ALCTS 60th Anniversary

Creating the Future, Preserving the Past

Help ALCTS celebrate its 60th Anniversary in 2017!

$60 for 60 Campaign

The $60 for 60 Fund accepts unrestricted gifts for new and ongoing initiatives in such areas as leadership development, standards, advocacy, and international relations. Donations help secure the future growth of ALCTS, its services and programs, and its members.

ALCTS Mentoring Program

The ALCTS Mentoring Program is launching in 2017 with the first cohort being formed in May.This program facilitates and encourages professional development of ALCTS members at any stage in their career and in any of the areas related to our work. The ALCTS Mentoring Program aims to develop strong leadership in areas of librarianship covered by ALCTS; support members in developing their professional skills; cultivate leadership and involvement in ALCTS; provide networking opportunities, and expand members’ professional learning circles. 

Midwinter Meeting, January 19–24, Atlanta, GA

Fri., Jan. 20: Symposium: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collectionssponsored by OCLC

Sat., Jan. 21: ALCTSfest, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions by EBSCO

Mon., Jan 23: ALCTS Forum: Creating the Future, Preserving the Past: Celebrate ALCTS at 60!sponsored by Sage Publishing 

ALCTS Exchange, May 9–18, Online

The ALCTS Exchange is a celebration of excellence at the intersections of libraries, collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, preservation, and technology. This fully online event will offer synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for learning and engagement. Everyone, including non-ALCTS members, are encouraged to register and bring their questions, experiences, and perspectives to the events.

Tues., May 9: New Roles, New Workflows

Thurs., May 11: Creative Problem Solving

Tues., May 16: Creating Connections with User Communities

Thurs., May 18: Building Skills to Prepare for the Future

ALCTS 60th Anniversary e-Forum, June 13–14, Online

As the official anniversary of ALCTS draws close, we’re excited to celebrate our wonderful organization with a discussion about all the ways ALCTS has positively impacted the careers and personal lives of its members. Members with ALCTS experience will weigh in on a variety of topics.

Annual Conference, June 22–27, Chicago, IL

Fri., Jun. 23: Preconferences

Sat., Jun. 24: Awards Ceremony & Reception

Mon., Jun. 26: ALCTS and LLAMA Presidents' Program: Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, speaker