Annual Reports

Annual Report 2015–16 by Norm Medeiros
The 2015–16 term was the first in which the new ALCTS Strategic Plan was in force. Focused on areas where special attention is needed to strengthen and grow the association, the Strategic Plan places necessary emphasis on member recruitment and retention. 

Annual Report 2014–15 by Mary Page
Perhaps the most significant event this year was the retirement of Charles Wilt, our beloved executive director, after a seventeen-year career at ALA.

Annual Report 2013–14 by Genevieve Owens
This year, under the leadership of ALA President Barbara Stripling and ALCTS President Genevieve S. Owens, we have focused on three key areas: financial stability, organizational flexibility, and excellence.

Annual Report 2012–13 by Carolynne Myall
This was a productive year for the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), with some outstanding offerings in continuing education that energized and engaged the membership.

Annual Report 2011–12 by Betsy Simpson
ALCTS continued to make progress on several fronts and forged new ground as well. The implementation of an innovative strategic plan to guide ALCTS, effective use of task forces to address significant issues, and creative efforts to broaden virtual participation were among the steps taken during the year to strengthen and energize the association.

Annual Report 2010–11 by Cynthia Whitacre
This year, we implemented the groups, which made considerable progress on their charges. First, to assist members in demonstrating and articulating the value of library functions in ALCTS’s areas of interest, we formed a temporary group, the Technical Services Advocacy Resources Task Force.

Annual Report 2009–10 by Mary Case
This year's primary goal of ALCTS has been "Creating Our Future" as we have continued our focus on reshaping the organization to meet the needs of those working in the rapidly changing fields of technical services, collections, and preservation.

Annual Report 2008–09 by M. Dina Giambi
The effect of the current global economy has been far-reaching and has affeccted ALCTS members, their libraries and organizations, membership renewals, division participation, conference attendance, and the operation and financial management of the division.

Annual Report 2007–08 by Pamela Bluh
The past year has been one of contrasts. The nostalgia and excitement of the fiftieth anniversary celebration in the summer of 2007 was followed by a period of tranquility throughout the fall and winter, culminating in renewed energy and enthusiasm in the spring of 2008.

Annual Report 2006–07 by Bruce Chr. Johnson
ALCTS celebrated its first fifty years. . . looking back, assessing where we are today as an association and as a profession, and considering where we would like to see our profession in the years to come.

Annual Report 2005–06 by Rosann Bazirjian
This year, ALCTS focused its efforts and accomplishments on education, collaboration through active involvement in policy formulation, publication, and organization.

Annual Report 2004–05 by Carol Pitts Diedrichs
The mission of ALCTS is to provide leadership to library and information communities in developing principles, standards, and best practices for creating, collecting, organizing, delivering, and preserving information resources in all forms.

Annual Report 2003–04 by Brian Schottlaender
ALCTS strives to provide leadership to its members by fostering educational, research, and professional service opportunities. Of the many ojbectives included in the ALCTS Strategic Plan, the division focused on three during 2003-04: organization; publication; and education.

Annual Report 2002–03 by Olivia M. A. Madison
The ALCTS Division must continue to be on the forefront of recognizing and influencing these fundamental changes as envisioned in our strategic plan: ALCTS envisions an environment in which traditional library roles are evolving. New technologies are making information more fluid and raising expectations. The public needs quality information anytime, anyplace. ALCTS provides frameworks to meet these information needs." During 2002-2003 it was my distinct privilege to lead this vital and distinguished division of the American Library Association in meeting this challenging mission.

Annual Report 2001–2002 by Bill Robinette
With the dissolution of the shared office arrangement with LAMA, this budget year has been one of transition. This transitioning will continue through the fiscal 2003 budget as the Board, the Office and the Budget and Finance Committee establish a foundation for the future. Although ALCTS will see a deficit for the year, much of this deficit can be contributed to several factors.

Annual Report 2000–01 by Carlen Ruschoff
This year, the work of the Association emphasized developing tactical objectives for the strategic plan goals, expanding membership, building a strong continuing education program, strengthening the financial foundation of the Association, and supporting professional collaboration.

Annual Report 1999–2000 by Peggy Johnson
My goals during this year have focused on partnerships and collaboration within ALCTS and with other divisions and advancing ALCTS' educational and service mission.

Annual Report, 1998–1999 by Sheila Intner
At the time I took office, my personal goals focused on clarifying how librarians working in the areas of activity for which ALCTS is responsible serve the public, raising the visibility of ALCTS within the American Library Association (ALA), and drawing attention to the value of our work among the public at large. Toward this end, I have worked with member-colleagues and ALCTS staff to sieze every opportunity to participate in the larger arena of ALA and beyond.

Annual Report, 1997–1998 by Janet Swan Hill
ALCTS has strongly endorsed the goals of the association as a whole, as expressed in ALA's Goal 2000, and ALCTS' own goals and activities are closely related to those of Goal 2000, as outlined in the ALCTS annual reports.

Annual Report 1996–1997 by Carol Chamberlain
ALCTS has had an active year, moving forward with many initiatives, and setting a direction for the future. 1997 marks our 40th anniversary, and with the help of the member Task Force on the 40th Anniversary, we have begun a year of celebration and remembrance.

Annual Report 1995–1996 by David Farrell
ALCTS closely coordinates all its programs and activities with those of the American Library Association, and depends on its parent organization for essential services including, most importantly, our expert support staff at headquarters. Areas of special importance in our relationship with headquarters are publishing, programming, budgeting, and fundraising.

Annual Report 1994–95 by Robert Holley
My chief goal for my presidential year has been more effective delivery of service to members through leadership development, simplification of administrative structures and procedures, empowerment of members, and effective use of information technology.

Annual Report 1993–1994 by Jennifer A. Younger
ALCTS will provide its members, other ALA divisions and members, and the library and information community with leadership and a program for action on the access to, and identification, acquisition, description, organization, preservation, dissemination of information resources in a dynamic, collaborative environment.