ALCTS 60th Anniversary e-Forum

Tuesday, 6/13/2017 - Wednesday, 6/14/2017
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Central)
  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Pacific)

Happy 60th Birthday, ALCTS! As our official anniversary draws close, we’re excited to celebrate our wonderful organization with a discussion about all the ways ALCTS has positively impacted our careers and our personal lives. People with ALCTS experience will weigh in on these and other topics:

  • What were some good surprises or unexpected benefits you have had from being an ALCTS member?
  • How have you seen ALCTS change during your membership?
  • What makes you confident that ALCTS is not only willing to be supportive to its current members but ready to evolve to meet the needs of future members?
  • For potential ALCTS members, what information would be helpful to you in evaluating whether to become a member?

Learning Outcomes

Whether you’re new to this association or you’re a veteran in your library organization, this discussion will give you a chance to reflect on the lifelong value of professional involvement.

Who Should Attend

Any past, present, or prospective ALCTS members are encouraged to share their experiences and ask questions. But librarians interested in any kind of professional involvement will probably find this discussion enriching.


Erica Findley is a passionate library supporter and is influential in the broader library advocacy ecosystem. Ms. Findley is the Cataloging/Metadata Librarian at Multnomah County Library (OR) and is a 2008 MLS graduate from Emporia State University. She is an active member of the American Library Association where she is an at-large member of their governing Council. She was a 2012 ALA Emerging Leader and was recently appointed to the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee. Ms. Findley is a co-convener of the ALA Think Tank and tweets @efindley.

Autumn Faulkner (MLIS 2011) is co-chair of the ALCTS Membership Committee for 2016-2018 and a cataloging manager at Michigan State University Libraries. She also serves on the executive board for OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) and teaches an overview course on BIBFRAME for Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS). She believes strongly in the value of continuing education and professional communities for librarians of all stripes. 




How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Find instructions for subscribing online.

Once you have registered for one e-Forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for unsubscribing.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection with email address. You can manage your subscription to this list following the online instructions.




For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or