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

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

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

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

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

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Event ALCTS webinar: Assuring Materials Can Be Used By Your Community

by Julene Jones on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 06:41 am

ALCTS webinar: Assuring Materials Can Be Used By Your Community

 

ALCTS webinar: Assuring Materials Can Be Used By Your Community

 

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

 

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

 

Description: Having materials in a library's collection is good; having those materials in the formats needed by the library's community is much better. The act of supplying content in the formats that community members require is critically important to meeting their information needs. This webinar will delve into ways of discerning the format needs of a community, including using the census and other data, along with existing reports, to discern the best way of provisioning material for the community.

 

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the various ways content can be made accessible to members of a library’s community

  • Examine U. S. Census data and draw preliminary conclusions based on that data

  • Select data from other sources which will support an understanding of the community's accessibility needs

 

Who should attend? Collection Development librarians and staff; Liaison librarians

 

Presenter:

 

Jill Hurst-Wahl is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the director of its M.S. library and information science program, which includes MSLIS: School Media (2012-2017). A former corporate librarian, Jill has always been an advocate for expanding the career opportunities for LIS graduates. She is a member of the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council and the Onondaga County Public Library Board of Trustees. Her interests include copyright, the use of social media, and the future of the profession.

 

In 2017, Jill presented a webinar for ALCTS oncreating effective webinars. Some of her presentations have been video recorded, includingthis one from 2012. Slides from a variety of differentpresentations are available.

 

Jill is currently re-developing a graduate class on "Collection Development and Access" for the Syracuse University MSLIS program.

 

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129 

 

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

 

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevnts/upcoming/webinar/013118

 

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

 

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Discussion ALCTS Speaker Uncovers Southern Food and Family

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Michael W. Twitty, author of “The Cooking Gene” (Harper Collins 2017), is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program “Dining from a Haunted Plate” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La.

Michael W. Twitty, author of “The Cooking Gene” (Harper Collins 2017), is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program “Dining from a Haunted Plate” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La.

Join Twitty as he discusses his journey to uncover the history of Southern food in his own family. This talk focuses on his search through the lens of extensive research at libraries and archives and plantations across the South and how he translated that journey into food through museum education and historic interpretation. In tracing his family roots through food from enslavement to emancipation, from West and Central Africa to the Old South, his work invites all Southerners of all backgrounds to a complicated, uncomfortable groaning table rich in heritage and tradition in which new conversations and connections emerge. 

Twitty is a noted culinary and cultural historian and the creator of Afroculinaria, the first blog devoted to African American historic foodways and their legacies. He has been honored by FirstWeFeast.com as one of the twenty greatest food bloggers of all time, and named one of the “Fifty People Who Are Changing the South” by Southern Living and one of the “Five Cheftavists to Watch” by TakePart.com. Twitty has appeared throughout the media, including on NPR’s The Splendid Table, and has given more than 250 talks in the United States and abroad. His work has appeared in Ebony, the Guardian and on NPR.org. He is also a Smith fellow with the Southern Foodways Alliance, a TED fellow and speaker and the first Revolutionary in Residence at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Twitty lives in Silver Spring, Md.

ALCTS thanks the University of Kentucky Libraries for their generous sponsorship of the 2018 ALCTS President’s Program.

Registration for the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition opens on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm CT.

RSVP to “Dining from a Haunted Plate” on Facebook and follow the conversation: #alctsac18.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 03:07 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

Session 1: January 29 - March 9, 2018

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

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

  • Theoretical foundations and workflows of basic acquisitions functions;

  • Financial management of library collections budgets;

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


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

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

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

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

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

Instructors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/foa/ol_templ

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to web courses, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Program Officer at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Governance Models for Shared Print Collections

by Julene Jones on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 07:59 am

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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

 

Description:

Shared print programs have been established across North America and beyond, but while there is commonality each program will have its own unique features. This webinar will provide an overview of the key characteristics of shared print programs including: drivers, makeup of membership, scope of material being considered for retention, storage models, collection analysis and retention models, access to the shared collection, disclosure and discovery of retention commitments in ILSs, and business and governance models. The webinar will highlight examples of different shared print programs.

 

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will have an understanding of what shared print is and the various components of a successful shared print program.

 

Who should attend?

Librarians working in collection development and acquisitions, those considering establishing their own shared print program or participating in an existing program, and anyone curious about learning more about shared print collections.   

 

Presenter:

Matthew Revitt is Special Collections and Maine Shared Collection Librarian at the University of Maine and the Shared Print Consultant for the Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust. He was previously Program Manager for the Maine Shared Collections Strategy IMLS grant. Matthew has written and spoken widely on shared print and as well as being the moderator for the Print Archive Network Forum, he has served on national shared print committees for OCLC and the HathiTrust.

