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Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes, including an iPad mini!

 

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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Event ALCTS 101 @ ALA Annual

by Alissa Hafele on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 10:16 am

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes, including an iPad mini!

 

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes, including an iPad mini!

 

WHEN:  iday, June 26 from 7-8:30pm (immediately after ALA's Opening Exhibits)

 

WHERE: Moscone Convention Center, Room 2001 West

 

WHAT: An informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division

 

--Chat with established members about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities

 

--Attend the first-ever ALCTS 101 After Party!

LOCATION CHANGE Due to overwhelming interest we are moving to a larger location! The ALCTS 101 After Party will now be at Whispers Bar & Grill.

Located in the Courtyard Marriott
299 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA

Walk over to Tropisueno (75 Yerba Buena Lane, http://tropisueno.com/) with us immediately following ALCTS 101.

If you can’t attend 101, just meet up with us there between 8:45 and 9:00. RSVP for the After Party is recommended, but not required: http://goo.gl/forms/e9zmlUdg3g

 

--Want to get involved? Stick around for the short business meeting of the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) following the event, where you can volunteer to serve as Vice Co-Chair or Student Liaison.

 

WHO: All are welcome! Those considering membership with ALCTS, student members, new members, and long-term members wanting a brush-up.

 

Add ALCTS 101 to your Scheduler todayhttp://alaac15.ala.org/node/29146

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Event ALCTS Virtual Photo Scavenger Hunt Continues!

by Jacob Ineichen on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 10:15 am

The Hunt continues! Here's your list of items for Friday, June 19th!

Today's Items

2 points

    • Your technical services office (whatever that means to your library)
    • A group photo of your library's staff members

4 points

    • A book in your library that's been repaired
    • Your community's most iconic landmark 

6 points

The Hunt continues! Here's your list of items for Friday, June 19th!

Today's Items

2 points

    • Your technical services office (whatever that means to your library)
    • A group photo of your library's staff members

4 points

    • A book in your library that's been repaired
    • Your community's most iconic landmark 

6 points

    • The best spot to read in your library

 

Thursday's Items

1 points

    • A ruler
    • Your library's friendly reference librarian

2 points

    • Your community's City Hall
    • A stack of new acquisitions yet to be labeled 

3 points

    • Preservation Week Swag
    • A book face (see ex.)

 

Wednesday's Items

1 points

    • A book truck/cart
    • The sign(s) in your library

2 points

    • A catalog card
    • A book spine poem (see ex.) 

3 points

    • The oldest book in your library

 

Tuesday's Items

1 points

    • The best display/exhibition in your library this week
    • Your library's catalog

2 points

    • Your library's director
    • A street sign from your community's Main St

3 points

    • A population size sign
    • An ALCTS publication

 

Monday's Items

1 point

    • A cataloging reference material
    • The front door of your library

2 points

    • ALCTS Swag
    • An Office shelfie (see ex.)

3 points

    • A local food item with a description of what it is
    • One of your community's local celebrities

The Rules

  • You must post all of your photos to one social media site—do not split them up across multiple sites or you will lose points, i.e., If you post half of your photos to Twitter and half to Instrgram, only half of your photos will count.
  • If using Flickr, you must join the ALCTS Rev Up to Annual 2015 Flickr Group, and ADD your photos to the group.
  • Post photos of the daily scavenger hunt items before the end of the day to earn full points. You can post photos of a previous day's list, but you'll only earn half the points.
  • All photos must be easily identifiable. Adding a caption describing your photo would help us greatly when tabulating points.
  • All photos must be posted according to the rules by midnight Pacific Time on Friday, June 19.

Winners will be decided by point totals and any ties will be broken by random drawing.

Winners will be announced following the contest and prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.

The best photos will be posted to the ALCTS News with credit to the individual and their library.

For questions or comments, contact Julie Reese at jreese@ala.org.

Follow ALCTS on Twitter and Facebook to receive game updates.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services is a division of the American Library Association.

