e-Forum Archive

Date Topic Host(s)
October 6, 2020 Regarding Library Database Cleanup Julene Jones, Emily Williams, and Susan Wynne
August 11, 2020 Emergency Planning: Lessons from COVID-19 Kristi Howe, Valentine Muyumba, and Mary Beth Weber
July 21, 2020 Managing Different Acquisition Models Sara Duff and Nancy Schuler
June 16, 2020 E-Resource Management: Tools, Tips, and Tricks of the Trade Rebecca Walton and Derrik Hiatt
June 9, 2020 Continuing to Manage the Impact of COVID-19 on Libraries Alyse Jordan, Nicole Lewis, Steven Pryor, and Rebecca Uhl
May 12, 2020 Making the Move: Considerations for Relocating Collections, Staff, and Services Laura Turner, Alejandra Nann, and Millie Fullmer
April 21, 2020 Navigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Library Technical Services Jeremy Myntti, Julene Jones, Nicole Lewis, and Rebecca Uhl
April 14, 2020 Core Competencies for Preservation Professionals Beth Doyle, Martha Horan, and Ian Bogus
March 17, 2020 Budget Cuts, Inflation, and Managing your Journal Collection Ellen Bosman and John Sandstrom
February 25, 2020 Making the Case: Internal and Upward Marketing for Technical Services Meghan Kowalski, Emily Sanford, and Rebecca Uhl
January 7, 2020 Metadata Application Profiles for Creating Library Data Theo Gerontakos, Crystal Clements, and Ben Riesenberg
November 19, 2019 Digital Skill Building Meghan Bergin and Jennifer Eustis
October 15, 2019 Team Building in Technical Services: How to Boost Morale and Motivate Staff Laura Evans and Rachel Turner
September 10, 2019 Mentoring in Technical Services Jay L. Colbert, Jeannette Ho, Euemduan Osmera, and Nicole Smeltekop
August 20, 2019 Measuring, Tracking and Using Key Performance Indicators in Technical Services and Collections Sarah Peterson and Lisa Sampley
July 23, 2019 Streaming Media Collections Gisele Tanasse, Lisa Hooper, and Michele McKenzie
May 21, 2019 Changing Ideas, Roles, and Organizational Structures in Collection and Technical Services Alison M. Armstrong, Michael Arthur, and Rachelle McLain
April 16, 2019 Assessing Collections for Diversity & Inclusion Katy DiVittorio, Katherine Brown, Keri Prelitz, and Jeff Eller
March 19, 2019 Knowledge Base Management: An Online Discussion Tina Herman Buck and Christina Torbert
February 12, 2019 Weeding in Academic and Public Libraries Alex McAllister, Allan Scherlen, Holly Hibner, Mary Kelly
January 8, 2019 Project Management in Libraries Anastasia (Nastia) Guimaraes, Meghan Musolff, and Wendy Tressler
December 11, 2018 Migrating Technical Services: Systems, Services, and Staff Marianne Swierenga, Geri Rinna, and Emily Gross
November 27, 2018 Discussing a New Division (ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA) Megan Kline-Hewett
November 13, 2018 eBook Management: What Works, What Doesn’t Heather Shipman and Xiaoyan Song
October 16, 2018 Outward Facing Technical Services Rachel Fleming and Erin Leach
September 18, 2018 The Write Stuff: Strategies and Tools for Staying On Track From Start to Finish Rebecca Nous, Wendy West, and Stacey Marien
August 14, 2018 Working with Digital Repositories Anna Neatrour and Maggie Dickson
July 24, 2018 Linked Data for the Rest of Us Anne Washington, Andrew Weidner, and Xiping Liu
May 22, 2018 Present and Future Challenges of Cataloging Special Collections Material Gail Spears and Becky Skeen
April 10, 2018 User Experience and the Electronic Resources Librarian Michael Rodriguez and Kate Hill
March 20, 2018 Cataloging and Metadata Education Christopher Dieckman, Erin Elzi, and Janelle Zetty
February 27, 2018 Consortial Cataloging: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Sharing Data Cynthia A. Romanowski and Natalie Sommerville
January 23, 2018 Oh, the Places You Could Go! Getting the Most out of Consortial Collection Development Andrea Langhurst Eickholt and Lynda Aldana
December 5, 2017 Training for Results: Hard and Soft Skills for Technical Services Staff Terry McQuown and Maggie Dull
November 14, 2017 Adapting Cataloging Workflows to a Batch Processing Environment Ethan Fenichel, Ariel Turner, and Susan Wynne
October 24, 2017 The Ins and Outs of Journal Collection Development Marija Markovic and Steve Oberg
September 5, 2017 Power that is Moral: Cataloging and Ethics Elizabeth Shoemaker and Violet Fox
August 15, 2017 The State of eBooks in Libraries Mariah Harvey and Buddy Pennington
June 13, 2017 ALCTS 60th Anniversary e-Forum Erica Findley and Autumn Faulkner
May 2, 2017 The Weeding Planner: Managing Massive Weeding Projects Cristina Caminita and Andrea Hebert
