ALCTS announces spring continuing education events

Contact: Julie Reese


For Immediate Release

March 20, 2006

ALCTS announces spring continuing education events

CHICAGO — Registration for the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) spring continuing education events now is open.

Workshops include “Basic Collection Development and Management,” “Principles of Controlled Vocabulary and Thesaurus Design,” “Basic Subject Cataloging Using LCSH,” and “Metadata Standards and Applications.”

Basic Collection Development and Management

April 24–25, 2006 in Lexington, Ky.—Hosted by the State Assisted Academic Library Council of Kentucky (SAALCK)

April 27–28, 2006 in Cincinnati, Ohio - Hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Library Consortium (GCLC)

Presented by Peggy Johnson, this “basics” workshop introduces attendees to concepts and best practices for collection development and management. The two-day workshop combines interactive presentations with group activities.

Principles of Controlled Vocabulary and Thesaurus Design, an ALCTS/Library of Congress Workshop

May 2–3, 2006 in Denver, Colo.—Hosted by the University of Denver

This two-day workshop presents an overview of thesaurus design principles, methods for building a controlled vocabulary, and an examination of selected controlled vocabularies. Presented by Rich Gazan and Jillian Wallis, this workshop prepares catalogers to defend the use of controlled vocabularies and to participate in the development of specialized thesauri or glossaries for specific projects.

Basic Subject Cataloging Using LCSH, an ALCTS/PCC Workshop

Coming May 3–5, 2006 in Chicago

This two-and-a-half-day workshop presents the full subject analysis training program developed by subcommittees of the ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Standing Committee on Training. Presented by John Mitchell, this workshop benefits catalogers at all levels and individuals involved in the education and training of catalogers.

Metadata Applications and Standards, an ALCTS/Library of Congress workshop

May 11–12, 2006 in Chicago

This two-day workshop presents 21st century bibliographic control concepts, including specific metadata standards and applications. Presented by Marty Kurth and Diane Hillmann, the workshop relates what library staff already know about library catalog metadata to digital library metadata, thereby preparing staff to apply their current knowledge to new areas.

Metadata and Digital Library Development, an ALCTS/Library of Congress Workshop

Coming July 2006 in Chicago

In an applied, exercise-based context, this two-day workshop introduces practicing catalogers to metadata implementation considerations and processes in a digital library development context. The workshop prepares attendees to serve as metadata specialists in digital library projects.

For more information or to register, see or contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Education & Meetings, at 50 E Huron; Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433 ext. 5034; or Be sure to check the Web site for updates on these and other offerings.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association (ALA).