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  1. Virtual Preconference: Loan Agreements for Exhibits Materials

    Loan Agreements for Exhibits Materials: The Basics An ALCTS Virtual Preconference Follow the conversation on Twitter: #ac13_loans Increasingly, libraries are loaning collection materials to other institutions for exhibit, Unlike museums, libraries are oft ...

    CMCCONNELL - 10/28/2014 - 11:47 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. Using Open Refine to Update, Clean up, and Link Your Metadata to the Wider World

    Missspelings, extra spaces, random; punctuation/ and wEird capitalizaTion: Are any of these issues with your metadata? Open Refine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful tool that can solve all of these problems with a single click. Even more amazing, Ope ...

    CMCCONNELL - 03/10/2014 - 11:43 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  3. Critic’s Choice: Programming Ideas for Older Teens

    Teens are one of the toughest populations to reach, and older teens present their own special challenges. How do we reach out to young adults that think they’ve done it all, seen it all, and know it all?  We librarians have a unique and amazing opportunit ...

    NMUNGUIA - 06/28/2013 - 17:03 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  4. E-book MARC Records in the Age of AACR2, Provider-Neutral Guidelines, and now RDA

    This e-forum focused on creating MARC records for e-books using standards such as AACR2, Provider-Neutral Guidelines, and RDA, as well as issues related to managing those records. Topics included the appropriate application of standards, specific MARC fie ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 10:39 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  5. Confessions of a Digital Packrat: ALCTS President's Program

    How do you let go of digital data when every word of every book might be the one piece of evidence you need to make a dictionary entry complete? What does it mean for transformative uses like lexicography when there are so many different digital storehous ...

    Anonymous - 05/30/2013 - 13:51 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  6. Work/Life Balance

    Does “when worlds collide” describe how you feel about your life? Are you desperately seeking a personal life without losing your job? Then you may be experiencing a need for work/life balance. During this two-day e-forum on work/life balance, participant ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 09:34 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  7. Preparing Your Library for RDA

    September 14–15, 2010 Presented by Mary Beth Weber and Christopher Cronin Released in June 2010, Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the intended successor to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). While RDA is not being immediately adopted in ...

    CMCCONNELL - 04/23/2013 - 16:22 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  8. RDA Training

    Catalogers and technical services departments are now fully immersed in training for Resource Description and Access. While some libraries may have resources to bring in external trainers, many organizations are taking on the training challenge in-house. ...

    CMCCONNELL - 04/25/2013 - 12:48 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  9. I'm Tweeting on the Inside: A Case Study in Small-Scale Social Media

    Social media has proven itself as a powerful tool for connecting with your library patrons and building a sense of community. But what if you're not able to use it to promote your library? Maybe your supervisor isn't a fan of Twitter, or the lib ...

    NMUNGUIA - 06/04/2013 - 10:04 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  10. LLAMA webinar: "Leading and Communicating Change"

    Elliott Shore is a nationally-recognized figure with many years of experience as a library administrator, author, and speaker.  He will discuss change management with a focus on leadership and communication. Participants will learn: How to identify types ...

    FREULAND - 07/24/2013 - 15:31 - Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA)