ASSOCIATES (vol. 3, no. 3, March 1997) - associates.ucr.edu
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*COLT MID-WINTER BOARD MEETING WASHINGTON,D.C.* reported by Joyce Nielsen Van Wylen Circulation Hope College, Holland, MI firstname.lastname@example.org COLT Public Relations The 1996-98 Executive Board of the Council on Library/Media Technicians (COLT) met on February 13, 1997, in Washington, D.C., with President Kent Slade presiding. COLT, the national organization for advancement of library support staff, is an affiliate of the American Library Association. COLT fosters recognition and respect for support staff as it addresses issues such as continuing education and networking, national standards for certification, improved communication between and among library staff of all levels, and cooperation with other organizations with similar goals. Complete minutes of the Board meeting will be available at the General Business meeting on June 17, 1997 during the Annual Conference. Here are a few of the highlights to help you plan for the future. 1997 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO The 30th conference of COLT will be held June 25-28, 1997, in San Francisco, CA, at the Sheraton at Fisherman's Wharf. 4-D Power Networking for Library Paraprofessionals: How to Get Ahead Without Stepping on Too Many Toes is the conference theme. Author Pat Wagner is the keynote speaker, and librarian Robert Skapura is the banquet speaker. A wide variety of topics will be covered in conference sessions: Netiquette, Job Market, TQM and Meeting Management, Networking, Blurring Roles (MLS/Support Staff), Professionalism, Afraid of Change?, Storytelling, and Special Collections. Beyond the conference you may visit your choices from a number of San Francisco area tours and a Broadway show. And of course, you'll want to see the exhibits at the ALA Annual Conference, June 26-July 3. Send reservations before June 1: member rate $90, non-member rate $120, banquet: $35; room rates $135 single/double occupancy. Contact Mim Gaines (Internet: email@example.com) for more information. WORKSHOP PLANNER READY FOR PRINTING _Your One-Stop Guide for Planning a Workshop_, by Joy Wanden and edited by Linda Owen, will be available by the annual conference in June. It will cost under $10, but anyone holding a training workshop, especially a library workshop, will find it a priceless aid in planning and evaluating everything that goes into making a workshop successful. Watch for order forms in Library Mosaics and on LIBSUP-L. SOME COLT REGIONAL CHANGES The Southeast Regional Director, Barbara Lockley, submitted her resignation to the Board. The COLT Board is very pleased that Linda Putnam of Strozier Library at Florida State University has just recently accepted appointment to this directorship. The Northwest Region, which has been without a director, was disbanded and its states reassigned to the Central Region under Margaret Barron and to the renamed Southwest-Northwest Region under Regional Director Rosie Lewis. FALL 1997 NORTHEAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE PLANS Dorothy Morgan, Northeast Regional Director, announced a day-long Regional Conference, EXPANDING HORIZONS. It will be held on Sept. 19, 1997, in the Holiday Inn@Carrier Circle, Syracuse, NY. It will feature programs on communication in the workplace and employer/employee relations. There will also be a panel discussing how changes in technology are affecting various library workers in different kinds of libraries. Watch for announcements and registration details for this exciting conference. 1998 ANNUAL CONFERENCE PLANS PROGRESS Mim Gaines, Vice President/President Elect, reported that the Washington Marriott in Georgetown is the site of the COLT Annual Conference in June, 1998. Program plans are underway. With the Mid-winter Conference as a preview, this annual conference promises to be great.