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  1. Metadata Madness!!: An Unconference on Anything You Want to Learn

    ALCTS offered something new this year at ALA Annual: a day-long preconference unconference entitled “Metadata Madness!!: An Unconference on Anything You Want to Learn.” Marcive, Inc. sponsored the event, and Carolyn Hansen (University of Cincinnati) and A ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 08/18/2016 - 21:08 - ALCTS News

  2. Mentoring Demystified: Partners in Success

    “Mentoring Demystified: Partners in Success” was held on June 25, 2016 and discussed mentoring in library associations. The program had five speakers and concluded with audience feedback on their thoughts about the ALCTS mentoring program. Lee M. Richards ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 08/17/2016 - 21:05 - ALCTS News

  3. Creating a Culture of Innovation: A Syllabus: ALCTS President’s Program featuring Dr. Michael R. Nelson

    “That bill would not have happened without a group of radical librarians ….” Mike Nelson, lead Senate staffer for the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991. Mike Nelson credits a small group of vocal librarians for the provisions in the High-Performance ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 08/16/2016 - 20:50 - ALCTS News

  4. Don’t Just Roll the Dice: Simple Solutions for Circulating Game Collections Effectively

    This program was held on Sunday, June 26, 2016 and was co-sponsored by ALCTS and the ALA Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT). The three presenters from the University of North Texas (UNT) were Steven Guerrero (Media Circulation Manager), Jessica Phillip ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 08/15/2016 - 20:59 - ALCTS News

  5. Research, Writing, and Publishing Fair

    Designed to help researchers and writers, new and seasoned alike, in producing their next published work, the “Research, Writing, and Publishing Fair” featured six tables specializing in various aspects of the research, writing, and publishing process. Pu ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 08/14/2016 - 21:06 - ALCTS News

  6. First Experience at ALA Annual Conference 2016

    Colleagues and mentors have shared their experiences of attending ALA conferences with me throughout the years, usually capturing the broad range from excitement to stress. From the time my goal was to become a librarian, I knew I wanted to experience an ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 08/11/2016 - 20:58 - ALCTS News

  7. Librishers and Pubraries: Explore Library Publishing and University Presses within Libraries

    On Saturday, June 25, 2015 Rick Anderson (Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication, Marriott Library, University of Utah), Meredith Babb (Director, University Press of Florida), and Micah Vandegrift (Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Ro ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 08/10/2016 - 21:06 - ALCTS News

  8. Diverse and Inclusive Metadata: Developing Cultural Competencies in Descriptive Practices

    On Saturday June 25, 2016, the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group sponsored two speakers who discussed their libraries’ experiences creating culturally sensitive metadata. The first speaker was Hannah Buckland. Buckland is Director of Library Services at Leech ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 08/09/2016 - 20:59 - ALCTS News

  9. Let’s Play Family Feud: a Public Services/Technical Services Dialogue

    On Sunday, June 26, a group of 97 people gathered to begin a dialogue about how to improve communication between technical service departments and public service departments around the issue of continuing resources—especially electronic resources. This pr ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 08/08/2016 - 21:08 - ALCTS News

  10. Is the Big Deal a Good Deal? Methods and Approaches to Evaluating Bundled Content

    On Sunday, June 26, 2016, three Canadian librarians, Klara Maidenberg (University of Toronto), Pamela Jacobs (University of Guelph), and Stéphanie Gagnon (University of Montréal), shared their experiences in assessing bundled purchases of databases, e-boo ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 08/07/2016 - 21:00 - ALCTS News