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This is an announcement for Midwinter in Philadelphia, and a call for
presenters for Annual, in Toronto.

ALA Midwinter, 2003, Philadelphia

Heads of Technical Services of Medium-Sized Academic Libraries Discussion

Saturday, January 25, 9:30-11 a.m., PCC (Pennsylvania Convention Center),
room 201C

Please join us for our discussion, and be ready to participate. You
definitely do not need to be a "head" of technical services, or even *in*
technical services, and your head can be larger or smaller than "medium."
The topic for the next year or so is

How technical services can, should, and does respond and cooperate when
faced with needs and demands from other library divisions, especially
public services.

At Midwinter, the case study approach will be used. Participants will be
divided into small groups of 6 to 10; each group will have 30-45 minutes
to discuss a case study illustrating a demand made on technical services
by another library division: initial response to the demand; planning;
implementing; evaluating. Afterwards, each small group will briefly
present their case and findings to the large group for comments and

At Annual, we want to have about three presentations on the topic of
technical services cooperation with public services, or other library
divisions, and this message is also a call for presenters. The Discussion
Group's meeting at Annual will take place Saturday, June 21, 9:30-11 a.m.

Please volunteer to be a presenter and share your knowledge and experience
with your colleagues; contact Jack Hall ( with your ideas for
presentations. Some possible broad areas for presentation might be (but
are not limited to):

1. How our library (or technical services) is organized to promote
2. How to staff the library to promote cooperation, including having some
or all librarians perform functions common to both public and technical
3. Special projects that have required technical services cooperation with
public services, or other library divisions

Thanks very much; see you at Midwinter!


Jack Hall
114L University of Houston Libraries
Houston, TX  77204-2000
telephone:(713) 743-9687
fax: (713) 743-9748