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The original announcement can be found the ALCTS ALAConnect page.

Curious about all that ALCTS has to offer?  The September Chat and February Chat topics covered volunteering with ALCTS.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact any of the ANMIG officers with questions!

Whether you have been in the library and information science field for decades or have just started to immerse yourself in it, serving your professional organization is vital in continuing the growth of the field and your career.  Through volunteering with organizations like ALCTS you will be able to work alongside colleagues that share the same interest as you, contribute new knowledge to the profession, and solve issues that affect technical services today.

Are you a new ALCTS member or considering membership with ALCTS? Want to learn more about the division and how you can get involved? Join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group at our ALA Midwinter Conference meeting as we discuss these and other topics! ALCTS leaders will be on hand to share about the division and answer questions.

ALA Midwinter 2014 is just around the corner, so get in the spirit and test your ALCTS knowledge with the ALCTS Trivia Contest! And then, while you're in Philadelphia, have even more fun by participating in the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt! Read on for details.

The job market can be a tough place for new professionals who are trying to break into the field of librarianship. Landing the dream job might not occur immediately but there are other great short term opportunities that can help you jumpstart a career. This chat will expose these “other” opportunities such as fellowships, librarian residences, and internships.

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Event ANMIG May Chat: Interviewing Pro Tips: How to Impress Potential Employers

by Alissa Hafele on Fri, May 15, 2015 at 12:51 pm

So your awesome cover letter and CV landed you an actual interview—but what now? Join ANMIG for a discussion about the difference between looking good on paper and impressing potential employers in person. We’ll address both phone and face-to-face interviews, and topics include but aren’t limited to preparation, typical interview formats and questions, methods for calming nerves, tips for speaking confidently, and other ways to present your best self.

So your awesome cover letter and CV landed you an actual interview—but what now? Join ANMIG for a discussion about the difference between looking good on paper and impressing potential employers in person. We’ll address both phone and face-to-face interviews, and topics include but aren’t limited to preparation, typical interview formats and questions, methods for calming nerves, tips for speaking confidently, and other ways to present your best self. Hosts Deana Groves, ANMIG co-chair, and Autumn Faulkner, ANMIG secretary, will draw from their own search committee experience to answer questions and offer advice. The chat begins at 3 pm EST, Wednesday, May 20th. ALA members of all types are welcome to participate! To join the chat: http://connect.ala.org/node/238731

 

1.      Please note that you must join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) before you can join the chat, which is easy!  Go to http://connect.ala.org/node/85257 and click the "Join" box under the search box in the left hand menu.

2.      Once you've joined the community, you can join the chat here: http://connect.ala.org/node/238731

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Online Doc 2015 ALCTS Midwinter Games Photo Scavenger Hunt

by Jacob Ineichen on Wed, May 13, 2015 at 09:33 pm

Running from Friday through Monday of Midwinter (Friday, 1/30 – Monday, 2/2), you can score points by snapping photos of all the great people, places, and things going on around you. Programs, meetings, booths, authors, Chicago landmarks, and even fellow ALA-ers are on the photo list. Score the most points and you can win something from our collection of fabulous prizes. You could win:

Running from Friday through Monday of Midwinter (Friday, 1/30 – Monday, 2/2), you can score points by snapping photos of all the great people, places, and things going on around you. Programs, meetings, booths, authors, Chicago landmarks, and even fellow ALA-ers are on the photo list. Score the most points and you can win something from our collection of fabulous prizes. You could win:

  • Grand Prize: 2015 ALA Midwinter Registration Reimbursement
  • 2nd Place: $125 ALA Store Voucher
  • 3rd Place: $50 Google Play Gift Card
  • 4th Place: ALCTS CE Certificate Good for one free individual registration to an ALCTS Webinar
  • 5th Place: $25 Starbucks Gift Card

How to Play

  • Snap photos of items from the scavenger hunt list posted below.
  • Post your photos to Flickr, Twitter, or Instagram, and TAG them with #alamw15 and #alctsgames. Don't split up your photos between the different services as points will only be tabulated for one service per person (i.e. If you post half your photos to Twitter and half your photos to Instagram, only half your photos will count towards your score).
  • If using Flickr, join the ALCTS at Midwinter 2015 Flickr Group and ADD your photos to the group.
  • All photos must be easily identifiable (i.e. photos of people should include name badges, photos of places should include distinguishing features or signs, etc.). Adding a caption describing your photo would help us greatly when tabulating points.
  • Items marked "repeatable" can be scored multiple times with different people or events, but multiple photos of the same event will only count once.

Winners will be decided by point totals and any ties will be broken by random drawing. All photos must be posted and, if using Flickr, added to the ALCTS at ALA Midwinter 2015 group by February 3rd at midnight EST. Winners will be announced shortly after Midwinter and prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.

