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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: Putting the Link in Linked Data

by Gina Solares on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 11:49 am

ALCTS webinar: Putting the Link in Linked Data

Part 1 of a 5 part Webinar Series: From MARC to Linked data

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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

Description:

ALCTS webinar: Putting the Link in Linked Data

Part 1 of a 5 part Webinar Series: From MARC to Linked data

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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

Description:

Session 1 in the series, “ om MARC to BIBFRAME” will focus on the concept of the URI/IRI (uniform resource identifier / internationalized resource identifier) as the core of the linked data / semantic web operations. This session will focus both on the conceptual aspect of URI linking and also on the workflow and functional implications of moving from traditional authority control to URI based authority control.

Additional sessions in this series include:

 

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will understand:

* The importance of moving from text strings to URIs to link entities and resources.

* The difference between traditional authority control and URI-based entity management.

* Some implications for workflows in the URI-based cataloging environment.

Who should attend? Technical service librarians and staff and library administrators

*This is an intermediate course intended for those with a basic understanding of bibliographic records and linked data.

Presenter:

Nancy Lorimer is Head of the Metadata Department at Stanford University, where she oversees metadata creation and participates in linked data projects and planning. A core participant in both the Linked Data for Production and the Linked Data for Libraries--Labs Mellon-funded grant projects, Nancy is also a consultant to the PCC Task Group on URIs in MARC. Nancy holds an MLIS from Western University, and a MMus from the University of Edinburgh.

 

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Webinar Series – 5 webinars

Participant Each ($) Series of 5 ($)

ALCTS Member (individual) $43 Series $172 (save $43)

Non-member (individual) $59 Series $236 (save $59)

Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 Series $396/$516

International (individual) $43 Series $172 (save $43)

 

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

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/101916

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 Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Discussion Call for LRTS Submissions

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 02:52 pm

The Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) journal is looking for submissions for its upcoming issues. For more details on the submission process, including how to submit, please see the following.

Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) is ALCTS' peer-reviewed journal that takes a critical approach to the questions and challenges facing librarians and libraries with regard to: 

The Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) journal is looking for submissions for its upcoming issues. For more details on the submission process, including how to submit, please see the following.

Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) is ALCTS' peer-reviewed journal that takes a critical approach to the questions and challenges facing librarians and libraries with regard to: 

  • Collections
  • Scholarly communication
  • Preservation (including digitization)
  • Acquisitions (including licensing and economic aspects of acquisitions)
  • Continuing resources
  • Cataloging (including descriptive metadata, authority control, subject analysis, and classification) 

LRTS publishes both research papers and thoughtful explorations of operational issues that have value and implications for other libraries. In addition, LRTS publishes editorials, book reviews, letters to the editor, and the annual report of the president of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. Content may be browsed at http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/lrts.  

Additional topics are available at http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/info/topics. Author instructions are available at http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/lrts; scroll down to the “For authors” section. Authors have the right to retain copyright and may deposit their papers in their institutional repository. 

LRTS is published for times per year (January, April, July, October). 

Contact LRTS Editor Mary Beth Weber, lrtseditor@ala.org, for more information.  

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Event ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress BIBFRAME Developments

by Gina Solares on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 11:48 am

ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress BIBFRAME Developments

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This webinar is 1.5 hours in length and begins at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress BIBFRAME Developments

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This webinar is 1.5 hours in length and begins at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: The ALCTS webinar series om MARC to BIBFRAME is preceded by this webinar about BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress (LC). These will be put into perspective with other BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and Semantic Web initiatives taking place in the broader information community. Speakers from the Library of Congress will give an overview of continuing BIBFRAME work among the participants in BIBFRAME Pilot Phase 1. They will provide updates on LC and BIBFRAME 2.0 implementation, work on profiles in anticipation of a BIBFRAME Pilot Phase 2, and continuing LC BIBFRAME work with special formats (A/V, sound recordings, and prints and photographs). In addition, they will review LD4P (Linked Data for Production) initiatives and LC involvement with them, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) BIBFRAME Task Group, and RDA’s influence on BIBFRAME 2.

This 1.5 hour session is free and a complimentary addition to the " om MARC to BIBFRAME" series. Registration for other sessions in the series is not required to participate in this session, however, you are encouraged to explore the series.

