[Eril-l] ALCTS e-Forum: Digital Skill Building

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Mon Oct 28 08:07:44 PDT 2019

*Cross posted to multiple lists.*

ALCTS e-Forum: Digital Skill Building

November 19-20, 2019

Moderated by Meghan Bergin and Jennifer Eustis

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Building skills is crucial. Technology changes rapidly. This results in new
tools and systems that are constantly being updated. Reflecting these
changes, workflows and processes in technical services have also changed
and are undergoing new changes more frequently. How is it possible to keep
up with all of these changes, especially in the new techno alphabetic soup
of acronyms such as MarcEdit, OpenRefine, JSON, APIs, Trello, regular
expressions, or Python? Training and skill building are part of the
solution. The other large part is to provide support, documentation, and
opportunities for staff to learn and build their confidence. This
discussion will focus on the successes and challenges of digital skill
building in technical services.


Meghan Bergin is Head of the Metadata Unit at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst.

Jennifer Eustis is a Metadata Librarian at the University of Massachusetts
Amherst. Prior to this she was the MetaDiscovery Librarian at UConn.

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters
of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The
e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email
address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate
with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two
to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an
electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have
registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you
choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and
unsubscribing online. (

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request at lists.ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*
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