Announcements

ALCTS Exchange Registration Open

November 18, 2016

In May 2017, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will hold its first-ever fully online event, called the

ALCTS Announces 2017 Emerging Leader: Anastasia Chiu

November 4, 2016

Anastasia Chiu, resident librarian at the Samuel L. Paley Library at Temple University, has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2016-2017.

OLAC Seeks Column Editor

October 26, 2016

OLAC is looking for a News and Announcements Column Editor for the OLAC Newsletter. Content appropriate for this column

ALCTS Announces 2017 Midwinter Symposium Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections

October 26, 2016

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are important concepts for libraries and librarians as the nation’s population becomes more diverse, inclusiveness more essential, and access to information critica

ALCTS Calls for Proposals for Digital Scholarship Program at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference

October 14, 2016

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) seeks panelists for a program to be held at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

LRTS October 2016 Issue Now Available

October 10, 2016

Check out the latest issue of Library Resources & Technical Services.

ALCTS Calls for Proposals for 2017 Virtual Forum: ALCTS Exchange

October 10, 2016

The ALCTS Exchange is now accepting proposals for its 2017 virtual forum.

ALCTS Calls for Nominations for 2017 Awards

September 21, 2016

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 ALCTS awards. Nominations for the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award are due November 18, 2016; all other nominations are due December 1, 2016.

ALCTS Members Running for ALA Council in 2017

September 9, 2016

ALA has released its list of candidates for the upcoming 2017 election.

ALCTS Announces New Slogan

August 5, 2016

On Saturday, June 25, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announced the winner of the ALCTS Slogan Contest at the 2016 ALCTS Membership Meeting and Awards Cerem

ALCTS Publishes Monograph: Linked Data for Cultural Heritage

August 3, 2016

With its roots in computer science, linked data is unfamiliar territory for many library catalogers.

ALCTS Invites Program Proposals for 2017

July 8, 2016

The ALCTS Program Committee invites program, forum, and pre-conference proposals for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 22-27.

ALCTS Interest Group Seeks Input on Cataloging Competencies

July 8, 2016

At the meeting of the ALCTS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the Cataloging Competencies Task Force presented a dra

NEH Accepting Applications for Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Program

May 16, 2016

The Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for the Humanities will be accepting applications for grants in its Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Launches the Arabic Bibliographic Standards Website

May 6, 2016

On May 3, 2016, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina announced that it had launched the Arabic Bibliographic Standards (ABS) website.

2016 ALCTS Election Results

May 1, 2016
The results of the 2016 ALA and ALCTS elections are in; all appointments are three-year terms (2016-2019).

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Brad Meltzer to Sign Latest Book at Preservation Week Booth

April 28, 2016

New York Times best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer will sign copies of his latest book at the Preservation Week booth at 1 p.m.

Update on Illegal aliens LCSH changes

April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

Brad Meltzer to Chair Preservation Week Again

April 19, 2016

Best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer will join thousands of library preservation expert

New ALCTS Monograph Spotlights Collaborative Stewardship of Collections

April 19, 2016

Libraries and the organizations that provide services to them are devoting more attention to system-wide organization of collections—whether the "system" is a consortium, a region or a country.

Task Force for the Review of the FRBR-Library Reference Model Report Available

April 15, 2016

As reported earlier, the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access recently appointed a Task Force for the Review of the FRBR-Lib

CC:DA Charges Task Force for the Review of the FRBR-Library Reference Model

March 11, 2016

The Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) has charged a task force with preparing a review of the draft

ALCTS Announces Virtual Preconference on Metadata Automation

March 8, 2016

ALCTS will host a virtual preconference June 7-8, 2016 that will bring the conference experience to you.  We Can Do It, You Can Too!

Library of Congress Announces IFLA Preconference August 10-11, 2016

February 23, 2016

The Library of Congress will offer the IFLA preconference “Up Up and Away: High density storage for library materials” at the Library, August 10-11, 2016.  Click

ALCTS Approves Slate of Candidates for 2016 Election

February 19, 2016

At the 2016 Midwinter Meeting, the ALCTS Board of Directors approved the slate of candidates for the 2016 elections:

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Vice-President/President-Elect (2016-2019)

ALCTS Members Running for ALA Council in 2016

February 19, 2016

ALA has released its list of candidates for the upcoming 2016 election. The 2016 elections will open on March 15 and close on April 22. Results will be announced on April 29, 2016.

