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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 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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Event ANMIG September Chat: Open Office Hours

by Alissa Hafele on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 10:49 am

Are you a new ALCTS member interested in learning more about the section, but wondering where to begin or who to ask?

Are you a new ALCTS member interested in learning more about the section, but wondering where to begin or who to ask? Join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG) as we tackle that topic and others that may be of interest to new ALCTS/ALA members and new professionals in an open chat on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 3PM EDT. Several seasoned ANMIG officers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about their experiences of being new and how they got involved. Come with your questions or to chat with ANMIG and your peers! To learn more about ANMIG and our activities, visit our web page for a description and all of our social media links: http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/ig/ats-ignmbr.

 

Elyssa Sanner, ANMIG Co-Chair, will be hosting this session along with Deana Groves, ANMIG Co-Chair.  The chat is open to all ALA members.  To join the chat: http://connect.ala.org/node/228353 (You must be registered. See instructions below to register)

  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/228353.
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Event ALCTS 101 @ ALA Annual!

by Emily Sanford on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:20 am

Hi ANMIG Members! Are you attending ALA's Annual Conference? Want to learn more about ALCTS, being a new professional, and how to get involved? Consider joining ANMIG and the ALCTS Membership Committee at ALCTS 101! More details follow.

Start the weekend off right and get the most out of your conference attendance with ALCTS 101! Join us for a low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes, as we provide an overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division.

Hi ANMIG Members! Are you attending ALA's Annual Conference? Want to learn more about ALCTS, being a new professional, and how to get involved? Consider joining ANMIG and the ALCTS Membership Committee at ALCTS 101! More details follow.

Start the weekend off right and get the most out of your conference attendance with ALCTS 101! Join us for a low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes, as we provide an overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division.

Established members will be on-hand to chat with attendees 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 a brush-up. A short business meeting for the ALCTS New Member Interest Group will occur at the end of the event, where you can volunteer to serve as the Social Media Coordinator or Student Liaison for the next year.

 We’ll also be kicking off the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt that will be going on during the conference. Come to learn more and to get a head start on photos to check off the list!

 Join us at the Las Vegas Hotel – Pavilion 10 on Friday, June 27th 2014 from 7:00-9:30PM (Directly after ALA’s Opening Exhibits). Add it to your scheduler today! http://ala14.ala.org/node/14812

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Discussion ANMIG April Chat: Advocating for Technical Services

by Erin Boyd on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:18 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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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

E-mail us anytime. Ask us how to get involved in ALCTS. We always want to hear from you!

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