Karen Estlund
Associate Dean for Technology and Digital Strategies, Penn State University Libraries


Bradford Lee Eden
Dean of Library Services, Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources, Valparaiso University



Traditional Strengths. Transformational Growth.



University of Notre Dame, Indiana



May 13-15, 2018



How do technical services in libraries convert traditional strengths into transformational growth? The Conference Program Committee invites innovative submissions in all areas of technical services librarianship including acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, serials, electronic resources, curation, preservation in academic, public, and special libraries. Applicants are encouraged to think broadly about what constitutes technical services and where traditional strengths of libraries may be adapted and utilized to confront contemporary challenges.

Participants are invited to submit proposals that report on recent research, address emerging trends, or showcase new tools, services and projects.

Time slots for all sessions are 50 minutes in length, including time for questions. Submissions for shorter presentations and round tables will be considered, as well.

Submit the following information in our Google Form by January 22, 2018:



Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by February 16, 2018. For more information, please contact Alex Papson at

The conference requests that you provide your slides or other “handouts” for your presentation to be archived and shared on the conference website.

Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:




The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) was founded in 1924 and draws its members from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. The annual conference rotates among these 3 states on a regular basis. Membership is open to anyone interested in library technical services.


The purposes of OVGTSL are to:

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