Additional sessions in this series include:

Who should attend?

Catalogers, System Developers, Programmers, Technical Staff, Cataloging Managers

Presenters from the Library of Congress:

Judith Cannan, Chief, Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division

Paul Frank, Cooperative Cataloging Specialist, LC BIBFRAME trainer, and BIBFRAME Editor profile contact

Kirk Hess, Programmer, Network Development and MARC Standards Office

Sally McCallum, Chief, Network Development and MARC Standards Office

 

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Cost: Complimentary as part of the series “From MARC to BIBFRAME".

Link to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1119529712541940995

Please note: This session is free and does not require registration in other sessions of the "From MARC to BIBFRAME" series to participate.

Description and links on the ALCTS website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/101216

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 Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Thanks for Thinking of Us: Challenges and Solutions in Gifts Management

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:20 am

ALCTS e-Forum: Thanks for Thinking of Us: Challenges and Solutions in Gifts Management

ALCTS e-Forum: Thanks for Thinking of Us: Challenges and Solutions in Gifts Management

October 25-26, 2016

 

Moderated by Nicole A. Casner and Sandy Lemmon

 

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.

 

Collection Managers and Technical Services Colleagues: Do the words “gift” and “donation” make you want to hide in your office? Does it feel as if you’re drowning in a sea of patron generosity? Or, perhaps your institution implemented policies that expand the collection without anyone having to gently refuse yet another copy of last year’s bestseller? Please join the ALCTS e-Forum on October 25-26, 2016 as we share experiences, discuss policy options, and explore strategies for effective gifts management.

 

Moderators

Nicole A. Casner is the Head of Print Acquisitions and Shared Print Services for the UCLA Library. She holds a BA from Loyola University Chicago in political science and received her MLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining UCLA in 2015, she served as the Serials and Acquisitions Librarian at DePaul University in Chicago.

 

Sandy Lemmon is the Head of Acquisitions and Serials at the Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. She has been a member of the Sibley Library staff for 23 years. Sandy holds degrees in music and business. She deals with gifts not only in her work in the library but also in her volunteer work with the Rochester Flute Association.

 

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 2017 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 04:39 pm

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.The deadline for nominations is Nov. 18.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.The deadline for nominations is Nov. 18.

The Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the contribution of a library leader who has demonstrated exceptional service to ALCTS and its areas of interest (acquisitions, cataloging and classification, collection management and development, preservation and reformatting and continuing resources). Selection of the winner is based on the person's accomplishments as they relate to: recognized leadership in ALCTS; significant contribution to professional literature in ALCTS areas; exemplary research in ALCTS areas; leadership in other professional associations at local, state, regional or national level; acknowledged leader in and by the library community at large; and recognition of achievements, e.g., awards, citations, etc. The award winner receives a citation honoring his/her contributions and a stipend of $3,000 generously donated by EBSCO. Nominees must be ALCTS members and self-nominations will not be accepted.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate, send that nomination, including the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of the nominee and the person providing the nomination and a statement outlining the qualifications of the individual based on the award criteria to: Brian Schottlaender, chair, Ross Atkinson Award Jury.

Additional information such as a resume, C.V. or narrative career outline and letters of endorsement may be sought by the jury chair.

Visit the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award page for more information.

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Discussion ALCTS seeking Continuing Resources Awards nominations for 2017

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 04:35 pm

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing resources. The awards are presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS. One award honors an individual who shows outstanding promise in the field of serials, while the other recognizes an individual whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing resources. The awards are presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS. One award honors an individual who shows outstanding promise in the field of serials, while the other recognizes an individual whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for either of these awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

First Step Award

The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section presents the award, a Wiley Professional Development Grant. The award provides librarians who are new to the serials field with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and encourages professional development and participation at American Library Association (ALA) conferences and Continuing Resources Section activities.  ALCTS members with five or less years of professional experience in the continuing resources field are eligible. The award consists of $1,500, donated by Wiley, and is applicable toward round trip transportation, lodging, registration fees, etc. Eligible applicants may apply more than once. Winners will be chosen based on: commitment to professional development in the continuing resources field as shown by participation in continuing education activities, workshops and previous participation in professional activities; candidate’s written justification for the grant in terms of commitment to and interest in continuing resources related work; personal professional development; financial need; two letters of reference; and a vita.

