Submitted by Darnelle Melvin: This is the first of many messages coming over the next few weeks. I am very excited and wanted to share with you about the ALCTS Exchange. The Exchange is a celebration of excellence at the intersections of libraries, collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, preservation, and technology. This fully online event will offer synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for learning and engagement.
The Exchange program activities, resources, and conversations are already beginning, and starting next week, ALCTS will begin its “live stream,” facilitating an interactive multi-day virtual event which will include presentations, lightning rounds, poster sessions, panel discussions, and activities associated around topics like collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, and preservation. University Libraries will be represented in the program. Our colleagues Sandra Enimil and Maria Scheid from the Copyright Resources Center will be presenting a poster entitled Clearing Free to Ride: A Lesson in Providing Copyright Support in All Stages of Creation
In addition to the activities, the presenters will incorporate interactive features into their presentations, such as pre-event assignments/readings, pre-event surveys, live session polling, and live or asynchronous question and answer sessions. You can register now and see additional information about the event at https://alcts2017.learningtimesevents.org/.
The libraries has paid for a group registration and as the group leader, I encourage all library faculty, staff and student workers within and outside of technical services to set up a personal login and participate in this event. There is literally something for everyone. Live streaming of the events will take place at the Library Tech Center in Room 122 on May 9, 11, 16 and 18, from 1-5 p.m. Bring your own device to engage with other participants.
If you are interested in seeing the participant resources, participating in this event or have any additional questions, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can set you up with access instructions. I will also be onsite at the Library Tech Center a few hours before the event kickoff, to setup the room and help troubleshoot any technical issues.
I encourage you to participate in the ALCTS Exchange.