Dear Colleagues:
Have you ever wanted to lead a conversation with colleagues from near and far about professional development topics, without leaving the comfort of your office?  You can do this by hosting an ALCTS E-Forum!  
E-Forums are two-day, moderated, electronic discussion forums that provide an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest on an ALCTS e-mail listserv. These discussions are free of charge and available to anyone who wishes to subscribe to the listserv.  They occur approximately once a month.
We are currently seeking discussion leaders (hosts) for e-Forums starting in September of 2016 and continuing through the fall.  Hosts lead the e-mail discussion and provide summaries of what is discussed.
Here is the E-Forum website, for examples:
Additionally, some potential topics of interest including the following:
Best practices for getting the most from your ILS
E-resource licensing
Managing gifts in the library
Digitizing paper-based objects, current best practices in describing digital collections, and preservation issues that arise when digitizing paper-based collections
The future of public libraries and printed books
How libraries handle batch processing of records, including a summary of tools such as MarcEdit, how they're used, and what librarians are doing to train themselves to use these tools
Visualizing workflows and other innovative approaches to workflows
If you are interested in hosting an e-Forum or have any questions, please contact .
Best wishes,
Nadine Ellero & Rebecca Goldfinger, E-Forum Co-Coordinators

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