Scavenger Hunt List

Conference events

  • At the ALCTS New Members Interest Group Meeting, 5 points
  • At the ALCTSFest: A Mid-Conference Gathering, 5 points
  • At the ALCTS Forum: "Libraries as Publishers: Next Steps in Self-Publishing?", 3 points
  • At LeVar Burton's auditorium speaker series event, 3 points
  • With swag (giveaways) from the Exhibit Hall, 3 points
  • At an ALCTS sponsored meeting, 2 points (repeatable)
  • At an ALCTS AS sponsored meeting, 2 points (repeatable)
  • At an ALCTS CMS sponsored meeting, 2 points (repeatable)
  • At an ALCTS CRS sponsored meeting, 2 points (repeatable)
  • At an ALCTS CaMMS sponsored meeting, 2 points (repeatable)
  • At an ALCTS PARS sponsored meeting, 2 points (repeatable)
  • At the ALCTS Office Area, 3 points
  • At the Preservation Week Booth, 3 points
  • At any author signing, 3 points
  • With an ALCTS title in the ALA Store, 3 points
  • At the ALCTS Spot in the ALA Member Pavilion, 3 points
  • At the Wrap Up Rev Up, 3 points

People

  • With any ALCTS Interest Group chair, 5 points (repeatable)
  • With any current ALCTS president (Mary Page, Norm Medeiros, Genevieve Owens), 10 points (repeatable)
  • With any former ALCTS president, 10 points (repeatable)
  • With retiring Executive Director Charles Wilt, 10 points
  • With incoming Executive Director Keri Cascio, 10 points
  • With Juanita Rodriguez, ALA Member Customer Service Center Director at the ALA Member Pavilion, 10 points
  • With Andy Hart, ALCTS Councilor at the Council Meeting, 10 points
  • With an ALCTS staff member, 5 points (repeatable)
  • With any ALCTS Board of Directors member, 5 points (repeatable)

Chicago landmarks

  • At the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, 3 points
  • At Harold Washington Library Center, 3 points
  • With a slice of deep-dish pizza, 3 points
  • At the Picasso Statue in Daley Plaza, 3 points
  • The 'L', 3 points
  • At any Transformers movie location, 3 points
  • At the Art Institute of Chicago’s Lions, 3 points
  • Inside The Rookery, 3 points
  • At the Chicago Cultural Center, 3 points
  • At Soldier’s Field, 3 points
  • At the Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon, 3 points
  • On the Chicago Riverwalk, 3 points
  • At the Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, 3 points
  • At Union Station, 3 points
  • At the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, 3 points
  • At ALA Headquarters, 3 points
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Event ANMIG March Chat: What's Next? And Other Publishing Mysteries

by Alissa Hafele on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 03:45 pm

Have you ever wondered what happens after you submit a proposal or paper for publication?  Or who looks at your paper?  Or why the process seems to take so much time?  Or what the phrases peer-reviewed, not-peer-reviewed, and Open Access really mean? 

Have you ever wondered what happens after you submit a proposal or paper for publication?  Or who looks at your paper?  Or why the process seems to take so much time?  Or what the phrases peer-reviewed, not-peer-reviewed, and Open Access really mean?  Join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG) as we discuss these mysteries of publishing and more on Wednesday, March 25 at 2pm EST.  Elyssa Gould, ANMIG Co-Chair and Regina Gong, ANMIG Member-at-Large, will be on hand with Mary Beth Weber, editor of LRTS, to answer your questions.  This chat is open to all ALA members.  To join the chat: http://connect.ala.org/node/237117.

 
 
 
1. Please note that you must join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) before you can join the chat, which is easy!  Go to http://connect.ala.org/node/85257 and click the "Join" box under the search box in the left hand menu.
 
2. Once you've joined the community, you can join the chat here: http://connect.ala.org/node/237117

 

 

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Online Doc Resources from February Chat

by Autumn Faulkner on Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 09:50 am

Resources from ANMIG February Chat - Staying Professionally Active While Un(der)employed

Resources from ANMIG February Chat - Staying Professionally Active While Un(der)employed

Other ways to stay connected

  • Twitter
    • follow conference hashtags for ALA Annual, ALA Midwinter, ARL, etc.
  • Tumblr
    • search #tumblarians hashtag
  • Follow Facebook, LinkedIn accounts related to groups and people in your areas of interest! 

ANMIG Social Media

 

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Event ANMIG February Chat: Staying Professionally Active While Un(der)employed

by Alissa Hafele on Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 03:52 pm

Staying professionally active is crucial for librarians—we benefit from and contribute to our field by staying current with important trends, networking and making connections, and sharing information. But participating in professional organizations and events can be difficult if we are looking for a job, in school, or working in non-librarian or non-professional positions. Join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG) as we discuss how to stay active in the profession when the path is not entirely clear, and how this can advance your career!

