Monday, April 30, 2018

CFP: ALCTS Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services IG (ALA Annual - New Orleans)

The ALCTS Interest Group, Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services (RPLTS-IG) is seeking proposals for presentations at ALA Annual 2018 in New Orleans. RPLTS-IG will meet 10:30-11:30 a.m. on June 23, 2018.

To facilitate an engaging session, the RPLTS-IG is currently accepting proposals for presentations related to the role of the Professional Librarian in building collaborations for technical services with colleagues from internal and/or external units. Those collaborations may be within your own unit, with a unit outside of yours but a part of your organization/institution, or outside of your organization/institution.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Fostering relationships and collaboration between technical services and other library departments
  • Collaborating with experts to create mutually beneficial solutions for unique user needs
  • Successful practices in connecting with internal and external stakeholders to

Presenters will be allotted approximately 20 minutes, with a short time for questions after all of the presentations have been completed.

If you are interested in presenting, please email Michelle ( and Tiewei ( your presentation topic and brief description by May 15, 2018.

Michelle Hahn and Tiewei (Lucy) Liu, RPLTS-IG 2017-18 Co-Chairs
Suzhen Chen and Kristin Flachsbart,  RPLTS-IG 2017-18 Co-Vice Chairs