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ALCTS Exchange Call for Virtual Poster Proposals Deadline Extended to March 17

 

Call for Chapters – Analysis and Assessment in Technical Services

REMINDER: Virtual ALCTS 101

 

February 21, 3 – 4:30pm ET

 

Virtual ALCTS 101

February 21, 3 – 4:30pm ET

 

ALCTS is seeking an editor for ALCTS News. Learn more and apply: http://bit.ly/2kLmoiP

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Discussion ALCTS Exchange Call for Virtual Poster Proposals Deadline Extended to March 17

by Zachary Stein on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 08:45 pm

ALCTS Exchange Call for Virtual Poster Proposals Deadline Extended to March 17

 

ALCTS Exchange Call for Virtual Poster Proposals Deadline Extended to March 17

 

The ALCTS Exchange virtual poster session offers the opportunity to share and promote work, research, and ideas across the ALCTS Exchange’s topical themes: new roles and workflows, creative problem solving, creating connections with user communities, and building skills to prepare for the future. We are especially interested in highlighting work that addresses the intersections of collections and technical services and diversity and inclusion.

 

The ALCTS Exchange will include two poster presentation opportunities:

 

A poster lightning round session on May 11, wherein each presenter will have five minutes to speak, followed by a Q&A discussion forum.

 

A virtual poster collection and discussion forum available to Exchange registrants. File formats are not limited to static documents and presenters are encouraged submit videos and other types of media files. If you would like to submit a recorded video for the virtual poster collection, the ALCTS office will be available to assist with your recording.

 

Allowable file formats for live lightning round presentations include:

 

Handouts/Downloadable materials: PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, ZIP

 

Multimedia (Video and/or audio): SWF, MP3, MP4, F4V

 

Presentation Slides: PPT, PPTX, JPEG, GIF, PNG

 

We want to hear what you’ve been up to, and learn from your experience. The lightning round session and virtual poster collection are an excellent opportunity to share work and projects that are just getting started or still evolving.

 

The ALCTS Virtual Exchange Working Group strongly encourages proposals from people who belong to communities that are underrepresented in librarianship and in the conversation about librarianship. Students and early career professional are also encouraged to submit proposals.

 

Ready to submit your proposal? Complete the Virtual Poster Presentation Proposal Form before the March 17 deadline.

 

The ALCTS Exchange is a celebration of excellence at the intersections of libraries, collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, preservation, and technology. This fully online event will offer synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for learning and engagement. Participants from diverse areas of librarianship will find the four days of presentations, panels, and activities both thought-provoking and highly relevant to their current and future career paths. The ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities. Everyone, including non-ALCTS members, are encouraged to register and bring their questions, experiences, and perspectives to the events.

 

Be sure to visit the ALCTS Exchange website as new program details are being added weekly. Early-bird registration has been extended to March 15—register today!

 

Follow the conversation: #ALCTSx17

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Discussion Call for Chapters - Analysis and Assessment in Technical Services

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 06:25 pm

Call for Chapters – Analysis and Assessment in Technical Services

Call for Chapters – Analysis and Assessment in Technical Services

http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/monographs

Proposals sought for single authors or contributors for new monograph covering different aspects of analysis and assessment across technical services.
Proposal submission deadline: 
March 17, 2017

ALCTS Monographs is seeking proposals from single authors or contributors for a new monograph covering different aspects of analysis and assessment across technical services, from beginning to end. The purpose of the monograph will be on how to incorporate assessment and analysis work into a library’s existing workflow.

Intended Audience: Technical services managers, administrators, and deans, anyone interested in learning more about employing assessment in their work.

Each chapter will be ~20-25 pages (~10,000 words), covering the necessary components for conducting successful analysis and assessment projects on an identified topic. Chapter topics may include:

- Assessment of Technical Services – analysis of current practices/workflows/staff
- Acquisitions assessment
- Continuing Resource/serial review/vendor assessment
- Assessment of cataloging/metadata – output and workflows
- Collection assessment
- Preservation assessment
- Future of Tech Services – trends and future initiatives

Each chapter may include the following information:

- Types of assessment/analysis
- Questions to Ask/What to consider
- What to assess – staff, skills, workload, workflow of process
- Managing the analysis and assessment project
- Communicating the assessment results/data visualization (examples)
- Lessons learned
- Helpful resources
- Case studies (could include workflow, staff & staff qualifications, budget)
- One page information sheet-checklist

For chapter author(s), please provide:

- A brief abstract and outline of contents identified above
-Brief biographical statement including your experience relevant to the proposed chapter

Please submit proposals by March 17, 2017 to alctsmonographs@lists.ala.org.

