For immediate release | September 13, 2011

Upcoming e-Forums from ALCTS

CHICAGO - ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, announces its upcoming e-Forums. The ALCTS e-Forum is a moderated discussion on timely topics of interest in the areas of library collections and technical services.

*What is an e-Forum?*

Offered free of charge, an ALCTS e-Forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-Forum discussion list. The e-Forum discussion list works like an e-mail listserv: register your e-mail address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an e-mail discussion. Most e-forums last two days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free. See a list of upcoming e-Forums.

To subscribe to the ALCTS e-Forum, follow these instructions. Instructions for registration are available at e-Forum registration. Once you have registered for one e-Forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.

Upcoming E-Forums:

Sept. 21-22, 2011

Current Issues in In-Kind Materials Donations

Hosted by Stacy Gordon and Heath Martin.

Oct. 18-19, 2011

The Future of the Big Deal.

Hosted by Rebecca Kemp and Robert Van Rennes

Nov. 14-15, 2011

Managing Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Hosted by Holly Mercer and Jennifer Roper

Dec. 14-15, 2011

Telecommuting in Libraries: Benefits and Challenges.

Hosted by Jennifer Duncan

The ALCTS e-Forum discussion takes place using email. When the moderators kick off discussion, you will receive an e-mail message. To participate, you simply send messages to or respond to an e-mail sent to you. The settings are designed so that responses go to the entire list. There is no special software or interface that you have to use.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association


Charles Wilt