Nominees for ALCTS Division and Section Officers 2006

Acquisitions Section | Cataloging and Classification Section |
Collections Management and Development Section | Council of Regional Groups |
Preservation and Reformatting Section | Serials Section

Following is the slate of candidates for ALCTS division and section offices for the 2006 elections.

ALCTS Division




  • OWENS, GENEVIEVE S., Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S., Library and Information Science, 1987; University of Kentucky, B.A., English, 1986. Current Position: Assistant Director, Williamsburg Regional Library, 2001-present. Previous Positions: Support Services Director, Williamsburg Regional Library, 1997-2001; Program Manager for Information Resources Selection, Bucknell University, 1995-96; Head of Collection Development, University of Missouri--St. Louis, 1989-95. ALA Activities: ALCTS: Member, 50th Anniversary Committee, 2005-Present; ALCTS: Chair, Program Committee, 2004-06; ALCTS: Member, Membership Committee, 2004-06; ALCTS: Chair, Publications Committee, 2001-04; ALCTS: Member-at-Large, CMDS Executive Committee, 2001-03; ALCTS: Chair, CMDS Publications Committee, 1999-2001; ALCTS: Chair, CMDS Policy and Planning Committee, 1994-95. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: Public Library Association, 1999-Present; Virginia Library Association, 1996-Present. Publications: Chapter Author, "Collection Management," New Directions in Technical Services: Trends and Sources (1993-1995) (ALA Editions), 1997; Guest Editor, Electronic Resources: Implications for Collection Management (Haworth), 1996; "Making Small Beautiful: Access, Ownership, and Resource Sharing Outside the ARL," Journal of Library Administration 20, no. 1 (1994): 59-75, ; "Library Collections at Century's End: Lessons From American Express," Journal of Library Administration (1996): 19-33, ; . Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: ALCTS Presidential Citation, 2004; Library Scholarship, 1986-87; Phi Beta Kappa, 1986; Gaines Fellowship, 1984-86; Commonwealth Scholarship, 1982-86. Accomplishments: ALCTS: Revitalized the division's Publications Program as chair of the Publications Committee; continued to streamline and standardize program and pre-conference planning as chair of the Program Committee. Williamsburg Regional Library: Drafted text for the library's strategic plans (2001-2005 and 2006-2010); managed upgrade to the Horizon integrated library system in 2004.

    STATEMENT: I am eager to help ALCTS grow and thrive as the outstanding venue for professional development that I have experienced for the last sixteen years. My work at both the section and division levels has heightened my awareness of the issues we face as we work to achieve the goals of our current strategic plan and the forthcoming plan for 2006-2011. I am especially attuned to our pursuit of organizational excellence, and I understand how challenging that goal is as we operate within the context of "Big ALA" and our own culture as an association. Thanks to our recent history of exceptional leadership, I believe we are well positioned to be, as our President-Elect Bruce Johnson terms, "vital agents of change, transforming the information envelope and energizing our profession." I would be honored to serve my ALCTS colleagues as a member of our Board of Directors.
  • WALTER, KATHERINE L., Education: University of Iowa, MA, 1978; University of Iowa, BA, 1976. Current Position: Chair, Digital Initiatives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998-present. Previous Positions: Co-Director, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004-Present; Chair, Serials Dept., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1985-2000; Serial Records Librarian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1982-85; Asst. Serial Records Librarian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1980-82. ALA Activities: ALCTS: member, 50th Anniversary Committee, 2005-Present; ALA: ALCTS Representative, Planning & Budget Assembly, 2004-05; ALCTS: Chair, Budget & Finance Committee, 2004-05; ALCTS: member, Board of Directors, 2004-05; ALCTS: Member-at-Large, Planning Committee, 2002-02; ALCTS: PARS Representative, Budget & Finance, 1996-2000; ALCTS PARS: member, Education Committee, 1994-96; ALCTS PLMS: member, Education Committee, 1991-94; ALCTS: Member-at-Large, Organization & Bylaws, 1989-93. Offices Held outside of ALA: Nebraska Literary Heritage Association: President, 2003-05; USAIN: Chair, Preservation Committee, 2000-02; Nebraska Documents Preservation Advisory Council: Chair, 1988-2001; Nebraska Center for the Book: President, 1999-2000. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: Society of American Archivists, 2005-Present; Association for Computers and the Humanities, 2004-Present; Nebraska State Historical Records Advisory Board, 2003-Present. Publications: Co-author, "An Online Guide to Walt Whitman's Dispersed Manuscripts," Lib Hi Tech (Emerald), v.22, no. 3 (2004); Co-author, "Ordering Chaos: An Integrated Guide and Online Archive of Walt Whitman's Poetry Manuscripts," Literary and Linguistic Computing (Oxford University Press), v.20, no. 2 (2005); Co-author, "Adapting Organizational Structures in Technical Services to New Technologies," Restructuring Academic Libraries (ACRL), 1997; Co-author, "Incremental Re-engineering: The Changing Roles of Technical Services Librarians," ACRL Proceedings (ACRL), 1995; Saving the Past to Enrich the Future: A Plan for Preserving Information Resources in Kansas (Kansas Library Network Board), 1993. Accomplishments: Among the accomplishments of which I am most proud is work that I directed for the Nebraska Newspaper Project, a US Newspaper Program project that involved cataloging, inventorying, and preservation microfilming of the state's newspapers. Over 4,000 titles were added to OCLC, and over 300,000 page images were created. More recently, I have been named the co-director of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This is a joint initiative of the University Libraries and the College of Arts & Sciences. We currently work with faculty on over thirty digital humanities projects.

    STATEMENT: As ALCTS approaches its fiftieth anniversary, now is a good time to reflect on the past and to look ahead to the next fifty years. I welcome the opportunity to represent the membership as we all begin planning for the future of the organization. I hope to see more transparent communication lines between the ALCTS Board, the Sections, and the membership. I believe that improvements to the website and creating online access to the division's forms and guidelines are vital to good communication. I also believe that ALCTS needs to be sensitive to the ways in which different generations seek to be involved.

Acquisitions Section



Biographical Notes

  • CLENDENNING, LYNDA FULLER, Education: University of Maryland, MA History, 1989; University of Maryland, MLS, 1989. Current Position: Assoc Dir of Tech Serv. and Head, Acquisitions, Indiana University, 2003-present. Previous Positions: Head of Acquisitions, Indiana University Libraries, 2002-03; Head, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, 2001-02; Head of Acquisitions, University of Virginia Library, 1995-2001. ALA Activities: ALCTS: Secretary, Acquisitions Section, 2004-06; ALCTS: Member, As Policy and Planning, 2003-06; ALCTS: Member, Budget and Finance, 2002-04; ALCTS: Chair, AS Gifts and Exchange Disc Group, 2002-03; ACRL: Chair, Samuel Lazerow Fellowship Award, 2000-02. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: Charleston Conference, 1995-Present; Sirsi Users Group, 1995-99; NASIG, 1991-96. Publications: Author, "Secrets for managing budget allocations," LCATS (Elsevier), 2005; author, "Rave reviews for popular American fiction," Reference & User Services Quarterly (ALA), 2003; Author, "Purchase Express for any User Request," College and Research News (ACRL), 2001; Author, "Crossing the Great Divide between Acquisitions and Collections," Against the Grain (Charleston Conference), 2000/2001; Author, "Just in Time Acquisitions," Against the Grain (Charleston Conference), 1997/1998. Accomplishments: During my tenure at the University of Virginia Library I implemented innovative acquisitions programs such as User Requests delivered in an average of seven days; direct selector ordering in vendor monograph database; and shelf ready for all domestic monograph acquisitions. Working closely with collection development officers, I have strived to improve budget performance and relations between selectors and acquisitions staff.

    STATEMENT: Libraries are in the midst of the "hybrid" model for managing information resources but are looking more and more toward the "digital" model. Regardless of format, technical services librarians are challenged to integrate and mainstream all materials, especially those in digital format. User and library administration expectations and demands for speedy acquisitions of books, videos and electronic resources continue to grow as providing continuing access to electronic resources often falls upon acquisitions staff shoulders. At the same time, fewer new librarians are being trained in acquisitions and cataloging. I pledge to work with ALCTS and the Acquisitions Section to support current acquisitions librarians in finding creative and innovative ways to meet ever-growing performance expectations. Mentoring and drawing more librarians into acquisitions librarianships will be a focus for me. Support and continuing education for librarians assigned the acquisitions function is an area I would like for AS to develop.
  • TAFURI, NARDA, Education:State University of New York, University at Albany, MLS, 1993; New York University, MA, Anthropology, 1987. Current Position: Acquisitions Librarian, University of Scranton, 1994-present. Previous Positions: Director, Learning Resources Center, Keystone (Junior) College, 1992-94; Assistant Librarian, Keystone (Junior) College, 1990-92. ALA Activities: ALCTS: Member, Vice-Chair, Chair, Out-of-Print Discussion Group, 1996-Present; ALCTS: Chair, Publications Committee, 2004-06; ALCTS: Chair, AS Publications, 2003-04; ALCTS: Member, Publications Committee, 2003-04; ALCTS: Chair, AS Section Pubs., Guide Subcommittee, 2002-03; ALCTS: Member, AS Education Committee, 2001-03; ALA: Jury Member, Awards Committee; Cavendish, Clift, and Hoy Scholarships, 2000-01; ALA: Member, COSWL, 1995-99. Offices Held outside of ALA: Pennsylvania Library Association: Board Member, College & Research Division, 1996-2005. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: Pennsylvania Library Association, 1996-Present; Northeast Pennsylvania Library Network (NPLN), 1995-Present. Publications: Co-Author with Michelle Sitko, Gregory Szczyrbak, and Taemin Park, ""E-journal Management Systems: Trends, Trials, and Trade-offs"," Serials Review (Elsevier), Vol. 28, No. 3, 2002; Guest Editor for issue, "The "New" Out-of-Print Marketplace," Against the Grain, Vol. 15, No. 3, June 2003; Co- Author with Anna Seaburg and Gary Handman, "Guide to Out-of-Print Materials," ALCTS Acquisitions Guide #12 (ALCTS/The Scarecrow Press), 2004; Editor/Author, newsletter column, "It's Academic," PaLA Bulletin, 1996-2004.


  • SMITH, STEPHEN J., Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS: Library and Information Science, 1992; University of Wisconsin, BS: Radio/Television/Film and English/American Literature, 1980. Current Position: Director of Bibliographic Services, University of Illinois at Springfield, 2003-present. Previous Positions: Head, Rapid Cataloging Unit & Assistant Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997-2003; Assistant OCLC Cataloging Librarian & Assistant Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992-1997. ALA Activities: ALCTS: Committee on Research and Statistics, member 2000-02; ALCTS/AS: Organization & Management Committee, chair 2005-07, member 2004-05, member of planning committee for the 2005 pre-conference entitled Electronic Resources Management Systems; ALCTS/AS: CCS Cataloging & Classification: Description and Access Committee, AS liaison 2004-present; ALCTS/AS: Policy and Planning Committee, chair 2003-04, member 2000-03; ALCTS/CCS: Task Force on a Forum on Natural History Cataloging Issues, member 1996-98; ACRL/IS: Knowledge Base Task Force, member 1993-1996. Offices Held outside of ALA: Illinois OCLC Users’ Group (IOUG): Continuing Education Committee, member 2001-02; IOUG: Executive Committee, past chair 2001-02, chair 1999-2001, member 1997-99; IOUG: Nominations Committee, chair 1997-99. Publications: IOUG Introductory Authority File Workshop. Urbana, IL: Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, 2001; “Toward Self-Sufficient Users: Helping Patrons Learn to Use Information Resources Independently,” in People Come First. Patricia Stenstrom, ed., Chicago: ACRL Publishing, 1999; “Cataloging with Copy: Methods for Increasing Productivity,” Technical Services Quarterly, 1994. Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: 2002 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for interactive CD: IOUG Introductory Authority File Workshop; Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant, 2000-01.

    STATEMENT: I would relish the opportunity to provide further service to the Acquisitions Section and its membership as member-at-large. I am keenly interested in finding solutions to acquisitions operational workflows in our current organic environment, where communication, systems analysis, and cooperation are key tools. We must strive for a balance between the demands of technical and human interfaces and interactions. I have cumulative management experience of many years in acquisitions, cataloging, and other technical areas, and I would bring this knowledge to bear upon these and other ongoing issues important to our members. Some examples are: how to best acquire, license, and provide access to digital formats; where do copyright and licensing negotiation get done; and the continued blending of technical services units, in which functions now overlap and integrate just as enhancements to our online systems evolve, and as budgets continue to decline. Our primary functions remain, while it is chiefly in the manner and methods by which we accomplish these functions that continues to evolve. As member-at-large, I would focus on these and related issues concerning our long term strategy and goals as harbingers of information.
  • ADAMS, PATRICIA, Education: School of Information Science & Policy, University at Albany, MLS, 1987. Current Position: Eastern District Manager, Blackwell's Book Services, 2002-present. Previous Positions: Regional Sales Manager, Blackwell's Book Services, 1997-2002; Acquisitions/Serials Librarian, Union College, 1987-97. ALA Activities: ALCTS: Member, Organization & Bylaws, 2003-Present; ALCTS Acquisitions Section: Chair, Policy & Planning Committee, 2004-05; ALCTS Acquisitions Section: Member, Policy & Planning Committee, 2001-05; ALCTS Acquisitions Section: Co-chair, Automated Acquisitions/In-Process Control DG, 1998-99; ALCTS Acquisitions Section: Member, Nominating Committee, 2000.

    STATEMENT: ALCTS and the Acquisitions Section of ALCTS are good venues for information sharing, education and promotion of professional concerns. Over the past few years it has provided some of the most engaging discussions and programs for librarians in the field. My goal has been to add what perspective I can to the organization.

Cataloging and Classification Section


MEMBER-AT-LARGE (2 to be elected)

Biographical Notes

  • LUNDGREN, JIMMIE H., Education: Florida State University, M.A. in Library & Information Science, 1993; University of Florida, Ed.S. & M.Ed. Counselor Education, 1975; University of Florida, B.A. Psychology, 1973. Current Position: Associate University Librarian, University of Florida, 2003-present. Previous Positions: Head of Science & Social Science Cataloging Unit, University of Florida, 2004-Present; Head of Science Cataloging Unit, University of Florida, 1997-2004; Science Documents Catalog Coordinator, University of Florida, 1995-97; Archivist, University of Florida, 1990-95. ALA Activities: ALCTS: Member, CCS Policy and Planning Committee, 2005-Present; ALCTS: Member, Education Committee, 2002-06; ALCTS: Chair, CCS Research Discussion Group, 2004-05; ALCTS: Member, LRTS Editor Search Committee, 2003-04; ALCTS: Member, Nominating Committee, 2003-04; ALCTS: Member, CCDA Task Force on Specific Characteristics of Electronic Resources, 2000-03; ALCTS: Vice Chair, Chair, Past Chair, CRG, 2000-03; ALCTS: Member, PARS Intellectual Access Committee, 2000-02; ALCTS: Chair, CRG Speakers Bureau Committee, 1999-2001; NMRT: Director for Member Services, Executive Board, 1999-2000; NMRT: Chair, Mentoring Program Committee, 1998-99; ALCTS: Member, CRG Speakers Bureau Committee, 1997-99; NMRT: Chair, Students to ALA Committee, 1997-98; NMRT: Liaison, ALCTS Committee for Cataloging, Description and Access, 1995-97; NMRT: Member, Social Committee, 1994-95; NMRT: Co-Chair, Orientation Program Committee, 1993-94; ALCTS: Member, CCDA Task Force to Review the IFLA Study of Functional Requirements of the Bibliographic Record, 1996. Offices Held outside of ALA: Program for Cooperative Cataloging: Mentor, SACO Mentoring Program, 2005-Present; Program for Cooperative Cataloging: Member, BIBCO Operations Committee, 2000-03; Program for Cooperative Cataloging: Chair, Task Group on SACO Program Development, 2003. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: Florida Library Association, 1990-Present. Publications: Co-author, "Subjects for Voters," Florida Libraries, Spring 2004; "Cataloging Needs Survey for Faculty at the University of Florida," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, Spring 1997; "Art of Electronic Service," Florida Libraries, Sept./Oct. 1998; "Report on Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group January 2005," Technical Services Quarterly, 2005; Co-author, "Relocation or Dislocation: Optimizing Change in Technical Services," Technical Services Quarterly, 2002; "Looking Through Users' Eyes: What do Graduate Students Need to Know about Internet Resources," Journal of Internet Cataloging, 1999; Co-author, "Cataloging Aerial Photographs and Other Remote-Sensing Materials," Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 1999. Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: Best of Cataloging and Classification Quarterly Award, 1999; New Members Round Table’s Shirley Olofson Memorial Award, 1997; Samuel Lazerow Fellowship for Research in Acquisitions or Technical Services, 1996. Accomplishments: My publications and service work are very rewarding, but I feel that cataloging books, maps, videos, Internet resources and collaborating with colleagues in my library and especially in the Science & Social Sciences Cataloging Unit are my most important accomplishments.

    STATEMENT: We who practice cataloging look with pride at the huge collective work that forms our catalogs and bibliographic utilities. Constant willingness to learn and work cooperatively are cornerstones to our success. Systems and standards hold promise now of significant improvement. We partner with each other, with systems designers and those in other areas of our libraries to make this happen well, and must learn to partner in new ways to better organize the exciting universe of information beyond our walls. Always we strive to fulfill the needs of users, both today and tomorrow, in our own libraries and throughout the world. Through our work users will better “find, select, identify and acquire” information in all formats that we trust will help to build a better world. The Cataloging and Classification Section of ALCTS works to acknowledge our achievements and to lead and support us in learning and working together effectively.
  • LASATER, MARY CHARLES, Education: George Peabody College for Teachers, M.L.S., 1975; George Peabody College for Teachers, B.S., 1974. Current Position: Authorities Coordinator, Vanderbilt University, 1989-present. Previous Positions: Monographs Librarian, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center Library, 1980-89. ALA Activities: ALCTS, CCS: Member, Policy and Planning Committee, 2004-Present; ALCTS, CCS: Member-at-Large, Executive Committee, 2004-Present; ALCTS, CCS: Chair, Nominating Committee, 2000-01; RUSA, MOUSS: Liaison from ALCTS, CCS, Catalog Use Committee, 1998-2001; ALCTS, CCS: Chair, SAC Subcommittee on Form headings/ Subdivision Implementation, 1995-99; LITA/ALCTS: Chair, Authority Control Interest Group, 1997-98; ALCTS, CCS: Chair, Subject Analysis Committee, 1994-96. Offices Held outside of ALA: Medical Library Association: Chair, Technical Services Section, 1989-91. Publications: coauthor, "Access to Form Data in Online Catalogs," From catalog to gateway (ALA/ALCTS), 2000?; Author/Presenter, "Catalog management in an automated environment," ATLA Summary of Proceedings (ATLA), 1995; coauthor, "Government Documents and the Online Catalog," Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (MLA), 1990. Accomplishments: I serve as the NACO coordinator/trainer/reviewer for an active group of NACO contributors at Vanderbilt. I am a regional NACO trainer/reviewer and am currently working with a number of Tennessee librarians in the Tennessee funnel. I also participate in SACO and have recently become a SACO mentor. I was honored by being invited to participate as a facilitator at the Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium. I like to think that I contributed to progress in bibliographic control through work on implementing the form subdivision in subject heading strings.

