[Metadatalibrarians] Call for Proposals: Creative Ideas in Technical Services IG - ALA Annual 2021

Sarah Hovde sehovde1 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 07:20:00 PDT 2021

 *please excuse cross-posting*

The Core Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group
(CITSIG) seeks facilitators for virtual roundtable discussions for its
session at the 2021 ALA Annual Conference. Exact day and time is yet to be

Housed within the Core division of ALA, the Creative Ideas in Technical
Services Interest Group was created to provide 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 departments.

Roundtable discussions are small, informal group discussions intended to
give participants the opportunity to network, discuss best practices, and
share information. Discussion facilitators are responsible for identifying
and developing a topic, creating discussion questions, and facilitating a
virtual discussion at the American Library Association's Annual Meeting,
June 2021 (date and time TBD). If similar proposals are submitted and
accepted, facilitators may be asked to co-facilitate. If your discussion
topic does not have any participants, chosen facilitators may be asked to
present a 3 minute lightning talk.

Those interested in participating as a discussion facilitator should submit
a proposal that includes:

   - The topic you wish to explore. Topics should relate to technical
   services (acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, classification, or
   preservation) in academic, public, special, or school libraries
   - An abstract which explains the topic and how it applies to the
   evolution of technical services
   - Three sample discussion questions

To help you formulate a discussion proposal, previous attendees have
expressed interest in the following topics:

   - Outreach from Technical Services staff to users
   - Cross-departmental collaboration and building relationships outside of
   Technical Services
   - Conducting research as Technical Services staff
   - Staff development and administrative mentorship
   - Team building within Technical Services departments
   - E-resources and the future of acquisitions
   - Special tools, applications, and workflows
   - Transitions in leadership, management, and practices
   - Core competencies for technical services staff and cataloging education
   - Hiring in technical services
   - Critical cataloging

Please submit your proposal to Sarah Hovde (sehovde1 at gmail.com) and Susan
Martin (Susan.Martin at mtsu.edu) by *May 7th, 2021.*

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