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  1. ALA Appoints Keri Cascio, ALCTS' Executive Director, to RDA Board

    Keri Cascio will represent the American Library Association (ALA) on the Board of Directors for Resource Description and Access (RDA), a unified cataloging standard designed for the global, digital world and metadata users in many environments. Keri Casci ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 02/21/2017 - 13:13 - ALCTS News

  2. Library of Congress BIBFRAME Update Forum: 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting

    The Library of Congress BIBFRAME Update forum was held during the 2017 Midwinter Meeting on Sunday, January 22, at Georgia World Congress Center. Five speakers from the Library of Congress, Stanford University, Index Data, and OCLC gave the attendees an u ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 02/21/2017 - 06:54 - ALCTS News

  3. CaMMS Forum: Working Within and Going Beyond: Approaches to Problematic Terminology or Gaps in Established Vocabularies

    The Cataloging and Metadata Management Section Forum at the ALA Midwinter 2017 meeting was held on Sunday January 23. The program featured three speakers who discussed different aspects of the practical and ethical issues in creating, maintaining, and cha ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 02/21/2017 - 06:25 - ALCTS News

  4. Read for Later- "Progress now requires humanity coming together not just as cities or nations, but also as a global community"

    This week’s headline comes from Mark Zuckerberg’s “ Building Global Community ” open letter, redefining the mission of the largest social network. In The Atlantic ’s analysis of the manifesto’s implications for journalism, it pays special attention to Fac ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/20/2017 - 20:35 - Libraries Transform

  5. Fast Casual at the Library? We’re so Glad You Asked!

    While closely linked to the millennial generation, the “fast casual” concept, in fact, has much broader reach: easily accessible and fresh ingredients are two of its hallmarks that have wide appeal; opportunities for social connection around eating furthe ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/21/2017 - 17:53 - Libraries Transform

  6. Intersections | The 6th Annual Seguimos Creando Enlaces Conference

    By Melissa Solis (melissa.solis@sdcounty.ca.gov) | It starts with a border crossing. This year’s Seguimos Creando Enlaces Conference will be held on both sides of the border. Now in its sixth year, the free conference will gather librarians from the Unite ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 02/17/2017 - 10:33 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Read for Later – “Give people more beautiful, functional space to do with as they please”

    This week’s headline comes from a piece in Wired that considers the benefit of open public spaces in times of peace and protest. As many of us know, these public spaces are key to the economic and social health of communities. You can always check out the ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/13/2017 - 16:39 - Libraries Transform

  8. Intersections | Project Welcome Summit

    By John Amundsen (jamundsen@ala.org) | On Monday, Feb. 6 th, librarians and representatives from government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and resettlement agencies from across the U.S. and around the world gathered in Chicago for the Project W ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 02/13/2017 - 14:32 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Winter 2017 Spectrum Graduation Announcements

      Alice Son graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Master of Science in Library and Information Science in December 2016.  She recently became the Teen  Librarian  at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Arlington Height ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 02/13/2017 - 17:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. ALCTS Symposium: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections

    The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and Georgia State University Library co-sponsored a Midwinter Symposium titled “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections.” The majority of the ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 02/10/2017 - 14:16 - ALCTS News

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