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

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2023 NOSTL Conference Call for Proposals

  • 1.  2023 NOSTL Conference Call for Proposals

    Posted Jul 31, 2023 08:20 AM

    Submission Deadline:  August 18, 2023

    Submission Form: link 


    NOTSL is seeking proposals for virtual presentations for our Fall Conference. We encourage thoughtful, timely proposals from Technical Services staff in Public, Special, or Academic Libraries. The event seeks to share practical applications of methods and tools used in collection development and maintenance for projects with a DEI lens or focus. We are tentatively planning for the conference to be hosted in October or November of 2023. (Exact date TBD)

    Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Using Excel to analyze collections

    • Deploying Vendor Tools (ie Collection HQ)

    • Accessibility Audits (ie WCAG compliance in electronic resources)

    • Diversity Audit methods

    • ILS reports & Lists used to locate gaps in collections

    • MARCEdit 

    Proposal Submission Guidelines

    Please note: This event will focus special attention on the expertise of our colleagues in Technical Services and Collections. For this conference, we invite proposals ranging from 20 minutes to an hour in length.  Proposals related to open source or widely available tools and smaller projects or activities in the above areas will be given first priority consideration.   

    • Multiple submissions are allowed, but each must represent a different topic. 

    • Proposals should provide clear indication of actionable takeaway or practical applications

    • Exclude the name of your institution, department, and any personal names in the title or abstract. If you include this identifying information, your proposal may not receive further consideration.


    Proposal Types:

    • 1 hour Presentation

    • 15-20 minute Topical Session


          Proposal Components:

    • Title: 50 word limit

    • Abstract: 200 word limit

      • Exclude the name of your institution, department and any personal names. If you include this identifying information, your proposal may not receive further consideration.

    If you have questions about conference programming or proposal submissions, please contact Cara Calabrese at

    Cara Calabrese
    Acquisitions & Access Librarian
    Miami University