    STATEMENT: I am concerned about the future of cataloging. The practicing cataloger is being pulled to do less for 'metadata' but, at the same time, to do much more for special collections cataloging. Keeping an open mind and open dialogue between the various cataloging and metadata communities is extremely important. As an authorities person, I believe in standards, particularly those that work to provide accurate and precise access to resources, print or electronic. I think that CCS needs to involve paraprofessional catalogers in the work of the section and we need to reach out to catalogers that work for vendors. ALCTS needs to support catalogers, professional or paraprofessional.


  • UHL, REBECCA, Education: University of Illinois, MSLIS, 1989. Current Position: Catalog Librarian, Arizona State University, 1989-present. ALA Activities: ALCTS CCS: member, ALCTS/PCC Task Force on Library of Congress Classification Training, 2005-Present; ALCTS CCS: Chair, CETRC Mentoring Program Subcommittee, 2003-Present; ALCTS CCS: member, Committee on Education, Training and Recruitment for Cataloging, 2002-Present; ALCTS CCS: member, CETRC Program Planning Committee, 2002-04; ALCTS SS: intern, Committee to Study Serials Cataloging, 2000-02; ACRL STS: member, Subject and Bibliographic Access to Science Materials Committee, 1993-95; ACRL STS: member, Newsletter Committee, 1990-93. Offices Held outside of ALA: PCC: member, BIBCO Operations Committee, 2003-Present; PCC: member, Standing Committee on Training, 2003-Present.
  • HARCOURT, KATE, Education: Simmons College, MS, 1980; Wells College, BA, 1977. Current Position: Head, Original Serial and Monograph Cataloging, Columbia University, 2005-present. Previous Positions: Assistant Head, Original and Special Materials Cataloging, Columbia University, 1995-2005; Head, Serials Acquisitions Services, Columbia University, 1993-95; Head, Database Maintenance, Columbia University, 1993-93; Assistant for NOTIS Projects, Columbia University, 1989-93; Assistant Head, Cataloging with Copy, Columbia University, 1980-89. ALA Activities: ALCTS: Organization and Bylaws Committee, 2005-Present; CC:DA: Task Force on FRBR Terminology, 2002-Present; CC:DA: member, Task Force for the Revision of the ALCTS Online Publication “Guidelines for Cataloging Microform Sets”, 2005-06; CC:DA: Task Force for the Review of ISBD(ER), 2004-04; CC:DA: Chair, Task Force for the Review of ISBD(G), 2004-04; ALCTS/CCS: Chair, Margaret Mann Citation Jury, 2003-04; CC:DA/MARBI: CC:DA/MARBI Program Planning Committee for Annual, 2002-04; ALCTS: Voting Member, CC:DA , 2000-04; ALCTS/CCS: Margaret Mann Citation Jury, 2001-02; CC:DA: Subcommittee on the Rule of Three, 2000-01; . Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: PCC BIBCO, NACO, SACO, CONSER, 1995-Present; NASIG, 1993-96. Publications: Co-author, "Online distance learning with cataloging mentors.," Education for Cataloging and the Organization of Information. (Haworth), 2002. Accomplishments: I presented FRBR Basics & Influence on AACR at ARLIS 2004 and presented "Knowing a Hawk from a Handsaw: FRBR Basics" at NYTSL 2004. I have been an online cataloging mentor for Dominican University Library School, 2001-. I have been active in BIBCO since 1995, serving on numerous committees, as a speaker, as an editor of the BIBCO Manual, as a BIBCO Trainer and as Columbia's BIBCO liaison. I was a member of BIBCO Operations from 1997-2000. I was appointed to the BIBCO/ALCTS Cataloging Now Faculty from 1999-2000. Currently I am chairing the PCC Task Group on Monographic Aggregators.

    STATEMENT: CCS’ mission is “to contribute to library service and librarianship�” I mentally insert future tense and see CCS’ mission as contributing to the future of librarianship. We’ve seen the proliferation of new metadata standards. Now we’re seeing a wave of new data content providers. Cataloging data is not only automatically harvested but MARC records are automatically generated by vendors, publishers even our own library systems offices. We need to be proactive to ensure that catalogers are involved in this role change. Our skills, especially as advocates for data integrity and authority control, are critical. Predictions of e-only libraries with vendor supplied cataloging haven’t become a reality for most libraries. We still need to catalog the tangible, often unique materials in our collections. If elected, I’ll promote our leadership role in preparing for the future while safeguarding the best of our cataloging traditions.

  • SCHUITEMA, JOAN E., Education: Loyola University Chicago, M.A.P.C. (Pastoral Counseling), 2005; Southern Methodist University, M.M. (Harpsichord Performance), 1981; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S. (Library Science), 1978; Illinois Wesleyan University, B.M. (Piano Performance), 1977. Current Position: Catalog Librarian and Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005-present. Previous Positions: Head, Catalog Dept., Loyola University Chicago, 1998-2005; Music Technical Services Librarian, Northwestern University, 1988-98; Product Support Specialist, OCLC, Inc., 1985-88; Music Cataloger, Southern Methodist University, 1980-85. ALA Activities: LITA/ALCTS: CCS: Vice-Chair/Chair/Past-Chair, Authority Control Interest Group, 1991-94; ALCTS: Faculty member, Cataloging Now! (Institute), 1998. Offices Held outside of ALA: Joint Steering Committee for the Revision of AACR: Member, Format Variation Working Group, 2001-02; Dominican University GSILS: Guest lecturer, 1993-2001; Program for Cooperative Cataloging: Member, Operations Committee, 1999-2000; Program for Cooperative Cataloging: PCC Liaison to CC:DA, 1998-2000; Program for Cooperative Cataloging: Chair, Standing Committee on Standards, 1997-2000; Program for Cooperative Cataloging: Member, Policy Committee, 1997-2000; Program for Cooperative Cataloging: BIBCO trainer, 1996-2000; Music Library Association: Chair, Authorities Subcommittee, Bibliographic Control Committee, 1991-94; Program for Cooperative Cataloging: Chair, Music Core Record Task Group, 1994; Library of Congress : Consultant, for analysis of music cataloging practices and workflows, Special Materials Cataloging Division, 1994; American Theological Library Association: Consultant for implementing its NACO funnel project. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: Music OCLC Users Group, 1978-98; Music Library Association, 1978-98. Publications: "Cataloging Activities Using LSP: Authority Records," The Linked Systems Project: A Networking Tool for Libraries (OCLC), 1998; "Demystifying Core Records," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 1998. Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: Program for Cooperative Cataloging Certificate of Recognition, 2000. Accomplishments: When I consider my career to date, three accomplishments of which I am most proud are: 1) originating the "funnel project" concept for NACO contributions (1986), 2) coordinating OCLC's efforts to load LCSH headings into the name authority file as product manager for that project (1987), 3) "outstanding leadership as Chair of the Standing Committee on Standards, for bringing the core record standards to fruition, and for her strong advocacy of the PCC's basic principles." (PCC Certificate of Recognition, 2000)

    STATEMENT: As the pace of change surrounding information description and access quickens, it is too easy to dwell on weaknesses and threats to cataloging. We must focus our attention on our strengths and explore where the skills of our profession intersect with existing opportunities. Catalogers have long possessed mastery of the description, organization, and retrieval of information. Additionally, catalogers have extensive experience integrating old and new practices, whether pertaining to bibliographic data, MARC coding, or cataloging values. Such core skills are transferable to new opportunities such as integrating descriptive metadata from various sources, organizing digital information, or providing authority control across an array of sources and platforms. Our mission remains stable; our tools, practices, and some of our values are changing. CCS’ role is to enable its membership to continue the mission of providing leadership in describing, organizing, and accessing information resources.

  • HOSTAGE, JOHN, Education: Univ. of Wisconsin--Madison, M.A. (LS), 1979; Univ. of Wisconsin--Madison, M.A., 1978; Columbia University, B.A., 1974. Current Position: Authorities Librarian, Harvard Law School Library, 1992-present. Previous Positions: Cataloger, Harvard Law School Library, 1982-92; Cataloger, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Circle, 1979-82. ALA Activities: ALCTS: International Relations Committee, 2004-06; ALCTS: SS Research & Publications Committee, 2004-06; ALCTS: Subject Analysis Committee, 1999-2003; IRRT: Publications Committee, 1998-2002; Freedom to Read Foundation: ALCTS rep., Board, 1989-93; SRRT: Action Council, 1982-89; RTSD: CCS Policy & Research Committee, 1984-86. Offices Held outside of ALA: IFLA: Cataloguing Section, Standing Committee, 2005-Present. Publications: "AACR2, OCLC, and the Card Catalog in the Medium-sized Library," Library Resources & Technical Services, 1982. Accomplishments: ALA Library Fellow, Berlin, Germany, 1994.

    STATEMENT: I would welcome the opportunity to serve the section and the profession to the best of my ability if elected to this committee.

