Posted on behalf of ALCTS. This symposium will be of particular interest to managers working within and between technical services and digital libraries. -sp

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) presents this symposium on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

“Re-envisioning ‘Technical Services’ to Transform Libraries: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Practices” will explore how libraries can recruit and cultivate staff who can serve as both leaders and contributors and provide insight into talent management, including identifying and nurturing leaders; succession planning; promoting diversity; and connecting staff with the best training options throughout their careers. Keynote speakers are Keith Webster, dean of university libraries and director of emerging and integrative media initiatives, Carnegie Mellon University, and Jenica Rogersdirector of libraries and college archives, Dorf endowed director of applied learning, State University of New York at Potsdam.  

Other featured speakers are Meredith A. Taylor, Provost’s Office, UT Austin and co-author of the ARL Spec Kit on Talent Management, who will also lead breakout sessions, and Sylvia Hall-Ellis, adjunct professor at San Jose State University. A trio of case studies to support early, middle and advanced career stages will be offered by Jacob Nadal, ReCAP; Elyssa M. Gould, University of Michigan Law Library; and Angela Kinney, Library of Congress. The Program Committee will report preliminary research results on their survey of talent management attitudes and practices in three types of academic libraries.  

Please view the complete program schedule with presentation titles and information about the speakers at

This stimulating program will provide insights to managers in a variety of library settings and roles.

Registration is through the ALA Midwinter site. Add a symposium to your meeting registration, or register for a symposium alone.  Registration for the Midwinter meeting is not required. The price of the full-day symposium is: $219 for ALCTS and ALISE members (use special code ALCTS2016); $269 for ALA members, $319 for non-members. 

For questions or comments related to the symposium, please contact Sarah Potvin, member of the ALCTS President’s Program Committee, at [log in to unmask], or Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034 or [log in to unmask].

ALCTS is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection management, preservation, electronic and continuing resources. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.


Sarah Potvin
Digital Scholarship Librarian | Assistant Professor
Office of Scholarly Communication
Texas A&M University Libraries
5000 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-5000 
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