Core Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group

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Purpose: Provides a forum to discuss common problems concerning aspects of professional activity, both supervisory and non-administrative, in the technical services area of academic research libraries.

This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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Call for Proposals: ALA Core Role of the Professional Librarian in TS IG at Core IG Week, 2021

  • 1.  Call for Proposals: ALA Core Role of the Professional Librarian in TS IG at Core IG Week, 2021

    Posted Dec 11, 2020 02:05 PM
    Edited by Sai Deng Dec 11, 2020 02:19 PM

    The ALA Core Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group is seeking proposals for the Core Interest Group Week, February 1-5, 2021. The program will be held online on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 from 2-3 pm (EST). 

    The IG will be discussing training and professional development related topics pertaining to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (see below). Presentations addressing trainings, either on their formats, content, or their development and implementation etc. in this area are all welcome.   

    Theme: Incorporating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Technical Services  

    Possible topics could include: 

    • Training on metadata inclusiveness and conscious editing in traditional and non-traditional cataloging environment;  
    • Training on diversity in collection development in libraries or other settings; 
    • Training on any EDI-related subject pertaining to Technical Services.

    Each presentation can be allocated 15 minutes (full presentation) or 10-5 minutes (light presentation). Please submit your proposal by January 10 to the online form (https://forms.gle/f7y6RB3Pa5iSCxXe7. Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://forms.gle/f7y6RB3Pa5iSCxXe7). Please include in your proposal the following information: Presenter Name, affiliation, email, presentation title, summary (max. 250 words) and time needed to present the topic. 

    We look forward to hearing from you! 


    RPLTS Interest Group Co-Chairs: 

    Christine Davidian davidian@rowan.edu     

    Sai Deng Sai.Deng@ucf.edu

    RPLTS Interest Group Co-Vice-Chairs: 

    Sherab Chen chen.1140@osu.edu 

    Sofia Slutskaya sofia.slutskaya@library.gatech.edu 



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    Sai Deng
    Metadata Librarian
    University of Central Florida
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