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REMINDER: Call for Proposals - Midwinter 2019 DUE Dec. 7
The Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group
(CITSIG) of ALCTS seeks facilitators for roundtable discussions for its
session at ALA Midwinter Meeting on January 26, 2019 in beautiful Seattle.
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, January 26, 2019 in Seattle. 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.
Based on feedback from previous attendees, for Midwinter 2019 we will allow
for the submission of discussion proposals from individuals not able to
attend the session. If such proposals are accepted, the CITSIG chair and
vice-chair will solicit a discussion facilitator.
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.
An abstract which explains the topic and how it applies to the evolution
of technical services.
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
Special tools, applications, and workflows
Transitions in leadership, management, and practices
Core competencies for technical services staff and cataloging education
Hiring in technical services
Please submit your proposal by Friday, December 7, 2018 via this form:
Timothy Ryan Mendenhall (he/him/his)
Columbia University Libraries
Original and Special Materials Cataloging
102 Butler Library
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10027
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