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Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.The deadline for nominations is Nov. 20.
 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in the fields of cataloging and classification and acquisitions and for outstanding promise. 
 

ALCTS needs knowledgeable librarians from all kinds of libraries to teach additional sections of its popular web courses Fundamentals of Collection Assessment, Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, and Fundamentals of Preservation.

Please visit the ALCTS Web site for additional information about the courses at http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse.

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Discussion ALCTS 2016 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 07:06 pm

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.The deadline for nominations is Nov. 20.
 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.The deadline for nominations is Nov. 20.
 
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: Dina Giambi, 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.
 
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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Discussion Search begins for ALCTS 2016 Professional Recognition Awards nominations

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 07:04 pm

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in the fields of cataloging and classification and acquisitions and for outstanding promise. 
 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in the fields of cataloging and classification and acquisitions and for outstanding promise. 
 
If you are interested in nominating a candidate for any of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.
 
The HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions
Presented by the Acquisitions Section for contributions by and outstanding leadership of an individual in the field of acquisitions librarianship, the award consists of $1,500 and a citation donated by HARRASSOWITZ in honor of Dr. Knut Dorn, former managing director. Winners will be chosen based on: demonstrated leadership that has contributed significantly to: improvements in acquisitions; and achievement in the field of acquisitions through contributions to professional associations, literature, the education of acquisitions professionals and the advancement of the profession.
 
Send nominations to: Trey Shelton, chair, HARRASSOWITZ Jury. Visit the HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions page for more information. 
 
Margaret Mann Citation 
This award is presented to a cataloger or classifier for outstanding professional achievement in the areas of cataloging or classification through publication, participation in professional cataloging associations or valuable contributions to practice in individual libraries. The Cataloging and Metadata Management Section administers the award, a citation and $2,000 to the library school of the winner's choice, which is donated by OCLC, Inc. The Mann Citation committee bases its selection on nominations made by members of the profession or friends of the profession. Anyone with a worthy candidate is urged to nominate that person. Achievements to be considered include: notable publications; outstanding contribution to the activities of professional cataloging associations; outstanding contribution to the technical improvement of cataloging and classification and/or the introduction of a new technique of recognized importance; and outstanding contribution in the area of teaching cataloging and classification. 
 
Send nominations to: Marielle Veve, chair, Mann Citation Jury. Visit the Margaret Mann Citation page for more information. 
 
Esther J. Piercy Award
This award, a $1,500 grant donated by YBP, Inc and a citation, recognizes contributions to library collections and technical services by a librarian with no more than 10 years of professional experience who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership. Winners will be chosen based on accomplishments related to technical services and resources in such areas as: leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional or national level; contributions to the development, application or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and routines; significant contribution to professional literature; and conduct of studies or research in the technical services.
 
Send nominations, including, a statement giving the reasons for nomination, the date your nominee entered his or her first professional position and a resume or narrative career outline to: Thomas Teper, chair, Piercy Jury. Visit the Esther J. Piercy 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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Discussion Call for ALCTS Web Course Instructors

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 02:16 pm

ALCTS needs knowledgeable librarians from all kinds of libraries to teach additional sections of its popular web courses Fundamentals of Collection Assessment, Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, and Fundamentals of Preservation.

Please visit the ALCTS Web site for additional information about the courses at http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse.

ALCTS needs knowledgeable librarians from all kinds of libraries to teach additional sections of its popular web courses Fundamentals of Collection Assessment, Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, and Fundamentals of Preservation.

Please visit the ALCTS Web site for additional information about the courses at http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse.

Courses are provided over a four or six week period. They are composed of self-paced modules and include interaction with the instructors and classmates. The courses are already developed and ready to use; no additional editing is needed. Instructors would participate in evaluations and have the opportunity to recommend updates to the course content as needed. A modest honorarium is awarded to course instructors.

To ensure consistency of instruction and a high value experience for participants, course instructor training has several components:
1.Take the course as a participant.
2.Repeat the course shadowing the instructor, with access to the instructor interface.
3.Team-teach the course with an experienced instructor.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in becoming an instructor for this ALCTS Web Course, please complete the online instructor application: http://tinyurl.com/alcts-course-instructor.

You will be asked to:
•Include a statement of interest (300 words maximum)
•Attach a copy of your resume.

The deadline for applications is September 23, 2015.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 09:40 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 4: October 5-30, 2015

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. Complete definition of collection development and collection management:

  • Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning

  • Collection development (selecting for and building collections)

  • Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)

  • Collection analysis—why and how to do it

  • Outreach, liaison, and marketing

  • Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and competencies

  • List the elements in a collection development policy

  • Write a collection development policy

  • Explain the importance of collection analysis

  • Perform one or more types of analysis

  • Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a plan to increase your activities in these areas

Who Should Attend:  

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.

Instructors

  • Brian Quinn, Coordinator of Collection Development, Texas Tech University

  • Susanne Clement, Director of Collections, University of New Mexico Libraries

  • Jennifer Arnold, Director of Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College, North Carolina

  • Jeanette Mosey, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Janet Marnatti, Collection Management Director, Bucks County Free Library, Pennsylvania

  • Andrea Wirth, Collection Development and Science Librarian, Oregon State University, Oregon

  • Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library, Michigan

  • Ginger Williams, Acquisitions Librarian, Wichita State University

Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fcdm/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 Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 09:34 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 4: October 5-30, 2015

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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Event ALCTS webinar: Designing Collections for Collisions: Preserving Library Serendipity in a Digital World

by Gina Solares on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 01:04 pm

 

ALCTS webinar: Designing Collections for Collisions: Preserving Library Serendipity in a Digital World

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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

 

ALCTS webinar: Designing Collections for Collisions: Preserving Library Serendipity in a Digital World

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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

Description: Nearly every librarian has a story to share about a community member who makes a fantastic serendipitous discovery. Sometimes these discoveries change lives. Unfortunately, we may be hearing fewer and fewer of these stories. Why? Because in a digital world the opportunities for great accidental discoveries are being engineered out of the library experience. In this presentation Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian at Temple University, will share insights into why we need to start talking about designing our libraries, both physical and virtual, with engineered serendipity in mind. If the whole point of collections is to facilitate interactions with discovery, research and learning, then we have to come up with better ways to design it into the library experience. Serendipitous library discoveries are too valuable to lose. We need to figure out how to preserve them in a digital world.

