*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

ALCTS e-Forum: Thanks for Thinking of Us: Challenges and Solutions in Gifts Management

October 25-26, 2016

Moderated by Nicole A. Casner and Sandy Lemmon

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Collection Managers and Technical Services Colleagues: Do the words “gift” and “donation” make you want to hide in your office? Does it feel as if you’re drowning in a sea of patron generosity? Or, perhaps your institution implemented policies that expand the collection without anyone having to gently refuse yet another copy of last year’s bestseller? Please join the ALCTS e-Forum on October 25-26, 2016 as we share experiences, discuss policy options, and explore strategies for effective gifts management.


Nicole A. Casner is the Head of Print Acquisitions and Shared Print Services for the UCLA Library. She holds a BA from Loyola University Chicago in political science and received her MLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining UCLA in 2015, she served as the Serials and Acquisitions Librarian at DePaul University in Chicago.

Sandy Lemmon is the Head of Acquisitions and Serials at the Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. She has been a member of the Sibley Library staff for 23 years. Sandy holds degrees in music and business. She deals with gifts not only in her work in the library but also in her volunteer work with the Rochester Flute Association.

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

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