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ALCTS partners with Charleston Conference on data curation event

CHICAGO — An ALCTS preconference to the Charleston Conference focuses on “An Introduction to Library Research Data Management Services.” The preconference takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Registration is now open online. Registration fees are $159 for ALCTS members and $225 for non-members.

Search begins for ALCTS 2016 Professional Recognition Awards nominations

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in the fields of cataloging and classification and acquisitions and for outstanding promise. 
 

ALCTS 2016 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 20.
 

ALCTS offers webinar on RDA copy cataloging and more

CHICAGO —Join ALCTS on Wednesday, Sept. 9 for “RDA for Copy Catalogers: The Basics,” a webinar presented by Vicki Sipe at 1 p.m. Central time.

Sipe elected ALCTS President for 2016-2017

CHICAGO —Vicki Sipe, catalog librarian, Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has been elected the 2016-2017 President of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).

She previously held positions at the National Cancer Institute-Frederick and Costabile Associates. Sipe holds an M.L.S. degree from University of Maryland, and a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota. 

VMM15: Your historic opportunity to vote on a VMM resolution

CHICAGO — Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM).

Nation’s libraries to provide guidance on how to preserve priceless heirlooms, collectibles

CHICAGO – With spring cleaning in full swing, thousands will ponder how to preserve new-found treasures.  From April 26 – May 2, many will turn to their local library to celebrate Preservation Week®, a time when libraries across the country will provide information and expertise on how to preserve collectibles, dolls, textiles, digital photos, family records and other valuable materials.

The US ISSN Center and ProQuest receive ALCTS Collaboration Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has chosen The US ISSN Center and ProQuest Metadata Integration & Cataloging Section as the recipients of the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation for 2015.

'Deep reading in the digital age' topic of ALCTS President’s Program in San Francisco

CHICAGO — Dr. Maryanne Wolf, John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and director, Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. 

In this presentation, Dr. Wolf will explore three themes:

Demystify your video cataloging with an ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides.” This all-day preconference — 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. — will provide an overview of cataloging video recordings using Resource Description and Access (RDA), MARC21 and the newly issued Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) best practices cataloging guides for DVD/Blu-ray discs and streaming media.

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