LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.5

Help for CODE4LIB Archives


CODE4LIB Archives

CODE4LIB Archives


CODE4LIB@LISTS.CLIR.ORG


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

CODE4LIB Home

CODE4LIB Home

CODE4LIB  January 2018

CODE4LIB January 2018

Subject:

ALCTS-Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group at ALA Midwinter 2018

From:

Timothy Ryan Mendenhall <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:42:24 -0500

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (128 lines)

Join ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group for several
exciting discussions at ALA Midwinter 2018!



*Location: *Colorado Convention Center, Room 201

*Date and time: *Saturday, February 10th - 4:30-5:30 pm

*Format: *Round-table discussions lead by multiple facilitators. Choose the
one that interests you most. All tables will summarize their discussions
and report back to the larger group at the end of the session.  We are also
looking for volunteer note-takers for each of these - please e-mail
either  Whitney
Buccicone ([log in to unmask]) and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall (
[log in to unmask]) if interested.



*Round-table Discussion Topics:*



*Topic*: Transforming library metadata into linked data – a new future for
technical services

*Presenter*: Lihong Zhu, Washington State University

*Summary*: The rise of linked data has sparked discussion, exploration, and
development around the intersection of linked data and technical services.
“Right now, the information found in both library catalogs and on the web
is generally human-readable and understandable, but not optimized for
computer understanding. Text is put up on the web without any kind of
markup to give it structural and semantic meaning. This prevents the
automatic linking of one informational bit to another. Fixing that issue is
the focus of the Semantic Web in general and linked data in particular.”
(Hastings, R. (2015). Linked data in libraries: Status and future
direction. Computers in Libraries., 35, 12.)



*Topic*: Revitalizing the Group Dynamic – Conversations Across Departments
and Institutions

*Presenters*: Susanne Markgren (Manhattan College) and Maureen Clements
(Mercy College)

*Summary*: This roundtable discussion will address the benefits and
challenges of building and sustaining relationships with tech services
colleagues in other institutions as well as with colleagues in other
departments. We will discuss the importance of harnessing a “stronger
together” mantra to support and learn from one another, whether we work in
a large department or in a department of one. In this discussion, we want
to explore how to create and sustain successful relationships outside our
own institutions and departments – through consortia, associations,
discussion groups, committees, teams – and how we can create new channels
of communication (both in-person and online) in order to share expertise,
ideas, and innovations with like-minded librarians and staff, and to keep
the conversations flowing.



*Topic*: Reimagining technical services for the 21st century library

*Presenter*: Sofia Slutskaya, Georgia Tech Library

*Summary*: The library of the 21st century is service-focused and adaptable
to the changing expectations of users. Libraries are retooling their
organizational structure, including their traditional technical services
functions. The Georgia Tech library has transformed its technical services
department, now called Infrastructure, in order to absorb many other
“behind the scenes” functions such as patron management, archival
collections processing, adding documents to the digital repository, etc.
This organizational change brings up two significant questions: how to
redesign existing workflows to incorporate new functions, and how to train
staff to preform new functions. Georgia Tech’s approach is to use a supply
chain methodology, with tasks assigned according to needs and staff
availability, and with everybody in the department being trained to perform
every task. This multi-year endeavor has involved defining basic and
advanced tasks and skills required for infrastructure staff, mapping
workflows and looking for efficiencies, creating standard work
documentation and posting it centrally, and engaging in an intense training
and on-the-job practice effort.



*Topic*: Mentorship as Collaboration for Technical Services Librarians

*Presenter*: Laura Evans, Binghamton University

*Summary*: Purposeful mentoring in libraries constitutes an important
factor in developing library staff roles and fostering future leaders in
the field. More traditional versions of formal and informal mentoring
programs are now being augmented with newer types of mentoring such as peer
and virtual approaches gaining in popularity. How do mentoring programs
facilitate collaboration and relationship-building for technical services
librarians? Both library and association-based mentoring programs aim to
build relationships between librarians, so let’s discuss whether and how
librarians in technical services areas can benefit in terms of
cross-departmental and cross-institutional collaboration. The discussion
will focus on whether the mentor/mentee relationship can be successful in
breaking down silos and how to identify possible collaborative interests.



*Topic*: Supporting technical services staff at all levels

*Presenter*: Sarah Hovde, Folger Shakespeare Library

*Summary*: How can technical services workers ensure that all of their
coworkers are supported and feel engaged with their work, regardless of
experience level or professional credentials?



*Timothy Ryan Mendenhall*
*Metadata Librarian*
*[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>*

*(718) 817-3554*
*Fax: (718) 817-3541 *

*Fordham University*

*Walsh Library*

*441 E. Fordham Road*
*Bronx, NY 10458*

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTS.CLIR.ORG

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager