Transforming Technical Services: Growing IT Skill Sets Within Technical Services Departments

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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Ballroom B
Speaker: Boaz Nadav-Manes, Director, Acquisitions & Automated Technical Services, Philosophy Librarian, Cornell University Library
Speaker: Gary Strawn, Authorities Librarian, Northwestern University Library
Speaker: Lai-Ying Hsiung
Speaker: Paul Gallagher, Associate Director, Discovery Services, New media and Information Technology, Wayne State University
Speaker: Tasha Bales

Drastic staff reductions and the continuous print to digital shift require a transformation of Technical Services (TS) to remain relevant. One effective approach is through growing IT skill sets within the department to become IT independent and to facilitate technology application. We will present strategies to overcome potential barriers.TS staff who have mastered IT skill sets will also describe how they are overcoming the "lost in translation" and related issues to support others moving in similar directions.

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ITskillsCORNELL-1.pptx - Uploaded by Lai-Ying Hsiung (Jun 27, 2012 - 475.73 KB
Strawn.ALA 2012 automation.ppt - Uploaded by Lai-Ying Hsiung (Jun 26, 2012 - 1.18 MB
ala2012IT.pptx - Uploaded by Lai-Ying Hsiung (Jun 26, 2012 - 332.35 KB
ala2012Bales.pptx - Uploaded by Lai-Ying Hsiung (Jun 26, 2012 - 100.87 KB
ITSkillsets.pptx - Uploaded by Lai-Ying Hsiung (Jun 26, 2012 - 7.05 MB
ala2012itHandout.pdf - Uploaded by Alyssa Novak IL (Jun 13, 2012 - 95.26 KB
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Growing IT at Wayne State by Paul Gallagher

Growing IT at Univ of California, Santa Cruz by Tasha Bales

Growing IT Within Technical Services Overview by Lai-Ying Hsiung at UC Santa Cruz

Growing IT at Cornell by Boaz Nadav-Manes

Growing IT by Gary Strawn from Northwestern