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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!

ANMIG March Chat: Blended Technical Services Positions

When: March 19, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

More and more technical services positions include responsibilities outside of "typical" technical services work.  This can result from restructuring, downsizing, new projects, or responsibilities that were known during the  hiring process.  Responsibilities can range from rotations at public service  desks to teaching library instruction classes to digital initiatives or archives projects.

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.

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Discussion ANMIG April Chat: Advocating for Technical Services

by Erin Boyd on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:32 am

When: April 14, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

When: April 14, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Like the greater library world, technical services has undergone many changes in the past 5-10 years, whether it's the continued move from print to digital materials, using new forms of metadata and cataloging rules, or digitization projects. While print materials are still important, the library continues to offer an increasingly large amount of digital material and as more and more of your library's patrons interact with your library online (sometimes even solely online), your role as a technical services librarian is more crucial than ever. But how do you get others outside of the technical services department to see the importance of the work you're doing?

Join us on Monday, April 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT to discuss how to advocate for technical services in your library. Please come with your questions and/or success stories and be prepared for an informative session. Jacob Ineichen, ANMIG Student Member Liaison, will be your host along with Erin Boyd, ANMIG Co-Chair. The chat is open to all ALA members. To join the chat: http://connect.ala.org/node/221003.

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/221003.

 

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Discussion Volunteer for ALCTS!

by Erin Boyd on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 01:56 pm

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!

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!

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Dear ALCTS Members,

We need you to volunteer for ALCTS: the Division and our Sections!

The appointment process has begun.  I will be working with each Section’s appointing officer to make committee assignments this spring.  Take some time now to explore the website, especially the “Member Groups & Communities” area. 

Being appointed to a committee is a time-honored way to serve ALCTS, get to know your colleagues, and launch a volunteer career in ALCTS.  On the ALCTS site, you will find a wealth of information about our committees and sections, including areas of focus and current rosters.  You are certain to find a group that reflects your interests.  To be appointed, please complete the volunteer form on the ALCTS website.  Click the “Volunteer” tab at the top of the homepage to get started.  You must be an ALCTS member to serve on a Division committee and a Section member to serve on a Section committee.

Here are a few tips for success:

  • Fill out the volunteer form completely and submit it.  You would be surprised how many forms we receive with just a name, contact information, and little else.  There is space for you to tell us about yourself.  Please use it.  Bear in mind that the appointing officer may not know you.
  • Write a brief email to the appointing officer (the chair-elect or president-elect) to express your interest.  Ask about current openings and where you might be of service.   
  • Don’t turn down an appointment for a committee you did not request.  Sometimes, there are committees for which there are few volunteers.  The appointing officer may ask you to accept one of those positions.  Joining a less popular group can be a great way to hit the ground running, so to speak, and move quickly into a leadership role.  You’ll gain experience and exposure that will be an asset should you seek other appointments in the future.
  • If you are new, haven’t had an appointment in many years, want to jump to a new section, or want to move to a division committee, think seriously about accepting an Intern position.  Interning is a great way to get appointed as a regular committee member during the next cycle.

And don’t forget our Interest Groups.  Each IG has openings for a chair, co-chair, vice-chair and other positions.  Let the current chair know you are interested in helping out.

Thank you for being an ALCTS member.  It’s the wonderful volunteers who make ALCTS such a successful and vibrant community.

Please feel free to share this message with other lists or with anyone who might be interested.  Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

Mary Page, ALCTS President-Elect
Lisa Spagnolo, AS Chair-elect
Melinda Reagor Flanner, CaMMS Chair-elect
Michael Levine-Clark, CMS Chair-elect
Jennifer Young, CRS Chair-elect
Kara McClurken, PARS Chair-elect

Dear ALCTS Members,

We need you to volunteer for ALCTS: the Division and our Sections!

The appointment process has begun.  I will be working with each Section’s appointing officer to make committee assignments this spring.  Take some time now to explore the website, especially the “Member Groups & Communities” area. 

Being appointed to a committee is a time-honored way to serve ALCTS, get to know your colleagues, and launch a volunteer career in ALCTS.  On the ALCTS site, you will find a wealth of information about our committees and sections, including areas of focus and current rosters.  You are certain to find a group that reflects your interests.  To be appointed, please complete the volunteer form on the ALCTS website.  Click the “Volunteer” tab at the top of the homepage to get started.  You must be an ALCTS member to serve on a Division committee and a Section member to serve on a Section committee.

Here are a few tips for success:

  • Fill out the volunteer form completely and submit it.  You would be surprised how many forms we receive with just a name, contact information, and little else.  There is space for you to tell us about yourself.  Please use it.  Bear in mind that the appointing officer may not know you.
  • Write a brief email to the appointing officer (the chair-elect or president-elect) to express your interest.  Ask about current openings and where you might be of service.   
  • Don’t turn down an appointment for a committee you did not request.  Sometimes, there are committees for which there are few volunteers.  The appointing officer may ask you to accept one of those positions.  Joining a less popular group can be a great way to hit the ground running, so to speak, and move quickly into a leadership role.  You’ll gain experience and exposure that will be an asset should you seek other appointments in the future.
  • If you are new, haven’t had an appointment in many years, want to jump to a new section, or want to move to a division committee, think seriously about accepting an Intern position.  Interning is a great way to get appointed as a regular committee member during the next cycle.

