Core Webinar: Technical Services Tools at Work

For Immediate Release
Wed, 04/26/2023


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOJoin Core for the webinar “Technical Services Tools at Work” on July 26, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. This webinar will consist of two short presentations on tools useful for the technical services department. The first, “Self-Paced Technical Services Training Using Trello” presented by Diana Simpson, will be on the topic of using Trello to assist with staff training. Simpson will discuss the use of the Trello project management tool as one way to keep training organized and to facilitate self-paced training for new staff and students as they begin work in Technical Services. The other, “Semi-Automated Techniques and Tools for Efficiency: The Case of ETD Cataloging” presented by Nicole Lewis, will be on the use of metadata tools like OpenRefine and MarcEdit to improve efficiency in cataloging. Using an ETD cataloging workflow as a case study, Lewis will discuss how these and related tools help improve efficiency for both bibliographic and authority records.

Technical Services Tools at Work
Live Webinar:
Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Diana Simpson, Catalog Librarian, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Nicole Lewis, Digital Metadata Librarian, Brigham Young University Libraries, Provo, UT

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67
ALA Member: $71.10
Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend the Core member savings with colleagues at your institution.

Can't attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

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