Election Announcements

Candidates for ALCTS President: John K. Duke and M. Dina Giambi

john duke, candidate for alcts president JOHN K. DUKE

Candidate’s Statement

The fiftieth anniversary of ALCTS is a milestone. It is instructive, humbling, and even inspiring to look at the past to see where we have been, but it is more arduous to shape the future that we will become. "Traditional" library services are changing. There is no guarantee that the generation now entering the profession will be managing libraries as they have historically been structured; rather, new concepts for collecting, organizing, and preserving materials will be required. My interest in the ALCTS presidency is motivated by a desire to collaborate with members on envisioning the future by promoting strong education programs, lively and rigorous publications, meaningful standards, and responsive technology that enhances our work. Above all, we must recruit and mentor the next generation of library leaders to enable them to stand upon the shoulders of our predecessors to build the library of the future with understanding, creativity, and flexibility.

Education

University of California Los Angeles, MLS, 1978; University of California Santa Barbara, BA (English), 1974.

Current Position

Senior Associate University Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, 2004-present.

Previous Positions

Associate University Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990-2004; Head, Bibliographic Control Dept., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1984-90; OCLC Systems Specialist and Cataloger, Iowa State University, 1979-83.

ALA Activities

ALA: Member, Publishing Committee, 2006-Present; ALCTS: Director-at-Large, Board of Directors, 2003-06; ALCTS: Member, Research and Statistics Committee, 2002-04; ALA: Member/Chair, Web Advisory Committee, 2000-04; ALCTS: Member, CCS Nominating Committee, 2002-03; ALCTS: Member, Electronic Communications Committee, 1998-2001; ALCTS: Member, Task Force on the Use of Electronic Communications, 1996-97; ALCTS: Chair-elect/Chair/Past Chair, CCS Executive Committee, 1993-96; ALCTS: Chair, LRTS Editor Search Committee, 1991-93; ALCTS: Member, Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access, 1989-93; ALCTS: Member, Piercy Award Jury Committee, 1991-92; LITA: Chair/Vice-Chair, Innovative Microcomputer Support of Cataloging Interest Group, 1988-90; RTSD: Member-at-Large, CCS Executive Committee, 1984-87; RTSD: Member, Planning and Research Committee, 1984-85; RTSD: Member, Research Committees Task Force, 1984-85; RTSD: Member/Chair, Policy and Research Committee, 1981-85.

Offices Held Outside of ALA

ASERL: Member, Electronic Archiving Committee, 1996-98; VIVA: Member, Technical Issues Subcommittee, 1994-98; Richmond Academic Library Consortium: Member, Finance Committee, 1991-92; Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education & Training Center: Member, Advisory Committee, 1990-92; Iowa Library Association: Member, Resources and Technical Services Section Catalog Problem Exchange Committee, 1982-83; Richmond Academic Library Consortium: Member, Nominating Committee, 1991; Virginia Council of Health Sciences Librarians: Vice-Chair, 1991; Iowa Library Association: Vice-Chair, Resources and Technical Services Section Computer Section, 1983; Iowa Library Association: Member, Resources and Technical Services Section Program Planning Committee, 1981.

Publications

"NAF Card: A Microcomputer Based Reference Card Generator," Technical Services Quarterly, Summer 1984; Co-author with Arnold Hirshon, "Policies for Microcomputers in Libraries: An Administrative Model," Information Technology and Libraries, September 1986; "Sprint: A Microcomputer Program for Producing Call Number Labels," Information Technology and Libraries, March 1991; "Authors and Names: Multiple Pseudonyms in AACR2," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, Fall 1980; Co-author, presented by Xiaochang Yu, "Automated Thesis and Dissertation Processing," ETD2005: Evolution through Discovery (8th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Sydney, Australia), August 2005; "Slow Revolution: The Electronic AACR2," Library Resources & Technical Services, April 1994; Co-author with Xiaochang Yu., "Authenticating Users Inside and Outside the Library: Implementing a Proxy Server," Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 1999; "Access and Automation: The Catalog Record in the Age of Automation," The Conceptual Foundations of Descriptive Cataloging (Academic Press), 1989; Co-author with Karen Roughton, "Analytical Access: Old Problems, New Frontiers," Projects and Procedures for Serials Administration (Pierian), 1985; "AACR2 Serial Records and the User," AACR2 and Serials: The American View (Haworth), 1983.

Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations

Esther J. Piercy Award, 1987; Phi Beta Mu, 1978; Phi Beta Kappa, 1974.

Accomplishments

Beyond my work in helping to develop the research library at Virginia Commonwealth University, there are several activities outside of ALA of which I am proud. I worked extensively on the first electronic version of AACR2, marking the text up in SGML. When AACR2 was implemented, I was one of the trainers who helped Iowa librarians master the new set of rules. I have been closely involved with the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), serving on the technical committee since its founding in 1994 and being primarily responsible for its Web presence. I have coordinated the collection of library statistics for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries since 1999. They do not appear in my list of publications, but I have spoken widely in a number of different forums and panels over the years on AACR2, cataloging, computers, and library automation, as well as serving as a peer reviewer for several library publications.

dina giambi, candidate for alcts president M. DINA GIAMBI

Candidate’s Statement

As the Chair of the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee, I worked to encourage the involvement of new members in charting ALCTS’ future direction. ALCTS must continue to provide high quality information to its members through outstanding publications and programming tailored to the current and future needs of its membership. Our success in this will assure a healthy association that continues to attract new members. As we redefine the services and resources that are offered in today and tomorrow’s library, the challenge will be to rethink the essential roles represented by the specializations within ALCTS. Enhancing the collaboration and dialogue within ALCTS and with other ALA divisions will be a key to our success. It would be an honor to serve you as President of ALCTS in this exciting time of transformation and I pledge to work to continue the process of building an even more effective association.

Education

The Catholic University of America, MSLS, 1978; Trinity College, B.A. in History, 1972.

Current Position

Assistant Director for Library Technical Services, University of Delaware Library, 1992–present.

Previous Positions

Head of Acquisitions and Serials, Kent State University Libraries, 1989–92; Head of Serials, Missouri State University Library, 1986–89; Serials Librarian, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Trustees for Harvard University, 1978–86.

ALA Activities

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS): Director-at-Large, Board of Directors, 2005–07; ALCTS: Chair, Leadership Development Committee, 2003–05; ALCTS: Member, Acquisitions Section, Nominating Committee, 2003–04; ALCTS: Member, Leadership Development Committee, 2002–03; ALCTS: Chair, Acquisitions Section, 2000–01; ALCTS: Chair, Acquisitions Section, Acquisitions Organization and Management Committee, 1997–99; ALCTS: Member, Acquisitions Section, Acquisitions Organization and Management Committee, 1995–97; ALCTS: Chair, Preservation and Reformatting Section, Micropublishing Discussion Group, 1994–95; ALCTS : Chair, Reproduction of Library Materials Section(RLMS), Micropublishing Committee, 1993–94; ALCTS: Liaison from RLMS Micropublishing Committee, Publisher/Vendor-Library Relations Committee, 1993–94; ALCTS: Member, RLMS, Micropublishing Committee, 1991–93.

Offices Held outside of ALA

PALINET: Member, Finance Committee, 2003–05; Blackwell/NOTIS Special Interest Group: Chair, 1992–95; OhioLINK: Member, Acquisitions and Serials Control Committee, 1990–92.

Membership in Other Professional and Related Organizations:

Delaware Library Association, 1992–Present; ACRL/Delaware Valley Chapter, 1992–Present; Association of College and Research Libraries, 1978–Present.

Publications

"Serials," Magazines for Libraries, 7th–14th editions (R.R. Bowker), 1992–2005.

Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations

ALCTS Presidential Citation, 2005.

Accomplishments: As an advocate for leadership development and volunteerism, I initiated the first ALCTS Volunteer Forum that has been held at ALA Midwinter Meetings since 2004. This event gives members interested in a committee assignment the chance to meet the division and section appointing officers and to better understand the appointment process and the opportunities that are available in ALCTS. I have also been the chair or co-chair and moderator of several successful ALCTS programs that received high marks from attendees and program reporters. These include: “Prepare, Negotiate, Evaluate, Succeed: The Many Sides of the Negotiation Table!,” “Charge It!: Going Plastic in Acquisitions,” and “Effective Committee Management: Basic Skills for Success.”