[Metadatalibrarians] Deadline extended: Call for proposals: Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group (CITSIG) - Core Virtual IG Week 2021

Sarah Hovde sehovde1 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 12:03:14 PST 2020

The deadline for this CFP has been extended to Tuesday, December 22.
There's still time to submit a proposal!

The Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group (CITSIG) seeks
presenters for brief but lively discussions for its session at Core Virtual
Interest Group Week, February 1-5, 2021. The CITSIG session will take place
on *Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST/2:00 pm CST*. Presenters will
give a quick introduction to a creative idea that they are interested in,
and attendees will then have a chance to engage in a lively, informal
discussion of the topic in virtual breakout rooms.

We welcome a wide range of topics related to technical services,
particularly acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, classification,
preservation, or systems in academic, public, special, or school libraries.

If selected, presenters should plan to prepare:


   A short presentation (5-10 minutes) introducing a creative idea related
   to technical services: why are you interested in this topic? Why might
   other library staff be interested? What's the history behind the idea, or
   where might it take us in the future?

   Three to six discussion prompts, which will be shared with breakout
   groups to get some conversations started

Please submit your proposal to the Interest Group’s chair, Sarah Hovde (
sehovde1 at gmail.com), and vice-chair, Susan Martin (Susan.Martin at mtsu.edu),
by Tuesday, December 22, 2020, and include the following:


   Short presentation summary (less than 200 words)

   Two to three sample discussion prompts

   Name, title, affiliation, and email address for presenter

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by January 8, 2021.

Housed within the Core division of ALA, the Creative Ideas in Technical
Services Interest Group
provides a forum for discussion of issues within the field of technical
services which are relevant to library staff at all levels, particularly
those issues relating to the evolution of technical services as it affects
and is affected by technology and greater interdependency among all library

(Please excuse cross-posting!)

Sarah Hovde
Core Creative Ideas in Technical Services Group (chair)
sehovde1 at gmail.com

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