And don’t forget our Interest Groups.  Each IG has openings for a chair, co-chair, vice-chair and other positions.  Let the current chair know you are interested in helping out.

Thank you for being an ALCTS member.  It’s the wonderful volunteers who make ALCTS such a successful and vibrant community.

Please feel free to share this message with other lists or with anyone who might be interested.  Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

Mary Page, ALCTS President-Elect

Lisa Spagnolo, AS Chair-elect

Melinda Reagor Flanner, CaMMS Chair-elect

Michael Levine-Clark, CMS Chair-elect

Jennifer Young, CRS Chair-elect

Kara McClurken, PARS Chair-elect

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/220290#sthash.FwI6hxTH.dpuf

Dear ALCTS Members,

We need you to volunteer for ALCTS: the Division and our Sections!

The appointment process has begun.  I will be working with each Section’s appointing officer to make committee assignments this spring.  Take some time now to explore the website, especially the “Member Groups & Communities” area. 

Being appointed to a committee is a time-honored way to serve ALCTS, get to know your colleagues, and launch a volunteer career in ALCTS.  On the ALCTS site, you will find a wealth of information about our committees and sections, including areas of focus and current rosters.  You are certain to find a group that reflects your interests.  To be appointed, please complete the volunteer form on the ALCTS website.  Click the “Volunteer” tab at the top of the homepage to get started.  You must be an ALCTS member to serve on a Division committee and a Section member to serve on a Section committee.

Here are a few tips for success:

  • Fill out the volunteer form completely and submit it.  You would be surprised how many forms we receive with just a name, contact information, and little else.  There is space for you to tell us about yourself.  Please use it.  Bear in mind that the appointing officer may not know you.
  • Write a brief email to the appointing officer (the chair-elect or president-elect) to express your interest.  Ask about current openings and where you might be of service.   
  • Don’t turn down an appointment for a committee you did not request.  Sometimes, there are committees for which there are few volunteers.  The appointing officer may ask you to accept one of those positions.  Joining a less popular group can be a great way to hit the ground running, so to speak, and move quickly into a leadership role.  You’ll gain experience and exposure that will be an asset should you seek other appointments in the future.
  • If you are new, haven’t had an appointment in many years, want to jump to a new section, or want to move to a division committee, think seriously about accepting an Intern position.  Interning is a great way to get appointed as a regular committee member during the next cycle.

And don’t forget our Interest Groups.  Each IG has openings for a chair, co-chair, vice-chair and other positions.  Let the current chair know you are interested in helping out.

Thank you for being an ALCTS member.  It’s the wonderful volunteers who make ALCTS such a successful and vibrant community.

Please feel free to share this message with other lists or with anyone who might be interested.  Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

Mary Page, ALCTS President-Elect

Lisa Spagnolo, AS Chair-elect

Melinda Reagor Flanner, CaMMS Chair-elect

Michael Levine-Clark, CMS Chair-elect

Jennifer Young, CRS Chair-elect

Kara McClurken, PARS Chair-elect

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/220290#sthash.W9JpCfTV.dpuf

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Discussion ANMIG March Chat: Blended Technical Services Positions

by Erin Boyd on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 01:48 pm

ANMIG March Chat: Blended Technical Services Positions

When: March 19, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

More and more technical services positions include responsibilities outside of "typical" technical services work.  This can result from restructuring, downsizing, new projects, or responsibilities that were known during the  hiring process.  Responsibilities can range from rotations at public service  desks to teaching library instruction classes to digital initiatives or archives projects.

ANMIG March Chat: Blended Technical Services Positions

When: March 19, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

More and more technical services positions include responsibilities outside of "typical" technical services work.  This can result from restructuring, downsizing, new projects, or responsibilities that were known during the  hiring process.  Responsibilities can range from rotations at public service  desks to teaching library instruction classes to digital initiatives or archives projects.

Join us on Wednesday, March 19 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET to discuss technical services positions that have responsibilities outside of technical services blended into everyday responsibilities.  Come prepared with questions or success stories to share during this chat.  Erin Boyd, ANMIG Co-Chair, will be your host along with Elyssa Sanner, ANMIG Co-Vice Chair, as technical  support.  This chat is open to all ALA members.  To join the chat: http://connect.ala.org/node/219893.

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1. If you're new to ALAConnect, here's how to join:  If you want to log into ALAConnect, you'll 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've 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 http://connect.ala.org/node/85257 and click the "Join" box under the search  box in the left hand menu.

3.  Once you've joined the community, you can join the chat here: http://connect.ala.org/node/219893.

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Discussion ANMIG February Chat: Volunteering with ALCTS

by Heylicken Moreno on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 10:35 am

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.

