Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group (ALCTS "Medium Heads") Community
The world of technical services is more complex than ever before, presenting challenges to the veteran and new librarian alike. The ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group invites you to join us Saturday, June 27th in the Moscone Convention Center room 2012 (W) from 8:30-10:00 am to discuss these challenges and brainstorm solutions.
Join your colleagues at roundtables featuring topics such as:
- Technical Services Managers as project managers
- Institutional Repositories: Who, What, When, Where, …Why?
- The Sudden Acquisitions Librarian: What do I do now?
- What qualities and skills does a leader in Technical Services need today vs ten years ago?
- Are there resources for which it is appropriate to rely on your discovery layer rather than cataloging them?
- What new services/products are challenging the tools and/or talent of Technical Services today?
We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!
The ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group will meet on Saturday, January 31st from 8:30-10:00 a.m in McCormick Place West W471.
Come talk with your colleagues from around the world about the following topics: library-vendor relations; duplication of effort at libraries using a catalog and a discovery layer; the effects of ADA compliance on technical services work; linked data--is anyone using it yet?; marketing technical services; in-house collaborative work. The roundtable format of these discussions will provide focused conversations and there's no need to ask questions in front of a large group!
Join the ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group and the ACRL Technical Services Interest Group in Vegas for an extended lightening talk followed by roundtable discussion. Our keynote speaker Diane Hillman. She will share her thoughts on current issues facing technical services librarians in academic libraries. Roundtable discussion topics include: promotion and tenure; research and publication; tips for supervising librarians who are seeking P&T and/or who are doing research; collaborative research and publication; the continuing issue of silos; service opportunities for new TS librarians; and general issues facing new technical services librarians.
“Technical Services Rocks Change”
Join us for lively roundtable discussions on solutions to the changes which have rocked our world:
• Avoiding "Sabotage" : training mechanisms and coping strategies for suddenly overburdened staff
• “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”: Changes in Acquisitions due to technology, reorganization, and the transition to e-products
• “When I'm Sixty-Four”: Problems of retraining, retention, and attrition in our graying profession.
• “Why-R-D-A”: It takes a Village (People) to Prepare for RDA
• “I Can See Clearly Now”: using project management in technical services.
• "Come Together" : Getting Technical Services staff involved in inter-departmental projects
“Fast and sleek: Developing Solutions for Technical Services Challenges"
Join us for lively roundtable discussions on solutions to the changes which have become our new normal. As today’s Technical Services should run like a fast and sleek Ferrari, our table topics will include the following:
Building a Racing Team: broadening work responsibilities in an interdepartmental context
The Pit Stop: discussing professional development activities for Technical Services staff
Under the Hood: using benchmarks to fine tune Technical Services
Tuning up Acquisitions and Serials for higher performance
Cruising in a sleek new organization
Seen a Pinto Lately? : The mandate for continuous adaptation in Technical Services
Please join us for lively roundtable discussions focusing on topics relating to the continuing evolution in Technical Services, including Redefining What Technical Is, Acquisitions/Serials in Evolution, Analyzing and Evaluating the Work in Technical Services, New Trends and Future Outlook of Cataloging and more!
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Please join us for lively table discussions on these topics of current interest:
Acquisitions and Serials in Evolution,
Changes in Technical Services staffing, training, and prioritization of workloads as libraries turn their focus increasingly to electronic and digital resources
How do we as managers develop the necessary mindset to lead change as libraries move in new directions?
What are the new skills current cataloging staff will need in the next few years and how can we provide training for them?
DDA, social tagging, and other end-user driven trends affecting our work. What are the implications for the future of tech services?