CRG Forum: Technical Services Careers in Public Libraries

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
Anaheim, California

Description

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.

Speakers

Carolyn Goolsby, Technical Services Manager, Tacoma Public Library
Marlene A. Harris, Division Chief, Technical Services, Chicago Public Library.

Sponsored by

ALCTS Council of Regional Groups (CRG)