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  1. Comments Invited for Proposed Revision to Accreditation Standards

    The ALA Committee on Accreditation (COA) has issued a call for comment through October 3, 2014, on the proposed revision to the 2008 Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies. Comments may be provided in a nu ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 11:43 - ALCTS News

  2. FAST for Cataloging and Discovery: e-Forum Summary

    Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) was designed as a lightweight derivative of Library of Congress Subject Headings that would be easy to learn and work well with faceted discovery systems. It has recently drawn renewed interest following O ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 09:39 - ALCTS News

  3. Implementing FindIt! at San Mateo County Library

    Do your library’s users know how the Dewey Decimal System works? The Dewey Decimal System seems inseparable from the public library, but a 2009 survey by Library Journal found most librarians believe their library users have difficulty finding nonfiction ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 11:03 - ALCTS News

  4. Three New Publications from ALCTS

    This fall, ALCTS released three new publications. "The Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges,” edited by Pamela Bluh and Cindy Hepfer, arms readers with the information they need to begin planning a successful institutional repository. It ...

    CMCCONNELL - 01/03/2014 - 15:43 - ALCTS News

  5. Katy DiVittorio Named ALCTS Emerging Leader for 2014

    Katy DiVittorio, serials acquisitions specialist at Auraria Library, Denver, Colo., has been selected as the ALCTS sponsored Emerging Leader for 2013–2014. The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) sponsors one Emerging Lead ...

    CMCCONNELL - 01/03/2014 - 15:45 - ALCTS News

  6. LLAMA Mentoring Program Recruiting Volunteers

    The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) Mentoring Committee has begun recruiting mentors and mentees for the year July 2014 through June 2015. The mentoring program pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librar ...

    CMCCONNELL - 12/20/2013 - 18:13 - ALCTS News

  7. Cross-Training in Arizona: One Library’s Solution to Economic Woes

    The University of Arizona Libraries (UAL) has gone through an incredible amount of change in recent years. Much of this change has been driven by the loss of positions and resources due to declining state funding to higher education, but it has also stemm ...

    CMCCONNELL - 12/03/2013 - 14:40 - ALCTS News

  8. Collection Assessment and Evaluation e-Forum

    This e-forum was two days full of exploration and sharing. We had a diverse group of librarians participating, from public libraries, large public universities, as well as smaller schools, community colleges, and private schools. From this diverse audienc ...

    CMCCONNELL - 11/21/2013 - 10:22 - ALCTS News

  9. Preservation, Trust, and Continuing Access for e-Journals

    "Preservation, Trust, and Continuing Access for e-Journals" is the latest in the Digital Preservation Coalition’s (DPC) series of Technology Watch Reports released on October 30, 2013. Written by Neil Beagrie, and published in association with C ...

    CMCCONNELL - 11/21/2013 - 10:24 - ALCTS News

  10. Focus On: ALCTS New Member Interest Group

    The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is a diverse division within which many types of librarianship exist and thrive. That being said, despite the many possible differences among us, all ALCTS members have at least one th ...

    CMCCONNELL - 11/21/2013 - 10:26 - ALCTS News