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  1. Read for Later- “What people find is that the city offers a high quality of life at the income extremes, [but] the city is a difficult place for the average working family.”

    This week’s headline quotes Chicago-area real-estate executive Charles Lamphere, reflecting on employers’ movement away from urban centers and into suburban office parks.   You can always check out the  Center's trend collection  to see how this scan ...

    MFIGUEROA - 10/16/2017 - 19:24 - Professional Tools

  2. From the President, October 2017: ALCTS Then and Now

    Fall in the Kentucky bluegrass is a wonderful time of year. I took this picture on a recent Saturday morning, and as you can see, the horses, busy enjoying their morning, were still happy to have their picture taken. Maybe the shorter days and crisper air ...

    CHELCIE - 10/16/2017 - 11:51 - ALCTS News

  3. Read for Later – “It is imperative we start questioning how much of our virtual public space we are willing to give to companies”

    This week’s headline quotes artist Sebastian Errazuriz from his response to a new project from Snapchat that overlays augmented reality art installations in locations around the world – a strong reminder that trends and changes need to be questioned and c ...

    MFIGUEROA - 10/11/2017 - 00:20 - Professional Tools

  4. ALCTS Calls for Nominations for 2018 Awards

    Each year ALCTS and its sections honor librarians and information professionals for outstanding and potential achievement in serials, cataloging, acquisitions, published scholarship, preservation, and general technical services librarianship. This year AL ...

    CHELCIE - 10/12/2017 - 18:24 - ALCTS News

  5. Read for Later- “This gives us a way to connect with citizens where they are.”

    This week’s headline quotes Lori Bush, a councilwoman from Cary, North Carolina, explaining the town’s interest in piloting an Amazon Alexa skillset that provides town service information and options for residents to open up case issues with the local gov ...

    MFIGUEROA - 10/02/2017 - 21:13 - Professional Tools

  6. ALCTS Publishes Monograph on Open Educational Resources

    The latest ALCTS Monograph Affordable Course Materials: Electronic Textbooks and Open Educational Resources is now available.   A recent survey reports that a student’s average costs of textbooks for a year at a public four-year university is nearly $1,30 ...

    CHELCIE - 10/02/2017 - 08:25 - ALCTS News

  7. ALCTS Members Running for ALA Council in 2018

    The Nominating Committee for the 2018 ALA Election has nominated three ALCTS members to run for ALA Council in the upcoming 2018 election:   Susan Broman, Director of Emerging Technologies and Collections, Los Angeles (California) Public Library   Whitney ...

    CHELCIE - 09/28/2017 - 23:55 - ALCTS News

  8. Participate in Your ALA Student Chapter

    Want to be active in your profession after you graduate? Of course, you do! One of the best ways to accomplish your goal—and, by the way, contribute to your community!—is by participating in one of the 57 active ALA Student Chapters. What do Student Chapt ...

    DWOOD - 09/28/2017 - 14:24 - Membership

  9. Focus on Committees and Interest Groups: LITA/ALCTS Metadata Standards Committee

    Today we are visiting with the LITA/ALCTS Metadata Standards Committee. Learn more about their work supporting better metadata standards! What’s the mission of the LITA/ALCTS Metadata Standards Committee? The mission of the Metadata Standards Committee (M ...

    ANEATROUR - 09/29/2017 - 09:56 - ALCTS News

  10. G&S: Teen Book Finder Database

    Teen Book Finder Database | This database provides access to all of YALSA's annual selected book and media lists, awards, and honorees. These resources are developed by library staff and educators to support the collection development and readers ...

    SBIRES - 09/26/2017 - 18:55 - About ALA