Technical Services Careers in Public Libraries: Getting Started, Building Your Career, or Making the Switch
An ALCTS Forum at the 2008 ALA Annual Conference
Sunday, June 29, 2008 from 8 - 10 a.m.
Paradise Pier Hotel, Rm. Pacific C/D
What do you need to do to prepare for a career in Technical Services in public libraries? What do you need to do to advance your career in Technical Services in public libraries, once you are there? If you are interested in switching from academic to public library Technical Services, what can you expect? If you are thinking about a Technical Services career, what is it really like to work in a public library?
The speakers, both experienced Technical Services librarians with careers spanning public libraries, academic libraries and vendor service, will explore the perils, pitfalls, and pleasures of public library Technical Services. An in-depth question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Carolyn Goolsby, Technical Services Manager, Tacoma Public Library
Marlene A. Harris, Division Chief, Technical Services, Chicago Public Library.
ALCTS Council of Regional Groups (CRG)