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Event ANMIG June Chat: Navigating Annual

by Alissa Hafele on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 01:03 pm

Heading to ALA Annual this year? Are you overwhelmed by all the sessions, events, and exhibits and wondering how to prioritize your schedule and get around such a big place? This chat will cover tips and tricks for navigating the nation’s biggest library conference like a pro. Topics for discussion include but aren’t limited to, choosing sessions, hitting the exhibits, transportation, and how to avoid conference burnout.

Heading to ALA Annual this year? Are you overwhelmed by all the sessions, events, and exhibits and wondering how to prioritize your schedule and get around such a big place? This chat will cover tips and tricks for navigating the nation’s biggest library conference like a pro. Topics for discussion include but aren’t limited to, choosing sessions, hitting the exhibits, transportation, and how to avoid conference burnout. The chat is open to ALA members of all types, so please come with your questions! Heylicken ‘Hayley’ Moreno, ANMIG Vice Co-Chair and Alissa Hafele, ANMIG Social Media Coordinator, will be your hosts and we have a special guest joining us for this month’s chat, Pamela Bluh! Pamela has been an active ALCTS member for many years, she has served as President for the division in 2008-2009, was awarded the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and was editor of the ALCTS Papers on Library Technical Services and Collections from 2003-2006. She is sure to have some great tips for us! 

To join the chathttp://connect.ala.org/node/240358

 

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/240358

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Online Doc ANMIG May Meeting Minutes

by Autumn Faulkner on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 10:11 am

ANMIG May Meeting – 05/01/15, 11am EST

Absent: Autumn Faulkner

Present: Elyssa Gould, Deana Groves, Jacob Ineichen, Hayley Moreno, Regina Gong, Alissa Hafele, Katy Holder 

1. April chat review

ANMIG May Meeting – 05/01/15, 11am EST

Absent: Autumn Faulkner

Present: Elyssa Gould, Deana Groves, Jacob Ineichen, Hayley Moreno, Regina Gong, Alissa Hafele, Katy Holder 

1. April chat review

  • 4-5 attendees,
  • Steady, lively discussion throughout
    • A lot of good questions, A lot of topics covered
    • Think people will visit through the archives
    • This topic should probably happen every year
    • Promoted the other ALCTS event

2. Upcoming chats

  • Interviewing Tips - Deana and Autumn - May 20th.
    • Promotion - May 13th and May 18th
    • Navigating Annual - Hayley and Alissa - June
      • Hayley will contact guest expert next week

3. Incoming ANMIG Officers

  • Thanks to Autumn and Regina and wish you the best!
  • Hayley and Jacob - co-chairs, Alissa – secretary, Katy – member-at-large, Tim - social media coordinator
  • ALCTS 101 blurb will include call for volunteers and hopefully people will show interest at ALA.
  • Hayley and Jacob will choose additional members for next year.
    • If you know anyone with interest send recommendations this way.

4. ALCTS 101

  • Update –
    • Deana and Elyssa met with Susan Wynne and incoming co-chair.
    • Pretty much same as last year, but 7-8:30. Longer times at tables (10 minutes) and emphasis on not having to go to every table.
    • Norm working on after party.
    • Some comments were that "speed networking" was intimidating....maybe ALCTS Musical Chairs.
      • Any suggestions?
      • Deana and Elyssa will be looking for veterans for usual topics.
      • Office is thinking a scavenger hunt leading up to Annual, because ALA is a bit too hectic. So photos of hometown stuff instead.
        • Should the winners be published on ALCTS Central? Something to make it all more visible?
        • Give a price each time the table switches at ALCTS 101?
        • Jacob will start adding things to wiki doc. Feel free to add ideas if you have them.

5. Other

  • Twitter Chats
    • Hayley is involved in LITA group that uses twitter for chats. 2015-2016 maybe we look at this as platform for ANMIG chats.
      • Alot of library chats held there already.
      • Much more user friendly.
      • Character limit issue, but seems more dynamic.
      • Twitter chats can be archived.
      • Regina - ALA is thinking of replacing ALA Connect. Fall maybe. This could improve future chats.
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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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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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