[Eril-l] Call for Presenters! Creative Ideas in Technical Services IG - ALA Core Virtual IG Week (March 10, 2023)

Laura Sill lsill at uchicago.edu
Tue Jan 10 07:55:45 PST 2023

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Call for Presenters!

ALA CORE Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group (CITSIG) invites speakers to present as part of the ALA CORE Virtual Interest Group Week on Friday, March 10, 2023 from 10-11 Central / 11-Noon Eastern.

We welcome presentation proposals from any technical services setting and from any level of experience or position. We seek new presentations as well as those previously presented in non-Core settings.

To submit your presentation proposal, email CITSIG chair Laura Sill (lsill at uchicago.edu<mailto:lsill at uchicago.edu>) and vice-chair Kelli Getz (kgetz at nd.edu<mailto:kgetz at nd.edu>) by end of day, Monday, February 6, 2023. Selections will be communicated by Monday, February 13, 2023.

Your proposal email should include:

*         Presentation title

*         A short summary of your topic (less than 150 words) for your 20 minute presentation

*         Name, affiliation and email addresses of each speaker

More about the CITSIG Virtual Session!

We have one hour in total for the CITSIG to present, and we seek to offer space for 2-3 engaging presentations (20 minutes maximum), scheduled in tight succession with a brief Q&A session to follow!

Assistance with technical concerns and session facilitation is available! .

Since the ALA Core CITSIG is here to provide a place for you to share your everyday technical services experiences or thoughts for the future, a wide range of topics will be of interest to us! Here are some topics shared recently by members:

*         Acquisitions and Collections

o    Integration of collection strategy with acquisitions strategy

o    Policy and practice management

o    Communication and building relations with vendors and library partners/colleagues

o    Budget or cost saving measures and creative workflow approaches

*         Cataloging and Metadata Services

o    Integration of new metadata approaches with traditional cataloging

o    Local policy and practice documentation management

o    Impact of new ILS or discovery tools on cataloging approaches and workflows

*         DEI

o    Collection approaches and evaluation to diversify content and supplier partnerships

o    Reparative metadata and cataloging practices

o    Approaches to ensure a patron-focused and inclusive collection

*         Training and professional development

o    Reskilling and upskilling and retooling experiences

o    The application of core competencies for technical service areas

o    Conducting research as a technical services librarian

o    Staff mentorship and leadership development

*         Management

o    Current trends in hiring

o    Cross-unit or department management or collaboration

o    Service development and team building

If you have questions, please contact either one of us! We look forward to hearing from you and to the sessions in March!

Laura and Kelli

Laura Sill (she/her)

Head of Acquisitions / Chair ALA Core CITSIG

The University of Chicago Library

1100 East 57th Street, Room 172

Chicago, IL 60637 USA

T: 773.702.0357

lsill at uchicago.edu<mailto:lsill at uchicago.edu>

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