Annual Conference Information
In March, Charles Wilt, ALCTS Executive Director, alerted current ALCTS officers and leaders of a proposal from Gerald Hodges, ALA Associate Executive Director for Communications, to move the ALA Handbook to electronic form on the Web next year, with the following parameters:
The group of ALA managers discussing this proposal raised several questions:
Charles himself asked leaders the following questions; while ALA does not always get helpful feedback when it explores a project, ALCTS leaders quickly sent four dozen responses with a variety of comments:
Do you use the handbook?
For what purposes do you use it?
What sections do you most frequently use?
Would you miss a paper copy if it was available online and searchable?
Would you still want some pieces of it in paper and which ones?
Are there implications for going electronic that should be considered?
If other members would like to comment further, Gerald would be glad to hear from you. You can write him at firstname.lastname@example.org.