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The ACRL Technical Services Interest Group invites presentation proposals at ALA Midwinter Virtual, held between January 22-26, 2021. The ACRL TSIG will meet on Sunday January 24, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT.  

We would particularly like to hear from prospective presenters who wish to share their experiences with various issues regarding current developments and activities within the context of Academic Libraries' Technical Services. Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length and in line with the group’s charge. 

The charge of the Interest Group is "To provide a broad framework for information exchange on current developments and activities related to technical services including, but not limited to,  collection development, collection management, acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries; To develop programs and foster and sponsor education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries; To better connect technical services librarians with ACRL and to enhance technical services."  

Important dates:

Submission deadline: December 28th, 2020

Selection and notification: January 8th, 2021

ALA registration deadline: January 15, 2021

Presentation date and time: January 24, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern Time / 12:00 PM Central Time / 11:00 AM Mountain Time / 10:00 AM Pacific Time 


Please submit your proposal by filling out this form Proposals should not be sent in reply to this post. 

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you! 

Marina E. Morgan - Convener

David Van Kleeck - Incoming Convener


Marina Morgan

Metadata Librarian

Modern Languages Liaison

Florida Southern College, Roux Library

+1 (863) 616-6450

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Dave Van Kleeck

Chair, Cataloging and Discovery Services

George A. Smathers Libraries

University of Florida

+1 (352) 273-2863

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