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An updated guide to cataloging correctly for kids

CHICAGO — Cataloging library materials for children in the internet age has never been as challenging or as important. RDA: Resource Description and Access is now the descriptive standard, there are new ways to find materials using classifications, and subject heading access has been greatly enhanced by the keyword capabilities of today’s online catalogs.

Examine resources used in the study of philosophy with the most recent guide in the Sudden Selector’s Guide series

CHICAGO—ALCTS Publishing has released its final printed guide in the Sudden Selector’s Guide series. The Sudden Selector’s Guide to Philosophy Resources offers key resources for selectors of philosophy materials. Authored by George J. Aulisio, this guide is aimed at any academic librarian committed to learning more about the study of philosophy and the philosophical community, including its various questions, methodologies, focuses and idiosyncrasies.

A collection management training guide for library liaisons

CHICAGO — Library liaisons often have primary jobs that do not involve collection development, but their familiarity with collection practices makes all the difference in faculty relations. And time pressures mean that on-boarding needs to be as streamlined as possible. “The Library Liaison's Training Guide to Collection Management,” published by ALA Editions, is a concise, field-tested training manual that includes end of the chapter prompts, making it easy to tailor your approach to local practices.

Learn how to improve your library’s processes and make documentation easier with this Core webinar

CHICAGO - Have you ever tried to write a how-to manual or other documentation for your library’s processes? Have you gotten overwhelmed trying to figure out where to start, or too busy keeping up with your day-to-day work to take a step back and document it? Most of us know that documentation is important to continuity and sustainability of processes in library work, but it’s a very easy thing to write off as too hard, or to mentally set aside for a “slow period” that never comes.

ALCTS Publishing explores geography and GIS library materials with its latest Sudden Selector’s Guide

CHICAGO— ALCTS Publishing has released its latest publication in the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Geography and GIS. Authored by Carl Olson and Kim Ricker and edited by Helene Williams, this new guide provides the resources and information needed to successfully acquire and manage geography and geographic information systems (GIS) materials in libraries.

Celebrate 10 years of preservation this Preservation Week, April 26-May 2

CHICAGO — This month marks the 10th anniversary of Preservation Week®, a public awareness initiative that aims to promote preservation and conservation in communities with the help of libraries, institutions and museums. Although we are in the midst of a global pandemic and are unable to gather to celebrate the anniversary April 26—May 2, the mission and purpose of Preservation Week persists, perhaps in new and different ways.

ALCTS presents a guide to graphic novels

CHICAGO — The circ stats say it all: graphic novels’ popularity among library users keeps growing, with more being published (and acquired by libraries) each year. The unique challenges of developing and managing a graphics novels collection have led the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) to craft “The Library’s Guide to Graphic Novels,” published by ALA Editions.

ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA will hold first joint President's Program featuring Meredith Clark

CHICAGO—Join the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) on Sunday, June 28 at 4 p.m. for a joint President’s Program featuring Dr. Meredith Clark, assistant professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia (UVA).

Sol María López awarded 2020 Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO—The 2020 Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant has been awarded to Sol María López, Media Cataloging Coordinator at the Norlin Library, University of Colorado, Boulder. López holds an MSLS from the University of North Texas and a BA in Psychology and Linguistics from New Mexico State University at Las Cruces.

Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries leaders receive 2020 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial award

CHICAGO — Beth Denker, George Machovec, and Rose Nelson of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries have been named the 2020 recipients of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Denker is the e-resource licensing and administrative manager, Machovec is the executive director, and Nelson is the assistant director. The team will receive a cash award and citation during a LITA event at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.