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Sign up for the ALCTS 'Library Preservation Today!' virtual preconference

CHICAGO The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to offer Library Preservation Today!, a virtual preconference presented by instructors from our popular "Fundamentals of Preservation" Web course. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

Still time to plan to celebrate Preservation Week

CHICAGO — Preservation Week, a presentation of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will be held April 27–May 3, 2014. Two free webinars will offered during that week: on April 29 affordable ways to preserve family keepsakes will be highlighted and on May 1, the session will cover the best ways to preserve scrapbooks. The webinars will each begin at 1 p.m. CDT and will last about one hour. Registration is required. Learn more at ALCTS Events.

ALCTS seeks ALCTS News editor

CHICAGO The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites applications and nominations for the position of editor of the ALCTS News, the association’s official news source.  ALCTS News is a digital news website.  The editor will be appointed for a renewable three-year term, beginning July 1, 2014, just after the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

New GiveALA Opportunities from ALCTS

CHICAGO – New GiveALA donations opportunities are now available for the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  These new opportunities offer donors three distinct categories of giving:  new and ongoing initiatives, Preservation Week and supporting the good work of ALCTS.  Donations may be at any level.  To donate to any of the three funds, visit  GiveALA by clicking the GiveALA link in the upper right hand corner of the ALCTS or ALA webpage, login, and select "Divisions."

The new giving categories from ALCTS are:

ALCTS virtual preconferences coming in June

CHICAGO Two virtual preconferences coming in June bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) offers two virtual preconferences that are sure to guarantee a great experience.  Registration is open for each, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

Library Preservation Today!
An ALCTS virtual preconference

Les Hawkins recipient of Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Les Hawkins on receiving the 2014 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award, consisting of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest through its Serials Solutions business unit, is given for distinguished contributions to serials librarianship.

El-Sherbini book wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award recipient for 2014 is Magda El-Sherbini for her book "RDA: Strategies for Implementation," Chicago: ALA Editions, 2013.

Marie Kennedy receives the Ingram Coutts Innovation Award

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) has chosen Marie Kennedy, serials and electronic resources librarian at Loyola Marymount University William H. Hannon Library as the 2014 recipient of the Ingram Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management.  The Ingram Coutts Award recognizes significant and innovative contributions to electronic collections management and development practice.

Olivia Madison named ALCTS' Ross Atkinson Award recipient

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) names Olivia Madison, dean of libraries at Iowa State University, the 2014 recipient of its Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary service to ALCTS and the library community at large serves as a model for those in the field.  The award, generously sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented on June 28

Sara Shatford Layne selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Sara Shatford Layne is the recipient of the 2014 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management  Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, June 28, 2014.

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