NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2011

Apr. 8, 2011
Location: Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA Worcester, Massachusetts

2020 Vision: A New Decade for Technical Services NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011
9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Registration (closes March 25, 2010):
Member: $50
Non-Member: $80
Student / Unemployed: $25

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Innovate or Become Obsolete: Technical Services Staffing for the 21st Century

Bradford Eden, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services & Scholarly Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara.


A Future for Libraries

John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School.

VIEW FROM THE TOP: Future Organization and Innovation in Technical Services. Thoughts from a panel of library directors including: Jay Schafer, Director of Libraries, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Kendall Wiggin, Connecticut State Librarian.

Attendees will choose one of the following concurrent sessions:

The "Unified Discovery Platform" and the Library Catalog: Teammates or Rivals? -- 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.

Research Data and Libraries -- 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 at 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?

User Knows Best: Patron Driven Acquisition and the Death of "Expertise" -- 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?

The Digital Future -- 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?

Presentation of the 2011 NETSL award for Excellence in Technical Services will be made at the luncheon.
Questions, suggestions, or other feedback? Contact Amira Aaron, NETSL President,