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  1. The New ALCTS Strategic Plan: Areas of Focus to Strengthen the Association

    Live Once Free! The live discussion took place September 1 and 2, 2015. Read the discussion messages or a summary of the discussion. The ALCTS Board of Directors approved a three-year strategic plan at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. The ...

    EWHITMORE - 10/09/2015 - 15:11 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. Taking the Struggle Out of Statistics

    Monday, 4/6/2015- Sunday, 5/3/2015 Sold Out! To be placed on the wait list send an email to  registration@ala.org Recently, librarians of all types have been asked to take a more evidence-based look at their practices. Statistics is a powerful tool that c ...

    MBEATTY3 - 04/08/2016 - 14:02 - Library Information Technology Association (LITA)

  3. LLAMA webinar: The Matrix-- Linking Competencies and Learning Opportunities

    As popular as they are, staff competencies can still seem too confusing or cumbersome for many library managers and supervisors to use effectively. Learning how they have been developed and adopted successfully in another institution can help. The Library ...

    FREULAND - 01/26/2015 - 10:10 - Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA)

  4. LLAMA Webinar: What is Assessment?

    The terms assessment and evaluation are sometimes used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings and purposes.  The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section (LLAMA-MAES) will present “What is As ...

    FREULAND - 09/08/2014 - 12:00 - Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA)

  5. Assessment Strategies for Cataloging Managers

    On-Demand Once Free! Qualitative assessment activities, when conducted regularly and methodically, can help managers and administrators understand the impact and value of the work that we do for our customers. Are we meeting our customers' needs? Are ...

    CMCCONNELL - 06/23/2015 - 12:51 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  6. Building the Collection

    By Karen Muller Building the collection is a core activity in any library. A school library collection is built to support the curriculum and provide for voluntary reading; an academic library collection is developed for current and future student and fac ...

    PMOREHART - 07/25/2014 - 12:28 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Knowing What Readers Need

    Done right, Common Core teaches texts, not tests By Ernie Cox The era of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in American education carries both promise and peril. Pundits readily discuss varied perspectives about CCSS in everything from traditional journal ...

    bgoldberg - 05/29/2014 - 15:13 - American Libraries Magazine