Collection Management and Development Section


MEMBER-AT-LARGE (2 to be elected)

Biographical Notes

  • HOLLEMAN, CURT, Education: University of Texas, MLS, 1973; University of Kansas, MA in English, 1967; Hope College, BA, 1965. Current Position: Deputy Director, Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University, 1998-present. Previous Positions: Associate Director for Collection Development and Management, Southern Methodist University, 1984-98; Collection Development Librarian, Southern Methodist University, 1975-84; Assistant Professor of English, Park College, 1967-70. ALA Activities: ALCTS: Member, CMDS Publications, 2003-Present; ALA: Member and Consultant, Library Materials Price Index, 1992-Present; ALCTS: Member, Quantitative Measures for Collection Development, 1993-98; ACRL: Member, Statistics Committee, 1993-98. Publications: "Electronic Resources: Are Basic Criteria for the Selection of Materials Changing?" Library Trends, Spring 2000; "From Field of Dreams to the Godfather: Collection Development Today," Against the Grain, April 1998; "The Study of Subject Strengths, Overlap, and National Collecting Patterns," Collection Development: Access in the Virtual Library (Haworth Press), 1997; "Collection Issues in the New Library Environment," Collection Management, 1996. Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: Beta Phi Mu; Phi Kappa Phi. Accomplishments: Active in campus affairs, most recently on Provost's search committee and Common Readings Selection Committee for freshmen; co-edited two award-winning library publications; wrote several well-reviewed articles that are taught in library schools here and abroad.

    STATEMENT: CMDS is the obvious choice to play a leading role in defining how libraries meet the challenge of providing affordable access to information, whether through encouraging the "open access" movement or through other strategies that will at least include an open access element. Collection developers also must address the need to preserve the electronic content that has come to dominate our recent collecting but that also can prove so elusive to save for the future. I would consider it a privilege to work on the pressing issues confronting collection development as the chair of CMDS; I would also consider it a privilege to encourage the continuation of our efforts in education and publishing. For it is certain that collection development will remain a most important function of libraries well into the future.
  • LANDESMAN, BETTY, Education: George Washington University, MS: Information Systems, 1997; Simmons College, MLS, 1976; Harvard University, MA: French Literature, 1968; Hunter College, BA, 1968. Current Position: Head, Collection Management, National Institutes of Health Library, 2004-present. Previous Positions: Associate Professor, University of the District of Columbia, 2003-2004; Head of Cataloging, Congressional Research Service, 2002-2003; contract positions in federal libraries, 2001-2002; Manager, Document Delivery Team, AARP Library, 1999-2001; Systems Training Librarian and Reference Librarian, George Washington University, 1996-1999; Systems Planning Coordinator, George Washington University, 1991-1996; Head of Cataloging and Systems Department, George Washington University 1988-1991; Product Manager for Serials and Acquisitions, CLSI, Inc., 1985-1988; Head of Serial Procurement, New York Public Library, 1984-1985; Head of Serials Department, Wellesley College Library, 1980-1984. ALA Activities: ALA Representative to NISO, 2003-present; ALCTS Research and Statistics Committee, 1998-2002; ALCTS CMDS: Collection Development and Electronic Media Committee, 2001-2005; ALCTS SS: Education Committee, 2003-present, Chair, 2005-06, First Step Award Committee, 2001-2003, Chair, 2002-03, Policy, Research, and Publications Committee, 1997-2001, Committee to Study Serials Standards, 1993-1997, Chair, 1994-1997, Union Lists of Serials Committee, 1989-1993 Chair, 1991-1993, Liaison to SISAC, 1991-1993, Policy and Research Committee, 1985-1988, Research Libraries Discussion Group, co-chair, 1984-85; ALCTS AS: Technology Committee, 2005-present. Offices Held outside of ALA: District of Columbia Library Association: Webmaster and list owner, 2001-02; Past President, 2000-01; President, 1999-2000; Vice-President/President-Elect, 1998-99; Library Technology Interest Group, co-chair, 1994-1998; Technical Services Interest Group, chair, 1990-91; DC/SLA: Web Development Team, 2001-2003; Publicity Committee, chair, 2000-01. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: NASIG: Continuing Education Committee, 2005-present; Publications Committee, 2001-2005; Electronic Communications Committee, 1993-1997; SISAC chair, 1988-1990; subcommittee to develop X12 standardized format for purchase orders for serials, chair, 1990-1995; NISO: served on NISO Subcommittee DD to develop draft standard for computerized serials orders, claims, cancellations, and acknowledgements, 1985-1990; Washington Research Library Consortium: Cataloging Advisory Committee, 1988-1991, 2003-2004; Systems Planning Advisory Committee, 1991-1996; American Society for Information Science. Publications: Book reviews: “Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval”, Serials Review; “The Kovacs Guide to Electronic Library Collection Development: Essential Core Subject Collections, Selection Criteria, and Guidelines”, Library Resources & Technical Services, 2005; “E-Serials Collection Management: Transitions, Trends, and Technicalities”, Library Resources & Technical Services, v.48, no. 4 (2004); “Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century”, Library Resources & Technical Services, 2004; “The Global Internet Trust Register”, Telecommunications Electronic Reviews, v. 7, no. 5 (2000); “Computer Speech Technology”, Telecommunications Electronic Reviews, v. 7, no. 2 (2000); Articles: “The Serials Pig in the Aggregator’s Poke: The Sequel”, Technical Services Quarterly, v. 19, no. 4 (2002); “Holocaust Denial and the Internet”, The Holocaust : Memories, Research, Reference (Haworth Press), 1998; “Keeping the Jell-O© Nailed to the Wall: Maintaining and Managing the Virtual Collection”, Pioneering New Serials Frontiers: Petroglyphs to Cyberserials (Haworth Press), 1997; “EDI Standards for Acquisitions: They’re (Just About) He-ere�”, Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory, v. 18, no. 1 (1994); “Union List Maintenance, or, How to Keep Up-to-Date in Keeping Up-to-Date”, Serials Review, v. 19, no. 3 (1993). Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: Beta Phi Mu, 1976; Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1967; Phi Beta Kappa, 1966. Accomplishments: I have chaired many committees within ALCTS, demonstrating what I hope is a proven track record of leadership in the organization. When planning a program on union listing, we made a successful proposal to the ALCTS Board to invite co-sponsorship from other groups outside of ALCTS to whom union listing was important. While this is more common now, at the time it was the first time such a proposal had been made. I cannot claim credit for the great program name “The Serials Pig in the Aggregators’ Poke”, but as co-program planning chair I do take pride in having helped to organize a program that had technical services and public services people actually having a conversation – a program which one person called “the best program (I’ve) ever attended at ALA”. My diverse experience helps me to see the similarities and synergies among us rather than the differences, particularly as we approach collection development and management.

    STATEMENT: I bring to this election twenty-eight years of ALA membership, most of it serving ALCTS in sectional activities and much of it in a leadership role. While it may not be apparent, I have quite a bit of collection development experience. I am currently a selector, and have been one in both academic and special libraries and in both technical and public services positions. I find in the twenty-first century that I spend most of the time trying to manage increasingly electronic collections and much less time developing them. One of my goals on the Executive Committee would be to examine the current CMDS committee and discussion group structure to see if there are additions or changes that would help meet members’ current needs. Another goal would be to look at increased synergies between CMDS, other sections in ALCTS, and other divisions in ALA. A great deal of programming on and discussion of collection development and collection management takes place in the ALCTS Serials Section, RUSA, even LITA. I would like to explore how CMDS can find additional ways to cross the divisional boundaries.


  • KOSOKOFF, JEFF, Education: Indiana University, M.A.: History and Philosophy of Science, 1994; Indiana University, M.L.S., 1994; University of California - Santa Cruz, B.A.: Philosophy, 1987. Current Position: Collection Development Librarian, Simmons College Library, 2005-present. Previous Positions: Head of Reference Services - Lamont Library, Harvard University, 2000-04; Electronic Resources Coordinator, DePaul University, 1999-2000; Reference Librarian, DePaul University, 1997-99; Information Technology Librarian, Connecticut College, 1995-97. ALA Activities: ALCTS-CMDS: Chair, Collection Development of Electronic Resources Committee, 2005-06; ALCTS-CMDS: Member, Collection Development of Electronic Resources Committee, 2003-05; RUSA-MARS: Vice Chair, Managers in MARS Discussion Group, 2002-03; ARCL: Member, Effective Practices Committee, 2001-03; RUSA-MARS: Member, Products and Services Committee, 1999-2002; ALA-Booklist: Editorial Board Member, Reference Books Bulletin, 1998-2000; ACRL-CLS: Member, Leadership Committee, 1997-99; ALA-OA: Member, External Review Panel, 2006; ALA: Diversity Award Jury, 2004; ALA: EBSCO Award Jury, 2003. Offices Held outside of ALA: Illinois Library Association: Member, Membership Committee, 1998-2000. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: Illinois Library Association, 1998-2000. Publications: Associate Editor/Chapter Editor, Magazines for Libraries (Bowker), 2002-2005; "Well-constructed Gophers: Is your Gopher golden?," Computer Mediated Communication Magazine, 1995; Co-author, Internet Skills for Information Networking (SLIS - Indiana University), 1995. Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: Beta Phi Mu. Accomplishments: I have focused on the local level as I work to make collections work more effectively at my institution(s). At Connecticut College, I brought free web resources into the collection to support the college's curricular mission. At DePaul University in the late 1990's, in addition to collecting resources across formats and subjects, I created an organizational environment and procedures to assure more effective selection and maintenance of e-resources. At Harvard: 1) I was the first e-resources coordinator for humanities resources within the College Library; 2) served on the OPAC advisory group. At Simmons, I am in the process of re-organizing our collections activities as we continue through a construction process with an eye towards a reorganized collection in our new building. Within ALA, beyond my involvement in various committees, I've also presented poster sessions, moderated an ACRL panel, maintained websites, and gave a presentation at the Toronto conference.

