Call for volunteers: ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services DG ALA 2006 Stephen Clark 02 Jun 2006 13:49 UTC


From: Kalyani Parthasarathy [mailto:kparthas@UNO.EDU]
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 8:50 AM
Subject: Call for volunteers: ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services DG
ALA 2006

The ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group will meet at
the ALA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA on Sunday, June 25, 2006, from
4:00pm - 5:30pm, in the Vieux Carre room of the Hotel Monteleone.
Participants can join breakout discussions on the eight topics listed below.
The chair and vice-chair will provide a list of sub-topics at the meeting to
serve as a discussion guide. At the end of the discussion period, each group
will give a short summary for the benefit of all attendees.

This year, the chair is Kalyani Parthasarathy, Ohio State University and the
vice-chair/chair-elect is Carla Davis Cunningham, Temple University.

and record the discussions at each topic table. If you would like to
facilitate or record, please send your information to Carla Davis Cunningham
at (that's ccunni zero one). Indicate all the topics you
would be willing to facilitate or record.  We would appreciate flexibility
on your part as we finalize the assignments.

topics at their tables, making sure everyone participates, and keeping
within the allotted time. RECORDERS take notes during discussions and send
written reports to the vice-chair soon after the conference is over. These
reports form the basis for the report the chair sends to ALCTS. A written
summary report is also sent to the Technical Services Quarterly.

The discussion topics are:

1. The Library of Congress' decisions on series titles

2. The impact of RLG/OCLC merger on technical services

3. Policy and procedure manuals for technical services

4. Disaster preparedness in technical services

5. Filling staff positions in technical services

6. Statistics gathering in acquisitions

7. Looking at technical services organization

8. Link resolvers and federated searching for access to electronic resources

VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT SOUGHT: The ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical
Services Discussion Group is also seeking a volunteer to serve as
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect. This position is a two year term and a great
opportunity to do some relatively non-threatening service to the profession.

Please send your volunteer interests to Carla Davis Cunningham
<> by June 15.

Carla Davis Cunningham

Cataloger/Copy Cataloging Coordinator, Monographs

Paley Library (017-00)

Temple University

1210 W. Berks St.

Philadelphia, PA 19122