Announcements

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

Building Your Web and Making it Grow: Virtual ALCTS 101

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