2018 Midwinter Meeting

ALCTS is pleased to present the following Midwinter events. 

NOTE: A Midwinter Meeting registration is NOT required to register for an ALCTS Symposium.

ALCTS Midwinter Symposium

Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Friday, February 9, 2018  |  8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.  |  event code ALC1

Connecting people to information is a fundamental tenet of librarianship. In the rapidly evolving information environment, librarians strive to enhance access and increase accessibility for all populations. These concepts are particularly important for those working in collections and technical services, where responsibility for identifying, selecting, acquiring, organizing, managing, digitizing, and preserving recorded knowledge resides. This symposium explores the landscape and horizon of collections and technical services work as it contributes to access and broad accessibility to stimulate knowledge creation, to foster innovation, and to empower libraries to have a transformative role in society. More | Register
The ALCTS Midwinter Symposium is generously sponsored by OCLC. 

ALCTSfest reception at Midwinter

ALCTSfest: A MidConference Gathering

Saturday 6–8 p.m., Grand Hyatt, Capitol Peak A

Good friends, good food, your favorite libation. The annual ALCTSfest (uh-lex fest) is that mid-conference break you need to catch up with your colleagues for lively conversation and a good time. Cash bar is provided. 


GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

ALCTSfest is generously sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.


ALCTS Forum: The Case for Making Video Content Accessible

Monday 10:30–11:30 a.m., Colorado Convention Center, Rm 601/603

As pressure mounts for libraries to ensure their collections are accessible to all, challenges are arising to ensure that the delivery of streaming media content complies with the latest accessibility standards. This session will briefly describe the state of accessibility guidelines for time-based content before highlighting the far-reaching benefits of making video content accessible, from the opportunity to reach wider audiences to improved indexability, discoverability and SEO. Case studies will be used to illustrate real-life workflows and challenges, and the audience will be asked to share their experience with this newer requirement, including the demand they are seeing and the hurdles they are facing.

The ALCTS Forum is generously sponsored by SAGE Publishing. 

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