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Perspectives on preservation, from Antiquity to the Digital Age

CHICAGO — Drawing on a multitude of historical texts, Michèle Valerie Cloonan’s “Preserving our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is a sweeping yet accessible volume providing a broad understanding of preservation for librarians, archivists and museum specialists and related LIS and continuing education classes. Cloonan offers readers an overview of longevity, reversibility, enduring value and authenticity of information preservation.

Rightsizing the academic library collection

CHICAGO — Is your institution’s library bursting at the seams with books that have not been touched for decades, microfilm that nobody uses and print journals that have been superseded by electronic access? Have you wondered how best to identify what physical material to retain and what to withdraw to maintain an inviting collection of relevant material for your users? Then it’s time to rightsize!

ALA announces new Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) executive director

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is welcoming Keri Cascio as the new executive director designate for one of its divisions, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).

Hannah Buckland named 2015 ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Hannah Buckland, director of library services at Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake, Minnesota, has been selected as the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) sponsored Emerging Leader for 2014-2015.  The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, ALCTS, sponsors one Emerging Leader who has chosen collections and technical services as a career and is a member of ALCTS

ALCTS presents its Midwinter Symposium on evolving strategies for collections

CHICAGO — 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 ALCTS President’s Program Committee and organized by Michael Levine-Clark.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

ALCTS Midwinter Forum Talks Library Publishing

CHICAGO Library publishing is the featured presentation at the Midwinter Forum of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) at the upcoming ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.    

The ALCTS Forum focuses on “Libraries as Publishers: Next Steps in Self-Publishing?”  The Forum takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 2.   Location will be available at a later date.  Look to the “News You Can Use” schedule for this and other important sessions.

ALCTS presents its Midwinter Symposium on evolving strategies for collections

CHICAGO — 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 ALCTS President’s Program Committee and organized by Michael Levine-Clark.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ALCTS offers new cataloging Web course

CHICAGO - A new "Fundamentals" Web course is coming from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  "Fundamentals of Cataloging" is a six-week online course that is a basic primer for library cataloging concepts and practices. The course was written and developed by Vicki Sipe, Catalog Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. It covers: ...

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ALCTS 2015 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

CHICAGO Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The deadline for nominations is Nov. 19.

Dec. 1 deadline for ALCTS 2015 Publication Awards nominations

CHICAGO  Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library collections and technical services.  

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