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Discussion REMINDER: Virtual ALCTS 101 Tomorrow at 3pm ET

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 06:37 pm

REMINDER: Virtual ALCTS 101

 

February 21, 3 – 4:30pm ET

 

REMINDER: Virtual ALCTS 101

 

February 21, 3 – 4:30pm ET

 

Visit this page to register for this free webinar and view program details: http://www.ala.org/alcts/membership#alcts101 . All are welcome—members and non-members alike. Feel free to join or depart the webinar as your schedule permits, and email autumn@msu.edu with any questions!

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Discussion Virtual ALCTS 101

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:49 am

Virtual ALCTS 101

February 21, 3 – 4:30pm ET

 

Virtual ALCTS 101

February 21, 3 – 4:30pm ET

 

Looking for more professional involvement but don’t know where to start? Missed Midwinter but still hoping to stay informed? We’ve got you covered. Join us for Virtual ALCTS 101, a free webinar providing an informal orientation to our association and, by extension, our field. Come get your questions answered, hear from some ALCTS leaders, enjoy a handy conference round-up, and connect with your peers without ever leaving your desk.

 

Visit this page to register for this free webinar and view program details (posted shortly): http://www.ala.org/alcts/membership#alcts101 .

 

All are welcome—members and non-members alike. Feel free to join or depart the webinar as your schedule permits, and email autumn@msu.edu with any questions!

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Discussion ALCTS Seeks ALCTS News Editor

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 12:52 pm

ALCTS is seeking an editor for ALCTS News. Learn more and apply: http://bit.ly/2kLmoiP

Discussion ALCTS Volunteer

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Get involved in ALCTS and volunteer! Learn more: http://connect.ala.org/node/262964

Discussion ALA Annual Registration Open

by Zachary Stein on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 02:32 pm

Registration and housing now open for ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago! Register now: http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/ac#ALCTSAC17

Discussion Virtual ALCTS 101

by Zachary Stein on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 02:24 pm

Missed #alamw17? Don’t miss Virtual #ALCTS 101! Join us online for a fun, informal intro to ALCTS: Feb 213-4:30pm ET. More details coming!

Discussion Call for Papers Extended – 8th Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 05:51 pm

http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/cms/cmtes/ats-cmdpb

Proposals sought for ALCTS CMS Research Forum at ALA Annual 2017.
Proposal submission deadline: 
February 17, 2017

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Eighth Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum at the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research.  Both completed research and research in progress will be considered.  All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Committee will use a "blind review” process to select two projects.  The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum.  Each researcher should plan for a 20 minute presentation, with a 10 minute open discussion following each presentation.  Criteria for selection are:

- Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practices
- Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studies
- Quality and creativity of the methodology
- Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to February 17, 2017, will not be accepted.

The submission must consist of no more than two pages.  On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address).  The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information.  Instead, it must include only:

- The title of your project
- A clear statement of the research problem
- A description of the research methodology used
- Results of the project, if any

Examples of research presented at previous forums have included

- Comparison of demand driven e-book packages for Humanities university press books
- Comparison of Biographical Information in Commercial Literary Databases and on the Open Web
- Assessment of a Fully Integrated Patron Driven Access (PDA) Model
- Comparison of Citation Use Patterns to Link Resolver and Vendor Statistics in Journals in the Health Sciences Fields
- Development of a holistic approach to collection development and assessment
- Development of a data-driven weeding project
- Development of a sustainable, permanent assessment process to maintain shelf capacity equilibrium without an adverse effect on librarian time management

The deadline for proposals is February 17, 2017.

Notification of acceptance will be made by March 17, 2017.

ALCTS, in its bylaws, claims the right of first refusal for publication of any work emanating from an ALCTS body or program.

Please send submissions to:
Geoffrey Morse
Chair, CMS Publications Committee
E-mail: gmorse@northwestern.edu
TEL:   847 467-1866

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Discussion ALCTS Trivia Contest Winners

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 06:14 pm

Thank you to those who participated in the ALCTS Trivia Contest. We had 50 participants! Here are the winners:

 

First Prize: One free individual registration for the ALCTS Exchange held in May 2017

 

Winner: Shanna Hollich

Thank you to those who participated in the ALCTS Trivia Contest. We had 50 participants! Here are the winners:

 

First Prize: One free individual registration for the ALCTS Exchange held in May 2017

 

Winner: Shanna Hollich

 

 

Second prize:$50 Amazon gift card

 

Winner: Julie Vaught

 

 

Third prize: ALCTS Continuing Education certificate to use towards one individual registration for an ALCTS webinar

 

Winner: Holly Wheeler

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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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