ALCTS announces its 2007 pre-conferences

Contact: Charles Wilt
For Immediate Release
February 16, 2007

ALCTS announces its 2007 pre-conferences

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce its 2007 pre-conference line-up for the ALA Annual Conference in Washington.

On Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, ALCTS offers two two-day workshops in the continuing series on basic cataloging from ALCTS and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

Fundamentals of Library of Congress Classification: An ALCTS/PCC Workshop

This two-day pre-conference presents authoritative training in the principles and practices of Library of Congress Classification (LCC). Speakers include: Steven Arakawa, Yale University; Lois Chan, University of Kentucky, School of Library & Information Science; Paul Frank, Cooperative Cataloging Team, Library of Congress; and Lori Robare, University of Oregon.

Comprehensive Series Training: An ALCTS/PCC Workshop

The second two-day pre-conference presents an outstanding training opportunities relating to decisions associated with series. Speakers for this workshop include: Rachel Wadham, Brigham Young University; Valerie Bross, UCLA; Judy Kuhagen, Library of Congress; Iris Wolley, Cornell University; Mark Scharff, Washington University in St. Louis; and Steve Miller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

One-day and combined half-day pre-conferences are offered on Friday, June 22.

ALCTS Technical Services Management: Generational and Workflow Issues

Morning Session: Managing the Multigenerational Workplace: Practical Techniques

Tips and techniques attendees can use to enhance intergenerational relationships in the library workplace. Speaker: Pixie Anne Mosley, Director of Access Services, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas.

Afternoon Session: Workflow Analysis, Redesign, and Implementation: Integrating the Complexities of Electronic Resources in the Digital Age

Possibilities that a systematically implemented workflow analysis and redesign can offer your institution. Speakers: Rick Lugg, R2 Consulting; Ruth Fischer, R2 Consulting; Catherine Tierney, AUL for Technical Services, Stanford University; Kim Armstrong, Director of Collections Services, University of Illinois at Springfield; and Celeste Feather, Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian, Ohio State University

You can register for each half-day or the whole day.

What They Don't Teach in Library School: Competencies, Education, and Employer Expectations for a Career in Cataloging

This all day pre-conference hosted by Catholic University focuses on the current state of recruitment and education in cataloging, its suitability for the library environment, and the disconnect between what you learn in library school and the reality of working in the field. Among the featured peakers are: Karen Calhoun, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, Cornell University; J. Randolph Call, Associate Director for Technical Services, Detroit Public Library; Beacher Wiggins, Director for Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress; Janet Swan Hill, Associate Director for Technical Services, University of Colorado – Boulder; Brian Schottlaender, University Librarian, University of California at San Diego; and Matthew Beacom, Metadata Librarian, Yale University.

Online registration for the ALCTS pre-conferences now is open at

Two-day advance registration fees are: ALCTS Member: $339; ALA Member: $379; Non-Member: $429; Student/Retired Member: $150. One-day advance registration fees are: ALCTS Member: $199; ALA Member: $239; Non-Member: $279; Student/Retired Member: $99. Half-day advance registration fees are: ALCTS Member: $119; ALA Member: $139; Non-Member: $179; Student/Retired Member: $59.

To learn more about these events or to register, see the ALCTS Web site at: or contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Education & Meetings, at 50 E Huron; Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433 ext. 5034; or