Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Call for Webinar Proposals for ALCTS Fall 2014 Series

The ALCTS Continuing Education Committee is seeking proposals for our Fall 2014 webinar series.  We are looking for proposals for presentations in the following areas: 

  • Acquisitions
  • Cataloging and metadata
  • Collection development and management
  • Digital services
  • Electronic resources in libraries
  • Institutional repositories
  • Licensing and rights management
  • Scholarly communications
  • Standards and specifications
  • Supervision and management
  • Preservation
  • Serials

Past webinars have covered a variety of topics, including Demand Driven Acquisitions, Archival Materials, Libraries and MARC Holdings, Steps in a Digital Preservation Workflow, Effective Subscription Management and Alternatives, MOOCs, and the Principles of Classification.  For a list of past webinars, visit:   http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/past/webinar.

We also are seeking Spanish language webinars, as we continue to add to our first offering in April 2014:

About ALCTS:
ALCTS is the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association.  Comprised of nearly 4,000 members from across the United States and 42 countries from around the globe, ALCTS serves members in collection development, preservation, and technical services. We are a leader in the development of principles, standards, and best practices for creating, collecting, organizing, delivering, and preserving information resources in all forms.

About ALCTS webinars:
ALCTS Webinars are typically one hour in length, with 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes of questions and answers.  Most of our webinars are on Wednesdays at 1:00 CST.  We provide support for our presenters, including training in using our webinar software (GoToMeeting).  While most attendees of ALCTS webinars are from the United States, we serve members around the world and invite presentations with an international view.

Please submit your proposal via the ALCTS Webinar Proposal Form.  Proposals must be received by May 29 for consideration in our first round of reviews.  If you have an idea for a webinar, and are still developing it, please submit a proposal and we can help you formalize it.

A small honorarium is given to each presenter.  For additional information for presenters, see the ALCTS FAQ on presenting a webinar:  http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/faq

If you have questions, please contact:
2013/2014 Continuing Education Chair
Felicity Dykas
Head, Digital Services Department
University of Missouri