Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2012 Conference

May. 2, - May. 4, 2012
Location: University of Southern Indiana Evansville, Indiana Evansville, Indiana, Indiana

Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2012 Conference
Catching the Next Wave of Technical Services
University of Southern Indiana
Evansville, Indiana
May 2-4, 2012
Hosted by: University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana, and Evansville-Vanderburgh
Public Library

Technical Services librarians are being faced with multiple changes in workflows, budgets, and technology. We are seeing an increase in usage of electronic resources, patron driven demand of materials, shrinking budgets, and rapidly changing technologies. RDA is on the horizon to be implemented. How do we plan for and implement access to new technologies and new standards? What will be the next wave that we need to catch in technical services?
The conference program committee invites forward thinking submissions in all areas of technical services librarianship (acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, and preservation.) Participants are encouraged to think of where we are headed in librarianship and its impact in the technical services environment. Proposals are invited for reports on recent research, addressing emerging trends, or showcase new services, projects, or technology.
Topics of interest include the following:

  • RDA
  • Patron driven acquisitions models
  • Cloud based solutions
  • Special formats cataloging
  • Strategies for working with limited resources
  • Metadata
  • Future of the ILS
  • Discovery layers
  • Technical Services workflows

Time slots for all sessions are 50 minutes in length including time for questions and answers.
Submit the following information by December 12th, 2011 to Dianne Grayson at dgrayson@usi.edu with the subject line of OVGTSL Proposal:

  • Title of presentation
  • Abstract (no longer than 250 words)
  • Names, affiliations and contact information of all presenters
  • Primary contact for presenters
  • Equipment and other special needs

Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by February 1, 2012.
The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) was founded in 1924 and draws its membership from the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. The annual conference rotates among these three states on a regular basis. Membership is open to anyone interested in library technical services.