ALCTS announces Spring Continuing Education Events

Contact: Julie Reese
For Immediate Release
February 27, 2007

ALCTS announces Spring Continuing Education Events

CHICAGO - Registration is now open for the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Spring Continuing Education Events: Basic Collection Development and Management; Basic Subject Cataloging Using LCSH; Principles of Controlled Vocabulary and Thesaurus Design; and Rules and Tools for Cataloging Internet Resources.

To register or for more information, go to Check Web site for updates on these and other offerings.

Basic Collection Development and Management

March 22-23, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pa. - Cosponsored by PALINET


June 6-7, 2007 in Richmond, Va. - Cosponsored by the PTPL

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.

Basic Subject Cataloging Using LCSH, an ALCTS/PCC Workshop

April 4-6, 2007 in Washington, D.C. – Cosponsored by OCLC CAPCON

This two-and-a-half-day workshop will present the full subject analysis training program developed by subcommittees of the ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee and the PCC Standing Committee on Training. It is designed to benefit catalogers at all levels and individuals involved in the education and training of catalogers. Presented by John Mitchell, Library of Congress.

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

April 12-13, 2007 in Washington, D.C. – Cosponsored by OCLC CAPCON

This two-day workshop is structured to assist both current and future project managers beginning or already in the planning stages of production-based projects. Focus will be on selection of appropriate items and collections for imaging; documentation and workflow, writing and managing RFPs, involvement in cooperative projects, vendor selection, copyright and rights management issues, funding sources, and writing grant proposals. Key preservation issues involved with imaging projects are emphasized. Presented by Jillian Wallis, UCLA and Stephen Hearn, University of Minnesota.

Rules and Tools for Cataloging Internet Resources, an ALCTS workshop

April 16-17, 2007 in Chicago, Ill.

This two-day workshop provides attendees with a solid foundation in the principles and practices of online resource cataloging using current descriptive cataloging standards (AACR2/MARC21) and practices (LCRI/CONSER/PCC). It’s designed for practicing catalogers from all types of libraries who have a working knowledge of the MARC21 bibliographic format and AACR2. Presented by Cecilia Genereux, University of Minnesota Libraries and Stacie Traill, University of Minnesota Libraries.

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

April 19-20, 2007 in Syracuse, N.Y. – Cosponsored by Nylink

This two-day workshop presents 21st century bibliographic control concepts, including specific metadata standards and applications. The goal of the workshop is to relate what library staff already know about library catalog metadata to digital library metadata, thereby preparing staff to apply their current knowledge to new areas. Presented by Diane Hillman, Cornell University and Susan Pyzynkski, Harvard University

Basic Creation of Name and Title Authorities, an ALCTS and PCC workshop

April 30 – May 1, 2007 in Chicago, Ill.

This course provides the basic principles of creating authority records. The course includes background information on why authority control is important and a brief description of the development of the standards and modules on creating MARC 21 authority records for personal, corporate, conference, geographic names and uniform titles. The modules are accompanied by system-neutral exercises and includes time for discussion of local system implementation. Presented by Helen Schmierer, University of Illinois – Chicago and Lori Robare, University of Oregon

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

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.