ALCTS New Members Interest Group

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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.

Volunteer Opportunity - Contiinuing Education Committee Webinar Assistants

  • 1.  Volunteer Opportunity - Contiinuing Education Committee Webinar Assistants

    Posted Feb 01, 2010 08:10 AM
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    Opportunity to Showcase Your Technical Expertise!


    Hey Guys,

    There is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your technical expertise within ALCTS.

    The Continuing Education Committee is looking for Webinar Assistants to volunteer within the committee.

    I believe that this is a great opportunity for those of you who would like to volunteer, but have not found the right opportunity. Contributing you skill set to ALCTS would be a great way to to get started.

    It is my hope that you guys will add your technical expertise to your ALAConnect profiles as well. It would be a great way for committee leaders to see what you can contribute as a volunteer using your skills and knowledge.

    The description for Webinar Assistant follows this message.

    Good Luck.

    Keisha Manning,

    Chair, ALCTS New Members Interest Group


    Volunteer Opportunity for Webinar Assistants
     The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Continuing Education committee coordinates the webinar programs  sponsored by ALCTS.   A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to conduct a  live webinar, and a Webinar Assistant is needed for each session in a technical support role. Total time commitment is about three hours per  webinar.

    Responsibilities for Webinar Assistants include:
      - Run one or more webinar practice sessions at least one week before the webinar
      - Explain how the software works to the presenter

      - Explain the responsibilities of the presenter and organizers for the live webinar
      - Attendance and technical support on the final live webinar
     Technical requirements:
      - Internet Explorer® 6.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
      - Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
      - Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
      - VoIP requires a fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
      - Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (Recommended) (2  GB of RAM for Windows® Vista)
      - Microphone and speakers (a USB headset is recommended)
      - Macintosh computers are supported by the GoToWebinar software, but  are  not recommended by ALCTS for organizers or   presenters and in our experience are possible only with a dual-monitor setup
     Once a volunteer is accepted, he or she will be appointed to the ALCTS Continuing Education Sub-Committee for Webinars.   Full GoToWebinar training will be given to any new Webinar Assistants. ALCTS will also provide free registration to any ALCTS webinar for Webinar Assistants.


    Please send a message indicating interest in becoming a Webinar Assistant to Pamela Bluh,


    Thank you.