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The deadline for this CFP has been extended to Tuesday, December 22. There's still time to submit a proposal!


The Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group (CITSIG) seeks presenters for brief but lively discussions for its session at Core Virtual Interest Group Week, February 1-5, 2021. The CITSIG session will take place on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST/2:00 pm CST. Presenters will give a quick introduction to a creative idea that they are interested in, and attendees will then have a chance to engage in a lively, informal discussion of the topic in virtual breakout rooms. 


We welcome a wide range of topics related to technical services, particularly acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, classification, preservation, or systems in academic, public, special, or school libraries. 


If selected, presenters should plan to prepare: 

Please submit your proposal to the Interest Group’s chair, Sarah Hovde ([log in to unmask]), and vice-chair, Susan Martin ([log in to unmask]), by Tuesday, December 22, 2020, and include the following: 


Presenters will be notified of acceptance by January 8, 2021.

Housed within the Core division of ALA, the Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group provides a forum for discussion of issues within the field of technical services which are relevant to library staff at all levels, particularly those issues relating to the evolution of technical services as it affects and is affected by technology and greater interdependency among all library departments.

(Please excuse cross-posting!)


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Sarah Hovde
Core Creative Ideas in Technical Services Group (chair)
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