ALCTS Appoints 60th Anniversary Groups

February 12, 2016

During the 2016 Midwinter Meeting the ALCTS Board approved plans to appoint two groups to prepare for ALCTS’ 60th Anniversary in 2017. The groups’ charges and members are:

ALCTS Launches “Why ALCTS?” Video Testimonials

February 12, 2016

During the 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston, MA, ALCTS launched a new tradition during its ALCTSFest celebration on January 9, 2016.

Congratulations to ALCTS Midwinter 2016 Contest Winners

February 12, 2016

The ALCTS New Members Interest Group held several drawings during their 2016 Midwinter Meeting. These were the lucky winners:

Editorial Assistants Appointed to ALCTS News Editorial Team

February 3, 2016

Three ALCTS members have accepted appointments as editorial assistants to develop new content for ALCTS News.

PARS Announces FY2015 Preservation Statistics Survey

January 20, 2016

PARS encourages libraries and archives to complete the FY2015 Preservation Statistics Survey:

Library of Congress Announces New CIP Data Block

October 13, 2015

The Library of Congress is pleased to announce that a new version of the CIP Data Block, the cataloging information printed by publishers at the front of the book, has been implemented by the Catal

ALCTS News in Search of an Editorial Assistant

October 9, 2015

ALCTS News is looking for an editorial assistant.  It’s a great opportunity for someone to gain editorial experience and learn more about

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for 2016 Elections

September 18, 2015

Dear ALCTS Members,


The 2015/2016 ALCTS Nominating Committee is charged with developing the slate of candidates for the spring 2016 election.

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for 2016 Ross Atkinson Award

September 18, 2015

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for 2016 Professional Recognition Awards

September 18, 2015

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement.

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for 2016 Publications Awards

September 18, 2015

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication.

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for 2016 Innovation and Collaboration Awards

September 18, 2015

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration.

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for 2016 Preservation Awards

September 18, 2015

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards.

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for 2016 Continuing Resources Awards

September 18, 2015

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuin

LRTS v.59:2 Now Available

May 16, 2015

Volume 59, Number 2 (2015) of Library Resources & Technical Services is now available at http://journals.ala.org/lrts/issue/view/5

2015 ALCTS Election Results

May 11, 2015

The results of the 2015 ALA and ALCTS elections are in; all appointments are three-year terms (2015-2018).

CIP Data Block to be revised summer 2015

April 21, 2015

The Library of Congress is pleased to announce that a new version of the Cataloging-in-Publication (CIP) Data Block, the cataloging information printed by publishers at the front of the book, will

Free Preservation Week Webinars

April 8, 2015

Join us in celebrating Preservation Week by attending this free webinar series!

Preservation Education Directory, 10th Edition

April 2, 2015

The Preservation & Reformatting Section (PARS) Program, Planning, & Publications Committee is pleased to announce the release of the 10th edition of the Preservation Education Directory

OLAC Publishes Two New Cataloging Guides

March 2, 2015

The Online Audiovisual Catalogers Cataloging and Policy Committee (OLAC CAPC) has published two new Best Practice Guides: Best Practices for Streaming Media Using RDA and MARC21 and Be

Former ALCTS President Ruth Carter Passes Away

March 2, 2015

It is with much sadness that we share this news. Longtime ALCTS member and former President Ruth Carter passed away on January 14, 2015.

Brad Meltzer to Chair 2015 Preservation Week

March 2, 2015

New York Times best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer will serve as the 2015 Honorary Chair of Preserva

Patron Driven Acquisitions Pilot at Chicago Public Library

February 20, 2015

The ALCTS publication Z687: Creating the Future of Technical Services has a new digital article posted, “The P-D-A of It: Chicago Public Library's Patron-Driven Acquisitions Pilot,” which

ALCTS Member Brian Schottlaender Wins the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

February 19, 2015

Brian Schottlaender, Audrey Geisel university librarian at the University of California-San Diego, has been named the 2015 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award.

LRTS v.59:1 Now Available

February 19, 2015

Volume 59, Number 1 / 2015 of Library Resources & Technical Services is now available on the alcts.metapress.com website at

ALCTS Seeks Monographs Editor

February 19, 2015

ALCTS is seeking an editor for its Monographs collection of publications. This three year appointment comes with a stipend to support travel to ALA Midwinter and Annual Conference.

ALCTS Announces Slate of Candidates for the 2015 Election

February 19, 2015

At the 2015 Midwinter Meeting, the ALCTS Board of Directors approved the slate of candidates for the 2015 elections:

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ALCTS 101 Webinar Scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015

February 18, 2015

Have you ever wondered what ALCTS could do for you?

ALCTS Coffee & Chat at Midwinter 2015!

