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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:

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.

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Online Doc 2015 ALCTS Midwinter Games Photo Scavenger Hunt

by Jacob Ineichen on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 03:40 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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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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Event ANMIG December Chat: Publications and Publishing

by Alissa Hafele on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 11:48 am

Publishing is key for both name recognition and job retention (not to mention helpful in getting that great job in the first place). Getting published, though, can be a nerve-racking experience, but you don’t have to do it alone! We’re here to walk you through the process regardless of where you are in your publishing journey.

Publishing is key for both name recognition and job retention (not to mention helpful in getting that great job in the first place). Getting published, though, can be a nerve-racking experience, but you don’t have to do it alone! We’re here to walk you through the process regardless of where you are in your publishing journey. Join us on Thursday, December 4 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST as we discuss all aspects of publications and publishing: how to get started, resources to turn to, where to consider publishing, etc. Questions, tips, experiences, and commiserations are all welcome.

 

Jacob Ineichen, ANMIG vice Co-chair, and Katy Holder, ANMIG student liaison, will be your hosts along with special guest expert Mary Beth Weber, Head, Central Technical Services at Rutgers University Libraries. The chat is open to all ALA members. To join the chat, please go to: http://connect.ala.org/node/231276 (See instructions below to register).

 

1. If you are new to ALAConnect, here is how to join: If you want to log into ALAConnect, you will need to log in to the ALA website with your ALA credentials, update your profile, and select the option to include yourself in Connect. Once you have saved this new preference, you should be able to log in to Connect using your ALA member information.

 

2. To join the chat (Step 3), you must join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG), which is easy, go to and click the "Join" box under the search box in the left hand menu.

3. Once you have joined the community, you can join the chat here: ANMIG December Chat: http://connect.ala.org/node/231276

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Discussion ANMIG October Chat: Mentorship in Libraries

by Heylicken Moreno on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 02:36 pm

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, US/Eastern

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, US/Eastern

Mentoring has been seen as an effective way to help people progress in their careers by creating a relationship with a more experienced and knowledgeable colleague. Whether you’re a library school student, new librarian or have been in the field for many years having a mentor benefits us all who need guidance in the ever-changing field of librarianship. Join us on Wednesday, October 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT as we address questions such as how do you get a mentor? What is the value of having a mentor? What mentoring programs are in your library? And much more! Please come with your questions and experiences as this will be an informative session.

Heylicken “Hayley” Moreno, ANMIG vice co-chair, will be your host along with Jacob Ineichen, ANMIG vice co-chair and Regina Gong, ANMIG member-at-large. The chat is open to all ALA members. To join the chat please go to: http://connect.ala.org/node/229661 (See instructions below to register)

1. If you are new to ALAConnect, here is how to join: If you want to log into ALAConnect, you will need to log in to the ALA website with your ALA credentials, update your profile, and select the option to include yourself in Connect. Once you have saved this new preference, you should be able to log in to Connect using your ALA member information.

2. To join the chat (Step 3), you must join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG), which is easy, go to and click the "Join" box under the search box in the left hand menu.

3. Once you have joined the community, you can join the chat here: http://connect.ala.org/node/229661

 

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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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