Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Do you select, evaluate, acquire, identify, catalog or classify, or preserve library materials? ALCTS offers you and your peers continuing education, publications, and networking opportunities.
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The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services is a division of the American Library Association devoted to supporting all those who are engaged in library technical services.

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This is our final post before we sunset the ALCTS page. Follow @ALA_Core on Twitter and @Core_ALA on Instagram,...
09/14/2020

This is our final post before we sunset the ALCTS page. Follow @ALA_Core on Twitter and @Core_ALA on Instagram, and subscribe to Core TV on YouTube to get the latest on our new division Core. Thanks for the memories!

You can now follow Preservation Week on IG at preservation_week!
09/04/2020

You can now follow Preservation Week on IG at preservation_week!

Preservation Week is on Instagram! Follow us at preservation_week for the latest on community preservation and conservation.

Were you a member of ALCTS? If so, we've got great news! Your Core membership is already active. Be sure to check your e...
09/03/2020

Were you a member of ALCTS? If so, we've got great news! Your Core membership is already active. Be sure to check your email for the member update. Get acquainted with our new website to learn more about what's next for Core: http://ala.org/core

ALCTS is now Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures! Take a tour and discover Core: www.ala.org/core
09/01/2020

ALCTS is now Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures! Take a tour and discover Core: www.ala.org/core

Have an idea for a webinar? Core, the new division of ALA, is accepting webinar proposals for the fall. Topics of intere...
08/27/2020

Have an idea for a webinar? Core, the new division of ALA, is accepting webinar proposals for the fall. Topics of interest include: access and equity, assessment, leadership and management, metadata and collections, operation and buildings, and technology. Proposals are due Sept. 1, and you don’t need to be a Core member to submit a proposal. Learn more and submit a proposals: https://bit.ly/32wrcN5

Jennifer Bowen, ALCTS President, 2019-2020, reflects on the achievements of ALCTS and considers the future of the new di...
08/26/2020

Jennifer Bowen, ALCTS President, 2019-2020, reflects on the achievements of ALCTS and considers the future of the new division Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Leadership in her final "Message from the President" in ALCTS News: https://bit.ly/3hwor4T

08/25/2020

Discover the steps necessary to conduct successful interview-based research with tomorrow's webinar "How to Use Interviews for Assessment in Libraries". Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/34veeSj

Are you following Core? Core will be launching Sept. 1. Get the latest updates and learn how you can stay connected: htt...
08/24/2020

Are you following Core? Core will be launching Sept. 1. Get the latest updates and learn how you can stay connected: https://core.ala.org/

Join ALCTS on Wed., Aug. 26, 1 pm to 2 pm CT, for the final ALCTS webinar, How to Use Interviews for Assessment in Libra...
08/07/2020
How to Use Interviews for Assessment in Libraries

Join ALCTS on Wed., Aug. 26, 1 pm to 2 pm CT, for the final ALCTS webinar, How to Use Interviews for Assessment in Libraries. This webinar will provide all the steps needed to do successful interview-based research, including how to get IRB approval, choose interviewees, create questions, assemble recording and transcription tools, protect privacy, identify themes/codes, and reach conclusions. Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3ijpXHw

ALA and ALCTS are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities, and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group regi...

Join ALCTS on Wed,, Aug. 26, 1 pm to 2 pm CT, for the final ALCTS webinar, How to Use Interviews for Assessment in Libra...
08/07/2020
How to Use Interviews for Assessment in Libraries

Join ALCTS on Wed,, Aug. 26, 1 pm to 2 pm CT, for the final ALCTS webinar, How to Use Interviews for Assessment in Libraries. This webinar will provide all the steps needed to do successful interview-based research, including how to get IRB approval, choose interviewees, create questions, assemble recording and transcription tools, protect privacy, identify themes/codes, and reach conclusions. Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3ijpXHw

ALA and ALCTS are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities, and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group regi...

