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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! 

Thanks to all who participated in this month's #ANMIGchat on navigating ALA Orlando! The transcript is now available: https://storify.com/timkiser/may-2016-anmig-chat

ANMIG chats are moving to Twitter! Please join us for our inaugural ANMIG twitter chat on March 29th from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT where we will be conversing on developing your professional identity in librarianship.

Welcome to the February ALCTS ANMIG blog post.  My name is Katy Holder and along with Carolina Delgado I am fortunate enough to be this year’s vice co-chair.  I have the unique experience of working in three diverse library environments:  the Reference Department at the main branch of a medium sized Public Library, a mid sized Academic Reference Department, and a mid-sized University’s Archives.  My plan for this blog post is to go over the highlights of what I do at each of my jobs, see if there are any questions, and hopefully stretch this out into a series of blog posts…

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Discussion ALA Annual Program – ALCTS 101!

by Tim Kiser on Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 06:19 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! 

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

ALCTS 101 is 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. 

 

All are welcome—those considering membership with ALCTS, student members, new members, and long-term members wanting to brush-up on what ALCTS can offer you! 

 

For anyone interested in the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG), they will hold a brief business meeting following the event.

 

Join us at the Orange County Convention Center, Room W101 on Friday, June 24, 2016 from 7:00-8:30PM (Immediately after ALA's Opening Exhibits). Add it to your scheduler today! (http://tiny.cc/mc2jby) Please note that we will end the 101 event closer to 8:30 rather than 9:30. 

 

You’re also invited to the second annual ALCTS 102 – The After Party! Join your colleagues and head over to the Rosen Plaza Lobby Bar (9700 International Dr, http://www.rosenplaza.com/dining-and-recreation/) immediately following ALCTS 101; it’s a short walk and great way to continue your conversations! If you can’t attend 101, feel free to meet up with us there between 8:45 and 9:00. An RSVP is appreciated for headcount purposes, but not required! Visit this link to let us know if you can make it: http://goo.gl/forms/SukMd1Vvsda2DoOD3.

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Discussion ALA Annual Program: Research, Writing, and Publishing Fair!

by Tim Kiser on Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 06:17 am

Are you interested in publishing? Please join us for the Research, Writing, and Publishing Fair!  

Saturday, June 25 10:30 - 11:30

Are you interested in publishing? Please join us for the Research, Writing, and Publishing Fair!  

Saturday, June 25 10:30 - 11:30

Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)    W110B


Are you interested in publishing? Do you have a great idea for a publication, but aren't sure how to get started? Would you like to learn about a variety of opportunities to publish, resources to help you get started with writing an article or a book, and tools that will make research and writing for publication better and easier? Please join us for the Research, Writing, and Publishing Fair.  You'll also have the opportunity to meet with Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) editors and editorial board members; members of the ALA Library Research Round Table (LRRT), experienced authors, and more.

During this 1-hour program, participants will interact with facilitators at tables focused on six different topics: 

·     Publishing research papers 

·     Publishing monographs 

·     Mentoring programs for writing and publishing 

·     Developing an idea/hypothesis

·     Research methodology

·     Writing/productivity

This event was developed by the ALCTS Publications Committee and is co-sponsored by the ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT), the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG), and the Library Research Round Table (LRRT).  

Please contact Mary Miller, ALCTS Publications Committee Chair, with questions about the program at memiller@umn.edu.

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Discussion ALA Annual Program: Mentoring Demystified: Partners in Success

by Tim Kiser on Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 06:16 am

Interested in mentoring as a way to enhance your career or give back to the profession? Please join the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee for Mentoring Demystified: Partners in Success

Saturday, June 25, 1:00-2:30

Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) S320 E-F

Interested in mentoring as a way to enhance your career or give back to the profession? Please join the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee for Mentoring Demystified: Partners in Success

Saturday, June 25, 1:00-2:30

Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) S320 E-F

Featured speaker Kathryn Deiss, library consultant and ACRL content strategist, will provide an overview of mentoring – why it’s important; basics of the mentor/mentee relationship; challenges of a remote relationship; and how to become a mentor or find a mentor. Deborah Tenofsky will discuss the LLAMA Mentoring Program and LLAMA mentor/mentee pair Janice Flug and Sarah Norris will share their experiences. Hayley Moreno of the ALCTS New Members Interest Group will share a report on Establishing an ALCTS Mentoring Program http://connect.ala.org/files/MentoringProgramReport_noSurvey.pdf Then you, our members, will have a chance to express your ideas, hopes, needs and goals for mentoring opportunities withn ALCTS.

