February 2005

Vol. 16, No. 1 / February 2005   Miriam Palm, Editor
Letters from ALCTS 
From the Editor
We are always looking for ways to improve service to our members, a concept I am sure all of you are familiar with in your own work settings.  MORE

From the President
I don’t know about you, but I’m thanking my lucky stars that we weren’t in Boston a week later than we were! I have visions of more than 12,000 librarians and vendors living in the shopping mall for weeks because of snow. MORE

From the Office
Charles Wilt, ALCTS Executive Director, takes a look at the ALA 2010 Plan. (Part 1 of 6) MORE

Midwinter Reports

Discussion and Interest Groups Report on Meeting Activities in Boston MORE

ALCTS Committees Report from Boston MORE

ALCTS Liaisons and Representatives Report on Midwinter 2005 Activities MORE

2005 Award Winners Announced
The ALCTS award juries reported the results of their deliberations to the board, which approved the following award winners during its Midwinter sessions in Boston. MORE

Board Key Actions MORE

Looking Ahead...


CE Opportunities

Annual Conference 2005

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Election News

ALA Presidential Candidates Offer Their Responses to ALCTS Questions
leslie burger christine lind hageTwo candidates are running for President of ALA 2006–2007 in the upcoming election this spring. They are: Leslie Burger, Director, Princeton (N.J.) Public Library, and Christine Lind Hage, Director, Clinton-Macomb (Mich.) Public Library. MORE

Candidates for ALCTS President Offer Statements of Concern
Bruce Chr. Johnson, Team Leader, Cataloger’s Desktop Development Team, Library of Congress, and Jane Treadwell, University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services, University of Illinois at Springfield, offer their comments on the ALCTS presidency. MORE

Nominees for ALCTS Division and Section Officers 2005 MORE

Members Running for Council MORE


New Frontiers in Emergency Preparedness
Emergency preparedness in libraries and archives has changed in some significant ways in the recent past. MORE

Codified Innovations: Data Standards and Their Useful Applications
This half-day Midwinter 2005 symposium held in Boston, sponsored by the Serials Section, Committee to Study Serials Standards, drew seventy-seven attendees and featured five speakers.  MORE

New Take on Technical Services
amy "mimi" kolosseusWhen I started library school at Simmons several months ago, I heard from fellow students that the required cataloging course was a killer and just something I would have to “get through.” MORE

Publications, ed. by Edward Swanson MORE


Larry Alford to Head Temple University Libraries
Temple University President David Adamany has announced the appointment of Larry P. Alford to the newly created position of Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian. MORE

Conference AV Costs Skyrocket
You may have heard that ALA and ALCTS are looking at ways to hold down the costs of doing business at conferences. At the 2005 Boston Midwinter Meeting, the ALCTS Budget and Finance Committee (B&F) learned that ALCTS use more technology for their program than most other divisions. MORE


President-elect Rosann Bazirjian and her counterparts, the chair-elects of the sections and CRG, report that the appointments process for service on ALCTS committees for 2005 is underway, but that if you are interested in an appointment, it is not too late to send in a volunteer form. The online volunteer form alerts the appointing officers to your interests and preferences and is an important step in the process, even if you have been active in ALCTS for many years.

Please indicate multiple choices so that the officers can offer you an assignment among the vacant ones that remain. Service on an ALCTS committee is the best way to contribute to your organization, enhance your experience and knowledge, and meet a lot of great new friends. Please Volunteer!