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Call for Proposals

The Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group
<http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/ig/ats-dgcreat> (CITSIG) of ALCTS seeks
facilitators for roundtable discussions for its meeting at ALA Annual 2017
in beautiful Chicago.

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 Annual
Meeting in Chicago in June 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:

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   The topic you wish to explore. Topics should relate to acquisitions,
   cataloging, metadata, classification, or preservation in academic, public,
   special, or school libraries.
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   How the topic you wish to explore applies to the evolution of technical
   services.
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   Three sample discussion questions.


Please submit your proposal by Monday, May 15, 2017 via this form:
<https://goo.gl/forms/CBl5Ee7jYTdZrKx93>

*https://goo.gl/forms/gkbwyhcfiCGkCu4m2
<https://goo.gl/forms/gkbwyhcfiCGkCu4m2>*


Call for Vice Chair:

The Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group seeks an interested
person to serve as Vice-Chair from July 2017-June 2018 and as Chair from
July 2018-June 2019.


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.


The Vice-Chair and Chair work closely together to plan and execute all
aspects of the roundtable discussions that are held during the Interest
Group’s Midwinter and Annual meetings. Tasks include sending call for
proposal emails to listservs, vetting proposals, sending promotional emails
to listservs, coordinating logistics with round table discussion
facilitators, and managing all aspects of the in-person meetings.
Interested people should be able to attend in-person the 2017 and 2018
Midwinter and Annual meetings of ALA.  The Creative Ideas in Technical
Services Interest Group meets at 1pm on the Sunday of both conferences.


Those interested in becoming Vice-Chair of the Creative Ideas in Technical
Services Interest Group should submit a letter of interest that includes:

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   A short biographical sketch: who are you and why does this group
   interest you?
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   Your availability to attend ALA Midwinter and Annual meetings in 2016
   and 2017
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   Your resume or CV as an attachment


Please submit your letter of interest by May 15, 2016 to Amber Billey
(Chair) at [log in to unmask] and Whitney Buccicone (Vice-Chair)
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