ALCTS Continuing Education Committee (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services) Committee
Next week, the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee will sponsor the last ALCTS E-Forum of 2014 on the topic of Analytics for Electronic Resources. December's E-Forum means two things: first, that we hope you can join us, and second, that we hope you will help us start planning E-Forums for 2015!
Trey and I have begun to develop and schedule E-Forums for next year and we need your help. The ALCTS E-Forum is a monthly, moderated two-day discussion on topics and issues in technical services and related areas. The discussion list, firstname.lastname@example.org, has 4,000 subscribers, and you can view previous topics on the ALCTS E-Forum website.
We are currently recruiting moderators for E-Forums beginning in February and running through the year (excepting the month of June due to the ALA Annual conference). We recommend two moderators for a two-day discussion; however, since some topics may not lend themselves well for a two-day discussion we are accepting ideas for one-day discussions starting in 2015.
Please let us know if you are interested in moderating an E-Forum in 2015 by emailing Trey and me at this address: email@example.com.
Moderating an ALCTS E-Forum is great experience and the discussions are lively. We would be happy to get you involved!
Trey Shelton and Ivey Glendon
ALCTS E-Forum Co-Coordinators
Analytics for Electronic Resources
Hosted by: George Stachokas & Jennifer Bazeley
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: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm
Electronic resources management is increasingly dependent on analytics data. COUNTER usage statistics, cost data, return on investment, and many other measures are increasingly used to target investment in content, select appropriate business models, and identify user needs. Libraries use data to improve their own services through assessment, but must also to demonstrate the value of libraries to users and other stakeholders who support libraries.
During this e-forum, we will discuss topics related to analytics for electronic resources (databases, electronic journals, and eBooks).
Who Should Attend?
Anyone with an interest in the topic can benefit from this session and is welcome to participate.
George Stachokas is Special Assistant to the Dean for Project Management at Purdue University Libraries. Previously, he has served as Head of Resource Services at Purdue, Electronic Resources Librarian at Indiana State University, and Chair of the Resource Advisory Committee for the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) consortium. George holds an MLIS degree from the University of Illinois, an MA in History from Indiana State University, and a BS in Economics from Purdue University.
His research about organizational change in libraries, electronic resource management, and collection development has appeared in such publications as Serials Review, the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Collection Management, and Managing Electronic Resources: A LITA Guide. He is sole author of After the Book: Information Services for the 21st Century (Elsevier Science, 2014).
Jennifer Bazeley has a BM and an MM in viola performance from the Eastman School of Music, and an MLIS from Dominican University in Illinois. Since completing her MLIS, she has worked in technical services at the library in the Field Museum in Chicago, the Mason Public Library in Ohio, and the library at the Cincinnati Art Museum. She began working for Miami University Libraries in Oxford, OH in November 2009, and is currently Interim Head of Technical Services. Her research interests include the role of libraries in scholarly communication, improving technical services workflows, and analyzing e-resource usage data.
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. See a list of upcoming e-forums at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum.
Instructions for registration are available at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone. If you have any problems, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee
1. Introductions and volunteer to take notes
2. Visitors: Charles Wilt (ALCTS Executive Director) and Emily McElroy (Chair, ALCTS Budget and Finance Committee)
3. Visitors: Carolynne Myall (ALCTS President) and Genevieve Owens (ALCTS President-Elect)
- Openings in spring schedule
- Planning for fall 2013
- Technical Support
6. Online webcourses
- Future course schedule
- Fundamentals of Cataloging
- Fundamentals of Digital Preservation
8. Spanish-language webinars
9. Other items/new business