Core Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group

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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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Call for Discussion Facilitators: ALA Core Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group

  • 1.  Call for Discussion Facilitators: ALA Core Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group

    Posted May 17, 2023 08:26 AM
    Edited by Sai Deng May 22, 2023 08:57 AM

    The ALA Core Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group (TSWEIG) seeks facilitators for roundtable discussions for its session on Sunday June 25, 4-5pm CST in Room MCP-W175c at the 2023 ALA Annual Conference.  


    Housed within the Core division of ALA, the ALA Core Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group 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. For our ALA Annual session we are looking for volunteers to facilitate small group discussions related to

    Workflow Development in the Library and Technical Services

    Sample questions of interest included, but are not limited to 

    • Establishing or refining workflows for integrated library systems (ILS), library services platforms (LSP), or digital repositories 
    • The impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on Technical Services workflows 
    • The impact of Linked Open Data (LOD) on Technical Services workflows
    • Resources, toolkits, or training opportunities that improve workflows in Technical Services

    Roundtable discussions are small, informal group discussions intended to give participants the opportunity to network, discuss best practices, and share information. Discussion facilitators are responsible for identifying and developing a topic, creating discussion questions, and facilitating a discussion.  Discussion facilitators will also provide a quick report back to the group at large toward the end of the session. If similar proposals are submitted and accepted, facilitators may be asked to co-facilitate. 

    Those interested in participating as a discussion facilitator should submit a proposal that includes: 

    • The topic you wish to explore related to Workflow Development in the Library and Technical Services 

    • An abstract or a description that explains the topic. 

    • Three sample discussion questions. 

    Please send your proposal to the Co-chairs by May 28, 2023.  

    ALA Core Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group Co-Chairs

    Sai Deng (sai.deng@ucf.edu)

    Caroline Saccucci (csus@loc.gov)