ALA Policy Corps Member Spotlight: Hannah Buckland

Libraries are social institutions; when we advocate for library services, we advocate for people. I look forward to being an active part of the network Policy Corps creates while providing advocacy tools for other library workers. Living in northern Minnesota and working in a tiny library can be isolating, so I really value these connections. The Policy Corps also affords the opportunity to bring the tribal college library perspective to the national platform. I am humbled to have landed in this role.

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2018 ALA Presidential Candidates Respond to ALCTS’ Questions

Every year ALCTS sends a list of questions to the ALA presidential candidates. This year Wanda Brown and Peter Hepburn are the candidates for the 2019–20 presidency of ALA, and both responded thoughtfully to our questions. Ballot mailing for the 2018 ALA election will begin on Monday, March 12, and will run through Wednesday, April 4. Results will be announced on April 11, 2018.

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Call for Reporters at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver

ALCTS News is looking for volunteers to report on ALCTS preconferences, programs, and forums at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Are you attending one of the sessions below? Would you like to share what you learn with the ALCTS community? Email Chelcie Rowell, editor of ALCTS News, at alctsnews@lists.ala.org to volunteer to report on a Midwinter session.

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Creating the Future of Digital Scholarship Together: Collaboration from Within Your Library

More than 100 people filled the room for the program “Creating the Future of Digital Scholarship Together: Collaboration from Within Your Library” held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The program was co-sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Digital Humanities Interest Group, and the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS)—units within ALA where many library collaborators who provide digital scholarship services find their home. From their perspectives as both digital scholarship specialists and metadata specialists, panelists described the collaborative infrastructure that underpins new forms of faculty and student scholarship.

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