For immediate release | April 8, 2013

Shared print monographs preconference from ALCTS this Annual

CHICAGO — On Thursday, June 27, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Shared Print Monographs: Making It Work.” This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., will cover the challenges and outcomes of shared print programs for monographs. Register through the 2013 ALA Annual Conference website. The cost for each: $219 for ALCTS members; $269 for ALA members; $99 for retired members and students; $319 for non-members. Select event: ALC1. Join your colleagues for this important preconference.

To date, shared print programs have focused largely on journals. Monographs pose a different challenge and require new approaches. Information from circulation and holdings records can help libraries share responsibility for print collections, while enabling careful drawdown of surplus copies and protection of the scholarly record. This preconference will highlight the experiences of several groups: Michigan Shared Print Initiative, Connect New York, Maine Shared Collection Strategy, the California State University system and others.

The program:

Introduction: Rick Lugg, Sustainable Collection Services

Origins of a Shared Print Project: Vision/Mandate/Goals:

Gerry Hanley, senior director, academic technology services, California State University, Office of the Chancellor; Alice Kawakami, university librarian, California State University/Los Angeles; Clem Guthro, director of the Colby College Libraries and a principal investigator for Maine Shared Collection Strategy

Communication, Project Management & Decision-Making:

Debra Bucher, head of collection development and research services, Vassar College, and co-coordinator, Connect New York Shared Print Archiving Project; Matthew Revitt, program manager, Maine Shared Collection Strategy

Group Policies and Decisions: The Memorandum of Understanding:

Dr. Barbara Cockrell, associate dean for collections and technical Services, Western Michigan University & Michigan Shared Print Initiative (MI-SPI); Emily Hutton-Hughes, head of collection development, Colgate University, and co-coordinator, Connect New York (CNY) Shared Print Archiving Project

Data Wrangling for Shared Print Monographs:

Sara Amato, systems librarian, Maine Shared Collection Strategy; Andy Breeding, chief analytics officer, Sustainable Collection Services

Modeling Shared Print Scenarios: Using Data to Inform Policies & Decisions:

Panel: Collections Heads and Data Managers

Sharing the Benefits & Monitoring Progress:

Doug Way, head of collections and scholarly communications, Grand Valley State University and Michigan Shared Print Initiative (MI-SPI); Randy Dykhuis, executive director, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services & Michigan Shared Print Initiative (MI-SPI)

For more information please check the ALCTS website or contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education Manager,

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.


Charles Wilt

Executive Director I

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

800-545-2433 ext.5030