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Call for Proposals

The Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group (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:


Please submit your proposal by Monday, May 15, 2017 via this form:

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:


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