This program is offered by the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee and co-sponsored by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), the ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT), and the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG),

Please contact Lee Richardson, ALCTS program co-chair, with questions about the program at richarlm@email.unc.edu

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Discussion May 2016 #ANMIGchat transcript

by Tim Kiser on Thu, May 26, 2016 at 07:16 am

Thanks to all who participated in this month's #ANMIGchat on navigating ALA Orlando! The transcript is now available: https://storify.com/timkiser/may-2016-anmig-chat

Discussion ANMIG March Chat - Professional Identity - #ANMIGchat

by Tim Kiser on Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 02:15 pm

ANMIG chats are moving to Twitter! Please join us for our inaugural ANMIG twitter chat on March 29th from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT where we will be conversing on developing your professional identity in librarianship.

ANMIG chats are moving to Twitter! Please join us for our inaugural ANMIG twitter chat on March 29th from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT where we will be conversing on developing your professional identity in librarianship. If you wish to send us questions on this topic beforehand please submit them to the moderators by twitter or email; Alissa Hafele (@ahafele or ahafele@stanford.edu) and Hayley Moreno (@hayleym1218 or hmoreno3@uh.edu) we’ll make sure to ask them during the chat. ANMIG twitter chats will follow a similar format to other library chats (e.g. #libchat). Moderators will tweet out questions starting with Q [number of question] (e.g. Q1, Q2, and Q3). Followers will tweet back the answers using A [Number of Question] (e.g. A1, A2, and A3). Make sure to use #ANMIGchat in all of your tweets!

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Discussion Working in Different Library Environments or The Girl Who Works Everywhere

by Katherine Holder on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 04:32 pm

Welcome to the February ALCTS ANMIG blog post.  My name is Katy Holder and along with Carolina Delgado I am fortunate enough to be this year’s vice co-chair.  I have the unique experience of working in three diverse library environments:  the Reference Department at the main branch of a medium sized Public Library, a mid sized Academic Reference Department, and a mid-sized University’s Archives.  My plan for this blog post is to go over the highlights of what I do at each of my jobs, see if there are any questions, and hopefully stretch this out into a series of blog posts…

Welcome to the February ALCTS ANMIG blog post.  My name is Katy Holder and along with Carolina Delgado I am fortunate enough to be this year’s vice co-chair.  I have the unique experience of working in three diverse library environments:  the Reference Department at the main branch of a medium sized Public Library, a mid sized Academic Reference Department, and a mid-sized University’s Archives.  My plan for this blog post is to go over the highlights of what I do at each of my jobs, see if there are any questions, and hopefully stretch this out into a series of blog posts…

Working in a Public Library equals variety.  Working reference in a public library equals, yes, questions.  Working reference in a public library from January until May equals a big sign stating “Librarians cannot give tax advice” and buttons proclaiming “Get your tax forms at IRS.gov”. At least those are what's seen on the public floor, the signs we have in our offices are quite different.  I personally have an entire Pinterest board that plays to my irreverent side, which loves to hate on my least favorite time of the year here at the public library.  Before you offer me your well thought out and impeccably researched debate…I will bow to your good sense in advance while begging that you don’t deny me my griping.  The lack of resources and funding combined with the inability to offer patrons viable alternatives (just what can I tell the 85 year old on the phone, with no home internet access, who needs a certain form that was previously provided by the library, but to come in and for $.15 a page I would be glad to print it off for her) have put both Librarians and patrons in an awkward position.  And yes, I have let taxes hijack this blog, sorry…  Other types of questions I typically deal with are Reader’s Advisory, directional (both in house and on the phone), genealogy, and research questions. This is the time of the year our middle and high school students are finalizing their National History Projects so we’re helping find primary and secondary sources and checking annotated bibliographies, and other fairly typical “librarian” activities.  I am also currently the serials librarian for my location and in the past have been in charge of the Rental Collection (which I adored).

Job number 2 is at the Louise Pettus Archives on the Winthrop University campus in Rock Hill, SC where I am a manuscript processor.  I work on the Medlin papers, which mainly cover the research and teachings of Dr. Dorothy Medlin a retired Winthrop French Professor who was immersed in the 18th c. world of Abbé Morellet.  I spend my days swimming in Revolutionary French history, 1950’s and 60’s politics, and have thoroughly learned the ins and outs of book formatting via early computers.  And I love it.  I also answer phones, man the desk, eat chocolate, and answer reference questions.  My bosses let me ask all the questions I want and they call me the omnipresent omniscient being of the Archives…what more can a girl want?

Job number 3 is at the Ida B. Jane Dacus Library on the Winthrop Campus where I am a Reference Librarian 2 days a week.  I love sitting the reference desk-partly because I can catch up on paperwork from my Archives job but also because, at heart, I am a very social person and I enjoy working with the students.  My greatest joys are showing them the resources the library has to offer, informing them about databases (my friends call me “All the databases”), instructing them on accessing e-books, finding print books for them, and teaching them all about ILL’s and PASCAL.  I also get to talk with the circulation students I sit at the desk with.  These students are so amazing.  Art, biology, chemistry, and math are some of the majors that I have worked with recently.  They have drive, direction and heart.

