Reveal your metadata with an ALCTS preconference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/14/2017


Keri Cascio

Executive Director

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 23, at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Cataloging and Metadata for the Web: Meeting the User Where They Are.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) will address the skills required to increase libraries’ presence on the open web. Register through the 2017 ALA Annual Conference website. The price to register is: $219 for ALCTS members; $269 ALA for members; $319 for non-members. Event Code: ALC3.

This informative preconference discusses ways in which one can expose library services and content on the open web, meeting library users where they are. A panel of librarians will share their first-hand experiences implementing the concepts and ideas discussed in the Library Technology Report “Improving Web Visibility: Into the Hands of Readers.” This event is intended for professional and paraprofessional cataloging and metadata staff at academic, public and specialty libraries.

This preconference is presented by:

  • Ted Fons, principle consultant, Third Chapter Partners
  • Kenning Arlitsch, dean of the library, Montana State University
  • Sharon Day, director, Branch Services & Collections, Edmonton Public Library
  • Susan Allen, director of technology services, Worthington Libraries
  • Erica Findley, cataloging/metadata librarian, Multnomah County Library
  • Jim Hahn, orientation services & environments librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Qiang Jin, authority control team leader, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For questions, contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034.

See the ALCTS conference website for information about other ALCTS events, including a preconference on building digital collections at small institutions, as well as an interactive preservation event.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.