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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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Discussion Chelcie Juliet Rowell appointed new ALCTS News Editor

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 03:37 pm

The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has approved the appointment of Chelcie Juliet Rowell as the new editor of ALCTS News, a continuously updated online publication with the purpose to report the news and activities of ALCTS and its members, and to be the voice of the association. Her term will run July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. 

The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has approved the appointment of Chelcie Juliet Rowell as the new editor of ALCTS News, a continuously updated online publication with the purpose to report the news and activities of ALCTS and its members, and to be the voice of the association. Her term will run July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. 

Chelcie is digital scholarship librarian and history liaison at Boston College’s O’Neill Library. She has been a member of ALCTS since 2012, and is currently serving as Intern to the ALCTS Board of Directors after finishing her year as the 2015-16 ALCTS Emerging Leader. She is also a current member of the Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) Editorial Board. Chelcie previously served on the ALCTS President’s Program Committee, the Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award Jury, and was co-chair of the PARS Preservation Metadata Interest Group. While in graduate school, she served as president of the University of North Carolina Information & Library Science Student Association (ILSSA) and was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Service to the School Award. 

“Chelcie brings to the editor position enthusiasm for ALCTS, managerial aptitude and a vision for expanding community engagement through a strong digital communication strategy,” said Maria DePalma Collins, chair of the search committee. “Her focus on telling the stories of the organization and extending the publication's reach through social media will ensure that ALCTS News will continue to connect and grow the ALCTS community.”

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Event ALCTS CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group-call for discussion topics

by Iris Taylor on Wed, May 17, 2017 at 05:12 pm

Greetings,

This is a general call for discussion topics for the ALCTS-CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois:

Date:                    Sunday, June 25, 2017

Time:                    8:30-10:00 AM 

Greetings,

This is a general call for discussion topics for the ALCTS-CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois:

Date:                    Sunday, June 25, 2017

Time:                    8:30-10:00 AM 

Location:             Palmer House Hilton (PALM), Room: Burnham 4

The Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group meeting is an open discussion session for addressing topics of interest to the cartographic and geospatial resources cataloging community. This is a great forum for posing questions to and exchanging ideas with members of the cartographic resources cataloging community.

A reminder email message will be sent out before the ALA Annual Conference with further details on the discussion topics.

All are welcome to attend the above meeting. If you are unable to attend the discussion session, feel free to forward your discussion topics. Notes from the session will be posted to various resources and the MAGIRT email list to be shared by everyone soon after the conference, as well as printed in the next issue of our newsletter, base line.

We look forward to your attendance and the opportunity to share comments, concerns, and resources at the meeting in Chicago!

Best regards,

 Iris Taylor

Chair, ALCTS CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group: http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/camms/grps/ats-ccsdgmap

ALA Connect Community: http://connect.ala.org/node/64377

Senior Cataloging Specialist, Library of Congress: itaylor@loc.gov

Twitter: #magirtcatIG

 Email any topics for discussion to:  itaylor@loc.gov

Office:  202-707-8529

E-mail:  itaylor@loc.gov

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Online Doc ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group Program at ALA Annual 2017

by Andrew Sulavik on Fri, May 12, 2017 at 08:29 am

ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) at ALA Annual Chicago

Date:  Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: PALM, the MONROE ROOM

 

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) is offering three presentations on the following theme:

 

Preparing for the Transition to the Linked Data Environment:

ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) at ALA Annual Chicago

Date:  Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: PALM, the MONROE ROOM

 

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) is offering three presentations on the following theme:

 

Preparing for the Transition to the Linked Data Environment:

What is Being Recommended, What is Being Done, and What You Can Do to Include URIs in Your MARC Records

 

Adopting linked data as a replacement for MARC has been a long-term goal for the library community. 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 specialists in this endeavor 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.

 

She will share and highlight the PCC Task Group’s most recent efforts and discussion papers on URIs in MARC. The 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. It began its work in October 2015, and over the last twenty months has submitted two discussion papers to the 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 MARC.

 

Nate Cothran, PMP, Vice President, Automation Services, Backstage Library Works

 

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.

 

The (CMIG) provides a forum for libraries that wish to discuss the various issues involved in cataloging, classification, authority control and metadata application after the initial cataloging has been performed, including its impact on discovery. It provides a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems with managing the data integrity of library catalogs and related discovery tools.

 

Kimberly Edwards, Co-Chair, 2016-2017

kedwar13@gmu.edu

Andrew Sulavik, Co-Chair, 2016-2017

Andrew.sulavik@howard.edu

Amber Seely, Co-Vice Chair, 2016-2017

amber.seely@hcpl.net

Victoria Troemel, Co-Vice Chair, 2016-2017

victoria.troemel@gmail.com

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: ALCTS 60th Anniversary

by Jeremy Myntti on Fri, May 5, 2017 at 10:26 am

ALCTS e-Forum: ALCTS 60th Anniversary

ALCTS e-Forum: ALCTS 60th Anniversary

June 13-14, 2017

 

Moderated by Erica Findley and Autumn Faulkner

 

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.

