ALCTS 50th Anniversary Plans

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ALCTS 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee

Update of Highlights

Olivia Madison, Iowa State University

Commemorating Our Past
Celebrating Our Present
Creating Our Future

Kick-Off Ceremonies at Midwinter in Seattle

Saturday night, January 20, 2007 from 6-8 pm will be the kick-off celebration for the ALCTS 50th Anniversary Year. ALCTS President Bruce Johnson will be our master of ceremonies. In light of the proud commemoration of our past, Karen Schmidt will provide a fascinating historical "tour" of technical services equipment and processes.

If you have photographs of past ALCTS memories that you would like to share with us for the kick-off ceremony, please send digital copies to Cynthia Clark ( and Olivia Madison (

ALCTS Symposium in Seattle

Please plan on attending the ALCTS Symposium, Definitely Digital: An Exploration of the Future of Knowledge, on Friday, January 19, 2007. Dr. James Hilton will be the key-note speaker for this one-day symposium.

ALCTS National Conference and 50th Celebration Dinner in Washington, D.C.

The ALCTS National Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday and Thursday, June 20 and 21, 2007 for a day and a half. On Thursday evening, we invite you all to attend a gala celebration dinner, celebrating our remarkable past, current successes, and vibrant future!


We are pleased to announce that Tschera Connell is preparing a paper analyzing LRTS content over the past fifty years.

Planning Committee

The members of the Planning Committee for the 50th Anniversary celebration are: Olivia Madison, Chair; Cynthia Clark, Bill Garrison, Nancy Gibbs, Bob Nardini, Genevieve Owens, Miriam Palm, Jane Treadwell, Kay Walter, and Mary Beth Weber.