    STATEMENT: Three areas of collection management stand out to me: 1) scholarly communication and the continuing serials crisis, 2) re-thinking our organizational systems and technical standards along with the growing reliance on networked electronic resources, 3) changing definitions of the local collection with the increasing speed of delivery/access to collections that are not locally-owned. We must continue to reconsider our involvement in the creation and dissemination of knowledge and be active in the development of new ways of creating collections that serve our communities in a cost-effective and easy-to-access manner. We must support the development of standards for ERMs and in other areas that will increase the interoperability of local and vendor systems. With collections, systems and public services work at various sizes and kinds of institutions, I believe that I have a broad perspective on issues of collection management that can benefit our section.

  • CLENNON, CINDY, Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S. LIS, 2002. Current Position: Assistant Director, Center for Library Initiatives, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, 2005-present. Previous Positions: Contract Coordinator/Program Manager for Library Collaboration, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, 1996-2005. ALA Activities: ALCTS CMDS: Committee Chair, Collection Development and Electronic Resources, 2002-05; ALCTS: Member, Blackwell Scholarship Jury, 2004-04; ALCTS CMDS: Committee Member, Collection Development and Electronic Resources, 1999-2001. Offices Held outside of ALA: Lincoln Trails Library System: Committee Member, Strategic Planning Committee, 2005-06; Philo Public Library: Trustee, 2003-05. Accomplishments: CIC Standardized Agreement Language - first authored in 1999 ICOLC Member since 1997 Managing large-scale licensing efforts since 1996.

    STATEMENT: Collection development staff face many challenges attempting to juggle the shifting priorities and economic constraints facing libraries today. ALCTS should be providing support, assistance and a voice for our members that deal with these challenges and complexities on a daily basis. We have a great opportunity to make a difference within ALA and I would like to be a part of this as a member-at-large. My goal would be to ensure that the needs and interests of the members are always at the core of our discussions and decision-making.
  • CASSELL, KAY ANN, Education: International University for Graduate Studies, PhD, 2005; Brooklyn College, M.A., 1969; Rutgers University, M.L.S., 1965; Carnegie Mellon University, B.A., 1963. Current Position: Associate Director for Collections and Services, New York Public Library, 1989-present. Previous Positions: University Librarian, New School for Social Research, 1987-88; Executive Director, Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, 1985-87; Director, Huntington (NY) Public Library, 1981-85. ALA Activities: Freedom to Read Foundation: ALCTS Representative, 2004-Present; ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment: Chair, Advisory Committee, 2003-04; ALA: Member, Committee on Committees, 1998-2002; ALA: Chair, Publications Committee, 1999-2001; ALA: Member, Council, 1991-2001; ALA: Chair, Membership Committee, 1991-95. Offices Held outside of ALA: Library Public Relations Council: Vice President, 2005-06. Publications: Co-author, Reference/Information Service in the 21st Century, 2006; Developing Reference Collections and Services in an Electronic Age (Neal Schuman Publishers), 1999; Editor, Collection Building, 1993-present; co-author, Developing Public Library Collections, Policies and Procedures (Neal Schuman Publishers), 1991. Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: ALA Equality Award, 1986; Beta Phi Mu. Accomplishments: My accomplishments have included numerous articles for professional journals and a third book nearly completed. I am active in ALA, have served on many ALA committees and have been active in RUSA. I am an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science where I teach the basic reference course and often mentor students.

    STATEMENT: Collection development is one of my main interests. I am in charge of collection development for the branch libraries of the New York Public Library. We are continually evaluating our collections and looking to the future. It is challenging to meet the many needs of our users for materials in new subject areas, in languages other than English and in new formats. I think we, as librarians, will continue to be challenged as we develop collections in a global environment with many choices. I am also concerned about maintaining our access to all kinds of materials for our users. We live in uncertain times, and as librarians we must protect the rights and privacy of our users. I think we must be vigilant and strong.
  • TEZLA, KATHY E, Education: University of Michigan, MLS, 1983; University of Minnesota, MA: History-19th Century East Central Europe, 1980; University of Minnesota, BA: History-Modern European Diplomatic History, 1970. Current Position: Head of Collection Development, Carleton College, 1999-present. Previous Positions: Head of Center for Government Information, Woodruff General Library, Emory University, 1992-99; Coordinator of the Social Science Collections, Woodruff General Library, Emory University, 1986-92; Assistant Librarian/Joint Appointment in Reference and Technical Services, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, 1984-86; Research Analyst, Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, 1982-84. ALA Activities: ALCTS: Member, CMDS Administration of Collection Development Committee, 2004-Present; ALA: Member, Government Documents Round Table, 1991-Present; ALCTS: Member, 1983-Present; ACRL: Member, 1983-Present; ALA: Member, 1982-Present; RUSA-CODES Collection Development Techniques Committee: Speaker, 2005 Annual Conference Program "Print or Electronic: How to Decide", 2005-05; ALCTS: ALCTS Representative, AAP/ALCTS Joint Committee, 2003-05; ALCTS: Member, CMDS CD Issues for the Practitioner Committee, 2003-05; ALCTS Acquisition Section: Member, Leadership in Library Acquisitions Awards Committee, 2003-04; ALA: Chair Elect, Government Documents Round Table, 1997-2000; ALCTS: Member, Chair 1993-94, Collection Management and Electronic Media, 1992-94; ACRL: Member, Women's Studies Bibliography and Collection Development Committee, 1990-91; ALCTS: Member and Instructor: "How to Conduct a Collection Evaluation", Florida Collection Management & Development Institute Planning Committee, 1990-91; RUSA (RASD): Member, 1983-91; RUSA (RASD): Member, Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES), 1988-90; ALCTS: Member, RTSD/AAP Out of Print Task Force, 1988-90; RUSA (RASD): Member, Program Facilitator, CODES 1989 Program Planning Committee, 1988-89; ACRL: Member, Library Access Task Force, 1986-89. Offices Held outside of ALA: Laurence McKinley Gould Library: Member, Bridge Cooperative Collection Development Working Group, 2004-Present; Laurence McKinley Gould Library: Chair, Minnesota Oberlin Libraries Collection Development Committee, 2003-Present; Minnesota Library Association: Chair, Nominating Committee, 2003-04; Emory University: Chair, 1993-1994, President's Commission on the Status of Women, 1990-94; University of Minnesota: Chair, Library Academic Freedom and Responsibility Grievance Committee, 1980-81; University of Minnesota: Chair, Library Civil Service Committee, 1980-81; University of Minnesota: Member, Civil Service Committee, 1976-78; University of Minnesota: President, Library Staff Association, 1973-75. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: Minnesota Library Association, 2003-05; Fulbright Alumni Association, 1995-99. Publications: Author of chapter, "Reference Collections Using the RLG Conspectus," Weeding and Maintenance of Reference collections (Haworth Press), 1990. Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: Fulbright Research Fellowship to Budapest, Hungary, 1991. Accomplishments: CONSULTANT WORK: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma Washington to evaluate collection development operations April 2004; Mercer University Libraries Macon, GA-June 18,1993 as keynote speaker for In-Service Workshop: “Collection Evaluation and Assessment: An Overview” and “Trends in Collection Development;” Carnegie Mellon -two day workshop March 8-10, 1993: “How to Conduct a Research Collection Assessment Project;" Invited Presentations: Széchényi National Library, Budapest, Hungary, 4th International Conference New Information Technology, December 2-4,1991:“Librarianship in Hungary and the Evolution of Automation Projects in the Széchényi National Library; Hungarian Library Association, Széchényi National Library, Budapest, Hungary, November 22, 1991;"Academic Research Librarianship in the Ever-Changing Technological Environment: Service and Personnel Implications;" Presentation as a faculty member of the ALCTS Collection Development and Management Institute, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, August 2-6, 1991:"Strategic Planning Using Collection Development Statements;" and Library of Congress Cataloging Dept, May 1982:"The Idiosyncrasies of Hungarian Publishing."

    STATEMENT: ALCTS is approaching its fitieth anniversary in 2007 and serves as the forum for information providers who work in collections, preservation, and technical services to shape discussions and plans for action in response to new technologies in acquisition, cataloging, collection development, preservation, and serials for all library materials in all formats. Over the past twenty-two years as an active member of ALCTS I have found its membership, governing and committee structures to be valuable resources. With the increasing amounts of information born digital and stored in institutional repositories, I am most interested in seeking ways of thinking about new information models on which the emerging digital libraries can be based. I would welcome the opportunity to address the issues raised by the Open Access Initiative and its efforts to create a new business model for disseminating scholarly research and help shape our profession's efforts to provide standards for preservation.

