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Owens book wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

Chicago—The recipient for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award is Dr. Trevor Owens for his book The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation.

Collaboration Across Borders receives ALCTS Collaboration Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Collaboration Across Borders: Opening Access to Holdings of the National Library of Cuba as the recipient of the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation for 2019.

Professional genealogist and author Kenyatta D. Berry to serve as Preservation Week® Honorary Chair

CHICAGO—Professional genealogist, entrepreneur and attorney Kenyatta D. Berry will join the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), to share her more than 20 years of experience in genealogical research and writing during Preservation Week, April 21 – 27, 2019. A frequent lecturer, writer and television personality, Berry focuses on African American genealogy, slave ancestral research and DNA. 

ALCTS Statement Against Harassment, Racism and Discrimination

CHICAGO—In light of reports of incidents of harassing, discriminatory and racist behavior that occurred at the 2019 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Board offers its support to the individuals who were the targets of such behavior and affirms the statement from the ALA Executive Board in its denunciation of such behavior, as well as its call to uphold ALA’s

ALCTS Statement Against Harassment, Racism and Discrimination

CHICAGO—In light of reports of incidents of harassing, discriminatory and racist behavior that occurred at the 2019 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, the

John Price Wilkin wins 2019 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — John Price Wilkin, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the 2019 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Wilkin will receive a cash award and citation during an ALCTS event at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

ALCTS appoints Stephen Hearn as ALA representative to NARDAC

CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has appointed Stephen Hearn, Metadata Strategist at the University of Minnesota Libraries, as ALA representative to the North American RDA Committee (NARDAC).

Abigail Sparling named 2019 ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Abigail Sparling, Serials Metadata Librarian at the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL), has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2018-2019. Each year, 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. After her year in the Emerging Leader Program, Sparling will serve a one-year term as intern to the ALCTS Board of Directors.

ALCTS surveys digital preservation in libraries

CHICAGO — In today’s information landscape, there are fewer topics that more urgently demand expansive discourse than digital preservation, which touches on everything from technology to copyright.

2019 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course Schedule Now Available

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course schedule. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions, and preservation, the Fundamentals Web Courses are presented as a series of related online courses that cover the basics of library technical services skill areas and are held multiple times throughout 2019.