For immediate release | February 12, 2016

Metadata Madness!! An ALCTS preconference in Orlando

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 24, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you "Metadata Madness!! An Unconference On Anything You Want To Learn." This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) will provide participants with a unique opportunity to propose their own session topics on anything related to metadata. Register through the 2016 ALA Annual Conference website. The price to register is: $99 for ALCTS members; $139 ALA for members; $179 for non-members. Event Code: ALC2

This informative and hands-on “unconference” will allow attendees to propose a session topic at the beginning of the conference and vote on which topics will be discussed. Topics can be related to metadata tools, schemas, controlled vocabularies, ethics or any other metadata topic of interest. Attendees can either volunteer to lead a session topic or just participate. This event is intended for metadata practitioners, technical services librarians, archivists, digital services librarians, students or anyone interested in metadata.

This preconference is presented by Carolyn Hansen, metadata librarian at the University of Cincinnati and Amy Bailey, head of Western Europe cataloging at Indiana University.

For questions, contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034.

The preconference is cosponsored by the MARC Format Transition Interest Group.

See the ALCTS conference web site for information about other ALCTS events, including a preconference on research transparency and integrity, as well as an interactive preservation program.

ALCTS is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection management, preservation, electronic and continuing resources. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.


Keri Cascio

Executive Director