 

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129   

 

For additional information and access to the registration link, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/011718

 

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

 

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 11:41 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

Session 1: January 8 - February 16, 2018

Six-week online course that is a basic primer for library cataloging concepts and practices.It covers:

  • principles underlying cataloging practice,

  • examples illustrating the principles in practice,

  • tools used in cataloging practice such as AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, MARC, OCLC, BIBFRAME, and

  • processes used by catalogers in creating bibliographic records.

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC) begins with a discussion of how cataloging assists users in finding resources and of the value of standardization of practice. These foundations are then given practical grounding in the work of creating bibliographic descriptions, the process of subject analysis, and summarizing content utilizing classification. Standards such as MARC bibliographic and authority formats, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification are discussed. The shift in focus from format-based cataloging to entity-relationship model cataloging is taken from the FRBR foundation to the RDA practical application, with a final look at RDF triples and BIBFRAME. In all areas, the value of standards is illustrated and discussed. There is a heavy reliance on examples from actual practice throughout the course content.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.

Course Syllabus

Instructors

  • Vicki Sipe, Catalog Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

  • Teressa Keenan, Head of Bibliographic Management Services, University of Montana, Missoula

  • Debbie Benrubi, Technical Services Librarian, University of San Francisco

  • Bobby Bothmann, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Katharine Leigh, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Ball State University

  • Marcia H. Barrett, Head of Technical Services, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Shannon Tennant, Coordinator of Library Collections, Elon University

Fee

$139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

How to Register

To register, complete theonline form orregister by mail.

Registration Deadline

Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Contact

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

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 11:38 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

Session 1: January 8 - February 16, 2018

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

  • Similarities and differences between cataloging and metadata

  • Descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata schema

  • Content standards and controlled vocabularies

  • Approaches to metadata creation and transformation

  • Metadata project design

Instructors

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

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

See the Fundamentals of Metadata website for more information.

Fee

$139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

How to Register

To register, complete theonline form orregister by mail.

Registration Deadline

Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Contact

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

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Discussion 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course Schedule Now Available

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 11:01 am

Registration is now open for the 2018 Fundamentals Web Courses offered by ALCTS. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions, and preservation, these online courses will be held multiple times throughout 2018.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Fundamentals Web Courses offered by ALCTS. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions, and preservation, these online courses will be held multiple times throughout 2018. Courses include Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC), Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA), Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP), Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA), Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM), Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA), and Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM).

Registration fees for four-week courses are $109 for individual ALCTS members and $139 for non-members. Six-week course fees are $139 for individual ALCTS members and $169 for non-members. For details on these courses, including the full 2018 Fundamentals Web Courses schedule, visit the ALCTS Fundamentals Web Courses page.

For questions or comments related to this or other ALCTS events, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Program Officer, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or mdougherty@ala.org

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Oh, the Places You Could Go! Getting the Most out of Consortial Collection Development

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 09:32 am

ALCTS e-Forum: Oh, the Places You Could Go! Getting the Most out of Consortial Collection Development

ALCTS e-Forum: Oh, the Places You Could Go! Getting the Most out of Consortial Collection Development

January 23-24, 2018

 

Moderated by Andrea Langhurst Eickholt and Lynda Aldana

 

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.

 

Many libraries are members of a consortium, whether loosely based around an initiative, program, or project or more formally organized with an executive director, task groups, and shared services. Consortia provide opportunities for members to leverage resources and staff but can also present challenges, for example, in balancing goals of sometimes diverse members. In this e-Forum, we will have an opportunity to discuss various aspects of consortial activities focusing particularly on collection development including licensing and management of electronic resources.

 

Moderators

Andrea Langhurst Eickholt is Collection Management Librarian at Eastern Washington University. Andy is chair of the Ebook Working Group of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a group which provides leadership and oversight of a $1M ebook acquisitions program for 39 academic institutions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. She previously worked managing the resource acquisition and discovery program at the University of Notre Dame and as a corporate technical services librarian in upstate New York.

 

Lynda Aldana is Associate Director for Technical Services, Serials and Library IT Services at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). UMBC is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium. USMAI includes 17 member libraries at universities and colleges in the State of Maryland. Previously she was Cataloging Department Coordinator at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.