January 13, 2015

Do you work in collection management, preservation, continuing resources, acquisitions, cataloging, or metadata?

ALCTS Midwinter Games - Trivia Contest Starts January 14!

January 12, 2015

ALA Midwinter 2015 is just around the corner, so get in the spirit and test your ALCTS knowledge with the ALCTS Trivia Contest!

ALCTSFest is the New Name for ALCTS Member Reception

December 12, 2014

If you were looking for the ALCTS Member Reception in the ALA Midwinter Meeting schedule, be sure to look for it under its new name: ALCTSFest, A Mid-Conference Gathering!

ALCTS E-Forum on Analytics for Electronic Resources

December 4, 2014

An electronic forum on Analytics for Electronic Resources will take place on December 9 and 10, 2014. It’s free and open to everyone.

ALCTS Announces Midwinter Symposium on Collection Development Strategies

December 4, 2014

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) presents “Collection Development Strategies in an Evolving Marketplace: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium,” a presentation of the A

ALA Announces New Executive Director, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)

December 4, 2014

Please join me in welcoming Keri Cascio as the new Executive Director designate of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Associa

ALCTS Members Running for ALA Council in 2015

November 21, 2014

ALA has released its list of candidates for the upcoming 2015 election.

ALCTS Launches ALCTSCentral e-Mail Discussion List

November 21, 2014

Dear colleagues in acquisitions, collection development and management, preservation, cataloging/metadata, and continuing resources/serials,

ALCTS Member Julia Blixrud Passes Away

November 6, 2014

Julia Claire Blixrud, assistant executive director for scholarly communication at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and a champion for open access to information, died on October 29, 2014

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for 2015 Innovation and Collaboration Awards

October 1, 2014

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration.

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for 2015 Continuing Resources Awards

September 30, 2014

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for 2015 Professional Recognition Awards

September 29, 2014

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement.

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for 2015 Preservation Awards

September 26, 2014

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards.

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for Two Publications Awards

September 15, 2014

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for 2015 Publications Awards

ALCTS Seeks Nominations for the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award

September 12, 2014

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The deadline for nomina

ALCTS Member Judith Hopkins Passes Away

September 3, 2014

It is with great regret that we share this sad news. Longtime ALCTS member Judith Hopkins passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014, after a year-long illness.

ALCTS Member Lois Chan Passes Away

September 3, 2014

It is with great regret that we share this sad news. Longtime ALCTS member Lois Chan passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Lois earned a Ph.D.

ALCTS Member Robert Wolven Wins Melvil Dewey Medal

August 29, 2014

Sponsored by OCLC and administered by the American Library Association, the 2014 Melvil Dewey Medal was awarded to Robert Wolven, Associate University Librarian fo

ALCTS Member Robert Maxwell Wins ABC-CLIO Award

August 29, 2014

Sponsored by ABC-CLIO and administered by the American Library Association, the 2014 ABC-CLIO Award for the Best Book in Library Literature was awarded to Robert Maxwell for Ma

LRTS v.58:3 Now Available

August 18, 2014

Volume 58, Number 3 (2014) of Library Resources & Technical Services is now available

2014 ALCTS Emerging Leaders Complete Project

August 18, 2014

Every year ALCTS sponsors a team of librarians who will participate in the Emerging Leaders program. Each team completes a project. This is the 2014 ALCTS Emerging Leaders team project:

ALCTS Member Sai Deng Wins Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund Award

August 18, 2014

Sponsored by the American Library Association’s International Relations Committee, the Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund is intended to support ALA members who are attending their first

Five ALCTS Members Selected for the 2014 ALA Leadership Institute

August 15, 2014

Five ALCTS members were selected to participate in the 2014 American Library Association Leadership Institute.

Winners of the Annual Conference Photo Scavenger Hunt

July 11, 2014

Several ALCTS members participated in the Photo Scavenger Hunt while enjoying the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Recommended Format Specifications announced

June 24, 2014

The Library of Congress announces the availability of its Recommended Format Specifications, a document describing the hierarchies of the physical and technical characteristics of

Library Preservation Today! an ALCTS Virtual Preconference

June 16, 2014

Three parts, three days: Monday, June 16-Wednesday, June 18

Attending Annual? Join the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt!

June 16, 2014

Running from Friday night through Monday of Annual (Friday, June 27 – Monday, June 30) you can score points by snapping photos of all the great people, places, and things going on around you.

Deadline approaching for ALCTS microgrants

May 28, 2014

The ALCTS microgrant application deadline is June 2, less than a week away. All ALCTS members in good standing are eligible to submit a proposal.

