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Attending the ALA Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas?  Join in the fun and participate in the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt! Read on for details.

Photo Scavenger Hunt

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to offer Library Preservation Today!, a virtual preconference presented by instructors from our popular "Fundamentals of Preservation" Web course. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will present a three-day (June 10-12) virtual preconference designed to inform and inspire attendees to "just say yes" to developing or expanding scholarly communication programs on their own campuses and to identify content recruitment opportunities for library-supported publishing and institutional repositories.

Is the rise of the quiet influencer the future face of business? Some may think the way to get things done is by being the loudest or the most charismatic, but these and other introverts have found success leading quietly: Tim Cook, Condoleezza Rice and Michael Dell. Now, more than ever, are we recognizing the need for those who can get things done in different ways? 

Celebrate the 5th annual Preservation Week, starting Sunday, April 27 through Saturday, May 3. This national awareness campaign, a  presentation of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), was developed to  promote the understanding and importance of care for personal and community cultural heritage collections, whether they be books, documents, photographs, textiles, paintings, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts or whatever any person or community collects.

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Online Doc The Annual Conference Photo Scavenger Hunt from ALCTS

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 03:56 pm

Attending the ALA Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas?  Join in the fun and participate in the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt! Read on for details.

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Attending the ALA Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas?  Join in the fun and participate in the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt! Read on for details.

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Running from Friday night through Monday of Annual (Friday, June 27 – Monday, June 30) you can score points by snapping photos of all the great people, places and things going on around you. Programs, meetings, booths, authors, Las Vegas landmarks and even fellow ALA-ers are on our daily photo lists. The Hunt will kick off Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at ALCTS 101 in the Las Vegas Hotel Pavilion, where you'll be able to get a head start on the competition. Score the most points and you can win from our collection of fabulous prizes. You could win:

• Grand Prize: 2014 ALA Annual Conference Registration Reimbursement

• 2nd Place: $100 American Express Gift Card

• 3rd Place: $65 Barnes and Noble Gift Card

• 4th Place: ALCTS CE Certificate Good for one free individual registration to an ALCTS Webinar

• 5th Place: $25 Starbucks Gift Card

 

How to Play

• Snap photos of items from the posted lists each day. List items are not repeatable (each item only counts once towards your score).

• Post your photos to Flickr, Twitter, or Instagram (pick one service to use for the game) and TAG them with #alaac14 and #alctsac14.

Remember, don't split up your photos between the different services.

• If using Flickr, join the ALCTS at Annual 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 or the DATE POSTED date in Twitter and Instagram. This means if you post a photo on Instagram that you took the day before, you'll only collect half the points.

• 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.). Adding a caption describing your photo would help us greatly when tabulating points.

The list of daily items to be photographed will be posted to the ANMIG ALA Connect page, as well as the Flickr group discussion board by 8:30 am PDT each day. Winners will be decided by point totals and any ties will be broken by random drawing. All photos must be posted and, if using Flickr, added to the ALCTS at ALA Annual 2014 group by Wednesday, July 2 at midnight PDT. Winners will be announced shortly after Annual Conference and prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.

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Online Doc Sign up for the ALCTS 'Library Preservation Today!' virtual preconference

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 08:22 am

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to offer Library Preservation Today!, a virtual preconference presented by instructors from our popular "Fundamentals of Preservation" Web course. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to offer Library Preservation Today!, a virtual preconference presented by instructors from our popular "Fundamentals of Preservation" Web course. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

This three-day (June 16 - 18) virtual preconference introduces the fundamentals of managing preservation efforts in libraries, archives and historical societies.  At the end of this preconference, participants will value preservation as a formal library function and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission; appreciate the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, in extending the useful life of collections and understand some of the challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

Session 1
Introduction to Library Preservation
Monday, June 16,  1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Karen E.K. Brown, State University of New York - Albany

Session 2
Environmental Monitoring and Control
Tuesday, June 17, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M University

Session 3
Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview
Wednesday, June 18, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Peter Verheyen, Syracuse University Libraries and Conservator in Private Practice

Registration Fees:  (Register for one session or all three sessions.)
ALCTS member or international member: $103 entire preconference; $43 for one session
Group ALCTS member: $238 entire preconference; $99 for one session
Non-member: $142 entire preconference; $59 for one session
Group non-member: $310 entire preconference; $129 for one session
Student member or retired member: $50 entire preconference; $20 for one session

The one-time registration fee includes access to the live virtual presentation, as well as unlimited access to the webcast.

