ALCTS 50th Anniversary (Mary Beth Weber) Ann Ercelawn 26 Apr 2007 20:49 UTC

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Dear Colleagues,

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Mary Beth Weber

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You're invited!

"Interactive Futures" and more, celebrating ALCTS' 50th

What:  "Interactive Futures: A National Conference on the
Transformation of Library Collections & Technical Services"
Where:  Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center,
Washington, DC
When:  June 20 and 21, 2007.  Registration begins at 1:30 on the

What:  ALCTS Gala 50th Anniversary Dinner
Where:  Aboard the luxury cruise ship, the Odyssey III on the
Potomac River
When:  June 21, 2007, boarding at 6 pm, cruise at 7 pm

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
(ALCTS) has a superb line-up of events to celebrate its 50th
Anniversary.  Visit the ALCTS 50th website for more information and
to register:

"Interactive Futures: A National Conference on the Transformation
of Library Collections & Technical Services": a thought-provoking,
open, and participatory exchange on the transformation of our work
and the profession; explore the challenges we face and develop a
vision of the future roles of collections and technical services
librarians.  Registration for ALCTS members is only $250 and
includes breakfast, lunch and a reception.   Registration rates are
also available for ALA members and non-members.

Richard Lanham: "The Two Markets: Libraries in an Attention
Lanham, Professor Emeritus, UCLA, and author of the Economics of
Attention, U. of Chicago Press, 2006, will speak to the attention
economy, where it is not information which is in short supply, but
the human attention needed to make sense of it.  Visit his website

Plenary Sessions:
David Lankes:  "Collecting Conversations in a Massive Scale World"
David Lankes' presentation outlines some of the issues and
opportunities for libraries in this massive scale environment as
well as presenting a new way of organizing library materials: as
conversations.  More about David Lankes, Syracuse University,
School of Information Studies:

Susan Nutter:  "Genetically Engineering Our Future"
Susan is Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at North Carolina
State University

End Notes:
Stephen Abram, Vice President of Innovation, Sirsi/Dynix:  "Social
Libraries: The Librarian 2.0 Phenomenon"
Abram's talk addresses the role of the library and librarians in
the social web:  Library 2.0, RSS, YouTube, Blogs, Wikis, Facebook,
MySpace-- do library staff have the right skills and competencies
for Web 2.0? and

In break-out sessions led by an outstanding group of facilitators,
you'll have an opportunity to discuss the presentations and
brainstorm how the issues and insights the speakers offer will
affect the future of technical services.

The closing session panel, moderated by Carol Pitts Diedrichs,
concludes the conference with valuable insights and ideas to take
away.  The stellar panel includes Nancy Gwinn, Karen Calhoun, Brian
Schottlaender, and Peggy Johnson.

The Gala 50th Anniversary Dinner, aboard the luxurious Odyssey III,
where diners will cruise the Potomac River, enjoying the sites of
Washington, DC and Georgetown.  The Odyssey III was build
specifically to navigate the Potomac River and its many bridges,   The ship will begin
boarding at 6 p.m. Dinner is $75.

The ALCTS 50th Celebration is made possible in part by the generous
contributions from our sponsors:  OCLC, Innovative Interfaces,
EBSCO, Elsevier,, Swets, Preservation Technologies,
Harrassowitz, and individual contributions through the "ALCTS $50
for 50 Years Campaign".  Individual contributions can be made at a
variety of levels by clicking the "50 for 50" icon on the ALCTS web
site.  To be a sponsor, visit the ALCTS 50th web page and click

We hope you'll join us for these and forthcoming ALCTS 50th
Anniversary events.  Go to the ALCTS web site, to
"RSVP" or to learn more.

ALCTS 50th Anniversary Celebration:  Commemorating our Past,
Celebrating our Present, Creating our Future

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.
Jane B. Treadwell
University Librarian & Dean of Library Instructional Services
University of Illinois at Springfield

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