Working at all three places allows me to be able to refer people to my other place of employment.  Does someone call about tax forms (ugh) while I’m at Dacus?  I know what forms are available at the public library and when they can go.  If someone at the public library needs information on Abbé Morellet (!) I can send them to the Archives and so on.  I am so lucky to have my jobs.

Now if only one of them was full time.

**All thoughts and opinions are solely those of the author’s and are not meant to reflect the ALA, ALCTS, or ALCTS ANMIG**

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Discussion Call for videographers at ALCTSFest

by Heylicken Moreno on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 04:34 pm

Do you have experience shooting videos? Do you want to be a part of the ALCTS video campaign at ALA Midwinter in Boston? Then please consider volunteering with the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) at ALCTSFest where we will be capturing video testimonials of our ALCTS members. Volunteers should have experience with video camera equipment and possess the technical ability to make decisions about setup, lightning, and audio. (Feel free to contact us about the specific equipment that will be available.)

Do you have experience shooting videos? Do you want to be a part of the ALCTS video campaign at ALA Midwinter in Boston? Then please consider volunteering with the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) at ALCTSFest where we will be capturing video testimonials of our ALCTS members. Volunteers should have experience with video camera equipment and possess the technical ability to make decisions about setup, lightning, and audio. (Feel free to contact us about the specific equipment that will be available.)

If this sounds like a fun and interesting opportunity to you, please email Alissa Hafele at ahafele@stanford.edu and Hayley Moreno hmoreno3@uh.edu by December 23th

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Event October Chat: Establishing an ALCTS Mentoring Program

by Heylicken Moreno on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 10:01 am

Whether you’re a student, recent graduate, new or experienced librarian, being in a mentor/mentee relationship can provide you with professional and personal enrichment. Library organizations have been aware of the value found in such relationships and have established numerous mentoring programs that range from structured, formal arrangements, to informal interactions between mentors and mentees. As ALCTS investigates the best approach for establishing its own mentoring program, the division wants your input in order to make it successful.

Whether you’re a student, recent graduate, new or experienced librarian, being in a mentor/mentee relationship can provide you with professional and personal enrichment. Library organizations have been aware of the value found in such relationships and have established numerous mentoring programs that range from structured, formal arrangements, to informal interactions between mentors and mentees. As ALCTS investigates the best approach for establishing its own mentoring program, the division wants your input in order to make it successful. Please join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) on October 28, 2015 at 3 PM EST/ 2 PM CST/ 12 PM PST for an open forum on what you would like in an ALCTS mentoring program. Vice co-chairs Carolina Delgado and Katy Holder will be hosting the chat. We welcome all members to bring their thoughts to such an important discussion. To join the chat please go to: http://connect.ala.org/node/245744; if new to ANMIG chats please follow instructions below:

  1. Login to ALA Connect using your ALA credentials.
  2. Join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) before you attend the chat by going to http://connect.ala.org/node/85257. Click on "Join" right underneath the interest group name.
  3. Once you've joined the community, you can join the chat here: http://connect.ala.org/node/245744

 

 

 

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Discussion REMINDER!: ANMIG Twitter Chat

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:51 am

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**This message has been sent out to multiple lists. Please excuse any duplication.**

 

Do you want to know about ALCTS? Are you a new member of ALCTS or are you considering joining? If you want to learn more about the division and how it can expand your knowledge and skills in collection management and technical services, please join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) on September 29th from 3 to 4 p.m. EST to discuss how ALCTS will help you to get started on your professional development journey. Carolina Delgado and Katy Holder, Co-Chairs of ANMIG, will be hosting the chat. We also have a special guest joining us, Keri Cascio, our ALCTS Executive Director, who will be helping us in answering all your questions. Follow this chat on Twitter: @ALCTS_NMIG 

If you would like to send us questions on the topic beforehand, please submit them to the moderators by twitter or email: Carolina Delgado (@cadelgad or delgadoc@oclc.org) and Katy Holder (@Orangekatyholde or katy.peppel.holder@gmail.com ). We will ask the questions during the chat. ANMIG twitter chats will follow a similar format to other library chats (e.g. #libchat). Moderators will tweet out questions starting with Q [number of question] (e.g. Q1, Q2, and Q3). Followers will tweet back the answers using A [Number of Question] (e.g. A1, A2, and A3). Make sure to use #ANMIGchat in all of your tweets!

We hope to see you there!

 

Carolina Delgado & Katy Holder

ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) Co-Chairs.

@ALCTS_NMIG

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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:

Carolina Delgado, Co-Chair, email Carolina
Katy Holder, Co-Chair, email Katy
Katy Divittorio, Co-Vice Chair, email Katy
Joseph Olivarez, Co-Vice Chair, email Joseph

Victoria Kemp, Co-Vice Chair, email Victoria 

Casey Ann Mitchell, Member-at-Large, email Casey
Zack Stein, Social Media Coordinator, email Zack
Xiping Liu, Secretary, email Xiping
Kate Hill, Student Liaison, email Kate
 
 
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