News and Announcements

Issue: 
Volume 36, no. 4. December 2016

News and Announcements

New Column Editor

Yoko Kudo, Metadata & Media Cataloging Librarian at the University of California, Riverside, has accepted the position of News and Announcements Column Editor for the OLAC Newsletter. Her position begins with the March issue.

OLAC Seeks Nominees for the Nancy B. Olson Award

The annual Nancy B. Olson Award honors a librarian who has made significant contributions to the advancement and understanding of audiovisual cataloging. Nominees shall have made contributions to audiovisual cataloging by:

  • Furthering the goals of standardization of AV and/or electronic resource cataloging, including MARC coding and tagging
  • Interpreting AV and/or electronic resource cataloging rules and developing policies on organization for these materials on the national and/or international levels
  • Promoting the understanding of AV and/or electronic resource cataloging, coding, and data exchange by professionals unfamiliar with these materials and processes

Nominees may be OLAC members, but OLAC membership is not required. The nomination must be accompanied by a statement that provides supporting evidence for the nominee's qualifications. The nominations and statement(s) must be dated no later than December 30, 2016.

The winner will be decided at ALA Midwinter 2017. The award will be presented at ALA Annual 2017. A list of past winners is available. Please send nominations and any supporting documentation to:

Stacie Traill
Chair, Nancy B. Olson Award Committee
trail001@umn.edu

2017 OLAC Research Grant

Do you have a research idea related to audiovisual cataloging? If so, here's your opportunity! OLAC is currently seeking applicants for the 2016 OLAC Research Grant.

This annual award of up to $2,000 encourages research in the field of audiovisual cataloging, and may be used for travel expenses to an OLAC Biennial Meeting/Conference to present the research results. Members of the Research Grant Award Committee will select a winning proposal based on the criteria of practicability and perceived value to the audiovisual cataloging community.

Full details on the grant and the application process can be found in the OLAC Handbook or on the Research Grant web page.

Proposals must be submitted by March 1, 2017 to:

Jeremy Myntti
Chair, OLAC Research Grant Committee

Call for CAPC Interns

OLAC’s Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) is seeking applicants for intern position with a oneyear term beginning after the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. Successful completion of a one-year term as intern often leads to a full-member position afterward.

Qualifications are as follows: 3 years of current audiovisual cataloging experience or the equivalent; evidence of regular interaction with online cataloging systems or demonstrable knowledge of such systems. CAPC business is conducted during meetings at the ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual conferences, and electronically between conferences. Candidates for appointment to CAPC intern positions must be willing to commit time and funds as necessary to attend at least one of these in-person meetings per year.

An intern is neither guaranteed appointment to CAPC as a full voting member nor reappointment as an intern. A maximum of two (2) interns may be appointed annually; an intern may serve no more than two consecutive terms as an intern.

If you are interested in applying for the CAPC intern position, please send a letter detailing your qualifications and your resume via e-mail by December 16, 2016 to:

Bruce Evans
CAPC Chair
Bruce_Evans@Baylor.edu

Feel free to contact Bruce with any questions you may have. Appointments will be made at or after ALA Midwinter 2017.

Call for CAPC Members

OLAC’s Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) is seeking applicants for full member positions with terms beginning after the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. Members serve two-year terms with possibility of reappointment to a second two-year term.

Qualifications are as follows: 3 years of current audiovisual cataloging experience or the equivalent; evidence of regular interaction with online cataloging systems or demonstrable knowledge of such systems. CAPC business is conducted during meetings at the ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual conferences, and electronically between conferences. Candidates for full member positions must be willing to commit time and funds as necessary to attend one in-person meeting per year of their term.

If you are interested in applying for the CAPC full-member positions, please send a letter detailing your qualifications and your resume via e-mail by December 16, 2016 to:

Bruce Evans
CAPC Chair
Bruce_Evans@Baylor.edu

Feel free to contact Bruce with any questions you may have. Appointments will be made at or after ALA Midwinter 2017.