Unsurprisingly, in light of restrictions in place in the Bay Area due to COVID-19, we have made the difficult choice to cancel the NCTPG annual meeting, which was originally scheduled for May 8th. We have been in touch with San Francisco Public Library, and they have agreed to let us hold the event later on, hopefully in the summer. Right now we’re going to take some time to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. We will be in touch once we are all able to return to a normal schedule.
One way that we felt we could still collaborate and work on technical services issues while we are “social distancing” was to answer some of the sticky questions that came up last year at our NCTPG meeting. Here is the Networking/Collaboration spreadsheet if you are interested in participating and answering and/or asking your own questions. Use this if you feel it would be helpful.
We thank you for your understanding. And hope to see you all again very soon.
In light of new cases of Coronavirus, as well as recommendations from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, we have decided to cancel the March 6 event at San Jose’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. We will update you if we are able to reschedule this event at a later date. Apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.
This tour has been cancelled. For more information, see our latest post. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Northern California Technical Processes Group is pleased to offer a free tour of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in San Jose on March 6, 2020. The library serves as both a public library for the city of San Jose and an academic library for San Jose State University. The tour will focus on the unique partnership between the city and university libraries and how this informs and impacts the work of technical services.
All of the following scheduled events will take place at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (with the exception of lunch) on Friday, March 6, 2020 in San Jose. The tour begins at 10 am.
Address Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library 150 East San Fernando Street San Jose, CA 95112
Coffee option before the tour No-host coffee at the cafe inside the library: On Fourth–A Novel Café
Visit Technical Services Department
11:30 am No-host lunch at Flames Eatery and Bar 88 S. 4th Street, Suite 150 San Jose, CA 95112 Phone: 408-971-1960
1pm Orientation for afternoon session 4th floor Board Room
1:15 pm Special Collections: Tour California Room 5th floor
2:45 pm Closing Session 4th floor Board Room
Transportation & parking
Please review the library’s visitor information to learn more about public transportation and parking options. The library will validate parking for the 4th Street Parking Garage, 44 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112. Bring ticket to the library for validation.
Sign up for the tour! The tour is free, but limited to 25 attendees so be sure to sign up early. The form will close once maximum attendance is reached OR end-of-day Tuesday, March 3—whichever comes first. If you do sign up and find out later that you are unable to attend, please contact NCTPG as early as possible at email@example.com.
Northern California Technical Processes Group is excited to offer a tour of the Library & Archives at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento on Friday, January 31. Join us for a tour of the library and archives, no-host lunch, and a visit to the museum!
FREE tour of the CSRM Library & Archives hosted by Chris Rockwell – Librarian, CSRM Library & Archives. There is a limit of 20 attendees, so please see RSVP information below. This does not include general admission to the museum.
No-Host Lunch No-host lunch arrangements will be made closer to the date of the event. Lunch will immediately follow the tour of the Library & Archives. There are several options close to the museum.
Afternoon Visit to the Museum Attendees can return to CSRM for a visit to the museum. Regular admission rates will apply.
Sign up for the tour! The tour is limited to 20 attendees, so be sure to sign up early. The form will close end of day Tuesday, January 28. If you do sign up and find out later that you are unable to attend, please contact NCTPG as early as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern California Technical Processes Group will be holding a couple events in the early months of 2020 and we invite you to join us! The details are still being ironed out, so we ask interested parties to please save the following dates:
We are pleased to announce that the next Annual Meeting of the Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG) will take place in San Francisco on Friday, May 8, 2020.
Our 83rd annual meeting theme is “Open in Technical Services”
For 2020, we will have two options for presenting. Full presentations are usually 20-30 minutes with additional participation in a panel discussion. Or participants can do a 5 minute lightning round talk on a project or idea that fits the theme.
At this event, we expect to have a broad representation of types of libraries (public, academic, special) and a diverse representation of roles within and around technical services. This half-day event will be held in Koret Auditorium at San Francisco Public Library, with optional afternoon tours of related interest nearby.
Possible topics related to the theme include:
How Open Access resources are organized and maintained in your library system
Ebook package management
Managing vendor relationships in the digital landscape
Digital repository management
Accessing, cataloging and maintaining free and open resources on the web
Maximizing library resources on a tightening budget
Textbook management and Open Educational Resources
Please submit your proposal to the NCTPG steering committee with the subject “2020 Call for Presentations” at email@example.com.
Deadline for submission: Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.
Northern California Technical Processes Group is holding a Fall event in Richmond, CA next Friday, October 11. Join us for tours of the UC Library Bindery and Northern Regional Library Facility, lunch, and general technical services camaraderie!
UC Library Bindery
UC Library Bindery
Northern Regional Library Facility
Morning Tour – 10:30AM-Noon UC Library Bindery
B-175, 1301 South 46th Street
Richmond, CA 94804-3580
NCTPG would like to thank UC Berkeley Bindery and NRLF for offering tours.
The easiest way to get to the UC Library Bindery and NRLF is by car. Public transportation is also an option via Bear Transit (RFS Line) from Downtown Berkeley BART Station. Transportation to and from lunch can be arranged day-of (carpool, rideshare service, etc.)