 

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

 

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

 

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

 

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS webinar: NACO, authority control, and identity management: evolving strategies for a changing name authorities landscape

by Julene Jones on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 07:34 am

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

 

Description: This webinar will identify strategies for coping with the challenges of NACO workflows today and explore proposals to shift authority work in the future from a traditional MARC-based footing to a new identity management orientation. Michelle Durocher and John Riemer of the PCC Task Group on Identity Management will describe the group's efforts to chart a new path forward for authorities that draws on linked data principles, synchronizes NACO’s work with that of other identity registries such as ISNI, and makes it easier for non-NACO libraries to contribute to the program through a more inclusive "NACO Lite" approach. Joseph Nicholson will detail some of the techniques UNC Charlotte is using to cope with a reduced authorities management staff and a backlog of names needing authorized access points. His presentation will describe how the library incorporates the work of paraprofessionals and non-catalogers and uses tools such as OpenRefine and spreadsheets to more swiftly create NACO authority records.

 

Learning outcomes: This presentation will explore the difference between authority control and   identities management and their relationship to linked data, describe the PCC Task Group on Identity Management's proposals to align NACO's work with new developments in linked data and other identity registries and will stimulate thinking about different ways of handling and structuring authorities workflows.

 

Who should attend?   

Catalogers, Metadata Librarians, Catalog Maintenance Librarians and Staff

 

Presenters:

 

Michelle Durocher is the Head of Metadata Management at the Harvard Library, and until most recently has also served for the last four years as acting Head of Metadata Creation.  She is a member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Policy Committee and the PCC's Identity Management in NACO Task Group.  She is the coordinator for the PCC’s ISNI Pilot project, facilitating the involvement of a dozen PCC libraries within the ISNI platforms to experiment with identifier creation and management for personal names and organizations.  She is a passionate advocate for expanding the boundaries and benefits of library metadata for discovery on the open web, as well as for deep collaborations with other metadata expert communities outside of libraries.  She has an MLIS from Simmons College and a bachelor of liberal arts in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University.

 

John Riemer is currently the Head of the UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center since 2000, John Riemer previously worked as Digital Cataloging Coordinator for the Digital Library of Georgia.   He holds an MLS degree and a BA degree in Linguistics from UCLA.

Since 2009, he has served in a number of capacities on the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, including PCC Chair in 2010/2011.   During this time he has led an effort to expand the PCC’s scope to include both traditional MARC cataloging and digital library project metadata/new metadata roles.  Most recently he has chaired the PCC Task Group on Identity Management in NACO. He represents UCLA on and recently chaired ALA’s Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group (“Big Heads”).  He is a member of the OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group, a member of the Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Editorial Board, and writes guest columns for Technicalities.

 

Joseph Nicholson is metadata librarian at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he coordinates authorities workflows, metadata for digital projects, and original cataloging. He holds an MLS and a BA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was previously a cataloger at Louisiana State University.

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129 

 

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

 

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/120617

 

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

 

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Discussion ALCTS Midwinter Symposium Explores Library Access and Accessibility

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 12:23 pm

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will hold the Midwinter Symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will hold the Midwinter Symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. Aimed at those working in collections and technical services, this full-day symposium will examine how libraries and cultural institutions provide all populations with access to materials. ALA<br />
 2018 Midwinter Meeting

Connecting people to information is a fundamental tenet of librarianship, and in the rapidly evolving information age, librarians strive to enhance access and increase accessibility for all patrons. These concepts are particularly significant to those working in collections and technical services, where responsibility for identifying, selecting, acquiring, organizing, managing, digitizing, and preserving recorded knowledge resides. This symposium will explore the current landscape as well as the future of collections and technical services work as it contributes to access and broad accessibility to stimulate knowledge creation, foster innovation, and empower libraries to have a transformative role in society.

The symposium will open with the keynote presentation “Libraries Improving Access: Policies, Programs, and Promotion” from Denver City Librarian Michelle Jeske. Following the keynote, speakers Heidi M. Schroeder, Dr. Heather Moulaison Sandy, Jennifer Dandle and Jordan Fields will give presentations on building accessible collections through interinstitutional collaboration; systems, standards, and strategies used to access library data; enhancing discoverability with accessible content; and partnering to create integrated local collections. In addition, the symposium will offer facilitated roundtable discussions and the closing presentation “Crossing State Lines: Enabling Sharing of Accessible Content” from Laura C. Wood.

“Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” will take place on Friday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 am until 4 pm. ALCTS or ALA membership is not required to attend the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium. In addition, attendees do not need additional registration for the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Online registration is available through the ALA 2018 Midwinter website.

For questions about the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium or other ALCTS Midwinter programming, please contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education. View a comprehensive listing of ALCTS events at Midwinter and follow ALCTS on social media using #alctsmw18 for the latest details on ALCTS Midwinter programming.

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