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ALCTS endorses acquisitions core competencies

CHICAGO —The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has endorsed the “Core Competencies for Acquisitions Professionals.” The Education Committee of the ALCTS Acquisitions Section (AS) was asked to define core competencies for professionals in the acquisitions field. The Committee was chaired by Dr.

New ALCTS monograph discusses issues in electronic resources management

CHICAGO — In terms of both overall spending and usage, library collections are now primarily electronic. The previously solitary electronic resources librarian has now been joined by other personnel in reorganized technical services departments and units who increasingly share more complex and diverse types of work related to managing electronic resources.

Thousands to visit libraries for guidance on preserving heirlooms, keepsakes

CHICAGO – Libraries of all types are preparing to celebrate Preservation Week, April 22 – 28, a time when libraries from across the country will provide information and expertise on how to preserve collectibles, recipes, photos, family documents, textiles, digital items and other valuable materials.

Bowen elected ALCTS President for 2019-2020

CHICAGO —Jennifer Bowen, associate dean for scholarly resource management at the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries, has been elected the 2019-2020 President of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).

Preservation project focuses on maintaining the cultural heritage of New Orleans

CHICAGO—On Friday, June 22 the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) will hold its third Preservation in Action (PiA) program at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, La.

Jumpstart Your Conference with Preconference Programs from ALCTS

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will host a virtual preconference and two in-person preconferences before the 2018 ALA Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, La.

ALCTS News is on the Move

CHICAGO—Today the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is launching the new ALCTS News website on WordPress, moving from the previous content management system Drupal. With this migration, ALCTS News hopes to make content easier to find and to allow readers to engage with the information they want and need.

Culinary Historian Michael W. Twitty to serve as 2018 Preservation Week® Honorary Chair

CHICAGO – Food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian and historical interpreter Michael W. Twitty will join the Association for Library Collections &Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, to pass on his knowledge of family history and cooking during Preservation Week, April 22 – 28, 2018, a time when librarians and library workers share their expertise about preserving family heirlooms and treasures. 

Nancy E. Kraft receives Banks Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO—Nancy E. Kraft is the recipient of the 2018 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. This award is given annually by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L.P., the award consists of $1,500 and a citation. Kraft’s consistent leadership, service, advocacy and dedication to preservation education embodies the qualities of the Banks Harris Award.