Call for Proposals on the Topic:

Resources for Teaching in a Rapidly Changing Global Tech Services Environment

ALISE Annual Conference, September 24-26, 2019, Knoxville, Tennessee

The global information context is changing rapidly, and resources to support instruction relating to the evolving standards and practices in technical services are in high demand. The RDA Toolkit is being restructured and redesigned, for example. New standards and practices are being introduced to support sharing and reuse of digital objects housed in institutional repositories, and the platforms themselves are undergoing changes (e.g., Fedora 3/Fedora 4). Open educational resources are increasingly being encouraged for use in the classroom as adaptable and affordable alternatives to print textbooks, but how robust are the resources that are available? What can and should Technical Services instruction do in the face of this evolving context, world-wide?

The ALISE Technical Services Education SIG welcomes proposals for presentations that will address the need for high-quality teaching materials in tech services from a variety of perspectives. What resources do we have and use? What is needed? What is in development? Going forward, what is the best way to future-proof our teaching resources in a rapidly changing tech environment? What can and should technical services educators do to support reflective practice that is ultimately responsive to change? Proposals that address the conference theme, Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context, are encouraged. 

Please submit a 500-word abstract via email to the SIG co-conveners, Karen Snow ([log in to unmask]) and Heather Moulaison Sandy ([log in to unmask]), by February 28, 2019. Provide a title for your presentation, presenter names and affiliations, and the topic you plan to address. 

Karen Snow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Ph.D. Program Director
School of Information Studies
Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305
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708-524-6077 (office)