Advocacy: How to Win Colleagues & Influence Vendors - POSTPONED NEW DATE TBD

Wednesday, 3/18/2020
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Interested in advocating for yourself, your department, and the profession but unsure where to start? This webinar will offer strategies for those seeking to champion for a more visible, impactful role of technical services. Examples range from ensuring efficient workflow creation to emphasizing the importance of quality MARC records to vendors. Learn how librarians specializing in metadata, acquisitions, and electronic resources effect change by fostering cross-departmental collaboration, vendor communication, and professional advocacy.

Learning Outcomes

During this webinar the attendees will:

  • learn techniques to advocate on behalf of themselves, their department, and the technical services branch of the library profession;
  • gain an understanding of ways to communicate the “invisible labor’ inherent in technical services work in order to foster equitable cross-departmental collaboration; and
  • learn techniques to advocate the library’s best interests when working with vendors.

Who Should Attend

Information professionals working in acquisitions, metadata, and e-resources interested in advocating for their department, the library, and the profession.


Stephanie Church is an Acquisitions and Metadata Librarian at Case Western Reserve University and has over 10 years of experience in Technical Services. Her focus is primarily in acquisitions, with a specialization in vendor relations, evidence-based acquisition initiatives, collection assessment, and data visualization.

Anne Kumer is an Electronic Resources Metadata Librarian at Case Western Reserve University and has over 10 years of experience working with archival collections and taxonomy development. She collaborates with library departments to develop long-term solutions for improved metadata management and interoperability.

Shelby Stuart is an early-career Electronic Resources Librarian at Case Western Reserve University. Her responsibilities include ordering, licensing, assessing, and maintaining access to electronic resources. She has also held circulation, student supervision, and reference support roles prior to her current position.







Participant ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual) 43
Nonmember (individual)       59
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.     129

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