Changing Ideas, Roles, and Organizational Structures in Collection and Technical Services

Tuesday, 5/21/2019 - Wednesday, 5/22/2019
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Central)
  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Pacific)

Changes in collection development and technical services lead to reorganization and the redefinition of roles. Join this e-Forum to share insights and tips with colleagues as the hosts facilitate a discussion about change while sharing their own experiences and insights.

Learning Outcomes

In this e-Forum, attendees will: 

  • Share their experiences with departmental changes in collection development and technical services

  • Share their involvement with changing processes and procedures

  • Discuss approaches and challenges

  • Speculate about what the future holds for these areas

Who Should Attend

Anyone who works in collection development or technical services


Alison M. Armstrong is the Collection Management Librarian at Radford University in Virginia. She received her B.A. in Literature from The University of North Carolina at Asheville and her MLIS from The University of North Texas. She teaches two ALCTS web courses: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management and Fundamentals of Collection Assessment. She serves on the ALCTS Publications Committee.

Michael Arthur is Associate Professor and Head, Resource Acquisition & Discovery at The University of Alabama. Michael received his Bachelor of Science in 1991, and his Master of Library Science in 1999, from Indiana University in Bloomington. He received his Master of Public Administration from Old Dominion University in 2006. Michael held faculty positions at Ball State University, Old Dominion University and the University of Central Florida before joining The University of Alabama in 2015.

Rachelle McLain is the Collection Development Librarian (Interim) at the MSU Library in Bozeman, MT. She has worked in just about every type of library out there—public, community college, government docs, private, and has worked in both technical services and at the reference desk. After relocating to Bozeman in 2016, she landed at the MSU Library, where she focuses these days on providing library collections that benefit everyone in the great state of Montana.




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Tech Requirements

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For questions or comments, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or