Please join the ALCTS Collection Management Section for a panel discussion on the following topic for its Midwinter Forum:
Re-organization, in broadest terms, is happening at virtually every library these days. These re-organizations of staff, work flows, and resources could be to prepare for a new library building, to cope with new demands on library collections, or to introduce new needed services to our library users. How do traditional skill sets apply to these new demands, and what can we do to facilitate effective leadership in these transitions?
CMS welcomes two panelists to discuss aspects of re-organization that they have successfully participated in as leaders in their respective libraries: Erin E. Boyd and Erica Findley.
Erin E. Boyd is the Technical Services Supervisor at the Irving Public Library in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area where she is responsible for overseeing all cataloging and processing. Previous to this position, she worked as a cataloger in academic libraries. An active ALCTS member, Ms. Boyd currently serves as Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors and as the ALCTS Representative on the ALA Website Advisory Committee
Erica Findley is a passionate library supporter and is influential in the broader library advocacy ecosystem. Ms. Findley is the Cataloging/Metadata Librarian at Multnomah County Library (OR) and is a 2008 MLS graduate from Emporia State University. She is an active member of the American Library Association where she is an at-large member of their governing Council and serves on the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee. Ms. Findley is a co-convener of the ALA Think Tank and regularly hosts “pop-up libraries” when traveling by train or plane. Ms. Findley can be found online at www.ericafindley.com.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Collection Management Section Executive Committee Member-at-Large Betsy Appleton. She is currently Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian for St. Edward's University Munday Library.
Meeting Type: Forum/Update/Assembly
Content Area: Transforming: E-Books & Collections
Interests: Acquisitions, Collection Development, Transforming Libraries, Trends and Forecasting
Library Type: Academic, Community College, Consortium, Corporate, Federal, Government, Law, Medical, Public, Regional System, Research Library, Rural, School/Media Center, Special, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.