On Tues., Aug. 11 and Wed., Aug. 12, join your colleagues for a discussion on what lessons were gleaned from COVID-19 in...
08/05/2020

On Tues., Aug. 11 and Wed., Aug. 12, join your colleagues for a discussion on what lessons were gleaned from COVID-19 in the e-Forum Emergency Planning: Lessons from COVID-19: https://bit.ly/39YOmim

Examine the conceptual and theoretical foundation of advocacy for integrating audiobooks into library collections and pr...
08/04/2020

Examine the conceptual and theoretical foundation of advocacy for integrating audiobooks into library collections and programs with the July 2020 issue of LRTS: https://bit.ly/3i7uPPH

Get the latest update from Core, including what the Core Transition Committee is working on: https://bit.ly/2PnOXRu
08/03/2020
Core Community Update

Get the latest update from Core, including what the Core Transition Committee is working on: https://bit.ly/2PnOXRu

A message from the Core Transition Committee.   Much has been happening behind-the-scenes to prepare for Core’s upcoming launch on September 1st, so we want to update you on the progress we’ve…

Opinion | America’s libraries need pandemic relief
07/25/2020
Opinion | America’s libraries need pandemic relief

Opinion | America’s libraries need pandemic relief

Inside the newly renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on G St. in Washington on July 14. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)July 23, 2020 at 5:18 PM EDTRegarding the July 19 Arts&Style article “Renovated MLK Library is a beacon of hope”:Since March, libraries across the nation, from ...

Discover how to successfully acquire and manage geography and GIS library materials with the latest in the Sudden Select...
07/15/2020

Discover how to successfully acquire and manage geography and GIS library materials with the latest in the Sudden Selector's Guide Series, "Sudden Selector’s Guide to Geography and GIS". Learn more and order your copy: https://bit.ly/3fugOuL

The American Library Association's newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, which will begin on Sept....
07/14/2020

The American Library Association's newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, which will begin on Sept. 1, is now accepting webinar proposals. Learn more and submit a proposal: https://bit.ly/3gXFqfC

Don't forget to register for tomorrow's Virtual ALCTS Awards Celebration! The fun starts at 4 pm CT, with a special happ...
07/13/2020

Don't forget to register for tomorrow's Virtual ALCTS Awards Celebration! The fun starts at 4 pm CT, with a special happy hour via Zoom to follow. Learn more and RSVP by registering today: https://bit.ly/3hXa75O

In votes on Tues., June 23, and Sat., June 27, the ALA Council voted to approve Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Future...
07/01/2020
ALA Council Approves Core; Dissolves ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA

In votes on Tues., June 23, and Sat., June 27, the ALA Council voted to approve Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures as a new ALA division beginning Sept. 1, 2020, and to dissolve ALCTS, Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), and LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association) effective Aug. 31, 2020.

In votes on Tuesday, June 23, and Saturday, June 27, the ALA Council voted to approve Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures as a new ALA division beginning September 1, 2020, and to dissolve th…

ALCTS Publishing: "Sudden Selector's Guide to Geography and GIS" (2020). Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ig9BA4
06/30/2020

ALCTS Publishing: "Sudden Selector's Guide to Geography and GIS" (2020). Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ig9BA4

The Library Liaison's Training Guide to Collection Management, an ALCTS Monograph (2020). Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ie...
06/29/2020

The Library Liaison's Training Guide to Collection Management, an ALCTS Monograph (2020). Learn more: https://bit.ly/3iegtxX

Check out the latest title from ALCTS, The Library Liaison's Training Guide to Collection Management, and reserve your c...
06/29/2020

Check out the latest title from ALCTS, The Library Liaison's Training Guide to Collection Management, and reserve your copy today: https://bit.ly/3iegtxX

Save the Date: Virtual ALCTS Awards Celebration Join us on Tuesday, July 14, from 4:00-5:30 CDT, for our final opportuni...
06/23/2020

Save the Date: Virtual ALCTS Awards Celebration

Join us on Tuesday, July 14, from 4:00-5:30 CDT, for our final opportunity to celebrate ALCTS, its members, and ALCTS award winners! RSVP by registering today: https://bit.ly/3hXa75O

