Report of the Core Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group, American Library Association Annual Conference, June 2022
Taylor & Francis
The Core Role of Professional Librarians in Technical Services Interest Group (RPLTS-IG) meeting was held in person during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Washington D.C. and was moderated by the Interest Group’s Co-Chair Sofia Slutskaya of Emory University, and Vice Co-Chairs Marina Morgan of Florida Southern College and Amy Fry of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The meeting consisted of four round tables where discussion facilitators led the conversation and encouraged participants to share their thoughts, opinions, and ideas. The topics covered in four discussion groups included “Exploring Normalcy in Technical Services,” led by Jennifer M. Eustis, Metadata Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst; “Telling the Technical Services Story,” led by Jessie Copeland, Director, Resource Services at Emory University Libraries; “Technical Services Retreat: Professional Development, Wellness, and Team Building for Technical Services,” led by Cara Calabrese, Acquisitions & Access Librarian, Miami University; “Technical Services Advocacy Outside of Tech Services,” led by Amanda Ros, Coordinator of Adaptive Cataloging & Resource Management, Texas A&M University.
Sofia Slutskaya, Marina Morgan, Amy Fry, Jennifer M. Eustis, Jessie Copeland & Cara Calabrese (2023) Report of the Core Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group, American Library Association Annual Conference, June 2022, Technical Services Quarterly, 40:1, 26-31, DOI: 10.1080/07317131.2022.2148935