Workshop: When the Back of House Becomes the Front of House: The Changing World of Technical Services

We are pleased to announce details and registration for an in-person, half-day workshop of presentations, lightning talks, and roundtable discussions co-sponsored by CARL’s Academic Librarians’ Interest Group North (ALIGN), CLA’s Academic Interest Group, and the Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG):

When the Back of House Becomes the Front of House: The Changing World of Technical Services


Friday, 21 April 2023

St Clare Room

Santa Clara University

Description: It is well documented that the adoption of ever-advancing technology during the digital age has led to an environment of continual change across every aspect of librarianship. This is perhaps no more so than in technical services, where pandemic conditions led to outright upheaval. Formerly behind the scenes, developments in recent times have only accelerated a years-long process of raising the profile, and shifting the job duties, of technical services.Join ALIGN, CLA’s Academic Interest Group, and NCTPG as our presenters explore:

  • Who is now doing the work of tech services
  • What the work now encompass
  • Current issues facing technical services

Presentations: “I Can’t Wait for AI to Take over My Job””What I Wish I Knew About My Job: A Needs-Assessment Rubric for Cataloging and Metadata Librarians”

Lightning Talks: “Effective Description: A Vision for Better Metadata Product, Better Process””Putting Privacy First: A Lightning Talk Focusing on Vendor Privacy Audit”Register here (registration includes lunch)

  • ALIGN/CARL/CLA/NCTPG members: $15
  • Non-members: $20
  • Students & retirees: $5

Public transportation options are available in this FAQ

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