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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

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
   technical services.
   - 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.