Association for Library Collections and Technical Svcs

Erin McKean at ALCTS President’s Program in Chicago

CHICAGO — Erin McKean, founder of and the former editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  The President’s Program is at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 1,  during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago.

Steve Berry spokesperson for 2013 Preservation Week

CHICAGO — The Preservation Week adventure continues with New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry as National Spokesperson for Preservation Week for 2013 (April 21-27).  

Author of 10 novels, including seven Cotton Malone books, Berry’s latest work was published last spring, “The Columbus Affair” (Ballantine, May 2012), with new protagonist, Tom Sagan, a disgraced Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.  His newest novel, “The King’s Deception,” available May, 2013, heralds the return of popular bookseller, Cotton Malone.

Lead, publish and teach with ALCTS

CHICAGO  - Do you really know what opportunities there are to be involved in your association?  Have ever thought about publishing some of your ideas?  Wanted to know how you could be one of the webinar presenters?  Now is your chance to find out.

Pamela Thomas new ALCTS 'z687' editor

CHICAGO — Pamela J. Thomas, technical services librarian at Illinois Central College, is the new editor of   “z687: Creating the Future of Technical Services,” a series of digital publications from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).

November webinars from ALCTS

CHICAGO —RDA, holdings comparison and long-term storage are webinar topics coming to you in November from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  Registration is easy.  Just click the title of your choice and sign up.

Nov. 7

RDA in 10 Easy Steps with Thomas Brenndorfer

Regina Gong selected ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Regina Gong, manager of Library Technical Services and Technology, Lansing (Mich.) Community College, has been selected as the ALCTS sponsored Emerging Leader for 2012-2013.  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.

Puzzled by PDA? New ALCTS publication will help

CHICAGO — Many librarians feel that patron-driven acquisitions (PDA), involving patrons in selecting books for libraries, has sprung out of nowhere. This rapidly evolving practice of involving patrons in selecting books for the library has some librarians wondering where it came from, what it is, why it is growing in importance as a collection development strategy, whether it might be right for their own libraries and, most importantly, how to plan, implement, manage and evaluate a patron-driven acquisitions program.

Libraries and Online Learning: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium

CHICAGO — Libraries and learners have long been engaged in a successful partnership. Never has this partnership been more important or wide-ranging than in today's online environment.   “Libraries and Online Learning: A Powerful Partnership,”  a Midwinter Symposium from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), offers an unique opportunity to engage in an important discussion of the role of learning in our libraries.

October webinars from ALCTS

Chicago — Now is the time to register for the October webinars from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  Priced at $39 for ALCTS members and $49 for others, these webinars offer great value on timely topics.  Register now! 

Oct. 3 

Demand-Driven Acquisitions, Part Two with  Michael Levine-Clark, Barbara Kawecki, and Rebecca Seger

ALCTS publishes 'Planning and Constructing Book & Paper Conservation Laboratories'

CHICAGO— Book and paper conservation labs are vital for caring for aging library collections. Constructing or renovating a lab offers an exciting opportunity for developing or improving a conservation program. The opportunity may become a daunting task for even the most seasoned conservator, let alone an administrator who has a less direct understanding of how a conservation lab functions.


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