How to Register
To register for this virtual preconference, complete the online registration form.

Contact
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1 (800) 545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034, or jreese@ala.org.

See the ALCTS website for information about other ALCTS events, including "Creating Successful Scholarly Communication with an Institutional Repository: Just Say Yes," an ALCTS virtual preconference from June 10-12.

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Online Doc ALCTS Virtual Preconference focuses on creating successful scholarly communication with an institutional repository

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 08:20 am

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will present a three-day (June 10-12) virtual preconference designed to inform and inspire attendees to "just say yes" to developing or expanding scholarly communication programs on their own campuses and to identify content recruitment opportunities for library-supported publishing and institutional repositories.

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will present a three-day (June 10-12) virtual preconference designed to inform and inspire attendees to "just say yes" to developing or expanding scholarly communication programs on their own campuses and to identify content recruitment opportunities for library-supported publishing and institutional repositories.

Sessions 1 and 2 describe how Oregon State University Libraries has successfully integrated its institutional repository into faculty research and scholarship activities and has used SHERPA/RoMEO to successfully engage with faculty.

Session 3 teaches participants how a simple journal host at the University of South Florida Tampa Library evolved into a full-fledged publishing repository for books, textbooks, conferences, datasets and open-access journals.

Session 1
Just Say Yes: the Opportunistic Institutional Repository
Tuesday, June 10,  1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presented by Sue Kunda, Oregon State University

Session 2
Creating Scholar Commons: A Case Study in Publishing Repository Success
Wednesday, June 11,  1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presented by Rebel Cummings-Sauls, USF Tampa Library and Ann Taylor, bepress

Session 3
Engaging Faculty in Your Scholarly Communication Program: SHERPA/RoMEO and Web of Science to the Rescue
Thursday, June 12,  1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presented by Sue Kunda, Oregon State University and Deanne Bruner, Oregon State University

Registration Fees:  (Register for one session or all three sessions.)
ALCTS member or international member: $103 entire preconference; $43 for one session
Group ALCTS member: $238 entire preconference; $99 for one session
Non-member: $142 entire preconference; $59 for one session
Group non-member: $310 entire preconference; $129 for one session
Student member or retired member: $50 entire preconference; $20 for one session

The one-time registration fee includes access to the live virtual presentation, as well as unlimited access to the webcast.

How to Register
To register for this virtual preconference, complete the online registration form.  ALCTS Event Code: VP1

Contact
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1 (800) 545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034, or jreese@ala.org.

See the ALCTS website for information about other ALCTS events, including "Library Preservation Today!," an ALCTS virtual preconference from June 16-18.

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Online Doc Rise of the introverts: Leverage your quiet influence

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 08:18 am

Is the rise of the quiet influencer the future face of business? Some may think the way to get things done is by being the loudest or the most charismatic, but these and other introverts have found success leading quietly: Tim Cook, Condoleezza Rice and Michael Dell. Now, more than ever, are we recognizing the need for those who can get things done in different ways? 

Is the rise of the quiet influencer the future face of business? Some may think the way to get things done is by being the loudest or the most charismatic, but these and other introverts have found success leading quietly: Tim Cook, Condoleezza Rice and Michael Dell. Now, more than ever, are we recognizing the need for those who can get things done in different ways? 

International speaker and executive coach Jennifer Kahnweiler says yes. Hear more from Jennifer Kahnweiler at the ALCTS President’s Program (an Auditorium Speaker Series event) at 10:30 a.m.on Monday, June 30,  in the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N249 during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

In her new book, "Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference" (Berrett-Koehler, April 2013), Kahnweiler proves that introverts can be highly effective influencers when they use their natural strengths instead of trying to act like extroverts.  In a world where extroverts seem to rule and introverts may feel powerless, Kahnweiler says there is more than one way to have some sway, noting that even extroverts can learn a few things from their quiet co-workers. 

“People often think that a big, vibrant, personality is needed to succeed in the business world, but that simply is not true. It is often the quiet ones who have the loudest minds,” said Kahnweiler, who holds a doctorate in counseling and organizational development.