April 18, 2017 Life-cycle Management of Digital Assets Ian Bogus and Roger Smith
March 28, 2017 Advances in Electronic Resources Management George Stachokas and Anne Liebst
February 28, 2017 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Library Technical Services Emily Drabinski, Paolo P. Gujilde, and Harrison W. Inefuku
January 17, 2017 ILS Optimization Stephanie Ratko and Tracey Thompson
November 15, 2016 From Behind the Scenes to Front and Center: Social Media for Technical Services and Collection Development Librarians Andrea Tomlinson and Victoria Orzechowski
October 25, 2016 Thanks for Thinking of Us: Challenges and Solutions in Gifts Management Nicole A. Casner and Sandy Lemmon
September 27, 2016 Wrangling License Agreements Katy DiVittorio and Michael Rodriguez
August 16, 2016 Time and Project Management in Technical Services Heather Fisher and Beth Johns
July 12, 2016 Acquiring and Managing Streaming Film Services Theresa Arndt and Ronalee Ciocco
May 3, 2016 I’m Lost: The Future of Cataloging and Metadata Management for the Rest of Us Karl Pettitt and April Grey
April 19, 2016 Middle Managers in the 21st Century Library Xan Arch and Laura Turner
March 29, 2016 I’m Not Mobile – Can I Still Advance? Pixely Anne Mosley and Paula Sullenger
February 16, 2016 Career Progression in Cataloging and Metadata Stacie Traill and Lisa Robinson
January 26, 2016 How Library Technical Services Can Support OER Initiatives Nicole Allen and Eleanor I. Cook
December 9, 2015 Discovery Layers vs. the Traditional Catalog Erika Johnson and Kristin Martin
November 17, 2015 Standards for Digital Images Ann Caldwell and Felicity Dykas
October 13, 2015 Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing for) Retirement Pamela Bluh & Jane Edmister Penner
September 23, 2015 Hire Right the First Time: Best Practices for Building the Team You Need Terri Schell, Brian Staples, & James Kelly
September 1, 2015 The New ALCTS Strategic Plan: Areas of Focus to Strengthen the Association Norm Medeiros, Vicki Sipe, Mary Page, & Andy Hart
August 5, 2015 Patron-Driven Acquisitions/Demand-Driven Acquisitions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly John Sandstrom & Samantha Rich
May 11, 2015 So You’ve Got Your MLS. Now What? Vicki Gruzynski & Erin Leach
April 22, 2015 Sustainable Preservation Programs Whitney Baker, Melissa Tedone, & Peter Verheyen
March 19, 2015 Interning: A Supervisor's and Student's Perspectives Kristen Gallant & Mary Wilkins Jordan
February 16, 2015 ALA Midwinter 2015: Cool Ideas and Take-Aways Felicity Dykas & Emily Whitmore
December 9, 2014 Analytics for Electronic Resources George Stachokas & Jennifer Bazeley
October 6, 2014 Open Access: What Does It Mean for ALCTS and LRTS? Buddy Pennington, Doralyn Rossmann, Mary Beth Weber
September 16, 2014 Shared Print Repositories Marie Waltz and Sherri Michaels
August 26, 2014 New Trends in Library Content Acquisitions Lindsey E. Schell and Jacqueline Wilson
May 21, 2014 Research Projects: Identification to Publication Mavis Molto, Heather Ruland Staines, Cathy Weng
March 11, 2014 Library Linked Data Theo Gerontakos, Brad Gulliford, and Jeremy Myntti
February 11, 2014 Authority Control in the Library Catalog Mary L. Mastraccio and Mary Charles Lasater
January 8, 2014 Cataloging as a Public Service? John Sandstrom and Beth Thomsett-Scott
December 11, 2013 FAST for Cataloging and Discovery Jennifer D. Miller and Chew Chiat Naun
November 12, 2013 Collection Evaluation and Assessment Karen R. Harker and Pat Reese
October 22, 2013 Public Services for Technical Services Librarians Erin E. Boyd, Ruth Elder, and Laura Turner
September 17, 2013 Real Leaders in a Virtual World: Tools and Strategies for Successful Virtual Meetings Jane Gov and Valerie Buck
August 27, 2013 Streaming Media: Acquisition, Discovery, and Usage Data Sally Gibson and Susan Marcin
May 14, 2013 RDA Training Sylvia Hall-Ellis and Jennifer Sweda
April 23, 2013 E-book MARC Records in the Age of AACR2, Provider-Neutral Guidelines, and now RDA Amy Bailey and Becky Culbertson
March 13, 2013 Work/Life Balance Leslie Burke and Robert Roose
February 27, 2013 Ebook Acquisitions: Methods, Management, and Workflows Andy Langhurst and Kay Downey
January 14, 2013 Library as Place Laurie St. Laurent and Deborah J. Margolis
December 11, 2012 Book Treatment and Conservation Labs Jennifer Hain Teper and Eric Alstrom
November 13, 2012 Government Information: Now and in the Future Lori Smith
