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Monday, July 23 • 8:30am - 9:45am
PLL-SIS Program: Technical Services by the Seat of Your Pants

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Target Audience: Librarians who are handling technical services for the first time or who would like to learn more about this function of the library

Learning Outcomes:
1) Participants will learn what technical services work entails, and the competencies required to do it.

2) Participants will learn how seasoned technical services librarians manage these functions in a university, law firm, and government agency library, as well as how to implement efficient and successful technical services sections in their own libraries.

This program addresses the questions: What is 'technical services'? What do technical services staff do? What can I expect from them? What will my institution—university, law firm, or government agency—expect from the library's technical services department? How do I create and implement a successful technical services unit in my library when I have never done this type of work before?

A panel of experienced technical services librarians – representing a law firm library, a government agency, and a university library – will describe how they learned technical services, how they developed successful technical services workflows, and how they manage and train technical services staff. Additionally, these pros will discuss how to identify and address the critical issues of their type of institution, including budgeting, providing access to resources, and managing contractors.


Organizers/Presenters
avatar for Christine Korytnyk Dulaney

Christine Korytnyk Dulaney

Pence Law Library American Unversity
Christine Dulaney is currently Associate Law Librarian for Technical and Metadata Services at the Pence Law Library of American University in Washington, DC. In both her current position as well as in her previous position as Head of Technical Services in at the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress, Christine has managed staff reorganizations as these library collections transitioned from print to online formats... Read More →


Monday July 23, 2012 8:30am - 9:45am
HCC-Room 207

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