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. With the many ALCTS interest groups and committees that exist, you are bound to find one that interests you.  Join us on Wednesday, February 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT to discuss how to get started in volunteering for ALCTS, the various types of member groups that exist in the organization, and what type of work does a volunteer do? Please come with your questions and be prepared for an informative session. Heylicken “Hayley” Moreno, ANMIG Member-at-Large, will be your host along with Julie Housknecht, ALCTS ANMIG Secretary. The chat is open to all ALA members. To join the chat: http://connect.ala.org/node/217988

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/217988

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Discussion ALCTS Midwinter Games!

by Erin Boyd on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

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.

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.

Trivia Contest
Starting this Wednesday, January 15th, and going through Wednesday, January 22nd, ALCTS will tweet one trivia question per day at 2pm EST and you'll have until midnight (EST) to submit your answer. In addition, there will be an extra bonus question asked on both Saturday and Sunday at 6pm EST which you'll need to answer before midnight (EST). The correct answer for each question will be posted the following day along with the next trivia question.

For each question, the first 15 people to reply with the correct answer and hashtags will have their names put in a drawing to win one of many fabulous prizes (i.e. if you are one of the first 15 to answer correctly for every question, your name will be put in 10 times; however, you can only win one prize). The drawing will be held at the ALCTS New Member Interest Group meeting at Midwinter, but you need not be present to win. Prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.

To play, follow ALCTS at twitter.com/alcts and use the hashtags #alamw14 and #alctsmw14. You could win:

• Grand Prize: Four-night hotel stay during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas
• 2nd Place: Free individual registration for all ALCTS webinars held between Feb. 1, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014
• 3rd Place: $225 ALCTS Continuing Education Certificate to use towards one ALCTS Pre-conference, two ALCTS Web Courses, or six ALCTS Webinars
• 4th Place: One Complete Set of the Sudden Selectors Guides
• 5th Place: Breakfast with the three ALCTS Presidents (past, present, future) and ALCTS Executive Director at the 2014 Annual Conference

Photo Scavenger Hunt
Running from Saturday through Monday of Midwinter (Saturday, 1/25 – Monday, 1/27) you can score points by snapping photos of all the great people, places, and things going on around you. Programs, meetings, booths, authors, Philadelphia landmarks, and even fellow ALA-ers are on our daily photo lists. Score the most points and you can win from our collection of fabulous prizes. You could win:

• Grand Prize: (1 winner) 2014 ALA Midwinter Registration Reimbursement
• 2nd Place: (2 winners) $75 ALA Store Voucher
• 3rd Place: (3 winners) ALCTS Membership Voucher for one year
• 4th Place: (4 winners) ALCTS CE Certificate Good for one free individual registration to an ALCTS Webinar
• 5th Place: (5 winners) $10 Starbucks Gift Card

How to Play

• Snap photos of items from the posted lists each day
• Post your photos to Flickr, TAG them with #alamw14 and #alctsmw14
• Join the ALCTS at Midwinter 2014 Flickr Group and ADD your photos to the group
• You can submit photos from a previous day's list to collect HALF the points
• Points will be given based on the DATE TAKEN date in Flickr
• 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.)

The list of daily items to be photographed will be posted to the Flickr group discussion board by 8:30am EST each day. Winners will be decided by point totals and any ties will be broken by random drawing. All photos must be posted and added to the ALCTS Midwinter 2014 group by Tuesday the 28th at midnight EST. Winners will be announced shortly after Midwinter and prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.

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Event Join ANMIG for our January Chat on navigating ALA Midwinter 2014

by Emily Sanford on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 11:08 am

Attending ALA’s Midwinter Conference for your first time?  Do you have questions about how to navigate the conference and Philadelphia, network with other librarians, and how to get more involved?  Join us on Wednesday, January 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Attending ALA’s Midwinter Conference for your first time?  Do you have questions about how to navigate the conference and Philadelphia, network with other librarians, and how to get more involved?  Join us on Wednesday, January 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT to discuss the ins and outs of attending Midwinter in Philadelphia and ways that you can get involved with ALCTS and ALA.  We’ll also be discussing our upcoming program at Midwinter!  This chat is being hosted by Emily Sanford, ANMIG Co-Chair and Deana Groves, ANMIG Vice Co-Chair.  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/216453

 1.    If you're new to ALAConnect, here's how to join:  If you want to log into ALAConnect, you'll 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've 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 Members Interest Group (ANMIG), 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.

 3.    Once you've joined the community, you can join the chat here: http://connect.ala.org/node/216453

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Event New Members Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

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.

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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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:

Erin Boyd, Co-Chair, email Erin
Emily Sanford, Co-Chair, email Emily
Deana Groves, Co-Vice Chair, email Deana
Elyssa Sanner, Co-Vice Chair, email Elyssa
Julie Housknecht, Secretary
Kai Li, Web Coordinator
Jacob Ineichen, Student Member Liaison
Heylicken Moreno, Member-at-Large

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