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ACRL Technical Services Interest Group Annual Meeting and Social

Good Morning Tech Services Friends!

Our annual meeting is just around the corner on June 25, 2016, 4:30-5:30 PM. in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W105B. This year we have three presentations:

OCLC Records for Electronic Holdings: Why and How We Use the OCLC KB, presented by Maurine McCourry, Technical Services Librarian, Hillsdale College, Mossey Library

Hillsdale College had used Serials Solutions for title-level electronic holdings data until OCLC announced that its new Knowledge Base (KB) would be available to member libraries with cataloging subscriptions at no additional cost. The dual benefits of saving money and getting full OCLC MARC records were too good to pass up. We cancelled our Serials Solutions subscription and began using the KB in the fall of 2014. This presentation will give an overview of the process and its benefits.

The Art of Weeding: Getting support from faculty on print collection weeding projects, presented by Clement Lau Associate Dean, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

Collection weeding is an important task for libraries in order to sustain a healthy collection. However, discarding books is also a very challenging task because it is a sensitive issue in many societies, including in Hong Kong, as many communities do not like libraries discarding books. In this presentation, Mr. Lau will discuss his experience with the collection weeding and relocation projects in Hong Kong and the U.S. Mr. Lau was the Associate Librarian for Technical and Collection Services Division at the Hong Kong Baptist University Library for 27 months before he returned to the U.S. in March 2016. He will compare his recent experience in Hong Kong with his previous experience in Baltimore and conclude with lessons he learned from managing these projects with a focus on gaining faculty support for the projects.

“Right-sizing” the Government Documents collection: how technical services is essential, presented by Gwen Gregory, Resource Acquisition and Management Librarian, and Mingyan Li, Resource Access Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago Library

Pressure to “right-size” the Government Documents collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library over the last 15 years is a result of three trends. First, significant changes in how governments produce, distribute, and encourage access to their information resources. Second, the material obtained through the two depository agreements (federal and state) at the UIC libraries has shifted to primarily online format. And third, substantial changes in library personnel and services since 2010, including elimination of the government document department and consolidation of technical services operations. This presentation will discuss how the staff and expertise of our technical services department are taking on the lion’s share of the work to address the challenges of remaking our Government Documents collection.


On behalf of Kate Hill, Electronic Resources and Distance Education Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries

Just a friendly reminder that you are invited to our informal happy hour Your favorite interest group has planned an informal get-together at the Pub Orlando, starting at 8pm on the 25th of June.  Come join us for drinks, conversation, and good company, all within easy walking distance of the conference hotels and convention center.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP using the link below.  If you find yourself in Orlando and have not rspved, please feel free to just show up as well!

Link: http://goo.gl/forms/nqM18DtDda



All the best,



Natalie Bulick

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Cunningham Memorial Library