[Eril-l] OVGTSL 2018 Call for Proposals

Monica Moore Monica.Moore.238 at nd.edu
Mon Nov 20 13:42:14 PST 2017

Apologies for cross-posting.

Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2018 Conference


Karen Estlund
Associate Dean for Technology and Digital Strategies, Penn State University

Bradford Lee Eden
Dean of Library Services, Christopher Center for Library and Information
Resources, Valparaiso University


Traditional Strengths. Transformational Growth.


University of Notre Dame, Indiana


May 13-15, 2018



How do technical services in libraries convert traditional strengths into
transformational growth? The Conference Program Committee invites
innovative submissions in all areas of technical services librarianship
including acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, serials, electronic
resources, curation, preservation in academic, public, and special
libraries. Applicants are encouraged to think broadly about what
constitutes technical services and where traditional strengths of libraries
may be adapted and utilized to confront contemporary challenges.

Participants are invited to submit proposals that report on recent
research, address emerging trends, or showcase new tools, services and

Time slots for all sessions are 50 minutes in length, including time for
questions. Submissions for shorter presentations and round tables will be
considered, as well.

Submit the following information in our Google Form
by January 5, 2018:



   Abstract (no longer than 100 words)

   Names, affiliations, contact information, and short bios of all

   Primary contact for presenters

Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by February 16, 2018.
For more information, please contact Alex Papson at apapson at nd.edu.

The conference requests that you provide your slides or other “handouts”
for your presentation to be archived and shared on the conference website.

Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:



   Authority control

   Automation / technology assisted cataloging and metadata creation

   “Big Data” — work in discovery, preservation, or documentation

   Cloud-based solutions and innovations

   Collaboration within and outside the traditional library

   Consortial resource and system sharing

   Cybersecurity and privacy

   Digital library projects, digital curation, and digital preservation

   Discovery, navigation, and search

   Emerging roles for technical services / technical services librarians

   Emerging technologies

   Evolving role of the catalog

   Library I.T. competencies

   Local documentation practices

   Metadata creation, reuse, interoperability, and integration with
   traditional cataloging workflows

   Network level data management

   New staffing models

   Open content, software, and technologies

   Patron-driven acquisitions and services

   Practical applications of linked data

   Project management in technical services

   Role of technical services in open access and scholarly communication

   Scalability and sustainability of library services, tools, and resources

   Special formats cataloging

   Systems integration

   Training, especially around the acquisition of new skills

   User experience and accessibility

   Vendor relations


The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) was founded
in 1924 and draws its members from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. The annual
conference rotates among these 3 states on a regular basis. Membership is
open to anyone interested in library technical services.

The purposes of OVGTSL are to:


   provide an opportunity to gather together for the interchange of ideas
   and discussion of issues in library and archive technical services

   form a united group with the aim to keep in touch with movements in the
   field of technical services

   cooperate with and offer suggestions to the Association for Library
   Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) of the American Library
   Association and/or the appropriate sections of this Division.

*Monica Moore*

*Electronic Resources Librarian*

*Hesburgh Libraries*

*University of Notre Dame*

417 Hesburgh Library

Notre Dame, IN 46556

o: 574-631-2987
e: mmoore18 at nd.edu
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