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OLAC meetings at ALA annual

OLAC - Exec. Mtg. Saturday, June 26, 04:00 pm 05:30 pm MAD-Mount Vernon A
OLAC CAPC MTG. Friday, June 25, 07:30 pm 09:30 pm WCC-149 A/B
OLAC Membership Mtg. Sunday, June 27, 04:00 pm 05:30 pm WCC-203A/B

OLAC Elections

The 2010 OLAC election ballot will be distributed by email on Monday, April 19, 2010. Only current personal members will receive an electronic ballot. If you do not receive a ballot on Monday, please contact:
Vicki Toy-Smith
OLAC Elections Chair
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557-0322
(775) 682-5601

OLAC's own Kelley McGrath wins Esther J. Piercy Award

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named Kelley McGrath, cataloging & metadata services librarian (audio-visual) at Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., the winner of the 2010 Esther J. Piercy Award. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 27, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  The full press release is available on the ALA web site.

Julie Moore wins Nancy B. Olson award

On behalf of the Nancy B. Olson Award committee, it is my pleasure to announce that Julie Renee Moore, catalog librarian at the Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, is the 2010 recipient of the Nancy B. Olson Award presented by the OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc.

LCSH Moving Image Genre-Form Heading

Thanks to Scott M. Dutkiewicz the LCSH Moving Image Genre-Form Headings, list has been updated through February 5, 2010 (List 5) it is available here as a PDF document or on Classification Web.

CAPC Meeting agenda available

The Online Audiovisual Catalogers/Cataloging Policy Committee Meeting will take place Friday, January 15, 2010 from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Sheraton Boston, Republic Ballroom.  The meeting agenda is now available

OLAC Seeking volunteers for new Website Steering Committee

The Executive Board agreed at the meeting yesterday, to form a new Website Steering Committee to improve linking ability and to update information on the web-pages.  We are asking for two or three volunteers to work with the current President on this.  Next year the OLAC Past-president will take over these responsibilities so that there is both access to the executive board when needed and continuity on the Committee.  I am hoping that one person will volunteer for two years and one/two people will volunteer for a one year term.  If you would like to volunteer for this o

New List of LCSH Moving Image Genre-Form Headings

Thanks to Scott M. Dutkiewicz the LCSH Moving Image Genre-Form Headings, list has been updated through December 16, 2009   (List 50) it is available here as a PDF document or on Classification Web.
Changes include:

  • New headings: Live action/animation films; Mood films; Entertainment news programs; Film mini-series; Interactive videos; Movie review television programs; Podcasts; Sketch comedy television programs; Sponsored films
  • New scope: Promotional films

Announcing OLAC Research Award

Just in time for the Year of Cataloging Research! OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers) seeks applicants for the 2010 OLAC Research Grant.

This annual award of up to $2,000 encourages research in the field of audiovisual cataloging. The award may be used for travel expenses to an OLAC Biennial Meeting/Conference, in order to present the research results.

Submit proposals by March 1, 2010 to :
Sevim McCutcheon

Update from the 2010 OLAC program committee

Based on the results of our survey, the 2010 OLAC program committee plans to offer the following breakout sessions.
The preconference will be held on Thursday, October 14, and the conference proper from Friday, October 15, to Sunday, October 17.

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