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  • Until We Meet Again

    Next week I move on to a new chapter in my career as assistant chief of technology, content, and innovation at the Chicago Public Library. I plan to continue my ALA and ALCTS membership, and I expect to work alongside you again in the future as a colleague and friend. Members are the heart and brain of any association, and as executive director I have found ALCTS members to be dedicated, passionate, and generous with their time and expertise. You are simply the best.
  • The ALCTS e-Forum "Working with Digital Repositories" took place August 14--15, 2018. Participants gathered together for an online discussion focusing on the current repository ecosystem in the library field, discussing best practices, metadata standards, and staffing models, as well as sharing online resources to support repository managers.
  • Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Association for Library Collections Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing the contribution of a library leader who has demonstrated exceptional service to ALCTS and its areas of interest (acquisitions, cataloging and classification, collection management and development, preservation and reformatting and continuing resources).