Council of Regional Groups


Biographical Notes

  • ANDERSON, SUE, Education: University of Arizona, MA: Information Resources & Library Science, 1997; University of Washington, BA: English and Elementary Education, 1970. Current Position: Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian, Eastern Washington University, 2001-present. Previous Positions: Coordinator of Library Support Services, Spokane Falls Community College, 1997-2001; Acquisitions & Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, Spokane Falls Community College, 1983-97. ALA Activities: GODORT: Member, 2004-Present; NMRT: Member, SASCO , 2001-Present; ALCTS: Chair, CRG Affiliate Relations Committee, 2005-06; ALCTS: Member, CRG Affiliate Relations Committee, 2002-05; NMRT: Co-Chair, SASCO , 2004-04; NMRT: Member, Publicity Committee, 2001-02. Offices Held outside of ALA: Northwest Government Information Network: Program Chair/Chair Elect, 2005-Present; Washington Library Association: Chair, Local Arrangements & Gifts, 2004-05; Washington Library Association: Chair, Technical Services Interest Group, 2002-05; Northwest Government Information Network: Secretary, 2001-05; WLA/PNLA: Registrar, Annual Conference, 2004-04; WLA/PNLA: Member, Annual Conference Committee, 2003-04; Washington Library Association: Secretary/Member, ALKI Editorial Board, 1995-2002; Pacific Northwest Library Association: Registrar, Annual Conference, 2001-01; Washington Library Association: Webmaster, WALE, 1997-98; Washington Library Association: Co-Chair, WALE Annual Conference, 1997-97; Washington Library Association: Co-Chair, WALE Conference, 1997-97; Washington Library Association: Chair, Interlibrary Loan Interest Group, 1992-93; Washington Library Association: Vice Chair, Interlibrary Loan Interest Group, 1991-92. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: Northwest Government Information Network, 2001-Present; Pacific Northwest Library Association, 1999-Present; Washington Library Association, 1985-Present. Publications: "Electronic Journals in Aggregated Collections: Providing Access Through the Catalog and a Cold Fusion Database," Acquisitions Librarian (Haworth Press), 2005; "The View from the Mountain: 2005 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge," Serials Review (Elsevier), 2005; "Digital Preservation: The Future of Electronic Resources," Alki: The Washington Library Association Journal (Washington Library Association), 2002; "Statewide Database Licensing: Past Life and Future Focus," ALKI: The Washington Library Association Journal (Washington Library Association), 2001; "Certification of Library Support Staff: National and State Level Progress," ALKI: The Washington Library Association Journal (Washington Library Association), 1999; "Distance Education for Paraprofessionals: Was It Worth It?," Library Mosaics (Yenor, Inc.), 1998; "Learning on the Front Lines: Library Students Recount their Field Experiences," ALKI: The Washington Library Association Journal (Washington Library Association), 1996. Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: 3M-NMRT Professional Development Grant, March 2003.

    STATEMENT: As a member of the CRG Affiliate Relations Committee and the NMRT Student and Student Chapter Outreach (SASCO) Committee, I am interested in disseminating relevant information to groups that are not part of ALA but with whom we maintain contact. CRG maintains relations with regional technical services affiliate groups and SASCO relays information on ALA activities, awards and scholarships to students at ALA library schools. CRG and SASCO encourage affiliates and student chapters to reciprocate by sending information about their activities and programs to CRG and NMRT respectively. Information is a two-way street, and CRG and NMRT benefit by learning what these groups are accomplishing in their states and library schools. This two-way communication will further enhance the flow of information between ALA and state affiliates and library schools.

  • HRYCIW-WING, CAROL ANN, Education: Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, M.S.: Library Science, 1975; University of Michigan, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, M.A.: Classical Studies, 1969; Brown University, B.A.: Classics, 1968. Current Position: Associate Professor and Head of Technical Services, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College, 1987-present. Previous Positions: Assistant Professor in the Library and Head of Technical Services, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College, 1978-87; Instructor in the Library and Head of Technical Services, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College, 1977-78; Instructor in the Library and Acting Head of Technical Services, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College, 1977; Instructor in the Library and Assistant Librarian in Cataloging, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College, 1975-76. ALA Activities: ALCTS: Chair, CRG Speakers' Bureau Committee, 2004-Present; ALCTS: Member, CRG Executive Committee, 2004-Present; ALCTS: Member, CRG Speakers' Bureau Committee, 2003-Present; ALCTS: Member, CRG, 2001-02; ACRL: Member, Intern (1st year), Standards and Accreditation Committee, 1981-84; ALA: Regional Chair for New England, Membership Committee, 1978-80; ALA: Chair, Membership Promotion Task Force for Rhode Island, 1976-78. Offices Held outside of ALA: New England Technical Services Librarians: Vice-President/President/Past President, 2000-03; New England Library Association: Member, Executive Board, 2001-02; New England Technical Services Librarians: Member-at-Large, 1998-2000; New England Technical Services Librarians: Recording Secretary, 1995-96; New England Technical Services Librarians: Member, Planning Committee, 1994-95; ACRL New England Chapter: Member-at-Large, 1982-84; ACRL New England Chapter: Chair, Membership Committee, 1979-81; Rhode Island Library Association: Member, Nominating Committee, 1995. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: New England Library Association, 1975-Present; New England Technical Services Librarians, 1975-Present; Rhode Island Library Association, 1975-Present; Classical Association of New England, 1970-81. Publications: "Choosing an Online Integrated Library System: a Consortium Approach," Library Software Review, September/October 1992; "Catalogers Exposed! Library Users Stunned by Revelations," Technicalities, July/August 2005; John Hawkes: a Research Guide (Garland Publishing), 1986; "Organization of Materials in Business Libraries," Basic Business Library: Core Resources (Oryx press), 1983, 1989, 1995; John Hawkes: an Annotated Bibliography (Scarecrow Press), 1977. Accomplishments: In creating two book-length bibliographies devoted to works by and about the modern American novelist, John Hawkes, I feel that I have contributed significantly to the advancement of Hawkesian research. Having served in various capacities on the New England Technical Services Board, I helped to plan conferences and presentations that consistently brought greatly informative and highly lauded continuing education opportunities to technical services specialists in the New England region. Lastly, through my service for over twenty years on a variety of committees within the Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN), a consortium of Rhode Island academic and hospital libraries, I am pleased to have helped shape an online bibliographic database and related services which provide excellent support to the educational and research endeavors of all its users.

    STATEMENT: As a seasoned professional with an abiding concern for attracting new professionals to and retaining experienced professionals in technical services specialties, I know that it is vital to nurture involvement in technical services activities at the grass roots level not only within our individual library communities but also through our local, state, and regional affiliate library groups. CRG has a long history of promoting continuing education and professional development efforts among technical services groups whose members often lack the opportunity to participate in national conferences, although few librarians know that CRG exists. As CRG Chair, I would begin the work of enhancing the effectiveness of CRG's activities and services on behalf of our affiliates by working with the CRG leadership team to heighten CRG's visibility within ALCTS, ALA, and our affiliate groups.

Preservation and Reformatting Section



Biographical Notes

  • HART, ANDREW, Education: University of Pittsburgh, Certificate of Advanced Study in Preservation Management, 1994; University of Pittsburgh, M.L.S., 1992; State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A.: English. Current Position: Preservation Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996-present. Previous Positions: Microfilming Project Coordinator, Columbia University, 1994-95; Mellon Intern in Preservation Administration, Columbia University, 1994-94; Preservation Intensive Institute Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh, 1993-93. ALA Activities: ALCTS PARS: Program Planning and Publications Committee, 2003-Present; ALCTS: chair, Banks Harris Award Jury, 2004-05; ALCTS: Banks Harris Award Jury, 2003-04; ALCTS PARS: Nominating Committee, 2001-02; ALCTS PARS: Secretary, Executive Committee, 1999-2001; ALCTS PARS: Chair, Policy and Planning Committee, 1998-99; ALCTS: Legislation Committee, 1997-98; ALCTS PARS: Policy and Planning Committee, 1996-98; ALCTS PARS: Task Force on Preservation Internships, 1994. Offices Held outside of ALA: SOLINET: Preservation Advisory Committee, 2002-05; Council on Library and Information Resources: Advisory Committee for the "State of Preservation in American College and Research Libraries" joint research project, 2001-02; North Carolina Preservation Consortium: Board of Directors, 1997-2001.

    STATEMENT: PARS has a demonstrated capacity for constructive discussion that deepens section members' understanding of our work and provides an energetic voice for preservation within ALCTS and ALA. Given the opportunity to serve as PARS chair, I would hope to continue this tradition of thinking, learning, and outreach. I am especially interested in evaluating how PARS meets members' needs and builds connections with peers in ALCTS and other divisions of ALA.

  • CYBULSKI, WALTER, Education: SUNY Albany, MLS, 1990; University of Virginia, MA, Creative Writing, 1982; Canisius College, BA, English, 1977. Current Position: Preservation Librarian, National Library of Medicine, 1996-present. Previous Positions: Preservation Coordinator, NYSNP, New York State Library, 1990-96; Serials Check-In Coordinator; Collection Development Assistant, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, 1983-89. ALA Activities: ALCTS: Past Moderator and Chair, PARS Reformatting DG, 1997-2000. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: NFPA, 2004-Present; AIIM C-10, C-18, 1996-Present. Publications: Author, "Review of "Double Fold"," Microfilm & Imaging Review (K. G. Saur), Vol. 30, no. 3, Summer 2001; Author, Microform & Imaging Review (K. G. Saur), Vol. 28, no. 2, Spring 1999; Author, "Report on Reformatting Expert Meeting," Abbey Publications (Abbey Newsletter), Vol. 27, no. 5, Sept.-Oct. 2004; Co-author, ""Preserving History Through Newspapers"," History Directions (New York State Museum), Sept. 1991; Author, The Changing Book (Haworth Press), forthcoming; Author, ""Print Collections and Their Possible Futures"," Who Wants Yesterday's Papers? (Scarecrow Press), 2005. Accomplishments: Conducted preservation action survey of Cornell University's entomology collections (1988-89). Coordinated and managed newspaper preservation microfilming component, New York State Newspaper Project as part of the NEH-sponsored United States Newspaper Program (1990-96). Responsible for National Library of Medicine's (NLM) quality assurance program for old and new microfilm and AV duplication (tape and DVD); on-site and off-site storage of microfilm, motion picture film, AV’s and digital archival masters (1996-present). Participant in the design phase of NLM's proposed new construction, including development of specifications for an on-site cold storage vault. Past moderator and chair, ALCTS/PARS Reformatting DG (1998-2001). Co-presenter with archivist James M. O'Toole, "Permanence Revisited," Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, 2002. Presenter, "Who Needs Yesterday's Papers?" Symposium, University of Maryland, 2002. Presentation on film storage for the NLM Board of Regents, 2003. Participant, "Close to the Original" expert meeting, The Hague, 2004. Presenter, "The Changing Book," Center for the Book, Iowa City, 2005. Adjunct instructor, preservation courses, Catholic University (1999-2003) and the University of Maryland (1998 - present).

