Traditional Strengths
Transformational growth

Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians

May 13 - May 15, 2018

The University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries welcomes you for the Annual Conference of The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians

May 13 - May 15, 2018



About

The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) was founded in 1924 and draws its members primarily from the states of Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.

The purpose of the organization is to provide an opportunity to gather together for the interchange of ideas and discussion of issues in library and archive technical services; to form a united group with the aim to keep in touch with movements in the field of technical services; and to cooperate with and offer suggestions to the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) of the American Library Association and/or the appropriate sections of this Division.

OVGTSL's annual conference, usually held in late spring, rotates among Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky on a regular basis. Membership, conference attendance and presentation opportunities are open to anyone interested in library and archive technical services; the annual membership fee of $10 can be paid at the time of conference registration.

Here are the Bylaws.

2017-2018 Executive Committee:

2018 Conference Planning Committee:

Call for Proposals

Submit Your Proposal

How do technical services in libraries convert traditional strengths into transformational growth? The Conference Program Committee invites innovative submissions in all areas of technical services librarianship including acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, serials, electronic resources, curation, preservation in academic, public, and special libraries. Applicants are encouraged to think broadly about what constitutes technical services and where traditional strengths of libraries may be adapted and utilized to confront contemporary challenges.

Participants are invited to submit proposals that report on recent research, address emerging trends, or showcase new tools, services and projects.

Time slots for all sessions are 50 minutes in length, including time for questions. Submissions for shorter presentations and round tables will be considered, as well.

Submit the following information in our Google Form by January 5, 2018:

  • Title
  • Abstract (no longer than 100 words)
  • Names, affiliations, contact information, and short bios of all presenters
  • Primary contact for presenters

Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by February 16, 2018. For more information, please contact Alex Papson at apapson@nd.edu.

The conference requests that you provide your slides or other “handouts” for your presentation to be archived and shared on the conference website.

Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment
  • Authority control
  • Automation / technology assisted cataloging and metadata creation
  • “Big Data” — work in discovery, preservation, or documentation
  • Cloud-based solutions and innovations
  • Collaboration within and outside the traditional library
  • Consortial resource and system sharing
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Digital library projects, digital curation, and digital preservation
  • Discovery, navigation, and search
  • Emerging roles for technical services / technical services librarians
  • Emerging technologies
  • Evolving role of the catalog
  • Library I.T. competencies
  • Local documentation practices
  • Metadata creation, reuse, interoperability, and integration with traditional cataloging workflows
  • Network level data management
  • New staffing models
  • Open content, software, and technologies
  • Patron-driven acquisitions and services
  • Practical applications of linked data
  • Project management in technical services
  • Role of technical services in open access and scholarly communication
  • Scalability and sustainability of library services, tools, and resources
  • Special formats cataloging
  • Systems integration
  • Training, especially around the acquisition of new skills
  • User experience and accessibility
  • Vendor relations