The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures, by
As library people, we no longer use the paper card catalog – and are thankful for the ease of online catalogs that provide much more information! But of course we probably all miss the lovely old card catalog holders many libraries had, as well as the hand-written cards. (Good handwriting used to be a requirement to work in libraries! I’m grateful we can just type now.)
“The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books. Featuring more than 200 full-color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library’s magnificent archives, this collection is a visual celebration of the rarely seen treasures in one of the world’s most famous libraries and the brilliant catalog system that has kept it organized for hundreds of years. Packed with engaging facts on literary classics—from Ulysses to The Cat in the Hat to Shakespeare’s First Folio to The Catcher in the Rye—this package is an ode to the enduring magic and importance of books.”
We are happy to celebrate the recipients of CMLE Scholarships from Fiscal Year 2017! We are so glad they took advantage of our scholarship program in order to attend several different conferences, which you can read about from the links below.
If you are planning on doing some professional development next year by attending conferences or taking part in continuing education, we invite you to apply for a CMLE Scholarship! More information can be found here. If you are looking for some Continuing Education opportunities, make sure to check out our Google Calendar.
Read about our CMLE Scholarship recipients from Fiscal Year 2017 below:
- Kirsten Vaughan from ECRL Cambridge attended the ASRL Conference.
- Several CMLE members were able to attend the TIES Education Technology Conference: Amanda Holstrom and Brad Scherer from Sartell Middle School and Katherine Vinje Stark from Pine Meadow Elementary School
- Mary Ramacher from the SCSU Library was able to attend the 26th Annual Minitex ILL Conference
As we near the end of this fiscal year, we encourage you to think ahead to Continuing Education opportunities for next year, and to keep CMLE scholarships in mind to help with the financial aspect of your professional growth!
Session 3: July 17 – August 25, 2017
This six-week online course is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library materials formats. It covers:
Goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all formats;
Theoretical foundations and workflows of basic acquisitions functions;
Financial management of library collections budgets;
Relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.
This course provides a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.
In FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders, receives, and pays for those materials. In many libraries, selecting and acquiring materials may be done in the same department—in the smallest libraries perhaps even by the same person. In larger libraries, selection may be done by a collection development department and/or designated subject specialists, while a separate department acquires the selected materials. In essence, acquisitions is a business operation, bringing materials into the library and licensing access to library collections and resources.
Who Should Attend: As a fundamentals course, FOA is tailored for librarians and paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field; and librarians and support staff from other library units and library school or LSSC students who want to know more about acquisitions. Although FOA focuses on the acquisition of monographs in various physical formats, it covers key components of acquisition and licensing processes for all library materials, in all formats, in all types of libraries.
This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).
Because success in acquisitions depends on ability to collaborate, negotiate, and be flexible to work out win-win solutions with others, this course includes collaborative and social elements.
Eleanor Cook, Assistant Director for Discovery & Technical Services Academic Library Services, East Carolina University
Michelle Flinchbaugh, Acquisitions and Digital Scholarship Services Librarian, UMBC Library
Donna Smith, Assistant Head of Technical Services, Northern Kentucky University
Jennifer Arnold, Director, Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College
Kate B. Moore is Coordinator of Electronic Resources at Indiana University Southeast.
Christina Hennessey is Cataloging Librarian at Loyola Marymount University in California.
Registration Fees: $139 ALCTS Member and $169 Non-member
For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email email@example.com. For all other questions or comments related to web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
And eventually everyone gets tired of hanging out, and wishes for some good library discussion. We are here to help with that!
We really enjoyed having our social events in the winter and spring; and are looking forward to hearing from you guys about your summer work, any plans you are making for upcoming programs, and any other interesting library things you want to share! (And it’s ALL interesting when it comes to library stuff!!)
So let’s set up some times and places we can meet up to talk. Vote below for some general days and times that will work out for you. We anticipate setting up multiple events, at different times and places, so everyone who wants to do so can come visit, chat, and have some unstructured time to hang out with your library colleagues from across the system! (It’s possible that I’m just biased; but I think we have the most interesting discussions and people! Come check it out for yourself!)
We are putting together plans for a September “Welcome To Fall” event; so feel free to share any ideas you might have for that. More details will be available as we get closer to September.