 

ur official anniversary draws close, we’re excited to celebrate our wonderful organization with a discussion about all the ways ALCTS has positively impacted our careers and our personal lives. People with ALCTS experience will weigh in on these and other topics:

  • What were some good surprises or unexpected benefits you have had from being an ALCTS member?

  • How have you seen ALCTS change during your membership?

  • What makes you confident that ALCTS is not only willing to be supportive to its current members but ready to evolve to meet the needs of future members?

  • For potential ALCTS members, what information would be helpful to you in evaluating whether to become a member?

 

Moderators

Erica Findley is a passionate library supporter and is influential in the broader library advocacy ecosystem. Ms. Findley is the Cataloging/Metadata Librarian at Multnomah County Library (OR) and is a 2008 MLS graduate from Emporia State University. She is an active member of the American Library Association where she is an at-large member of their governing Council. She was a 2012 ALA Emerging Leader and was recently appointed to the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee. Ms. Findley is a co-convener of the ALA Think Tank and tweets @efindley.

 

Autumn Faulkner (MLIS 2011) is co-chair of the ALCTS Membership Committee for 2016-2018 and a cataloging manager at Michigan State University Libraries. She also serves on the executive board for OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) and teaches an overview course on BIBFRAME for Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS). She believes strongly in the value of continuing education and professional communities for librarians of all stripes.

 

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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Discussion ALCTS Virtual Preconference Explores Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Metadata

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 04:06 pm

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will kick off its ALA Annual programming with the two-day, virtual preconference “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Metadata” on Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CT.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will kick off its ALA Annual programming with the two-day, virtual preconference “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Metadata” on Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CT. This virtual event, which will be held prior to the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, will provide a venue for attendees to engage with colleagues and presenters, leaving them with the tools necessary to implement what they’ve learned in their libraries.

“Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata” will offer a platform for attendees to discover how metadata creators are developing methods to encourage the creation of metadata that represents diverse points of view. In addition, attendees will learn ways to increase cultural inclusiveness of their own metadata. Programming for this two-day, virtual event includes session one, “Outreach and Inclusivity in Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories,” on Tuesday, June 6, which will feature the presentations “Digital Project as Community Outreach: A New Way of Approaching Metadata” and “Doing Justice to the Humanities: Increasing Inclusivity with More Specific Subject Description.” Session two, which will be held on Wednesday, June 7, will feature “Metadata Creation and Remediation in Zine and Digital Library Collections” and will focus on the presentations “Towards Counter-Cultural Competencies: Mutual Metadata Creation and the Zine Union Catalog Project” and “We Don’t Use Those Words Anymore: Describing Yesterday’s News Today.”

Registration for this virtual preconference is $69 for ALCTS members for both sessions or $43 for one session; $95 for non-ALCTS members for both sessions or $59 for one session; and $206 for groups for both sessions or $129 for one session. Fees include access to the live presentation as well as unlimited access to the recorded presentation. For questions, contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at jreese@ala.org or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034.

To learn more and register for these preconference events, and view other ALCTS programming at ALA Annual 2017, visit the ALCTS Conference webpage.

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Discussion ALCTS Exchange 2017: Last Chance to Take Advantage of Regular Registration Rates

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, May 3, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Today is the last day to register at regular registration rates—hurry and register today!

Today is the last day to register at regular registration rates—hurry and register today!

The ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities in a four-day, fully online, virtual forum. Presentations and activities include:

Regular registration rates are $274 for individual ALCTS members; $369 for ALA Individual members; $409 for non-members; $99 for student members; $645 for groups; and $1,045 for institutions. Registration rates increase after todayRegister now!

For more details on daily program sessions, please view the ALCTS Exchange Program Schedule.

Follow the ALCTS Exchange on social media: #ALCTSx17

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Discussion Don't Miss out on the 2017 ALCTS Exchange: Regular Registration Ends May 3

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 01:22 pm

May 3 is your last chance to register for the 2017 ALCTS Exchange before rates increase—hurry and register today!

May 3 is your last chance to register for the 2017 ALCTS Exchange before rates increase—hurry and register today!

With thought-provoking and engaging presentations, panel discussions, lightning rounds, and poster sessions, the ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities in a four-day, fully online, virtual forum. Presentations and activities include:

For more details on daily program sessions, please view the ALCTS Exchange Program Schedule.

Regular registration rates are $274 for individual ALCTS members; $369 for ALA Individual members; $409 for non-members; $99 for student members; $645 for groups; and $1,045 for institutions.

Registration rates increase after May 3Register now!

Connect with ALCTS Exchange

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#ALCTSx17

 

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Discussion Preservation Week 2017

by Miriam Nelson on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:03 am

Preservation Week 2017 has been full of wonderful free programming that you will be able to access all year long. But it’s not over yet! Keep engaging with us on Facebook (@preservationweek) and Twitter (@PreservationWk) and using #preswk.

Preservation Week 2017 has been full of wonderful free programming that you will be able to access all year long. But it’s not over yet! Keep engaging with us on Facebook (@preservationweek) and Twitter (@PreservationWk) and using #preswk.

