Letters from ALCTS
From the Editor
October means a number of things to various people. It can signal that one’s kids have made it through one month of being back at school. It can mean that Halloween, Thanksgiving and the December holidays are on the way, and that the year will be over soon. It also means that we are preparing for the Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. This issue of ANO contains a preliminary listing of Midwinter meeting events, including discussion and interest group topics. Please note at this time that room assignments for Midwinter have not been finalized, and that information is not available at this time. Program descriptions in this issue will note day and time, and room assignments will be provided in the December issue of ANO. Additionally, the Midwinter Wiki is available at http://wikis.ala.org/midwinter2008/ to assist with your conference planning.
Here are highlights from this issue:
- Read John Duke’s “My ALCTS Experience,” which details how his career and professional development have paralleled his involvement with ALCTS.
- ALCTS President Pamela Bluh’s column discusses change in our association. She has also submitted a letter regarding a dues increase.
- If you are interested in participating in ALCTS, get all the details from Executive Director Charles Wilt’s column which focuses on volunteering.
- ANO has a new feature titled “Spotlight” which highlights each section of our division. The Continuing Resources Section was covered in the August issue, and the October issue focuses on the Collection Management and Development Section.
- This is the time of year when award applications/nominations are being sought. See the News from ALCTS for a listing of division and section awards.
- ALA is seeking volunteers for committees and is also soliciting award nominations/applications. See the News from ALA for all of the details.
- IFLA’s Cataloguing Section, the North Carolina Serials Conference, Electronic Resources and Libraries 2008, and the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge have issued calls for proposals. This information is available in news "From the Profession.”
- Check the calendar, “Looking Ahead,” for a listing of professional conferences and other events.
I extend thanks to those individuals who contributed to this issue, and welcome your submissions and suggestions for future issues.