Midwinter 2007 Meeting Events

Forum on Non-English Access

ALCTS and the Catalog Form and Function Interest Group will sponsor a Forum on the topic of Non-English Access on Saturday, January 20, 10:30 a.m.-Noon at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. Location to be determined.

See the report from the ALCTS Task Force on Non-English Access. Comments are being accepted until Dec 1 2006.

ALCTS Volunteer Forum

Leaders, creative thinkers, team players, problem solvers� ALCTS volunteers are these and so much more! If you want to grow professionally and network with colleagues who are focused on the critical issues facing librarianship, plan to attend the fourth annual ALCTS Volunteer Forum. Sponsored by the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee, the Forum will be held on Saturday, January 20, 10:30 am-Noon, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

This is your chance to hear firsthand from the division appointing officers about the committee appointment process and opportunities for involvement. The presenters include:

  • ALCTS President Bruce Chr. Johnson and President-Elect Pamela Bluh,
  • Chairs-Elect of the Acquisitions, Cataloging and Classification, Collection Management and Development, Preservation and Reformatting, and Serials Sections and the Council of Regional Groups, and
  • the Editor of the ALCTS Newsletter Online (ANO).

Submit a volunteer application today. For additional information, contact Betsy Simpson, Chair, Leadership Development Committee at betsys@uflib.ufl.edu.

International Relations Committee

Interested in learning more about international issues related to library collections, technical services and standards and ALCTS representation on IFLA Section Standing Committees? Join the ALCTS International Relations Committee (IRC) at its ALA Midwinter meeting on Saturday, January 20th, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Current ALCTS reps to IFLA Sections will report on the August 2006 IFLA Conference which was held in Seoul, and will discuss what the IRC can do to facilitate their activities.

The IRC received a new charge in 2004 (the revised charge is available on the ALCTS website. The new charge has given IRC greater responsibility for coordinating international relations within the division, for outreach with counterpart groups of librarians abroad, and for encouraging ALCTS participation (collective and individual) in international conferences and other related activities. For additional information, contact Wanda Dole, Chair, International Relations Committee, wvdole@ualr.edu.

Interest and Discussion Group Topics

Catalog Management Discussion Group

The Catalog Management Discussion Group will meet on Saturday, January 20, at 1:30-3:30 pm during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. Please consider submitting a proposal for presentation and discussion. For additional information, contact Ann O'Bryan, Chair, Catalog Management Discussion Group, aobryan@iupui.edu.

Cataloging Norms Discussion Group

The Cataloging Norms Discussion Group is calling for speakers for its meeting at the ALA Midwinter Meeting on Saturday, January 20, 2007, 1:30-3:30 pm. Presentation topics should be of current interest to catalogers, cataloging managers and administrators. Possible areas of discussion include but are not limited to:

  • evolution, definition, and functions of the catalog and cataloging norms
  • RDA and FRBR
  • perceptions on cataloging quality of original and copy catalogers, public services staff, and end-users
  • emerging concepts of "next generation catalog"
  • cataloging for "hybrid" and digital libraries
  • error checking and statistics
  • bibliographic control of electronic and media resources
  • authority control
  • training of professional/paraprofessional staff

Presentations should be approximately fifteen to twenty minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and answers. For additional information, contact Susan Matveyeva, Chair, Cataloging Norms Discussion Group, susan.matveyeva@wichita.edu.

Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group

The Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group will meet during on Monday, January 22, 2007, 8-10 a.m. during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. Please consider submitting a proposal for presentation and discussion. In addition to discussing topics of current interest, the group provides an opportunity to share vacancy announcements. For additional information, or to submit a proposal, contact Robert O. Ellett, Jr., Chair, Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group, ellettr@jfsc.ndu.edu.

Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group (NRMIG)

The Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group is planning to host a discussion at its meeting during the upcoming ALA Midwinter meeting in Seattle, and invites prospective speakers who would like to serve on a panel. There will be approximately one hour for presentations plus thirty minutes for discussion, which will allow for two to four panel members.

The presentations should focus on metadata in a broad context: digital collections (scholarly resources, education materials, etc.), project planning and management, descriptive metadata, user interface design, and other related aspects.

NRMIG will meet on Sunday, January 21, 8-9:30 am (discussion), and 9:30-10 am (business meeting). For additional information, contact Louise Ratliff, NRMIG Secretary, lratliff@library.ucla.edu.

Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group (PVLR) Open Forum

Want to know more about how libraries are collaborating with university presses?
How are roles changing and what are are the new publishing opportunities for libraries?

In this, the second of two forums devoted to the state of the University Press, the ALCTS PVLR Interest Group will bring together distinguished representatives from libraries and university presses for an open discussion of their strategies for success.

Please plan to attend the PVLR Open Forum in Seattle “Libraries and University Presses Working Together?” on Monday, January 22, 2007, 8-10 a.m. Location and speakers TBA. For additional information, contact Amy McColl, PVLR Chair, amccoll1@swarthmore.edu.