and are translated into 10 languages.  She will be signing copies of her books at Annual.

Kahnweiler has held positions as an elementary school counselor, university administrator, federal government program director and career coach. She has also worked as a learning and development professional with leading organizations such as GE, AT&T, NASA, Pfizer, the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam, Turner Broadcasting and the CDC.  She has also been a faculty member with the American Management Association and most recently was the “Maetra" (Godmother) Commencement speaker at the Universidad Americana in Paraguay.

Kahnweiler has appeared on HuffPost Live and in Forbes, Time, Bloomberg Business Week and The Wall Street Journal. She is proud to hold the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), granted to only 8 percent of the members of the National Speaker’s Association. She heads up the Global Task Force for the Berrett-Koehler Author’s Co-op, served on the board of the National Speakers Association of Georgia and is active in the Global Speakers Federation.

Visit Dr. Kahnweiler’s website and follow her on Twitter @jennkahnweiler.

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Online Doc The ALCTS Midwinter Games Start This Week

by Julie Reese (staff) on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 02:09 pm

ALA Midwinter 2014 is just around the corner, so get in the spirit and test your ALCTS knowledge with the ALCTS Trivia Contest! And then, while you're in Philadelphia, have even more fun by participating in the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt! Read on for details.

ALA Midwinter 2014 is just around the corner, so get in the spirit and test your ALCTS knowledge with the ALCTS Trivia Contest! And then, while you're in Philadelphia, have even more fun by participating in the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt! Read on for details.

Trivia Contest
Starting this Wednesday, January 15th, and going through Wednesday, January 22nd, ALCTS will tweet one trivia question per day at 2pm EST and you'll have until midnight (EST) to submit your answer. In addition, there will be an extra bonus question asked on both Saturday and Sunday at 6pm EST which you'll need to answer before midnight (EST). The correct answer for each question will be posted the following day along with the next trivia question.

For each question, the first 15 people to reply with the correct answer and hashtags will have their names put in a drawing to win one of many fabulous prizes (i.e. if you are one of the first 15 to answer correctly for every question, your name will be put in 10 times; however, you can only win one prize). The drawing will be held at the ALCTS New Member Interest Group meeting at Midwinter, but you need not be present to win. Prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.

To play, follow ALCTS at twitter.com/alcts and use the hashtags #alamw14 and #alctsmw14. You could win:

• Grand Prize: Four-night hotel stay during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas
• 2nd Place: Free individual registration for all ALCTS webinars held between Feb. 1, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014
• 3rd Place: $225 ALCTS Continuing Education Certificate to use towards one ALCTS Pre-conference, two ALCTS Web Courses, or six ALCTS Webinars
• 4th Place: One Complete Set of the Sudden Selectors Guides
• 5th Place: Breakfast with the three ALCTS Presidents (past, present, future) and ALCTS Executive Director at the 2014 Annual Conference

Photo Scavenger Hunt
Running from Saturday through Monday of Midwinter (Saturday, 1/25 – Monday, 1/27) you can score points by snapping photos of all the great people, places, and things going on around you. Programs, meetings, booths, authors, Philadelphia landmarks, and even fellow ALA-ers are on our daily photo lists. Score the most points and you can win from our collection of fabulous prizes. You could win:

• Grand Prize: (1 winner) 2014 ALA Midwinter Registration Reimbursement
• 2nd Place: (2 winners) $75 ALA Store Voucher
• 3rd Place: (3 winners) ALCTS Membership Voucher for one year
• 4th Place: (4 winners) ALCTS CE Certificate Good for one free individual registration to an ALCTS Webinar
• 5th Place: (5 winners) $10 Starbucks Gift Card

How to Play

• Snap photos of items from the posted lists each day
• Post your photos to Flickr, TAG them with #alamw14 and #alctsmw14
• Join the ALCTS at Midwinter 2014 Flickr Group and ADD your photos to the group
• You can submit photos from a previous day's list to collect HALF the points
• Points will be given based on the DATE TAKEN date in Flickr
• All photos must be easily identifiable (i.e. photos of people should include name badges, photos of places should include distinguishing features or signs, etc.)

The list of daily items to be photographed will be posted to the Flickr group discussion board by 8:30am EST each day. Winners will be decided by point totals and any ties will be broken by random drawing. All photos must be posted and added to the ALCTS Midwinter 2014 group by Tuesday the 28th at midnight EST. Winners will be announced shortly after Midwinter and prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.

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