Join your colleagues from the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) and LLAMA (Library Leadership & Manage...
06/22/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Core Virtual Happy Hour Social. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join your colleagues from the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) and LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association) on Friday, June 26, 5:00-7:00 pm CT for a virtual happy hour with games! Registration is free and open to all members of ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA. Register now: bit.ly/2NeNprH

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Core Virtual Happy Hour Social. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

The American Library Association has released a statement condemning police violence against BIPOC, protesters, and jour...
06/16/2020
ALA statement condemning police violence against BIPOC, protesters and journalists

The American Library Association has released a statement condemning police violence against BIPOC, protesters, and journalists: https://bit.ly/30Rge5A

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, as well as the killings by police or vigilantes of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others. We are in solidarity with the statem...

In response to the need for resources and tools to support #blacklivesmatter and help the cause of racial justice, the A...
06/11/2020
Libraries Respond: Black Lives Matter

In response to the need for resources and tools to support #blacklivesmatter and help the cause of racial justice, the American Library Association has published the Libraries Respond: Black Lives Matter web page. Learn how you and your institution or organization can be an ally: https://bit.ly/3f7FqJ4

In late spring 2020, amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, people across the world gathered in large and small demonstrations to protest the murder of George Floyd and draw attention to the ongoing systemic issue of police violence. The protests calling for justice give voice to trauma and justified....

Core has released a statement against racism in support of #blacklivesmatter and in endorsement of statements from the A...
06/05/2020

Core has released a statement against racism in support of #blacklivesmatter and in endorsement of statements from the American Library Association, BCALA - The Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and Asian Pacific American Librarians Association: https://bit.ly/37dDNH9

Join ALCTS interest groups for Virtual Interest Group Week, June 8-12. Registration is free and meetings are open to all...
05/21/2020

Join ALCTS interest groups for Virtual Interest Group Week, June 8-12. Registration is free and meetings are open to all. View the current schedule and register: https://bit.ly/3bUPJ0U

Discover how the Research Data Management Librarian Academy - RDMLA can help enhance your research skills with the May 2...
05/21/2020

Discover how the Research Data Management Librarian Academy - RDMLA can help enhance your research skills with the May 27 webinar "Research Data Management Librarian Academy". Learn more about RDMLA and register for the webinar: https://bit.ly/2LPhOwi

The recordings from the session "Cultivating Tolerance Through Conversation: Creating an Inclusive Community at Your Lib...
05/19/2020
Cultivating Tolerance Through Conversation: Creating an Inclusive Community at Your Library | the EXCHANGE | Building the Future Together

The recordings from the session "Cultivating Tolerance Through Conversation: Creating an Inclusive Community at Your Library" from Day 3 of the Exchange are now available! #ALLexchange

Session Description In a world where tensions are high around sensitive topics like racism and implicit bias, libraries serve as a safe space for inclusion and the sharing of ideas. When a community was rocked by prejudiced acts against minority groups, one library system responded by engaging the p...

Join ALCTS on Wed., May 20 at 1 pm CT for the second session of the two-part series on using Excel for technical service...
05/14/2020

Join ALCTS on Wed., May 20 at 1 pm CT for the second session of the two-part series on using Excel for technical services. Don't delay—register now: https://bit.ly/3cyyXWy

