Association for Library Collections and Technical Svcs

ALCTS’ Piercy Award to Alison M. Armstrong

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) named Alison M. Armstrong, collection management librarian in the McConnell Library at Radford University, the winner of the 2018 Esther J. Piercy Award. This award will be presented on Saturday, June 23 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La.

Swanson Best of LRTS Award to Neville and Henry

CHICAGO—Tina M. Neville and Deborah B. Henry, librarians at Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida St. Petersburg have been awarded the 2018 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for the article, “Repositories at Master’s Institutions: A Census and Analysis”, published in Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS), volume 61, no. 3 (July 2017), pages 124-133.

Nuth and Blanchat book wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

CHICAGO—The recipients of the 2018 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award are Alana Nuth (publishing as Verminski) and Kelly Marie Blanchat for their volume, “Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management” (ALA Neal-Schuman, 2017).

ALCTS appoints ALA representatives to NARDAC

CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has appointed Kathy Glennan, head of Original and Special Collections Cataloging, University of Maryland Libraries, and Dominique Bourassa, catalog librarian, Yale University, as ALA representatives to the North American RDA Committee (NARDAC).

HARRASSOWITZ award to Lauren Corbett

CHICAGO—The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Lauren Corbett, Director, Resource Services at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library, to receive the 2018 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. The award will be presented on June 23 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La.

Ross Atkinson award given to Mary Case

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Mary Case, university librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as the 2018 recipient of the 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.

ALCTS kicks off second year of mentoring program

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is now accepting applications for the second cohort of the ALCTS Mentoring Program.  

ALCTS Speaker Uncovers Southern Food and Family

CHICAGO—Michael W. Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene (HarperCollins, 2017), is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program “Dining from a Haunted Plate” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La.

2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course Schedule Now Available

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course schedule. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, 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 2018.

Netanel Ganin named 2018 ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Netanel Ganin, librarian (cataloger) at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center, Packard Campus, has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2017-2018. 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 his year in the Emerging Leader Program, Netanel will serve a one-year term as intern to the ALCTS Board of Directors.