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ALCTS' Piercy Award to Patrick Carr

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named Patrick Carr, assistant director for acquisitions & collection management, Joyner Library at the East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., the winner of the 2014 Esther J. Piercy Award.  The award will be presented on Saturday, June 28, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Exciting preconferences from ALCTS during Annual Conference in Las Vegas

CHICAGO — Exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  From Fundamentals of Collection Assessment to Streaming Media, there is a preconference that meets your need.  Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 26, and Friday, June 27, for these events.  Register through the 2014 ALA Annual Conference website.   

ALCTS President Genevieve Owens appointed director, Williamsburg Regional Library

CHICAGO The Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library Board of Trustees has named Genevieve S. Owens library director, effective March 1, 2014.  She is the current president of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). 

FY2013 Preservation Statistics Survey now open

CHICAGO —The FY2013 Preservation Statistics Survey, a project to document and analyze the preservation activities of cultural heritage institutions in the United States, is now available. Any U.S. library conducting preservation activities may complete this survey, which will be open through April 2014.

James Reilly receives Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO James M. Reilly, director of the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), is the recipient of the 2014 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award, given annually by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS).  The award sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L.P.

HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award to Jenica P. Rogers

CHICAGO —The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Jenica P. Rogers, director of libraries, State University of New York Potsdam, to receive the 2014 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award.  The award will be presented on Saturday, June 28, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

First Step Award to Chris Bulock

CHICAGO —The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Chris Bulock, electronic resources librarian at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, as the recipient of the 2014 First Step Award — A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section.  The award will be presented on Saturday, June 28, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

2014 Cunha/Swartzburg Award to Thomas F.R. Clareson

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services’ (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section for the Hollinger Metal Edge-sponsored George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award has selected Thomas F. R. Clareson as the 2014 recipient. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 28, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Lu and Chambers article wins Swanson Best of LRTS Award

CHICAGO — Wen-Ying Lu, cataloging librarian, Access Services, San Mateo County Library (formerly of the University of Colorado, Boulder), and Mary Beth Chambers, director of catalog & metadata services, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, have been awarded the 2014 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for their article, "PDA Consortium Style: The CU MyiLibrary Cataloging Experience," published in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), volume 57, number 3, July 2013, pages 164-178.

ALCTS webinar focuses on public libraries and MOOCs

CHICAGO ALCTS is offering "MOOCs and the Public Library: An Opportunity," a webinar on Feb. 26.  Presenter, Dorothy Pawlowski will discuss opportunities for public libraries to promote lifelong learning by becoming meet-up destinations for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This webinar is based on the experience of the Ridgefield (Conn.) Library, which hosted a 10-week literature-based MOOC.

Dorothy Pawlowski is adult services librarian at the Ridgefield Library. Her article “MOOCing at the Public Library” appeared in the December 2013 issue of Library Journal.

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