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Purpose: Provides a forum for discussion of issues within the field of technical services which are relevant to library staff at all levels, particularly those issues relating to the evolution of technical services as it affects and is affected by technology and greater interdependency among all library departments.

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CFP Virtual IG Week 2022 : Creative Ideas in Technical Services

  • 1.  CFP Virtual IG Week 2022 : Creative Ideas in Technical Services

    Posted Jan 03, 2022 08:32 AM

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    CORE Creative Ideas in Technical Services (CITS)  invites speakers to present as part of the CORE Virtual Interest Group Week. The CITS session will take place virtually on Monday, March 7, 2022 from 10-11 Central / 11-Noon Eastern. 


    Housed within the Core division of ALA, the Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group was created to provide a forum for discussion of issues within the field of technical services which are relevant to library staff at all levels, particularly those issues relating to the evolution of technical services as it affects and is affected by technology and greater interdependency between all library departments.


    We encourage and seek out participation from anyone with an interest in the field of technical services - from public, academic, school, or special libraries - regardless of experience, level or training.


    We look forward to providing an engaging session with 2-3 short presentations (20 minutes maximum) offered in tight succession + a brief Q&A session to follow!   We welcome your presentation proposals by Monday, January 31, 2022 with selection communicated by Monday, February 7, 2022.  We will be available to assist speakers with any technical concerns. 


    Please note that we welcome new presentations or presentations previously presented outside of CORE!  


    To help you formulate a discussion proposal, previous attendees have expressed interest in the following topics: 

    • Outreach from Technical Services staff to users
    • Cross-departmental collaboration and building relationships outside of Technical Services
    • Conducting research as Technical Services staff
    • Staff development and administrative mentorship
    • Team building within Technical Services departments
    • E-resources and the future of acquisitions
    • Special tools, applications, and workflows
    • Transitions in leadership, management, and practices
    • Core competencies for technical services staff and cataloging education
    • Hiring in technical services
    • Critical cataloging
    • Technical Services work post-COVID-19 

    Please email proposal abstracts to chair Susan Martin (susan.martin@mtsu.edu) and vice-chair Laura Sill (ljenny@nd.edu) by  Monday, January 31, 2022 . Acceptances will go out no later than Monday, February 7, 2022. 


    Proposals should include:

    • Presentation title
    • Short presentation summary (less than 150 words)
    • Name, title, affiliation, and email address for all presenters

    If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!



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    Susan Martin
    Chair, Creative Ideas in Technical Services IG

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