From the Editor
Mary Beth Weber, Editor
Happy 50th Anniversary!
After a year filled with planning and anticipation, ALCTS’ 50th Anniversary is here. LRTS is also turning 50. This issue of ANO contains information regarding the ALCTS 50th Anniversary celebration and events that took place at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The celebration does not end with the ALCTS Conference or Annual, and will continue throughout the year. It is still possible to contribute to the ALCTS 50/50 fund. There will be a new book titled Commemorating the Past, Celebrating the Present, Creating the Future: Papers in Observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services edited by ALCTS President Pamela Bluh available from the ALA Online Store on July 15.
Some of the other highlights in this issue of ANO:
- Read Diane Dates Casey’s “My ALCTS Experience Column” to find out more how Diane began as an ALCTS intern and ended up in her current role as ALCTS Councilor.
- RDA Project Manager Marjorie Bloss has contributed a summary of the RDA Meeting that took place in Ottawa in April.
- Read ALCTS Past-President Bruce Johnson’s final column.
There will be a few changes to ANO that debut with this issue. "Guidelines for Authors" will be included with the masthead and editorial policy. There is also a running calendar of deadlines for reports and other types of submissions.