Ideas and Insights Series:Technical Services Efficiencies, Now and into the Future! (Atlanta, GA)

Thursday, February 3, 2011
1438 West Peachtree St., ste. 200
Atlanta, GA 30309
Registration fee is now $50!
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The pace of change facing library technical services staff is ever accelerating, as our organizations explore new technologies and new media. We ourselves in technical services face new tools, standards and utilities with which we perform the vital work of making library resources available to our patrons. Evaluating the ways in which we work to ensure that we achieve our goals is always essential, yet continually challenging.

To help you face these changes now and in the future, LYRASIS has brought together professionals from the field to share their experiences in not just meeting these challenges but in taking advantage of them. Join us to hear their experiences, and take advantage of the opportunity to share your own with colleagues during the day.

Our idea of this Bibliographic conference is to bring a wide array of people to these sessions.

9:30-10:00 am Registration

10:00-10:15 am Welcome from LYRASIS (Regional Director-Cal Shepard)

10:15-11:15 am Trends in Technical Services: Where they lead us, where they take us, but where’s Waldo? (Rosanna O’Neil- OCLC)

Description: With 30+ years of Technical Services experience, Rosanna will lead a lively discussion about today’s Technical Services trends based on her experience as a librarian, business owner, and consultant. As she poses ideas and questions, she’ll ask you to consider how you might shape the future of Technical Services (what she considers the most dynamic area of the library, bar none!).

11:15-11:30 am Break

11:30 am-12:30 pm RDA: A Practitioner’s Approach to Staff Training and Testing (Erin Stalberg-NCSU)

Description: North Carolina State University, a RDA testing site, has trained staff on RDA and considered the implications of incorporating RDA into their workflow. Erin Stalberg, Head, Metadata and Cataloging, shares how she and her colleagues tackled RDA, what training techniques worked best for them, and the changes necessitated in local policies.

12:30 -1:30 pm Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm A SkyRiver Transition (Speaker: Gale Teaster, Head of Serials, Acquisitions & Cataloging, Winthrop University)

Description: Hear about one library’s journey from development partnership to being a fully operational SkyRiver customer with a company that has changed the library technical services landscape, including the collaborative process involved during the transition and its significant impact on the product. This session also will include a summary overview of SkyRiver’s services.

2:30-2:45 pm Break

2:45-3:15 pm Ideas and Insights exchange (Lead by Linda Gonzalez and Jennifer Bielewski-LYRASIS)

Description: Ideas and Insights exchange is an opportunity for members to share the cataloging and technical services efficiencies going on in their libraries/organizations.

3:15-3:30pm LYRASIS Wrap-up (Linda Gonzalez and Jennifer Bielewski-LYRASIS)