20/20 Vision: A New Decade For Technical Services

Friday April 8, 2011
College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

8:30 – Registration & Refreshments
9:15 – Program Begins
3:30 – Adjourn

Morning Keynote Address:

Innovate or Become Obsolete: Technical Services Staffing for the 21st Century by Brad Eden, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of More Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services and a recent article titled “The New User Environment: The End of Technical Services?”(Information Technology & Libraries, June 2010, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p93-100, 8p). He publishes in the areas of metadata, librarianship, medieval music and liturgy, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Slides for Innovate or Become Obsolete (PDF, 2.08 MB)

Afternoon Keynote Address:

A Future for Libraries by John Palfrey, is Henry N. Ess Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School and a 2011 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. He is the co-author of Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives and Access Denied: The Practice and Politics of Internet Filtering. His research and teaching is focused on Internet law, intellectual property, and international law.  As Director of the Harvard Law School library, he has focused on an innovative reorganization of staff and functions and has also been an active participant in the study and revamping of libraries and library staff across Harvard.

Slides for A Future for Libraries are not available

Panel of Library Directors:

View from the Top: Future Organization and Innovation in Technical Services by Jay Schafer, Director of Libraries, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Kendall Wiggin, Connecticut State Librarian.

Jay Schafer Slides for View From the Top (PDF, 1.33 MB)
There were no slides for Kendall Wiggin’s Presentation

Breakout Sessions:

The “Unified Discovery Platform” and the Library Catalog: Teammates or Rivals? by Cecilia P. Tittemore, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Dartmouth College Library

As the use of discovery systems grows, what will be the future of traditional library catalogs?  This session will explore the metadata principles and practices behind discovery platforms and library catalogs and how they result in different user experiences.

Slides for The “Unified Discovery Platform” and the Library Catalog (PDF, 400 K)

Research Data and Libraries by Donna Kafel, MLIS, Project Coordinator, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, Science Librarian for the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Researchers must now prepare plans for data management and curation for grant proposals. Librarians are ideally suited to provide support in this area.  What skills and knowledge do we need for success in these efforts and to demonstrate our value to our parent institutions?

Slides for Research Data and Libraries (PDF, 1.43 MB)

The User Knows Best: Patron Driven Acquisition and the Death of “Expertise” by Deborah Lenares, Manager, Acquisitions & Resources-Sharing, Wellesley College and Peter Spitzform, Collection Development Librarian, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont

The advent of patron-driven acquisitions is turning traditional selection and acquisitions models upside down.  How does it work and how can we make it successful in our own institutions?

Deborah Lenares Slides for The User Knows Best (PDF, 193 KB)
Peter Spitzform Slides for The User Knows Best (PDF, 782 KB)

The Digital Future by Patrick Yott, Director, Library Technology Services, Northeastern University

What new skills are needed and what roles can technical services and metadata staff play in the next decade to support digital repositories and other digital services provided by the library to the larger institution?

Slides for The Digital Future (PDF, 404 KB)

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