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Assessment strategies in technical services

CHICAGO — Are you spending money wisely? If you’re a technical services manager at an academic library, an administrator, or a dean, you’re tasked with proving it. Incorporate assessment and analysis work into your library’s existing workflow with the guidance of “Assessment Strategies in Technical Services,” published by ALA Editions, a new collection from the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) edited by Kimberley A.

ALCTS Presidential Citations awarded to Miranda Bennett and Julie Mosbo

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that ALCTS members Miranda Bennett, associate dean for Collections at University of South Carolina Libraries, and Julie Mosbo, interim director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, director of Preservation, and William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian at Texas A&M University Libraries, have been awarded ALCTS Presidential Citations for 2019. 

Cronin elected ALCTS President for 2020-2021

CHICAGO—Christopher Cronin, associate university librarian for Collections at Columbia University, has been elected the 2020-2021 president of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). He will serve as president-elect for one year before becoming ALCTS President on July 1, 2020.

ALCTS honors Janet Morrow and Mary Page

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that ALCTS members Janet Morrow, head of Resource and Discovery Services at Northeastern University, and Mary Page, dean of University Libraries at West Chester University, have been awarded ALCTS Honors for 2019. 

“Janet and Mary have given their time, expertise, and dedication to ALCTS for many years,” said ALCTS President Kristin E. Martin. “The ALCTS Board is delighted to have this opportunity to recognize them for their service and commitment to ALCTS.” 

ALCTS preconference explores networking as a tool for disaster response and recovery

Join the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) on Friday, June 21 at 8 am for the all-day preconference Better Networking for Disasters: Improving Participation and Coordination for Disaster Response and Recovery of Cultural Heritage. This preconference will focus on improving coordination, networking and engagement of librarians in regional and national disaster response and recovery.

ALCTS preconference focuses on managing change in libraries

CHICAGO—Join the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) on Friday, June 21 at 8 am for the all-day preconference Change Management in Libraries and Technical Services. Whether you’re an administrator, middle manager, leader of change or involved in change at the ground level, this preconference offers something for you!

ALCTS President's Program features Dr. Marcia Chatelain

CHICAGO—Join the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) on Monday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. for its President’s Program featuring Dr. Marcia Chatelain. Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University, Dr.

Maria Savova receives ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation

CHICAGO—The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation. Maria Savova, Director of Collections and Technical Services at The Claremont Colleges Library, is recognized for her leadership in developing and promoting a faceted acquisitions budget structure optimized for the always evolving electronic resources environment.

Ed Jones Recipient of Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Dr. Ed Jones, the recipient of the 2019 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest and is given for distinguished contributions to serials librarianship.

First Step Award to Ilda M. Cardenas

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Ilda M. Cardenas, electronic resources and acquisitions librarian at the Mississippi State University Libraries, as the recipient of the 2019 First Step Award—a Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (CRS).