Staying professionally active is crucial for librarians—we benefit from and contribute to our field by staying current with important trends, networking and making connections, and sharing information. But participating in professional organizations and events can be difficult if we are looking for a job, in school, or working in non-librarian or non-professional positions. Join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG) as we discuss how to stay active in the profession when the path is not entirely clear, and how this can advance your career! On  idayFebruary 20th, at 2 p.m. EST, several ANMIG officers will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice. Come chat with your ANMIG peers! Alissa Hafele, ANMIG Social Media Coordinator and Autumn Faulkner, ANMIG Secretary, will be your hosts. This chat is open to all ALA members. To join the chat: http://connect.ala.org/node/235462

 

1. Please note that you must join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) before you can join the chat, which is easy!  Go to http://connect.ala.org/node/85257 and click the "Join" box under the search box in the left hand menu.

2. Once you've joined the community, you can join the chat here: http://connect.ala.org/node/235462

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Event ALCTS New Members Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

Please join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group in a casual and fun filled event to learn more about what ALCTS has to offer you! Not only will you come away with a better understanding of ALCTS, but the winners of the ALCTS Trivia Contest will also be announced during this event.

Please join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group in a casual and fun filled event to learn more about what ALCTS has to offer you! Not only will you come away with a better understanding of ALCTS, but the winners of the ALCTS Trivia Contest will also be announced during this event.

Are you a new ALCTS member or considering membership with ALCTS? Want to learn more about the division and how you can get involved? Join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group at our ALA Midwinter Conference meeting as we discuss these and other topics! ALCTS leaders will be on hand to share about the division and answer questions. The meeting will also feature breakout groups organized around topics that are of interest to new members including, but not limited to: networking, publishing with ALCTS, presenting at conferences, building your resume, current trends in technical services, being a new professional, etc. Breakout groups will provide an opportunity for new members to dialog with each other and an ALCTS veteran, sharing experience and asking questions.

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Event Join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group at ALA Midwinter

by Alissa Hafele on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 04:59 pm

 

Please join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group in a casual and fun filled event to learn more about what ALCTS has to offer you! Not only will you come away with a better understanding of ALCTS, but the winners of the ALCTS Trivia Contest will also be announced during this event.

 

 

Please join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group in a casual and fun filled event to learn more about what ALCTS has to offer you! Not only will you come away with a better understanding of ALCTS, but the winners of the ALCTS Trivia Contest will also be announced during this event.

 

Are you a new ALCTS member or considering membership with ALCTS? Want to learn more about the division and how you can get involved? Join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group at our ALA Midwinter Conference meeting as we discuss these and other topics! ALCTS leaders will be on hand to share about the division and answer questions. The meeting will also feature breakout groups organized around topics that are of interest to new members including, but not limited to: networking, publishing with ALCTS, presenting at conferences, building your resume, current trends in technical services, being a new professional, etc. Breakout groups will provide an opportunity for new members to dialog with each other and an ALCTS veteran, sharing experience and asking questions.

 

 

ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015

10:30am

Location: McCormick Place West, W471

http://alamw15.ala.org/node/25863

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Event ANMIG January Chat: Navigating ALA Midwinter Conference

by Alissa Hafele on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 04:28 pm

Attending ALA’s Midwinter Conference for the first time? Do you have questions about navigating the conference, networking with other librarians, and getting more involved? Join us Wednesday, January 21st from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST to discuss the ins and outs of attending Midwinter, ways to participate in ALCTS and ALA activities, and ANMIG’s Midwinter meeting!

Attending ALA’s Midwinter Conference for the first time? Do you have questions about navigating the conference, networking with other librarians, and getting more involved? Join us Wednesday, January 21st from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST to discuss the ins and outs of attending Midwinter, ways to participate in ALCTS and ALA activities, and ANMIG’s Midwinter meeting! This chat is being hosted by Elyssa Gould and Deana Groves, ANMIG Co-Chairs. Some seasoned Midwinter Conference attendees will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have. The chat is open to all ALA members. To join the chat: http://connect.ala.org/node/233156

 

1.  Please note that you must join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) before you can join the chat, which is easy!  Go to http://connect.ala.org/node/85257 and click the "Join" box under the search box in the left hand menu.

2.  Once you've joined the community, you can join the chat here: http://connect.ala.org/node/233156

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ANMIG seeks to cultivate the new members of ALCTS by capitalizing on existing ALCTS initiatives and ALCTS veterans to develop pathways for inclusion of new members into the ALCTS organization and a realization of the value of their contributions to the organization.

ANMIG Officer team:

Deana Groves, Co-Chair, email Deana
Elyssa Gould, Co-Chair, email Elyssa
Jacob Ineichen, Co-Vice Chair, email Jacob
Heylicken (Hayley) Moreno, Co-Vice Chair, email Hayley
Autumn Faulkner, Secretary, email Autumn
Alissa Hafele, Social Media Coordinator, email Alissa
Regina Gong, Member-At-Large, email Regina
Katy Holder, Student Liaison, email Katy

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