Treshani Perera: My Conference Experience

I learned a lot about myself as a cataloger, early-career professional, and participant in large conferences while attending my first ALA Annual Conference in June 2018. As a specialist cataloger, I mostly attend subject-specific conferences, but as an early-career cataloging librarian, I wanted to attend Annual Conference in order to connect with the greater cataloging community.

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Intercultural Competence in Knowledge Representation

The ALCTS Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Forum took place at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference on Sunday, June 24. The session, titled “Intercultural Competence in Knowledge Representation,” featured Athena Salaba, associate professor at the Kent State University School of Information, presenting preliminary results of research she conducted into intercultural competency of knowledge organization professionals.

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21st-Century Collection Development Strategies for Media

More than 70 people attended the Video Round Table Chair’s Program “21st-Century Collection Development Strategies for Media” on Saturday, June 23, at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Four speakers shared their experiences and perspectives of building collections and services effectively for streaming video and other media.

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