The ALCTS Exchange is a celebration of excellence at the intersections of libraries, collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, preservation, and technology. Participants from diverse areas of librarianship will find the four-day, fully online forum with its presentations, panels, and activities both thought-provoking and highly relevant to their current and future career paths. The ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities. Everyone, including non-ALCTS members, are encouraged to register and bring their questions, experiences, and perspectives to the events.
Registration for the ALCTS Exchange opens November 14, 2016.
Event Dates & Times
Day 1 (May 9, 2017) – New Roles, New Workflows
Discover how changes in existing workflows can lead to the re-envisioning of traditional acquisitions, collection development and management, cataloging and metadata, and preservation workflows and job descriptions.
Day 2 (May 11, 2017) – Creative Problem Solving
Learn how problems related to acquisitions, collection development and management, cataloging and metadata, and preservation can be solved through collaboration with other library departments and through creative problem solving.
Day 3 (May 16, 2017) – Creating Connections with User Communities
Examine how acquisitions, collection development and management, cataloging and metadata, and preservation support the needs and impacts the experiences of library users.
Day 4 (May 18, 2017) – Building Skills to Prepare for the Future
Find out how people working in acquisitions, collection development and management, cataloging and metadata, and preservation can expand their skill sets in preparation for leadership or management roles or to stay current on emerging trends.
ALCTS: Association for Library Collections & Technical Services is a division of the American Library Association (ALA). An international, member-driven association, ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery, and preservation of library collections.