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Purpose: Provides a forum to discuss and analyze techniques, new developments, problems and technological advances in the workflows associated with the evaluation, selection, acquisition, and discovery of library materials and resources.

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Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group at ALA Annual

  • 1.  Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group at ALA Annual

    Posted Jul 07, 2009 11:03 AM

    At ALA Annual, the ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group will be hosting a discussion to explore how the economy and budget cuts are affecting libraries, the strategies being employed to deal with the economic down-turn, and new priorities and initiatives that have emerged. Two panelists will join us: Lisa Barricella of East Carolina University and Mary Konkel of College of DuPage. Below you’ll find some of the questions we’ll be considering. Please join us on Monday, July 13 from 1:30 to 3:00 at the Chicago Hilton, Conference Room 4C.

    • What strategies have worked in your library to cope with the economic down-turn and the accompanying reduced and unpredictable budgets?
    • What has not worked?
    • What priorities have changed?
    • Are there initiatives moving forward at a quicker pace because of the crisis?
    • What projects or processes have you had to abandon because of budget crunches and shifting priorities?

     We’re looking forward to hearing about your experiences and ideas on this topic.