In "Quiet Influence," Kahnweiler offers a quiz readers can use to determine their “Quiet Influence Quotient” (QIQ), in other words, what introvert qualities they possess and what they can work on. She outlines six strengths common in introverts and shows how to use those strengths to challenge the status quo, provoke new ways of thinking, effect change and continuously inspire others to move forward.

The six strengths introverts can leverage to their advantage are:

1) Take quiet time: Introverts crave a period of solitude that provides them with a powerful source of creativity and self-awareness. Prioritize quiet time and take advantage of it by scheduling it in a calendar. Dim the lights, turn off the radio and reduce distractions from technology.

2) Carefully prepare: Introverts feel more comfortable and are able to anticipate objections with preparation. Do the research and prepare answers to foresee possible speed bumps.

3) Be attentive: Listening helps introverts establish rapport and mutual understanding. Slow down, get face-to-face, observe body language, ask questions and serve as a sounding board for others.

4) Focus the conversation: Introverts excel at the serious, purpose-driven, one-on-one interactions vital for winning people over. This can spark learning, provide encouragement to others, work through conflict and more. Sometimes taking it off the e-mail page makes all the difference.

5) Write it down: Introverts use this skill to influence others through deep, authentic, well-developed arguments. Writing helps clarify what’s important to them and can motivate others to action.

6) Purposefully use social media: Introverts naturally use social media in a thoughtful and more effective way. Social media has the power to develop and grow relationships, achieve visibility and mobilize people.  It also gives us the chance to teach and learn.

Jennifer Kahnweiler is an international speaker and executive coach whose clients include General Electric Co., AT&T Inc., the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NASA. Her first book, "The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength" (Berrett-Koehler, June 2009), has sold more than 20,000 copies and has been translated into multiple languages. Kahnweiler is a board certified coach, holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation awarded by the National Speakers Association and is actively involved in the Global Speakers Association.

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Online Doc Across the U.S. and beyond, Preservation Week begins on Sunday

by Charles Wilt-IL (staff) on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 08:16 am

Celebrate the 5th annual Preservation Week, starting Sunday, April 27 through Saturday, May 3. This national awareness campaign, a  presentation of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), was developed to  promote the understanding and importance of care for personal and community cultural heritage collections, whether they be books, documents, photographs, textiles, paintings, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts or whatever any person or community collects.

Celebrate the 5th annual Preservation Week, starting Sunday, April 27 through Saturday, May 3. This national awareness campaign, a  presentation of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), was developed to  promote the understanding and importance of care for personal and community cultural heritage collections, whether they be books, documents, photographs, textiles, paintings, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts or whatever any person or community collects.

Libraries are the perfect place to share preservation information and libraries across the U.S. and beyond will celebrate Preservation Week  with:

  • scanning snapshots and memories in Michigan;
  • special care for military collectibles in Hawaii;
  • Ethiopic illuminated manuscript at Brown University;
  • screenings of a restored 1914 film, "The Boy Mayor," in Oregon;
  • photos from daguerreotype to digital in Hong Kong;
  • microbes and digitization at University of British Columbia and;
  • eight separate events at New York Public library, their largest offering of Preservation Week events to date.

See the online Event Map for details and more events. It’s never too late to add your event—share how you celebrate.

Always a popular part of Preservation Week are the free webinars. This year, there are two webinars available:

  • Low-Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives (Tuesday, April 29). Presented by Karen E. K. Brown, preservation librarian for the University at Albany, SUNY University Libraries. What can we do to protect our collectables from damage even if we don’t think we have a perfect place to keep them? Learn about possible risks from handling and the environment, and practical, inexpensive ideas to keep collections safe to help ensure what you have can be shared for many years to come. ALCTS thanks Archival Products for sponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week.
  • Preserving Scrapbooks (Thursday, May 1).  Presented by Melissa Tedone, conservator at Iowa State University Library. Scrapbooks can be challenging to preserve since they often contain a diversity of materials. Learn about common problems with long-term preservation of scrapbooks  and identify the most stable materials and bindings for new scrapbooks. ALCTS thanks Gaylord for sponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week.

Registration is required for each webinar, but there is no charge. The sessions begin at 1 p.m. CDT and will last about one hour.

If you’re not able to get to the library next week, pose your most vexing preservation question to our  preservation professional in the “Dear Donia” preservation advice column. Every question becomes an entry in our raffle for a free Document Preservation Kit from Hollinger Metal Edge.

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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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