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PTPL 97th Annual Meeting

Adaptability in Technical Services

When: 10:00 am- 3:00 pm, Friday, October 15th, 2021 
Where: Online 
Cost: $35 

Presentations (Recording)

Managing Change When You’re not in Charge: How to Keep Your Sanity During Organizational Change
Catherine Soehner, University of Utah

Catherine Soehner, MLS, BSN, AHIP is the Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah. Catherine has been a librarian for 33 years with 23 of those in a leadership position. Her research interests are focused on change management and leadership with publications and presentations focused on systems thinking, conspiratorial thinking in the workplace, and assessment of library programs. She has published two books, one on effective difficult conversations (2017) and the other on strategic planning (2019).

Sustaining Digital Equity Ecosystems During the COVID Pandemic and Beyond
Colin Rhinesmith, Simmons University

Colin Rhinesmith (pronouns: he/him) is an Associate Professor and Director of the Community Informatics Lab, in School of Library and Information Science, and the Provost’s Faculty Fellow for Scholarship and Research at Simmons University. He is also a Senior Faculty Research Fellow with the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society and the Editor-In-Chief of The Journal of Community Informatics. Rhinesmith is affiliated with the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, as a member of its Scholars Council. Previously, Rhinesmith was a Google Policy Fellow and an Adjunct Research Fellow with New America’s Open Technology Institute and a Faculty Research Fellow with the Benton Foundation. He was also a Faculty Associate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Rhinesmith received his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was an Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded Information in Society Fellow, a Researcher with the Center for People and Infrastructures, and a Research Scholar with the Center for Digital Inclusion.

Social Media for Professional Purposes
Shana McDanold, DC Public Library

Shana L. McDanold is currently Assistant Manager for Cataloging for the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL). Prior to joining DCPL, she worked at several large research university libraries. In addition to being a certified trainer for the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) for monographic materials, serials, and name authorities, she has served on several American Library Association (ALA) committees, multiple NASIG committees, as well as many PCC committees, task forces and working groups. Currently, Shana serves as a member of the NISO Education Committee, as a member of the Editorial Board for the peer-reviewed journal Serials Review, published by Taylor & Francis, and is an active volunteer with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (VA).


Poster sessions

Flexibility During COVID: Lessons Learned
Alyssa Willis, University of Arkansas of Libraries

The Daily Unit Check-In Meeting: Developing a Technical Services Standup
Mark Winek, Cody Hackett, John Kimbrough, Georgetown University Library, Washington, DC

Can We Automate This? Exploring Automation and Programming Opportunities in Electronic Resources Collection Management 
Carolyn Pecoski, McGill University (Montréal, Canada)

Tackling 508 Compliance/Accessibility in the IR: Activating Student Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Elyse Fox, California State University, Sacramento / Daina Dickman, Network of the National Library of Medicine

The Annual Meeting will be recorded and made available to registrants by November 1st, 2021!
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