Subject Specialists Section

Purpose:
The purpose of the Subject Specialists Section is to encourage those with a subject interest or expertise, or who are employed in a special library, information center or special collection to participate in activities of the section.

Officers:
Chair; Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect; Secretary.

Committees:
Conference Program Committee; Lucy B. Foote Award Committee.

Awards:
Lucy B. Foote Award

Publications:
Subject Specialists' Newsletter is the official newsletter of the section.

Activities:

  • Sponsors continuing education programs with other organizations to offer members of the library profession information about current important topics.
  • Sponsors one or more educational programs during the Annual Conference.

Preservation Tips

Charlene Bonnette (past chair of Subject Specialists) distributed the following Preservation Tips during her term:

Free Webinars from Preservation Week (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/preswk/alctsevents)
These are recorded webinars you can listen to on a variety of preservation topics.

Know Your Digital Storage Media (http://lib.utsa.edu/knowyourmedia/?/knowyourmedia)
A guide to the most common types of digital storage media found in archives, prepared by UT San Antonio libraries.

LOC Preservation (http://www.loc.gov/preservation/)
Great information on preserving different types of collections, FAQ's, locating an Appraiser or Conservator, Ask-A-Librarian feature, etc.

Lunder Conservation Center (http://americanart.si.edu/lunder/)
Under Tools in the menu at top, you can click on a preservation supply item and see a video clip of how to use it.

Preservation at the National Archives (http://americanart.si.edu/lunder/)
Another excellent site on preserving different types of collections with information on how to approach each preservation issue.

September, 1989; May, 1994