Spotlighting members and membership.

My ALCTS Experience: Ruth C. Carter


ALA New Members Round Table

The ALA New Members Round Table is an opportunity for individuals who have been ALA members for less than ten years to become involved with in the association and in the profession. Bob Wolverton is the current ALCTS Membership Committee Liaison to NMRT, and should be contacted for more information.


Pat French Honored by the California Library Association; Access, Collections, and Technical Services Section

Pat French is the recipient of the 2006 ACTSS Award from the Access, Collections and Technical Services Section (ACTSS) of the California Library Association. The award recognizes colleagues who have made outstanding contributions in those areas of librarianship that have been especially challenged by the need for innovation and adaptation in dealing with rapidly changing technology and work environments. Ms. French served the California library community for many years, and provided leadership at the University of California-Davis. Her accomplishments include serving as an SCCTP trainer for Basic Serials, Advanced Serials, Integrating Resources, and E-serials to librarians in California and Hawaii. She also provided training in MARC holdings and cataloging of cartographic materials. Ms. French gained approval to establish a UC CONSER funnel (the first of its kind) that enabled UC serials librarians to contribute to the CONSER program.

Ms. French’s service to the profession includes ACTSS President in 2000, the NASIG Continuing Education Committee, numerous UC committees, including Systemwide Operations and Planning Advisory Group (SOPAG) and the Shared Cataloging Program Advisory Committee. She wrote a well-received article on the Shared Cataloging Program that was published in Serials Review, and served as a multi-year editor of the NASIG proceedings. Ms. French recently left her position at UC-Davis to accept a position as head of technical services at the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon.