Current Trends & New Skills in Technical Services

Wednesday, 5/18/2016
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented live on 05/18/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

This session is part 2 of a 2-part series, The Future of Technical Services:

  1. Is Technical Services Dead? An Overview of the Future of Traditional Services
  2. Current Trends & New Skills in Technical Services

In this webinar, presenters will explore current trends and developments in library technical services and discuss how they will impact the future of this field of librarianship. Participants will learn about hard skills (such as programming, language acquisition, time management, and metadata schema) and soft skills (such as collaboration, creativity, initiative, and overall attitude) that will be instrumental in his/her success in the future of technical services. A portion of the presentation will also explore the need for advocacy for technical services as our field continues to transition and evolve.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn about hard and soft skills needed for the future of technical services, discover resources to use in developing these skills, and discover ways to advocate these needs for our future evolution.

Who Should Attend

Professionals, paraprofessionals, and library science students who work in or who would like to work in technical services.

Presenters

Erin E. Boyd is the Technical Services Supervisor at the Irving (TX) Public Library where she is responsible for overseeing all cataloging and processing. Previous to this position, she worked as a cataloger in academic libraries. An active ALCTS member, Erin currently serves as Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors and as the ALCTS Representative on the ALA Website Advisory Committee. 
 
Elyssa M. Gould is the Electronic Acquisitions & Serials Librarian at the University of Michigan Law Library where she is responsible for the entire e-resources lifecycle. Previous to this position, she worked as a cataloger in a general academic library. An active ALCTS member, Elyssa currently serves as a voting member on the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access and as the LRTS Book Review Editor.
 

Registration

Cost

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

This webinar was presented live on 05/18/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

How to Register

No registration required.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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Credits

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Contact

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.