Report on ALCTS Programs

Please Be an ALCTS Reporter and See Your Name in the Newsletter!

The ALCTS Newsletter Online editor is looking for a few more members to write summary reports on our division’s preconferences and programs in  Chicago for the August Newsletter. These summaries allow all members to benefit from the events our division is sponsoring at Annual Conference. Both veteran and novice reporters are encouraged to volunteer for these assignments. If you’d like to be a reporter in Chicago, here’s what you need to do:
  • Select a program or preconference from the list of ALCTS programs.
  • Send an e-mail message to the editor, Miriam Palm, and indicate which event you’d like to cover. You’ll get a prompt reply to let you know if your program is available, but it’s a good idea to include alternate choices in case the one you’re most interested in happens to be taken.
  • Attend the program or preconference and take good notes!
  • Write up a brief report (300 words for programs, 500 for preconferences) including names of speakers, topics covered, and whatever other aspects you think important: major points of emphasis, conclusions reached, audience response, and so on.
  • Send the report by e-mail (as a message or attached file—either is fine) to Miriam Palm, no later than July 31, 2004.
The events that remain without reporters as of June 15 are:
  • Preservation assessment: understanding problems and developing real solutions
  • Licensing of E-Resources: a refresher workshop
  • Electronic resources management systems: opening a can of ERMS  
  • Cataloging for school librarians