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Core Call for Nominations: Core President-Elect Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, is coming! Effective September 1, our new division will come into existence, and with that new division, we need to elect officers to help lead us forward. Are you interested in shaping Core from the beginning? The Nominating Committee for the 2020-2021 Core election is soliciting nominees to run on a fall 2020 ballot for the office of Core President-Elect. The Core Nominating Committee seeks qualified individuals with strong service and leadership records in ALA, ALCTS, LITA, LLAMA, (or equivalent library associations) who will successfully advance Core’s vision and values: https://core.ala.org/our-mission-vision-and-values/ in close collaboration with the Core Board and the rest of the Core leaders. Demonstrated experience in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the library communities and active participation in the recent preparatory work for Core will be a plus. Good project management skills and experience will be extremely helpful. The President-Elect will serve a slightly shortened three-year term: as President-Elect, to begin immediately following the election results, in 2020-2021, as President in 2021-2022, and as immediate Past-President in 2022-2023. Candidates must be Core members at the time of the election (all who are currently members of ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA will become Core members automatically). The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to be placed on the ballot for an October 2020 election. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please submit your information through this form below: NOMINATION FORM: https://bit.ly/CoreNominations If you are nominating someone else, they’ll be contacted to complete the form. If you have any questions, please contact Ted Quiballo, Chair of the Core Nominating Committee, at [email protected]. All nominations will be held in confidence. The last day to accept nominations will be July 31, 2020. Core Nominating Committee Ted Quiballo (Chair) Lynn Hoffman (LLAMA Past-Past President 2019-2020) Bohyun Kim (LITA Past-Past President 2019-2020) Kristin Martin (ALCTS Past-Past President 2019-2020)
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Hi all, I am doing a brief survey of the shared record/bibliographic environment in ILS for an article. I am looking to survey folks who share records in their ILS, those who don't, and those considering sharing records. Also, vendors working with a shared bib record approach are welcome to participate. If you've worked with shared bib records in an ILS at any point in your career, please consider completing this survey, reflecting on that experience. https://forms.gle/5n6dzzS1N8LmvKtT7 Thanks much & pardon the cross-posting. Please feel free to share this survey, too!
I have a hotel room for two in DC for Sat. & Sun. nights but no roomie so if someone wants a place to stay, send me a PM and thanks. And it's right across the street from the Convention Center.
Hello, Colleagues, The ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group is looking for a new Vice- Chair for summer 2019-summer 2021. The term begins this summer as Vice-Chair, and rotates into Chair role one year from now. Vice-Chairs are expected to attend both the Midwinter and Annual ALA Conferences, work with the Chair to arrange programming and manage discussions at ALA conferences, and submit reports of the IG's activities to ALCTS leadership. Those interested in becoming Vice-Chair of the Scholarly Communications Interest Group should submit a brief letter of interest that includes: -Confirmation that you’re a current member of ALCTS -A very brief statement about why this role interest you -Your availability to attend ALA Midwinter and Annual meetings in 2019 and 2020 -Your resume or CV as an attachment Please send directly to the 2019-2020 Chair, Emma Molls ([email protected]), by August 15, 2018 if you are interested in being the next Vice-Chair of the Scholarly Communication IG. Thank you, Sarah Beaubien on behalf of Emma Molls Publishing Services Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
I can now confirm that “Change the Subject”, the documentary film about the “Illegal aliens” subject heading, will be screened at ALA Annual on Saturday, June 22 at 8:00 am in Room 209 A-B in the Washington Convention Center. Hope to see you there!
Job posting: Illinois State University is looking for applicants for this tenure track faculty position--Head of cataloging & acquisition and Electronic resource librarian. For more info and to apply, see
Thank you #ALCTS it is such an honor for inviting me to like your page. I've been following your page [matagal na]. Hoping someday to visit #LOC to meet you. #DACUN a group of Davao Colleges and Universities Network hopes to collaborate & be partner with you. Godbless and more power. Mabuhay!!! Ryan Ace Gamutan BLIS intern UM-Davao PH
For anyone who's interested, the ALCTS Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group will have a few presentations at ALA Midwinter during our IG meeting time. Please feel free to stop by!
Archiving, Restoration and Preservation? What better place to do it than at the Library of Congress facilities that do it. If you are in this field, join us and add your perspectives and experiences. If you are considering this field, learn the science and craft and meet folks doing it at the highest level. If you are a mastering engineer, is this not a perfect set of experiences to up your game and diversify your client list? This AES conference is not to be missed. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.
Here's an opening for Access and Content Service Manager overseeing Tech Services in awesome Bloomington Indiana!
Employment opportunity as Head of Content Services at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC: Dacus Library seeks an engaged librarian for a non-tenure track faculty twelve-month position with oversight and management duties in content services and library development, and with reference and library instruction responsibilities in the main library. We seek an individual eager to embrace a broad-based and imaginative role, one who is open to innovation and eager to take on the challenges of the changing 21st Century library environment, and who will engage students in learning via efficient and innovative delivery of library services. Apply at this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/46022