From: "Martin, Heath C" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:20:52 +0000
ALCTS CMS Collection Connection Blogmaster
The Collection Management Section (CMS) of the Association for Library
Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) seeks applicants for the
volunteer position of blogmaster for the Collection Connection blog.
Collection Connection presents new ideas about library collections and
provides a forum to discuss changes in the practice of collection
management and development.
Examine Collection Connection here:
This is a three-year renewable position, beginning in early fall 2013,
with overall editorial and management responsibility for the blog,
under the oversight of the CMS Publications Committee.
I. Manages the blog site. Along with the ALCTS
office liaison to the CMS Publications Committee, the blog master has
administrative control of the site.
a. Sets up contributors with IDs and passwords. Removes
contributors or resets passwords when necessary.
b. Trains contributors in the use of the blog software.
c. Creates relevant subject categories for blog posts.
d. Reviews comments and manages comment spam.
e. Designs and manages the theme, style, and appearance of the blog.
f. Implements and maintains links to other applications (social
g. Understands and applies other features of the blog software
as necessary. (ALCTS/ALA hosts the blog and has the authority to
select and implement the software.)
II. Manages blog content. With oversight from the
CMS Publications Committee, the blog master serves as the managing
editor of the site.
a. With approval from the CMS Publications Committee,
establishes editorial guidelines and objectives for the blog.
b. Recruits effective contributors to the blog.
c. Makes blogging assignments to contributors as necessary to
maintain a steady and varied stream of posts.
d. Seeks out blog topics from the CMS Publications Committee.
e. Seeks out blog topics from other CMS and ALCTS committees,
especially committee reports from chairs.
f. Reviews and edits posts from contributors as necessary.
g. Contributes posts to the blog.
III. Publicizes the blog. The blog master is ultimately
responsible for raising the visibility of the blog.
a. Announces new blog content via relevant email listservs or
social media networks and actively participates in discussion on such
sites, directing readers there to relevant blog posts.
b. Works closely with the CMS Publications Committee, which will
also promote the blog to the greatest extent possible through their
c. Creates links and implements automated connections with
distribution networks as allowed by the blog software.
d. Seeks out new social media platforms and distribution networks
as they develop.
To apply for the position, please submit by email a letter of
application, two relevant writing samples, and the name and contact
information of two references to:
Michael Levine-Clark, CMS Publications Chair
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Applications are due no later than 5:00 PM MDT, July 12, 2013. If you
have questions about the position, or would like to arrange to discuss
details with a CMS Publications Committee member during the ALA Annual