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ALCTS webinar: Mythbusting: Search For A Tech Services Generalist

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

ALCTS webinar: Mythbusting: Search For A Tech Services Generalist

NEW Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

This webinar is 60 minutes in length and will begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Session 5 of the five-session series Re-envisioning Technical Services: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practices

Description:  The changing landscape of scholarly communication and digital information services has dramatically changed the scope of library technical services - but have our libraries changed our expectations of technical services librarians? Rogers will explore her library's experiences, and the experiences of other library directors searching for the "modern" technical services librarian, and consider how libraries have and have not responded to shifts in the changing landscape -- and what we can do now to begin futureproofing ourselves.

Learning outcomes:

Attendees will:

* Understand the need to update our expectations of technical services librarians

* Consider possible future actions in training, advertising for, and hiring technical services librarians

* Reconsider their own assumptions about technical services librarians' capabilities and roles

Who should attend? Library and technical services managers and others interested in the future of technical services


Jenica P. Rogers is Director of Libraries and College Archives and Dorf Endowed Director of Applied Learning at the State University of New York at Potsdam. Previously, she held positions in cataloging, collection development, and staff training. Jenica earned her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her current professional interests include looking at how the information economy is breaking down and reforming following the advent of the internet, and informing, mentoring, and supporting new library professionals.


Registration Fees (per individual webinar or series of 5 webinars):  

ALCTS Member $43 ; series of 5 webinars: $172

Non-member $59 ; series of 5 webinars: $236

Group rate (members/non-members) $129 ; series of 5 webinars: $516  

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:


ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.