    STATEMENT: Together with many colleagues in the library profession, I share the concern that the rich and varied collections held by libraries will continue to be preserved and made accessible. In the aggregate they are an unparalleled cultural resource. We have at our disposal an abundance of preservation guidance and a range of options for extending the useful life of analog research materials entrusted to our care, and we urgently need to secure a future for digital resources. I would like to see PARS continue to cultivate and promote the use of standards and recommended practices for existing and evolving reformatting strategies and other preservation options; monitor national and international developments; provide members with a forum for open and informal discussion of items of relevance and interest; and invite experts, vendors and colleagues to participate in discussion groups and programs as speakers and panelists.


  • BROWN, KAREN E.K., Education: Dalhousie University, Master of Library and Information Science, 1997; Queens University, Master of Art Conservation, 1990; The Cooper Union, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1983. Current Position: Preservation Librarian, University at Albany, 2001-present. Previous Positions: Field Service Representative, Northeast Document Conservation Center, 1997-2001; Paper Conservator, Provincial Archives New Brunswick, 1990-95. ALA Activities: ALCTS: Member, Reformatting Committee, 2005-Present; ACRL: Member, 2001-Present; ALCTS: Member, 1998-Present; ALCTS: Member, Esther J. Piercy Award Jury, 2005-06; ALCTS/PARS: Chair, Education Committee, 2003-05; ALCTS: Member, Education Committee, 2003-05; ALCTS/PARS: Chair/Moderator/Panelist, Program "Hands on, Over and Across: Preservation Education Abroad", 2003-03; ALCTS/PARS: Co-chair, Preservation Administrators Discussion Group, 2001-01; ALCTS/PARS: Co-chair, Preservation Instruction, Education and Outreach Discussion Group, 1999-2000. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: SUNY Library Association, 2001-Present; Canadian Association of Professional Conservators, 1995-Present; American Institute for Conservation, 1990-Present; Canadian Association of Conservators, 1990-Present; Canadian Library Association, 1995-2001. Publications: Author, "Use of General Preservation Assessments: Outputs," Library Resources & Technical Services, Forthcoming (2006); Book Reviewer, Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (American Institute for Conservation), Fall/Winter (2002); Author, "Use of General Preservation Assessments: Process," Library Resources & Technical Services, 2005; Author, "Using Spreadsheets for the Phase Boxing of Books," Archival Products News (Archival Products), 2004; Co-author, w. E. Holmes, "Integrating Preservation Activities," SPEC Kit No. 269 (Association of Research Libraries), 2002; Co-author, w. M.T. Glaser, "The Paper Connoisseur: An Introduction," The Catalogue of Antiques & Fine Art, 2001; Author, "Emergency Management Bibliography," Preservation of Library & Archival Materials (NEDCC), 1999; Author, "Worksheet for Outlining a Disaster Plan," Preservation of Library & Archival Materials (NEDCC), 1999; Co-author, w. B. Patkus, "Collections Security: Planning and Prevention for Libraries and Archives," Preservation of Library & Archival Materials (NEDCC), 1999. Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: NYS Joint Labor Management Award, 2005; Pritchard Award (SUNY Albany), 2005; Pritchard Award (SUNY Albany), 2003; Esther J. Piercy Award, 2003; NYS Joint Labor Management Award, 2002. Accomplishments: Expertise and experience as a preservation manager for a large research library, as a preservation consultant for cultural institutions in the region, and as an educator on a range of preservation and conservation issues, including emergency preparedness/response, and preservation management. Major strengths are a commitment to service, in particular ALA (ALCTS and ACRL), with memberships in Canadian library and conservation associations, AIC, and the SUNY Library Association. Recent accomplishments include receipt of the 2003 Esther J. Piercy Award from ALCTS, publication of two research articles on the use of general preservation assessments (LRTS), and publication of a SPEC Kit for the Association of Research Libraries.

    STATEMENT: I have been an active member of ALA/ALCTS/PARS since 1997, co-chairing two discussion groups, chairing and organizing a program, and chairing or serving on committees for PARS, as well as for ALCTS. This has given me opportunity to get to know and understand the concerns of the membership, and I have tried to carry these forward into our activities and development. As member at large I would take the opportunity, both formally and informally, to identify areas of interest to members of PARS and reflect this in our discussions, programs, and administration. In addition, I hope that my professional interest in ACRL/RMBS and other ALA divisions and sections will help us to better coordinate and address preservation concerns for the association overall.
  • HAUN, WERNER C., Education: University at Albany, SUNY, MLS, Preservation Fellowship, 1993; George Washington University, BA, Visual Communications, 1989. Current Position: Collections Conservator, Library of Congress, 2006-present. Previous Positions: Collections Conservator, Library of Congress, 1999-Present. ALA Activities: ALCTS/PARS: Member, Book and Paper Committee, 2001-05; ALCTS/PARS: Program coordinator, Help! I'm Damaged and I Can't Circulate!: Options for Circulating and Reference Collections, 2004-04; ALCTS/PARS: Co-chair, Photographic and Recording Media Discussion Group, 1998-2000. Offices Held outside of ALA: Guild of Bookworkers: Secretary, Potomac Chapter, 2000-02. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: American Institute for Conservation of Art & Historic Artifacts, 2002-Present.

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Biographical Notes

  • IVES, GARY W., Education: University of Pittsburgh, MLS, 1982; Bethany College, West Virginia, BA, 1980. Current Position: Assistant Director of Acquisitions, Texas A&M University Libraries, 2001-present. Previous Positions: Associate Director for Information Resources, Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library, 1999-2001; Head of Access Services, University of Texas Medical Branch, Moody Medical Library, 1993-99; Head of Access Services, University of Texas at El Paso, University Library, 1991-93; Access Services Librarian, University of Virginia, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 1984-91. ALA Activities: ALCTS Serials Section: Chair, Acquisitions Committee, 2005-Present; RUSA STARS: Member, Legislation and Licensing Committee, 2004-Present; ALCTS Serials Section: Chair, Journal Costs in Libraries Discussion Group, 2003-05; RUSA MOUSS: Member, Interlibrary Loan Committee, 2001-05; RUSA MOUSS ILL Committee: Chair, Subcommittee to revise the Telefacsimile Guidelines, 2000-04; RUSA MOUSS: Co-Chair, Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group, 1998-2000; LAMA Systems and Services Section: Member, Circulation Services Committee, 1986-88. Offices Held outside of ALA: Serials Solutions Users Group: Chair, Serials Solutions Users Group, 2003-04; Medical Library Association, Veterinary Medical Libraries Section: Chair, Veterinary Online Publishing Committee, 2001-02; OCLC: Co-Chair, Interlibrary Loan Users Group, 2000-02; NN/LM South Central Region: Member, Document Delivery Committee, 1996-99; South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association: Member, Bylaws Committee, 1996-98; TexShare: Chair, TExpress Courier Working Group, 1995-98; TexShare: Member, Library Card Working Group, 1994-97; Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association: Government Relations Committee, 1989-90. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, 2004-Present; North American Serials Interest Group, 2002-Present. Publications: "Transition to E-Journals at Texas A&M University, 1995-2004," The Serials Librarian, 2005; Editor, Electronic Journal Management Systems: Experiences from the Field (Haworth Information Press), 2005; "Electrifying Document Delivery: Preparing to Delivery Documents to the Researcher's Desktop," Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, & Information Supply, 2000; Editor, Ariel: Internet Transmission Software for Document Delivery (Haworth Information Press), 2000. Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: Contributed Papers, First Place Award, "Indexing Lag Time Between Current Contents and Web of Science, with a Focus on Medline Indexed Titles," South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, October 2005; Contributed Papers, Second Place Award, "Content Overlap of the Elsevier Medicine and Related Life Sciences Backfile Collections," South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, October 2004.
  • WATERS, DAISY P., Education: State University of New York at Buffalo, MLS, 2001; State University of New York at Buffalo, BS Business Administration, 1982. Current Position: Assistant Librarian E-Resources, State University of New York at Buffalo, Electronic Periodicals Management Department, 2001-present. Previous Positions: Senior Customer Service Specialist, Carborundum Company, 1973-98. ALA Activities: ALA: Member, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), 2002-Present; ALCTS: Member, Serials Section Education Committee, 2002-Present; ALA: Member, Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA), 2000-Present; ALCTS: Chair, Serials Section Education Committee, 2004-05; ALA: Member, Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL), 2003-05. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG), 2001-Present; State University of New York Librarians Association (SUNYLA), 1999-Present; New York Library Association (NYLA), 1999-Present; Zonta International Club of Niagara Falls, NY, 1981-Present. Publications: Significantly revised and updated with Virginia Taffurelli the Serials Section's, "Syllabus for Serials Collection Management and Acquisitions Teaching and Training," 2005; Reviewer, "Using Microsoft Access XP: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians," (Serials Review), 2004; Reviewer, "Making Waves: New Serials Landscapes in a Sea of Change: Proceedings of the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc." (Serials Review), 2002; Reviewer, "Managing Electronic Serials," (Technicalities), 2001. Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: Selected to participate in the Training for Early Career Librarians at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, September 28-October 5, 2002; American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Initiative Scholarship, 1999; Zonta International Club of Niagara Falls, NY, "Woman of Achievement Award", 1990. Accomplishments: ALCTS Serials Section Education Committee Moderator and Program Planner, Program "How to Assess Your Vendors' Financial Viability," 2004-05, was selected as one of Library Journal’s “Quick Picks.”

