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Discussion Tech Services Managers meeting at ALA Annual 2015

by Amy Lana on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 09:03 am

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: 

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!

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Discussion ALA Midwinter 2015 Meeting Report

by Amy Lana on Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 03:17 pm

The Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group met on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 8:30-10:00 am.  The attached report outlines what was discussed during the meeting; the final version of this report will appear in a forthcoming issue of Technical Services Quarterly.

Event Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

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; and 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!

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Event ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group meeting at Midwinter 2015

by Anastasia Guimaraes on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 01:42 pm

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

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!

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Event Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

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.

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.

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Event Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 07:22 pm

“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

“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

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Event Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 07:22 pm

“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

“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

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Event Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

The Technical Service Managers in Academic Libraries IG discusses important issues regarding organizational change, personnel and staffing, administration and management.

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Event Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 01:07 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

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!

Did you attend this Interest Group meeting? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

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!

Did you attend this Interest Group meeting? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012

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Event Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Please join us for lively table discussions on these topics of current interest:

Please join us for lively table discussions on these topics of current interest:

RDA,
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?

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