October 16, 2012 Role of the Professional in Library Technical Services Betsy Appleton, Stephanie Gehring, and Allison Yanos
September 18, 2012 Publish with ALCTS! Jeanne Drewes, M. Dina Giambi, Mary Beth Weber
August 22, 2012 Turning Statistics Into Assessment : How can Technical Services Measure the Value of Their Services? Buddy Pennington and Sarah Simpson
July 11, 2012 Brittle Book Strategies for the 21st Century Kara McClurken and Kimberly Peach
May 15, 2012 Discovery Tool Implementation and Selection Nara Newcomer and Bill Walsh
April 17, 2012 BISAC and Beyond Logan McDonald and Loretta Mainock
March 26, 2012 Data Access and Management: The Library’s Role Brad Gulliford and Jeff Downing
February 22, 2012 Transforming Collections Lisa German and Sarah Simpson
February 8, 2012 Advocacy: What Does It Mean for Technical Services? ALCTS Advocacy Task Force
January 11, 2012 The Incredible Shrinking Cataloging Department: How to Do More with Less Xiaoli Li and Wade Wyckoff
December 14, 2011 Telecommuting in Libraries: Benefits and Challenges Jennifer Duncan
November 15, 2011 Managing Electronic Theses and Dissertations Holly Mercer and Jennifer Roper
October 18, 2011 The Future of the Big Deal Rebecca Kemp and Rob Van Rennes
September 21, 2011 Current Issues in In-Kind Materials Donations Stacy Gordon and Heath Martin
August 16, 2011 Looking Ahead: Research Topics in Acquisitions & Collection Development ALCTS Acquisition Section Research & Statistics Committee
June 15, 2011 Serials, Staffing, and Workflow Jennifer Sippel and Christine Stachowicz
May 4, 2011 Job Hunting: A Conversation about How to Do It Well Tiffany Eatman Allen and Erica Findley
April 12, 2011 Patron-Driven Acquisitions: Where Do I Start and How Do I Know When I’ve Arrived? Nancy Gibbs and Angela M. Carreno
March 9, 2011 Beyond 2010 the Year of Cataloging Research Sherab Chen and Susan A. Massey
February 16, 2011 Open Access Initiatives in Scholarly Communications Adrian Ho and Sarah Shreeves
February 1, 2011 Pass It On—Preservation Week @ Your Library Jeanne Drewes and Karen Motylewski
January 19, 2011 Digital Preservation Amy Rudersdorf and Lisa Gregory
December 7, 2010 Writing and Publishing in Librarianship Eleanor Cook and Sandra Roe
November 16, 2010 Floating Collections: If You Love Them, Let Them Float! Deborah George and Barbara Spruill
October 13, 2010 Developing a Library Metadata Policy Melanie Wacker and Susan Massey
September 14, 2010 Preparing Your Library for RDA Mary Beth Weber and Christopher Cronin

June 16, 2010 New Possibilities in Cooperative Cataloging? Rebecca L. Mugridge and Michele Seikel
May 19, 2010 Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Technical Services Work Elizabeth Winter and Sherab Chen
April 13, 2010 Managing Student Employees/Volunteers Judy Quist
March 9, 2010 Preservation Practices Today Stephanie Lamson and Peter Verheyen
February 23, 2010 Public Librarians in Technical Services Marlene Harris and Cheryl Nakaji
January 26, 2010 Shifting Priorities to Meet Evolving Needs Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group
December 8, 2009 Opening Doors to Hidden Collections JoAnne Deeken and Millie Jackson
December 1, 2009 How Can ALCTS Serve New Members? Keisha Manning and M. Dina Giambi
November 18, 2009 Improving Communication between Technical Services and Public Services Sarah Simpson and Keri Cascio
October 13, 2009 Licensing: Why, When, and How Selden Lamoureux and Kristin Martin
September 29, 2009 Banned Books, Intellectual Freedom, and the Library Marilyn Wilt and Roxanne Myers Spencer
June 18, 2009 Creating the Future of ALCTS M. Dina Giambi and Mary Case
June 3, 2009 Policies in Cataloging Danielle Conklin and Lora Farrell
April 21, 2009 Open Source ILS Rob Van Rennes and Clint Chamberlain
April 6, 2009 Library Budgets Lisa German and Ann Snowman
March 9, 2009 Breaking Down the Silos M. Dina Giambi and Kristin Antelman
February 23, 2009 Copyright and Digital Collections Cheryl Walters
February 10, 2009 Disaster Planning and Response Walter Cybulski and Nancy Kraft
January 14, 2009 Coping with Shrinking Resources Pamela Bluh
December 3, 2008 Institutional Repositories Pamela Bluh
November 18, 2008 Collecting Free Web Resources Kate Harcourt, Melanie Wacker, and Alex Thurman
October 8, 2008 Policies for Pornography and Erotic Materials Michelle Martinez
June 10, 2008 Publisher/Vendor Supplied Records Pamela Bluh and M. Dina Giambi
May 14, 2008 Communication and ALCTS Pamela Bluh and M. Dina Giambi