We’ve been thrilled to have Franklin Habit as our 2017 honorary chair. He’s been rallying for us on Twitter and helping Preservation Week connect to a larger community of people with a special passion for textiles.

With Franklin’s help we’ve added to our textile preservation tips with this special series of Ask Donia posts.

We’ve had two wonderful textile focus webinars that will support public outreach as well as smaller institutions caring for textile collections. As always these webinars are archived and freely available anytime, including all handouts offered by the presenter.

We have also had a wonderful opportunity to explore some peer focused programming with Miriam Centeno and Ann Marie Willer. Our two Preservation colleagues gave a fantastic presentation at Midwinter titled Diversity and Inclusion in Preservation, and agreed to reprise it as a special video for Preservation Week. The video and an accompanying trailer can be found on the ALCTS YouTube channel:

We are also thrilled that Miriam and Anne Marie have agreed to engage in the topic further by hosting a Q&A on Facebook Today, Thursday April 27th at 2PM EST.

On behalf of the PARS Preservation Outreach Committee thanks to all for making Preservation Week 2017 a resounding success. Pass it on!

 

 

 

 

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Discussion Call for Proposals--extended

by Christine Dulaney on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome
Publication due 2018

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College

Volume Editor: George J. Fowler, Old Dominion University 

Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome
Publication due 2018

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College

Volume Editor: George J. Fowler, Old Dominion University 

Librarianship may be said to be facing an identity crisis. It may also be said that librarianship has been facing an identity crisis since it was proposed as a profession. With the advent of technology that lowers barriers to the access of information, the mission of a library has become indistinct.  This volume will explore the current purpose of librarianship and libraries, how we become “Masters of our Domains”, develop expertise in various elements of the profession, and how we extend outward into our communities.

 Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:

  • What is the purpose of a library in a community? And what roles in the community best align with that purpose?
  • How ought we gather and implement expertise from outside the profession?
  • How can we communicate and garner support from the government, the private sector and users in order to achieve our purpose?
  • How can libraries balance demands to serve other needs that detract from the library’s ability to fulfil its purpose?
  • How can libraries build community around this purpose, and how ought they reach out to their communities to engage and serve them?
  • How can libraries demonstrate positive impact on young generations?
  • What opportunities are opened to libraries and librarians by recent and potential future technological advancements?

 This will be the second volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2018. 

About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series

ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization.  The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot.  Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries. 

How to submit

If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send an abstract of 300 words or less as well as author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by May 31, 2017.

Submission deadlines

 

Submission deadline for proposals: May 31, 2017

Notification of acceptance sent by:  July 15, 2017

Submission deadline for full chapters:  October 15, 2017

Comments returned to authors:  December 15, 2017

Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  Feb 28, 2018

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Discussion New ALCTS award honors Lois Mai Chan

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 10:41 am

The Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is very pleased to announce a new award honoring the career and influence of Lois Mai Chan, distinguished leader, author and mentor in the field of metadata creation and standards.

The Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is very pleased to announce a new award honoring the career and influence of Lois Mai Chan, distinguished leader, author and mentor in the field of metadata creation and standards.

The Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant is awarded to provide librarians and paraprofessionals from under-represented groups new to the metadata field with the opportunity to attend a professional conference and encourages professional development through active participation at the national level. The grant consists of a citation and $1,000 cash and an individual registration for the ALA Annual Conference donated by Netanel Ganin. The grant is applicable towards airfare, lodging, and other ticketed events related to ALA Annual Conference attendance. The grant will be presented during the American Library Association Annual Conference each year at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony and Membership Meeting.

“We are fortunate in ALCTS that our members, such as Netanel Ganin, seek out ways to give back to the profession and our association,” said ALCTS president Vicki Sipe. “In creating the Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant, he honors Chan’s career of exceptional service by providing a career-building opportunity to librarians and paraprofessionals of under-represented groups. His generosity enriches us all.”

For over four decades, Chan was instrumental in the development of standards and best practices, writing over sixty scholarly articles and outstanding text books on cataloging and classification. She was a member of the American Library Association since 1960, serving on numerous committees including the Subject Analysis Committee, the International Relations Committee and the executive Committee of the Cataloging and Classification Section. Chan was the 1989 recipient of the Margaret Mann Citation, the highest honor in cataloging bestowed by the American Library Association, and the 2006 recipient of the Beta Phi Mu Award, presented to a library school faculty member or to an individual for distinguished service to education in librarianship. This grant recognizes Chan’s wide ranging contributions and deep commitment to the field of library cataloging and classification.

CaMMS had previously an established award recognizing librarians for outstanding contributions to cataloging or classification in their career. However, it is important to encourage under-represented librarians and staff to further pursue their professional development. A significant part of that involvement is to attend the ALA Annual Conference in order to network and learn from their colleagues. Chan spent decades developing young librarians as a faculty member at the University of Kentucky. It is in recognition of that service that CaMMS creates an award that supports professional development and involvement by under-represented librarians and paraprofessionals in the metadata field.

The first grant will be awarded in 2018, with an application process to open in fall 2017.

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