ALCTS Newsletter Online volume 17, 2006


ALCTS Newsletter Online (ISSN 1523-018X) is published six times a year by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. It replaced the ALCTS Newsletter (ISSN 1047-949X) in December 1998.

Bruce Chr. Johnson, ALCTS President;
Charles Wilt, Executive Director, ALCTS;
Mary Beth Weber, Editor;
Nanette Donohue, Assistant Editor; Christine Taylor, Managing Editor.

Copyright © 2006 American Library Association.

Contributions and news releases should be sent to: Mary Beth Weber, Editor, ALCTS Newsletter Online, Technical & Automated Services, Rutgers University Libraries, 47 Davidson Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854-5603; phone: (732) 445-0500; fax: (732) 445-5888. See submission schedule and editorial policy.

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Editorial Policy
(revised Dec. 2002, effective with volume 14, 2003)

The ALCTS Newsletter Online is a publication of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).


The primary purpose of the ALCTS Newsletter Online is to report the news and activities of ALCTS and its members, and to be the voice of the association.


The ALCTS Newsletter Online is issued in six numbers per annual volume. [ Note: The frequency was changed to quarterly by a board motion at the Annual Conference in New Orleans in 1999, and changed to six issues per year in 2003.]


The primary focus of the ALCTS Newsletter Online is news and reports about the activities of the association, its groups and its members, such as:

  • Summary reports of ALCTS programs, preconferences and institutes
  • Preliminary information, announcements and schedules of upcoming continuing education events
  • Board, committee and discussion group reports and activities
  • Candidates for office in the association
  • Financial and other planning reports
  • Schedules of meetings
  • Announcements of new ALCTS publications
  • Winners of awards given by the association
  • Member updates: awards, honors, personal achievements, retirements, obituaries
  • Background information on venues for meetings and continuing education events

A secondary focus is reporting activities of interest to the membership relating to practice and developments in the fields of library collections and technical services, such as:

  • Announcements of upcoming activities of other ALA and non-ALA groups
  • Summary reports of meetings and activities of these groups
  • Announcements of new standards and standards under development
  • New policies and guidelines, and their effect on ALCTS members and the profession
  • Legislative updates and international activities affecting the profession
  • Recent publications of interest to members
  • Brief articles on "best practices" in the field
  • State association activities and news

The Newsletter does not accept articles about commercially sold products.


The editor will coordinate with the ALCTS Board of Directors and the ALCTS Publications Committee regarding the general contents of each issue, as well as with the ALCTS office staff (Executive Director and others) regarding current ALCTS priorities. The editor will attempt to keep reports concise yet complete so that all members can follow the activities of ALCTS. The editor also will strive for complete coverage of the full scope of ALCTS activities and interests.


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Content Submission Schedule

2005-06 Issue Deadlines

2007 Issue Deadlines

October 1, 2005
December 1, 2005
February 1, 2006
April 1, 2006
June 1, 2006
August 1, 2006
October 1, 2006
December 1, 2006

February 1, 2007
April 1, 2007
June 1, 2007
August 1, 2007
October 1, 2007
December 1, 2007

Issues will be posted approximately two weeks after these submission deadlines.

Information for Advertisers

2005–06 Issue Deadlines

Ad Space Reservation
Ad Materials Due
October September 25, 2005 October 1, 2005
December November 30, 2005 December 1, 2005
February February 1, 2006 February 10, 2006
April March 20, 2006 April 7, 2006
June May 6, 2006 May 20, 2006
August July 25, 2006 August 1, 2006
*Issues will be posted approximately two weeks after the space reservation deadlines.


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