Letters from ALCTS


From the Editor

I urge you to contact me with information that you would like to share with our members. This includes announcements of awards and achievements (a member was honored in the last year by her state’s library association, for example), events (international, national, and regional), and opportunities (grants, new programs, calls for speakers). | MORE

From the President

I sincerely doubt that many ALCTS members believe that the competencies they learned in library school, oh those many years ago, will carry them through to retirement, at least not without considerable enhancement and transformation. In this column I would like to take a few moments to focus on transforming our competenciesï¿Â½ and becoming competent in transformation. | MORE

georges seurat, a sunday on la grande jatte - 1884
Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte - 1884

From the Office

It is not unusual or extraordinary any more to apply concepts and ideas from one field to another. That is, in fact, the basis for Pink’s book. Rapid change is something we have lived with for many years now. New constructs come and go and come and go. Look at what we have experienced in just that last few months over the change in cataloging assumptions. | MORE