Send nominations to: Debra Spidal, chair, First Step Jury

Visit the First Step Award page for more information.

Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

Presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, the award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest. The award is given for distinguished contributions to serials librarianship, including such activities as leadership in serials-related activities through participation in professional associations and/or library education programs; contributions to the body of serials literature; conduct of research in the area of serials; development of tools or methods to enhance access to or management of serials; and other advances leading to a better understanding of the field of serials.

Send nominations to: Lynn Fields, chair, Ulrich’s Jury

Visit the Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award page for more information.

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Discussion ALCTS 2017 Preservation Awards nominations sought

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 09:40 am

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three Preservation Awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in preservation or to support a new preservation staff member’s participation in preservation activities at the ALA Annual Conference.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three Preservation Awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in preservation or to support a new preservation staff member’s participation in preservation activities at the ALA Annual Conference.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

Banks/Harris Preservation Award

The award was established to honor the memory of Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris, early leaders in library preservation. The award, $1,500 and a citation, sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L.P., is given to a professional preservation specialist who has been active in the field of preservation and/or conservation for library and/or archival materials. Winners will be chosen based on: leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional or national levels; contributions to the development, application or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and routines; significant contribution to professional literature; evidence of studies or research in preservation; and training and mentoring in the field of preservation.

Send nominations, a formal statement of nomination that provides a strong rationale for the nomination by addressing how the nominee meets the criteria for the award, letters of support for the nomination and a complete resume for the nominee to: Stephanie Lamson, chair, Banks/Harris Jury.

Visit the Banks Harris page for more information.

George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award

The George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award was established by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) to honor the memory of George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg, early leaders in cooperative preservation programming and strong advocates for collaboration in the field of preservation.

The award acknowledges and supports cooperative preservation projects and/or rewards individuals or groups that foster collaboration for preservation goals. Recipients of the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award demonstrate vision, endorse cooperation and advocate for the preservation of published and primary source resources that capture the richness of our cultural patrimony. The award recognizes the leadership and initiative required to build collaborative networks designed to achieve specific preservation goals. Any person or group is eligible for this award; membership in ALA is not required. The Cunha/Swartzburg Award is sponsored by Hollinger Metal Edge and includes a $1,250 grant and citation.  

Send nominations, including the name of the person or group being nominated; address, phone number and email address of nominee and nominating party; a formal statement of nomination, with rationale for the nomination; resume, vita or extensive narrative career outline upon which the award jury can base its determination; and letters of support and endorsement, to Karen Kiorpes, chair, Cunha/Swartzburg Jury.

Visit the Cunha Swartzburg page for more information.

Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant was established to honor Jan Merrill-Oldham, distinguished leader, author and mentor in the field of library and archives preservation. The grant provides the recipient the opportunity to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference in order to contribute to his/her professional development.

The recipient will attend meetings and programs, and will be required to submit a short essay on their conference experience to the ALCTS News. The grant consists of a $1,250 cash grant donated by the Library Binding Institute and a citation to be presented at the ALCTS Awards ceremony. The grant is applicable toward airfare, lodging and registration fees related to ALA Annual Conference attendance.  

Send nominations or applications, including the following name, address, phone number and email address of the nominee and nominating party or applicant; letter of application or nomination; two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues who know the candidate and his/her work; resume or curriculum vitae; short essay (up to 500 words) on the following theme: “How would receiving the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant further your professional development goals?,” to Patricia Smith-Hunt, chair, grant jury.

Visit the Jan Merrill-Oldham Grant page for more information.

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Discussion ALCTS seeking 2017 Innovation Awards nominations

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 09:33 am

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and/or groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in collaboration and innovation.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and/or groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in collaboration and innovation.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation

The Collection Management Section (CMS) presents the ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management, which recognizes significant and innovative contributions to electronic collections management and development practice. The award consists of a citation and $2,000 generously donated by ProQuest.