    STATEMENT: The twenty-first century poses challenges and opportunities for libraries and those in the business of providing information. These challenges and opportunities require strong leadership that is responsive to information technology trends in the digital environment. I will work to lead the Serials Section in fulfilling its mission of providing information about serials in all formats to everyone in the serials information chain. Twenty-plus years of customer service experience in the private sector taught me important lessons about succeeding as a team player and delivering outstanding service to customers. My goal will be to involve everyone in the Serials Section to learn, share and provide the best service possible to all those who use serials. I want to generate the excitement and passion for serials that I have developed since joining the field. We must all work together to keep our skills current through networking and continuous learning.


  • ARD, ALLYSON RENE, Education: University of Alabama, MLIS, 2004; University of Southern Mississippi, BA: English, 2000. Current Position: Training Specialist, EBSCO Industries, Inc., 2004-present. Previous Positions: Virtual Reference Librarian, Troy University, 2004; Reference and Instruction Graduate Assistant, University of Alabama, 2003-04; Interlibrary Loan Assistant, University of Southern Mississippi, 1998-2000. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: ALLA, 2004-Present; RUSA, 2004-Present; NASIG, 2004-Present; ACRL, 2004-05. Publications: Co-author, "Why Library Science? Results of a Career Survey of MLIS Students along with Implications for Reference Librarians and Recruitment," Reference & User Services Quarterly, Spring 2006; "Conference Reports - Serials Esperanto: Helping Librarians, Vendors and Publishers Understand Each Other," NASIG Newsletter, September 2005. Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: Bernice Stacy Endowed Scholarship, Univ. of Alabama, May 2003. Accomplishments: Immediately prior to completing the University of Alabama's MLIS program with a 4.0 GPA, Reference & User Services Quarterly accepted my co-authored article for publication and I secured a position as a Training Specialist with EBSCO Industries.

    STATEMENT: In 2004 I walked into the serials work force, in retrospect, almost completely unaware of the innumerable challenges facing this profession. Being new, I have found myself both overwhelmed with the ever-changing resources, systems, services, and workflows that libraries are faced with today but also thrilled to see the amazing insights and innovations of serials professionals. Gratefully, through my position as a trainer and my NASIG, ALA, and Charleston conference experiences, I have met many others who are experiencing this same reaction. I am fascinated with the evolutionary leaps our field is working towards with electronic resources. This includes the development and use of ERMs, open access journals, institutional repositories, and the emerging possibility of an institutional registry system. Most importantly, I am devoted to the open communication needed between libraries, publishers, and vendors. I hope to provide a fresh perspective through my greenness while learning from our experts.

  • FRICK, RACHEL LYNN, Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MSLS, 1994; Guilford College, BA, 1991. Current Position: Head, Bibliographic Access and Digital Services, University of Richmond, 2002-present. Previous Positions: Assistant Head of Acquisitions, Serials Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2000-02; Outreach Librarian, North Carolina AHEC, Wilmington North Carolina, 1998-99; Southeastern Sales Manager, Faxon Company, 1996-98; Mid-Atlantic sales and service, Readmore, 1994-96. Offices Held outside of ALA: NITLE: Board member, Southern Regional Advisory Board, 2005-Present; NASIG: Co-Chair, Program Planning Committee, 2005-06; Virginia Library Association: Co-Chair, Technical Services and Technology Forum, 2004-06; NASIG: Co-Chair, Awards and Recognition Committee, 2003-05. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: Virginia Library Association, 2002-Present; NASIG, 1994-Present. Accomplishments: Leading an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant funded digitization project; Presenting at Educause 2005 annual conference; recognized as a "major contributor" to the University of Richmond by the Vice-President of Information Technology. Although I have not published, I contribute to my profession, through presentations and posters at national, regional and local conferences such as the North East Document Conservation Center's School for Scanning, NASIG, and VLA. My recent work with local digital content creation has provided several opportunities to serve on advisory groups and grant review panels, in addition to lending my expertise to colleagues in the regional area.

    STATEMENT: With digital libraries and electronic resources playing a larger role in academic libraries, technical services is becoming increasingly involved not only in the acquisition, access and management of these services, but also key in the creation and organization of local digital collections. It is paramount that we encourage nontraditional collaboration not only between technical services and public services staff and librarians, but also academic technologists and faculty members who create and use these services and collections. It is paramount that we educate our library staff about technology and encourage them to be creative developers and active investors in the digital library future.


  • MOELLER, PAUL, Education: University of Iowa, MA, 2000; University of Iowa, MLS, 1992. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Serials Cataloger, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001-present. Previous Positions: Paraprofessional positions in circulation, serials, and preservation, University of Iowa, 1989-2001. ALA Activities: ALCTS: Chair, SS Committee on Union Lists of Serials, 2005; ALCTS: Member, SS Committee on Union Lists of Serials, 2003. Offices Held outside of ALA: NASIG: Member, Program Planning Committee, 2004-05; NASIG: Co-chair, Conference Planning Committee, 2005. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: NASIG, 2001. Publications: Co-author, "MARC 21 Format for Serials Holdings: A Survey on the Acceptance and Use of Standards," Serials Review (Elsevier), 2005; Co-author, "Business Ethics on the Web: Developing a Research Tool," Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship (Haworth), 2005; Co-author, "Talkleft, Boing Boing, and Scrappleface: The Phenomenon of Weblogs and Their Impact on Library Technical Services," Library Resources and Technical Services (American Library Association), 2005; Co-author, "Cataloging for Consortium Catalogs," Serials Librarian (Haworth), 2003; Co-author, "An Exploratory Study of the Collection Development Implications of the Availability of Rare Books on CD-ROM," Collection Management (Haworth), 2003. Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: Big 12 Universities Faculty Fellowship, 2004. Accomplishments: In the sixteen-plus years I have been working in libraries I have endeavored to be open to change. I have accepted new positions, responsibilities, and challenges with enthusiasm and success. I continue to embrace opportunities as they present themselves. I expect my greatest job-related accomplishments and contributions to the profession lie in the future.

    STATEMENT: For the last several years I have enjoyed the benefits offered to members of ALA, ALCTS, and most specifically the Serials Section. I believe that the Serials Section has an essential role to play in recruiting and educating those new to a career in serials. I also feel that the Serials Section needs to continue to work on focusing its efforts in establishing serials standards, providing continuing education opportunities, and developing useful and up to date programs. As secretary, I would embrace the opportunity to contribute to the effective and efficient operation of the Serials Section and support efforts to promote the advancement of the entire information community.

  • COLLINS, MARIA, Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MSLS, 1999; MAT: Secondary English Education, 1997; BA: Secondary English Education, Endorsement in History, 1995. Current Position: Serials Librarian, 2005-Present & Interim Asst. Head of Acquisitions, 2005-Present, North Carolina State University Libraries Previous Positions: Serials Coordinator, Mississippi State University Libraries, 2000-2005; Serials Librarian, Mississippi State University Libraries, 1999-2000. ALA Activities: NMRT: Member, 1999-2003, 2006-Present, Orientation Committee, 2001; ACRL: Member, 1999-2003; ALCTS, Member, 2001-2003, 2006-Present. Offices held outside of ALA: Mississippi Library Association: Co-chair, Authors Awards Committee, 2000-2001. Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations: NASIG, 1999-Present; Mississippi Library Association, 1999-2005. Publications: Co-editor, Electronic Journal Forum, “Electronic Resource Management Systems: Understanding the Players and How to Make the Right Choice for your Library,” Serials Review (Elsevier), 2005; Electronic Journal Forum, “The Effects of E-journal Management Tools and Services on Serials Cataloging,” Serials Review (Elsevier), 2005; “Finding the Perfect E-Journal Access Solution�the Hard Way,” Technical Services Quarterly (Haworth), In Press (co-published with Christine Ferguson and Jill Grogg); “The Very Model of a Minor/Major Change: A Current Look at Cataloging Rules for Serials,” Serials Review (Elsevier), 2004 (co-published with June Garner and Steve Shadle); “Context-sensitive Linking: It’s a Small World After All,” Serials Librarian (Elsevier), 2002 (co-published with Christine Ferguson). Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations: NASIG Horizon Award, 2000; Beta Phi Mu; Marcia Tuttle Serials Scholarship, 1998. Accomplishments: Established and coordinated annual e-journal workshop hosted by MSU and sponsored by MSU, NASIG and EBSCO for the Deep South region, 2000-2005. Served on editorial board for Serials Librarian. Introduced and edited workshop contributions, 2000-2005.

    STATEMENT: I am interesting in increasing my involvement in ALA by serving as Secretary for the ALCTS Serials Section. I hope that this duty will provide opportunities to better serve the profession and allow for networking among other serials professionals.