Learning outcomes:

Be able to identify factors leading to the decrease in serendipitous discovery in libraries.

Gain a better understanding of how engineered serendipity works and to appreciate the importance of accidental discovery.

Learn about strategies libraries can use to design for better serendipity in an increasingly digital environment.

Who should attend? Librarians in both public and technical services and from all sectors, any librarian who wants to preserve serendipitous discovery in libraries.

Presenter: Steven J. Bell is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. He writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, library management, higher education, design thinking and user experience. Steven is a co-founder of the Blended Librarian's Online Learning Community. He blogs at Designing Better Libraries, authors columns, and is co-author of the book "Academic Librarianship by Design". For additional information about Steven J. Bell and his projects: http://stevenbell.info

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43   

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

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/091615

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: Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing For) Retirement

by Jeremy Myntti on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 12:20 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing For) Retirement

ALCTS e-Forum: Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing For) Retirement

October 13-14, 2015

 

Moderated by Pamela Bluh and Jane Edmister Penner

 

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.

 

What images do you conjure up when you think of “retirement?” An AARP card? Medicare? Caribbean beaches? Continuing Education? Travel? Sleeping until noon? Reading the latest best-sellers? All of the above and then some!

 

This e-forum will give participants – and lurkers on the list –opportunities to ask questions and share experiences to ease the transition from a career in library services to the condition of ‘retirement.’

 

There is a lot of talk about the “graying” of the profession but less about the kinds of things those who are ‘graying’ should consider. We hope that sharing our experiences in navigating our way out of the work world and into the world of retirement will stimulate a lively discussion.

 

Moderators

Pamela Bluh retired from the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland at the end of July 2014. She ‘resisted’ retirement for quite some time, but now finds it hard to understand how she had time to work.

 

Jane Edmister Penner has worked at the University of Virginia for 27 years, most recently as Director of Content Management Services (i.e., Technical Services) and previously as Head of the Music Library. Professionally, she has been active in the ALA/ALCTS Directors of Technical Services at Large Research Libraries Roundtable and in the Music Library Association. She is taking advantage of UVa’s option of a two-year “step-down” and will retire in April 2016.

 

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 e-Forum: Hire right the first time: best practices for building the team you need

by Jeremy Myntti on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 12:19 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: Hire right the first time: best practices for building the team you need

ALCTS e-Forum: Hire right the first time: best practices for building the team you need

September 23-24, 2015

 

Moderated by Terri Schell, Brian Staples, and James Kelly

 

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.

 

Libraries evolve. Shouldn’t your interviews? Success in our profession requires a new skill set, but if you’re asking candidates the same old questions, you’re probably recruiting more of what you already have. Attracting dynamic team members to help you meet tomorrow’s challenges requires hiring for culture fit, crafting more thoughtful questions and bringing creativity and insightfulness to the interview process. Join us in discussing tips for hiring right the first time. We will:

  • discuss techniques for writing more compelling interview questions

  • define culture fit and its importance to the interview process

  • outline the skills of an effective interviewer

 

Moderators

Terri Schell, Senior Administrator – Human Resources, Harford County (MD) Public Library

Brian Staples, Human Resources Generalist, Baltimore County (MD) Public Library

James Kelly, Associate Director, Frederick County (MD) Public Libraries

 

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 Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 10:40 am

 

 

Session 4: September 28 - November 6, 2015

 

 

 

Session 4: September 28 - November 6, 2015

 

This six-week online course 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.

 

Learning Outcomes:

 

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • describe the fundamental aspects of collection assessment

  • understand the various collection assessment methods and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • design and implement a collection assessment project

  • perform a collection assessment of print resources

  • complete a collection assessment of electronic resources

 

Who Should Attend:  

 

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.

 

Instructors:

 

  • Ginger Williams, Acquisitions Librarian, Wichita State University

  • Andrea Wirth, Assistant Professor, Collection Development (CD) Unit, Oregon State University Libraries

  • Alison M. Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University

  • Teresa Negrucci, Resource Acquisition and Management Librarian, Brown University

  • Miranda Bennett, Head of Liaison Services for Collections & Research Support, University of Houston

 

Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

 

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fca/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 Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 10:34 am

Session 4: September 28 - October 23, 2015

 

Session 4: September 28 - October 23, 2015

 

This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. The course was developed by Dalene Hawthorne, Head of Systems and Technical Services, Emporia State University.

 

Who Should Attend:

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.

 

Instructors:

  • Jesse Holden, Account Services Manager, EBSCO Information Services

  • Xan Arch, Collection Development Librarian, Reed College

  • Elizabeth Winter, Electronic Resources Coordinator, Georgia Tech Library

  • Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources, SUNY at Buffalo

  • Lisa MacKinder, Acquisitions, University of California Irvine

 

Registration Fee:

$109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member

 

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to:http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fera/ol_templ

 

This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.

 

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

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