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   1. Call for Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial        Award nominations (Elaine
   2. ALCTS e-Forum: Wrangling License Agreements (Elaine Franco) 


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Dear Colleagues,

We are seeking nominees for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. This award
recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic
librarians that have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas
of library automation, library management, and/or library development and
research. This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C.
Atkinson, one of the major innovators in modern librarianship.

This award is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual, and
vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson.

The nominee must be a librarian employed in one of the following during the
year prior to application for this award:

*      University, college, or community college library

*      Non-profit consortium, or a consortium comprised of non-profits that
provides resources/services/support to academic libraries

The nominee must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in
an academic library or in a non-profit consortium or a consortium comprised
of non-profits. Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must
include documentation that indicates the name, address, and phone number of
both the nominating party and the nominee as well as a narrative supporting
the nomination, and a current vita. Nominators are encouraged to provide
additional letters of support to assist the committee in understanding the
full scope of the nominee's contributions.

Award: Plaque and cash award sponsored by ALCTS, ACRL, LLAMA, and LITA

Questions, please contact the award committee chair:
Mark Stover,
Chair, Hugh C. Atkinson Award Committee<>

Please e-mail the nomination to Chase Ollis at<>.

For more information, please see this link:

Best wishes,

Bruce Johnson
ALCTS Representative on the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award Committee

Bruce Chr. Johnson
The Library of Congress
Policy & Standards Division
Washington, DC 20540-4263 USA<><>
202.707.1652 (voice)
202.707.6629 (fax)


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ALCTS e-Forum: Wrangling License Agreements

September 27-28, 2016

Moderated by Katy DiVittorio and Michael Rodriguez

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.

Negotiating the best terms and conditions for your libraries and users is
often challenging and complicated. Explore the impact of license agreements
and share best practices for optimizing and managing these agreements. What
do license agreements look like and what concerns might the various sections
and clauses present? Attend this e-Forum to share experiences and practical
solutions for wrangling and benchmarking license agreements to align with
library best practices.


Katy DiVittorio is the Acquisitions Librarian at the Auraria Library in
Denver, CO. Auraria is unique in that it is the only tri-institutional
academic library in the nation. The Auraria Library serves the University of
Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, & Community
College of Denver.

Michael Rodriguez is Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of
Connecticut, where he leads contract management for library services and
resources and is project manager for various initiatives. He also teaches
professional development workshops on copyright and fair use.

What Is an e-Forum?

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to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit

How to Register

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*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*


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