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Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group (CITSIG) at ALA
Call for Proposals - Midwinter 2018
The Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group
<http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/ig/ats-dgcreat> (CITSIG) of ALCTS seeks
facilitators for roundtable discussions for its session at ALA Midwinter
Meeting February 10, 2018 in beautiful Denver.
Housed within the Association for Library Collections and Technical
Services division of ALA, the Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest
Group was created to provide a forum to discuss issues related to the
evolution of technical services. The group is especially interested in
exploring the interdependency between departments and the ways in which
technical services affects, and is affected by, technology and publishing
Roundtable discussions are small, informal group discussions intended to
give participants the opportunity to network, discuss best practices, and
share information. Table size for roundtable discussions is capped at 10
participants per table. Discussion facilitators are responsible for
identifying and developing a topic, creating discussion questions, and
facilitating a discussion at the American Library Association’s Midwinter
Meeting, Saturday February 10, 2018. If similar proposals are submitted and
accepted, facilitators may be asked to co-facilitate. If your discussion
topic does not have any participants, chosen facilitators will be asked to
present a 3 minute lightning talk.
Those interested in participating as a discussion facilitator should submit
a proposal that includes:
The topic you wish to explore. Topics should relate to acquisitions,
cataloging, metadata, classification, or preservation in academic, public,
special, or school libraries.
How the topic you wish to explore applies to the evolution of technical
Three sample discussion questions.
To help you formulate a discussion proposal, recent attendees have
expressed interest in the following topics:
Outreach from Technical Services staff to users.
Cross-departmental collaboration and building relationships outside of
Conducting research as Technical Services staff.
Staff development and administrative mentorship.
Team building within Technical Services departments.
E-resources and the future of acquisitions.
Please submit your proposal by Friday, November 17th, 2017 via this form:
Whitney Buccicone, Chair, ALCTS-CITSIG
Special Collections Cataloging Librarian
University of Washington Libraries
Cataloging and Metadata Services
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Timothy Ryan Mendenhall, Vice-Chair, ALCTS-CITSIG
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