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The Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group (CITSIG) of
ALCTS seeks facilitators for roundtable discussions for its meeting at
ALA Midwinter Meeting on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 from 1:00-2:30.
Housed within the Association for Library Collections and Technical
Services division of ALA, the Creative Ideas in Technical Services
Interest Group was created to provide a forum to discuss issues related
to the evolution of technical services. The group is especially
interested in exploring the interdependency between departments and the
ways in which technical services affects, and is affected by, technology
and publishing trends.
Roundtable discussions are small, informal group discussions intended to
give participants the opportunity to network, discuss best practices,
and share information. Table size for roundtable discussions is capped
at 10 participants per table. Discussion facilitators are responsible
for identifying and developing a topic, creating discussion questions,
and facilitating a discussion at the American Library Association’s
Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta in January 2017. If similar proposals are
submitted and accepted, facilitators may be asked to co-facilitate.
Those interested in participating as a discussion facilitator should
submit a proposal that includes:
• The topic you wish to explore. Topics should relate to
acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, classification, or preservation in
academic, public, special, or school libraries.
• How the topic you wish to explore applies to the evolution of
• Three sample discussion questions.
Please submit your proposal by Friday, December 2, 2016 via this form:
Contact Amber Billey ([log in to unmask]) or Whitney Buccicone
([log in to unmask]) with any questions.