Criteria for selection of the winner will be determined by the person’s achievements, including but not limited to:

  • Building and managing new types of electronic collections and materials
  • Addressing selection issues and processes for electronic resources
  • Creating effective organizational structures for the workflow management and development of electronic resource collections
  • Increasing visibility, discovery and user access to electronic library resources

Nominations should include the name, address, phone number and email address of each nominee and nominating party, a formal statement of nomination that includes a rationale, a description of any projects that the nominee has initiated and successfully completed and letters of support and endorsement. Letters of endorsement from others should provide additional evidence of the worthiness of the nominee. The number of letters of endorsement received for a nominee shall not be a determining factor in the selection process; rather, the evidence of the person’s accomplishments that fulfill the intent of the award shall be the factor considered. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Current employees of ProQuest and its subsidiaries are not eligible for the award.

Send nominations to: Erika Johnson, chair, ProQuest Coutts Award Jury

Visit the ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation page for more information.

Outstanding Collaboration Citation

This award recognizes and encourages collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition, access, management, preservation or archiving of library materials. It recognizes actions, services or products that improve and benefit the providing and managing of library collections. The citation may be presented to two or more individuals or groups who have participated jointly in an appropriate achievement. Accomplishments that expose problems may be as valuable as successes. The citation will be presented in a year when an achievement of merit has occurred. Recognized forms of collaboration must be between library personnel and other individuals or such groups as publishers, vendors, cultural organizations, government agencies, philanthropic organizations and the like. Results of a collaborative effort must demonstrate advancement in collection management or technical services working environments.

Send nominations, along with written justification for the citation in terms of demonstrated outcomes in work achieved through actions, services or products; how the achievement contributed to the fulfillment of needs in the work of collection management or technical services and any other factors relevant to the merit of the achievement and two letters of recommendation to: Sarah Wallbank, chair, Citation Jury.

Visit the Outstanding Collaboration page for more information. 

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 10:35 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 4: October 17 - November 11, 2016

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course components:

  • Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission

  • The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning, and careful handling of collections

  • The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on preservation options

  • Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options

  • Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship

Who Should Attend:  

Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.

Course Syllabus

Instructors

  • Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections

  • Dawn Aveline, Preservation Officer, UCLA

  • Karen O’Connell, Preservation Coordinator, Georgetown University Library

  • Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries

  • Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCAP, Princeton University Library

  • Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University

  • Roger Smith, University of California - San Diego

  • Peter D. Verheyen, Syracuse University Library

Credits

8 contact hours.

Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion (passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.

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

Fee

$109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

Technical Requirements

A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and feedback given, but there is no final class grade.

The course web site will be open for one week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open one week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.

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.

Cancellation & Change Policy

Any requests for cancellation or changes to registration must be received in writing by ALCTS or the ALA registration department (MACS) no later than 7 days prior to the start of the course and are subject to a $40 processing fee.

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 ALCTS 2017 Publication Awards nominations sought

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 04:19 pm

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library collections and technical services. 

If you are interested in nominating a publication for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library collections and technical services. 

If you are interested in nominating a publication for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award

The award is given in honor of Edward Swanson, LRTS Book Review Editor and long time indexer, to the author(s) of the best paper published in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), the official journal of ALCTS. The winner will receive a citation and $250 from ALCTS. Papers published in volume 60 (2016) are eligible for consideration, with the exception of official reports and documents, obituaries, letters to the editor and biographies of award winners. Each paper will be judged on the following points: content with a significant contribution about one or more issues addressed by ALCTS and its sections; statements in the paper are adequately supported by accurate data and/or documentation; and clear and readable writing style.

Send nominations, along with the author, title and volume and issue of the paper being nominated and the reasons for the nomination to: Erin Stalberg, chair, Best of LRTS Jury.

Visit the Edward Swanson Best of LRTS Award page for more information.

ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

The award honors an author or authors who have written the year’s outstanding monograph, article or original paper in the field of technical services, including acquisitions, cataloging, collection management, preservation, continuing resources and related areas in the library field. The award consists of a citation and $250 contributed by ALCTS. Works published in 2016 are eligible. Reprints of earlier publications will not be considered. The evaluation criteria include: intellectual content; practical value; theoretical value; scholarship; presentation; and style. Papers published in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) are not eligible.

Send nominations, along with a statement giving the full bibliographic citation of the article, book or paper being nominated and reasons for the nomination to: Kristin Martin, chair, Publication Jury.

Visit the Outstanding Publication Award page for more information.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. An international member-driven association, ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery and preservation of library collections.  

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