New ALCTS/PLA Institute (fwd)

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 16:27:53 -0500 (EST)

I thought this might be of interest to some Videolib subscribers and I
don't know how widely it was distributed.

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

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Date: December 15, 1997
From: Yvonne McLean <>
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Subject: New ALCTS/PLA Institute

Meeting the Challenge of Children's Materials: Acquiring, Cataloging,
and Preserving for Today's Youth
Westin Crown Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri, March 11, 1998
In conjunction with the Public Library Association's National

Goals and Objectives
Technology is changing the nature of publishing for children. This
one-day, highly practical synmposium will give you the knowledge and
skills you need to acquire, catalog, and care for both print and
non-print media in the children's room in your library.

The program schedule permits participants to choose one of two
subject or format tracks. The cataloging track provides an
opportunity for actual practice cataloging in print and non-print
formats, and the acquisitions track involves participants in group
discussion about specific acquisitions issues. The preservation
session for all registrants includes guidelines for setting up a
maintenance and repair program for print and non-print media.

This is a basic, practical institute for library staff in public,
school, and special libraries or collections who need to identify and
resolve issues related to the acquisitions, cataloging, or
preservation of children's materials.

Virginia Berringer, Non-print Cataloger, University of Akron
Libraries, OH

Doug Duchin, Head of Technical Services, Baruch College Library, NY

Lynne Jacobsen, Head of Technical Services, Warren-Newport Public
Library, Gurnee, IL

Stephanie Owens Lurie, Vice President, Associate Publisher, and
Editorial Director, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, NY

Debbie McLeod, Johnson County Library, Shawnee Mission, KS

Nancy Schrock, Chief Collections Conservator, Harvard College
Library, MA

Tentative Program Outline

8:30-9:00 -- Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15 -- Children's Publishing -- Stephanie Owens Lurie.
What's hot, what fizzled, and where it's going next. What are
publishers buying and where do they see the market going? A view from
the top of the subject, formats, and trends in children's book
publishing by the executive director of Simon and Schuster Books for
Young Readers.

10:15-10:40 -- Break

10:40-12:10 -- Choice of one:
Acquisition of Print Materials: The Acquiring Mind -- Debbie McLeod.
How to get it and get it good. How to stretch your dollar and how to
find a source for Vietnamese or Spanish books. Evaluating vendor
service and when to trade discounts for dependable service.

Cataloging of Non-print Materials: What are the Rules and How Can
They Work FOR You? -- Virginia Berringer.
CDs, tapes, and videos were hard enough, but now that we're getting
them in their place, how about the Internet and e-journals? Access
points, media subject headings, and a non-print cataloger's

12:10-1:20 -- Lunch (on your own). This is a major mall -- the
options are heady.

1:20-2:50 -- Choice of one:
Acquisition of Non-print Materials: Where did You Get That, Anyhow?

Doug Duchin.
An overview of how the major players play. Buying sources, tips, and
how-to suggestions from the larger libraries and systems, and a few
very savvy small ones as well. Videos, multi-media, tapes and CDs,
and access points to the Web.

Cataloging of Print Materials -- Lynne Jacobsen. The subtleties and the on-going basic questions. Defining the materials and reading levels, dealing with non-standard formats, the problems with fairy and folk tales, and providing access points to link the patron with the publication.

2:50-3:15 -- Break

3:15-4:45 -- Making It All Last Longer: Preservation of Children's Print and Non-print Materials -- Nancy Schrock. No materials in the library take harder use - and abuse - than those in the children's room. Practical tips on the care and repair of these increasingly expensive books and media. How children's materials are made and why they fall apart. Detailed handouts with procedures and sources of supplies.

4:45-5:00 -- Wrap-Up and Feedback. It's your turn to speak out, ask, and advise.

Registration (4461) To register, fill out the attached Registration Form or e-mail the electronic form which is on the ALCTS web page: For more information on the Public Library Association's national conference, consult the PLA homepage at

Registration fees are $135 for ALCTS/PLA personal members, $185 for ALA personal members, and $235 for non-ALA members. Registrations will be accepted in order of receipt for up to the maximum of 100 people, and must be received, faxed, or telephoned by February 25, 1998. Cancellations will be accepted only until February 25, 1998 (subject to a $25 processing fee). Refunds will be processed after March 17, 1998. ALCTS reserves the right to cancel the institute if there is insufficient registration or for other reasons. Neither ALA nor any of its divisions is responsible for cancellation charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies, or other losses incurred due to to cancellation of the institute.

Mail: -- Complete the registration form and mail it with payment to Children's Materials Institute, ALCTS/ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. Fax: -- Complete the form and fax with payment information to 312-280-3257 Phone: -- Call Yvonne A. McLean at 800-545-2433, extension 5032 E-Mail: -- Send registration information to Yvonne A. McLean at (credit card or purchase order only)

Check, money order, purchase order, or credit card charge must accompany registration to reserve space at the institute. Make checks payable to ALA/ALCTS. (Staff of member organizations cannot be considered personal members.)

Join ALA/ALCTS now and register at member rates!

__ Add ALCTS to my ALA membership (ALA membership number ______________) $45 __ First-time membership in ALA ($48) and ALCTS ($45) $93 __ Regular renewing membership in ALA ($95) and ALCTS ($45) $140 (For other ALA member categories contact Shonda M. Russell

Please reserve my space for the Children's Materials Institute.

ALCTS/PLA Personal Member __ $135 ALA Personal Member __ $185 Non-ALA Member __ $235

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