ALCTS announces formation of Non-English Access Steering Committee

Contact: Charles Wilt

Executive Director, ALCTS

For Immediate Release

August 21, 2007

ALCTS announces formation of Non-English Access Steering Committee

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the formation of the Non-English Access Steering Committee. Chaired by Magda el-Sherbini of Ohio State University, the Steering Committee is responsible for providing guidance and direction to the many groups identified for implementing various recommendations to the report of the Task Force on Non-English Access.

The Task Force Report can be found at the following Web address:

The Task Force on Non-English Access reviews past and current activities, provides access to materials in non-English languages and makes recommendations for future actions. The report includes recommendations for specific actions concerning technical specifications, cataloging guidelines, continuing education, communication and staffing.

Updates on the Steering Committee’s work and progress on the Task Force Report can be found on the ALCTS Web site: To subscribe to the e-mail discussion list of issues related to Non-English Access please visit: .

For more information on the Non-English Access Steering Committee, please visit the ALCTS Web site at or contact Charles Wilt at 50 E Huron; Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433 ext. 5030; or