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The Road to Electronic Information Accessibility: How Do We Increase Student Success?
Tuesday, June 5 – Wednesday, June 6
At institutions where knowledge and ideas are shared, libraries should strive to make content accessible for all their users. Libraries need to be prepared and understand the requirements that are needed to meet the accessibility needs of patrons. This two-day virtual preconference will offer attendees a holistic view on how the many parts of an organization can work together to meet both the legal requirements and the students’ requirements for success. Perspectives, challenges, and recommendations will be shared to assist libraries in providing equal opportunities for all their users. | More
Preconferences in New Orleans
Kick off this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference with preconferences from ALCTS. Join your colleagues on Friday, June 22 for an array of exciting programming.
Hacking Acq: Tools and Apps for Better Acquisitions Workflows
Friday, June 22, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | event code: ALC2
Need a better way to manage searching and order input, analyze and report data, or streamline communication between acquisitions staff and other library departments? Join the ALCTS Acquisition Section Technology Committee in a hands-on look at tools for data analysis, project management, workflow hacks, and troubleshooting using Trello, MS Access, Excel, and some locally developed tools. Come for the demos, leave with a toolkit of applications to try at your library. More | Register
Speakers Include: Nackil Sung, Head of Acquisitions, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Victoria Ogle, Sr. Library Associate II, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Stacy Marien, Acquisitions Librarian, American University Library; Angela Rathmel, Head of Acquisitions & Resource Sharing, University of Kansas Libraries; Erika Johnson, Head of Acquisitions & Collection Management, University of San Francisco
Technical Services Assessment: Tools and Techniques that Demonstrate Value
Friday, June 22, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | event code: ALC1
This program will share technical services colleagues' insights on how to successfully collect, format, and present data and information in a way that allows us to both leverage this data to inform internal decisions as well as highlight key achievements and successes to those outside of the department to demonstrate value. The program will also include a hands-on session where participants will explore several types of easy, free plug and play data visualization software. More | Register
Speakers Include: Rebecca Mugridge, Dean, University Libraries, University at Albany; Karen Snow, Associate Professor & Director, Doctoral Program - SOIS, Dominican University; Liz Woolcot, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Merrill-Cazier Library; Andrea Payant, Cataloger/Data Management Metadata Specialist, Merrill-Cazier Library; Becky Skeen, Special Collections Cataloger, Merrill-Cazier Library; Jessica Schomberg, Library Services, Department Chair & Media Cataloger/Assessment Coordinator, Minnesota State University, Mankato
This ALCTS Preconference is sponsored by Elsevier.
Preservation in Action
Friday, June 22, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | event code: ALC3
Join Preservation in Action for an engaging, hands-on opportunity to help preserve local cultural heritage at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans! Participants will take part in day-long preservation project. No experience is required. This program is sold out. Please sign up for the waitlist via the 2018 ALA Annual registration page. | More
ALCTS President's Program
|Photo credit: Bret Hartman|
Join Michael W. Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene (HarperCollins 2017), as he discusses his journey to uncover the history of Southern food in his own family. This talk focuses on his search through the lens of extensive research at libraries and archives and plantations across the South and how he translated that journey into food through museum education and historic interpretation. In tracing his family roots through food from enslavement to emancipation, from West and Central Africa to the Old South, his work invites all Southerners of all backgrounds to a complicated, uncomfortable groaning table rich in heritage and tradition in which new conversations and connections emerge. | More