2019 Midwinter Meeting

ALCTS is pleased to present the following Midwinter events. 

ALCTS Forum at Midwinter

2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Monday, January 28, 2019  |  10:30–11:30 a.m.  |  Upper Ballroom West, Hyatt Regency

Because the ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA discussion about possible realignment is taking place within the broader context of a possible ALA realignment, we’re devoting the forum this year to an update from the ALA Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE). Committee members Alanna Aiko Moore, Librarian for Sociology, Ethnic Studies & Gender Studies at UC San Diego; and Jim Meffert, consultant with Tecker International Consulting, will provide an update on the work of SCOE and preliminary options for remodels of ALA. We’ll have a Q&A, and participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the future of ALA. 

Diachronic Works, the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM), and RDA: Three Perspectives 

Monday, January 28, 2019  |  1-2:30 p.m.  |  Hyatt Regency Seattle, Regency A

As we move further into the world of RDA and the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM), one of the concepts under development is a distinction between “diachronic” and “static” works. This change in how we think of resources issued over time will be important as libraries transition to the new RDA. This forum will focus on the impact of the LRM and the diachronic works on serials cataloging using RDA, related LC-PCC policy statements, and how the concept of the diachronic works relates to the practices of the ISSN Network. 

Speakers & Presentation Slides

  • Ed Jones, National University, San Diego, California; Chair, Serials Task Force of the RDA Steering Committee Aggregates Work Group | Presentation Slides
  • Les Hawkins, Library of Congress; CONSER Coordinator | Presentation Slides
  • Regina Reynolds, Library of Congress; Director, U.S. ISSN Center | Presentation Slides

ALCTSfest reception at Midwinter

ALCTSfest: A MidConference Gathering

Saturday, January 26, 2019  |  6–8 p.m. |  Princessa Ballroom, Grand Hyatt

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. 

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Joint Division Board Meeting (LLAMA/LITA/ALCTS)

Monday, January 28, 2019  |  1:00–3:00 p.m.  |  TCC-Skagit 2, The Washington State Convention Center

Join LLAMA, LITA, and ALCTS for a discussion about a possible new ALA division.

Follow the conversation: #alctsmw19