Feedback Solicited for PIE-J

May 27, 2014

PIE-J: The Presentation & Identification of E-Journals, a NISO (National Information Standards Organization) Recommended Practice, was published just over a year ago, having be

New E-Forum Coordinator Needed

May 27, 2014

Please respond by Friday, June 6

Discover a New Book - by Location

May 27, 2014

Placing Literature (www.placingliterature.com) provides a method for location-based author discovery.

ALCTS Election Results

May 27, 2014

The results of the ALA and ALCTS election for our 2015-2016 leaders are in.

New ALCTS Donation Opportunities

April 2, 2014

New GiveALA donations opportunities are now available for ALCTS.

Longtime ALCTS Member, Birdie MacLennan, Passes away

March 17, 2014

It is with great regret that we share this sad news. University of Vermont librarian Birdie MacLennan passed away on March 10, 2014, after a brief illness.

LRTS Request for Grant Proposals

March 16, 2014

Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) announces the availability of grants of up to $1,000 (funded by an ALCTS grant) to assist authors with preparing literature reviews.

Now Available - Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness

March 7, 2014

The Chronicles in Preservation project, a collaborative effort led by the Educopia Institute, the MetaArchive Cooperative, the Chronopolis program, the University of North Texas, and Virginia Tech

LRTS Begins Transition to E-only Format

March 1, 2014

There are two exciting developments related to Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), ALCTS’ flagship journal, that will take place in the coming year.

ALCTS Midwinter Games Winners

February 14, 2014

Several ALCTS members participated in the Midwinter Games Trivia Contest while enjoying the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

The winners are...

Good Times at ALA Midwinter Meeting

January 30, 2014

Several ALCTS members participated in the ALCTS Midwinter Games! which included a Photo Scavenger Hunt.

ALCTS Midwinter Games!

January 21, 2014

ALA Midwinter 2014 is just around the corner, so get in the spirit and test your ALCTS knowledge with the ALCTS Trivia Contest!

What Is a Continuing Resource?

January 21, 2014

Learn the facts in a new video from the CRS Education, Research, and Publications Coordinating Committee. Watch it on YouTube.

Three New Publications from ALCTS

December 20, 2013

This fall, ALCTS released three new publications.

LLAMA Mentoring Program Recruiting Volunteers

December 20, 2013

The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) Mentoring Committee has begun recruiting mentors and mentees for the year July 2014 through June 2015.

Katy DiVittorio Named ALCTS Emerging Leader for 2014

December 20, 2013

Katy DiVittorio, serials acquisitions specialist at Auraria Library, Denver, Colo., has been selected as the ALCTS sponsored Emerging Leader for 2013–2014.

Comments Invited for Proposed Revision to Accreditation Standards

December 20, 2013

The ALA Committee on Accreditation (COA) has issued a call for comment through October 3, 2014, on the

Preservation, Trust, and Continuing Access for e-Journals

November 19, 2013

"Preservation, Trust, and Continuing Access for e-Journals" is the latest in the Digital Preservation Coalition’s (DPC) series of Technology Watch Reports released on October 30, 2013.

How My Library Was Energized by ALCTS Publications!

November 19, 2013

Has an article that appeared in Library Resources & Technical Services or in an ALCTS publication, such as The Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges, help

Preservation Activities Survey Released

November 19, 2013

"A Survey of Preservation Activities in Cultural Heritage Institutions: FY2012" is a pilot survey coordinated by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (

Fundamentals Web Courses Return for 2013–14 Academic Year

September 16, 2013

Registration is now open for the 2013–14 sessions of the popular “fundamentals” web courses, including the newly redesigned and updated Fundamentals of Acquisitions.

This Fall’s ALCTS Webinar Offerings

September 16, 2013

In addition to the MOOC webinar series, a number of other webinars are scheduled this fall.

ALCTS Webinar Series: Libraries and MOOCs

September 16, 2013

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country, and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully.

ALCTS Board Endorses Digitization Capture Recommendations

September 13, 2013

At ALA Annual Conference in Chicago this past June, the ALCTS Board of Directors endorsed “Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations.” A Task Force of the Preservation and Reformatting Section (

ALCTS Annual Report 2012–13

September 13, 2013

Through education, discussion, publishing, and collaboration, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) leads in developing standards and best practices for selecting

New Name and Charge for the Advocacy Coordinating Group

September 11, 2013

At the ALA 2013 Annual Conference, the ALCTS Board of Directors approved a new charge for the ALCTS Advocacy Coordinating Group and asked the group to recommend a new name that reflects its expande