Open Access: What Does It Mean for ALCTS and LRTS?

On June 14, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) approved a statement on open access (OA). This e-forum will serve to publicize ALCTS’ OA statement to its members and the profession, consider the statement’s applicability to Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), and engage participants in a larger discussion about publishing in OA and hybrid journals and the role of libraries.


Understanding the ALCTS Open Access Policy

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in the topic can benefit from this session and is welcome to participate.


Buddy Pennington is the Director of Collections and Access Management at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, leading library operations in collection development, acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, and electronic resources management.

Doralyn Rossmann is Head of Collection Development and Associate Professor at Montana State University Library in Bozeman, MT. She has more than twenty years of experience in academic librarianship. Her current research interests include scholarly communication, building successful and strategic social media plans, social media optimization, and community building and engagement in libraries.

Mary Beth Weber is the Head of Central Technical Services at Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She has 28 years of experience as an academic librarian and has held a variety of positions at Rutgers. The responsibilities of her current position include oversight of acquisitions and resource description (both MARC and non-MARC metadata). She is the current editor of Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), the official scholarly journal of ALCTS.




How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Find instructions for subscribing online.

Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for unsubscribing.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection with email address. You can manage your subscription to this list following the online instructions.




Contact the e-Forum Coordinator at with questions or concerns.