POTOMAC TECHNICAL PROCESSING LIBRARIANS
94th ANNUAL MEETING
Friday, October 12, 2018
Washington College of Law
Claudio Grossman Hall
4300 Nebraska Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
(WiFi will be available)
Telling the Technical Services Story: Using Assessment & Data Visualization to Show Our Value
|PTPL Advisory Board - Slate of Candidates
||Directions, Transportation, and Local Information|
||This years annual meeting is generously sponsored
by the Washington College of Law
|Rebecca Mugridge, Keynote Speaker
University at Albany, SUNY
The assessment of technical services activities is often overlooked even though they have a great impact on the success of the library in serving its users. This presentation addresses a variety of qualitative assessment activities that can be useful in any technical services operation, large or small, and suggests ways in which assessment results can be used to advocate for technical services.
Rebecca L. Mugridge is Dean of University Libraries at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Prior to this she was Associate Director for Technical Services and Library Systems. Her research interests include assessment, process improvement, and library management, primarily but not exclusively in technical services and information technology. She has held positions at the Pennsylvania State University, Yale University, Robert Morris University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Rebecca has a BA in history from Penn State, an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from Robert Morris University.
| Gina Solares
University of San Francisco
Efforts to demonstrate the value of technical services often lead to complicated descriptions of complex workflows and systems. At Gleeson Library, staff used a free online diagramming software to create a visual chart of acquisitions, cataloging, and systems infrastructure. Through this process, staff were able to clarify internal communications, highlight work dependencies, and justify budgetary needs. Creating even simple visualizations of technical services infrastructure can provide opportunities for organizational sensemaking and can be used to illustrate the stories we tell about our work.
Gina Solares is currently the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Management and the Interim Head of Library Systems at the University of San Francisco's Gleeson Library|Geschke Center.
|| Jessica Schomberg
Minnesota State University, Mankato
This session will review methods and tools catalogers use to assess our work, based on published literature. As part of this, we will discuss how to choose methods or tools appropriate to your goals. We’ll conclude by discussing how our assessment decisions can support our professional and institutional values.
Jessica Schomberg became interested in cataloging in high school, after arguing with the public library cataloger about where the science fiction should be shelved. Jessica currently serves as the Media Cataloger and as the Library Services Department Chair at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Jessica’s educational background includes a MA in English: Teaching English as a Second Language from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a MLIS from the University of Washington, Seattle.
New York University
The need to address a rapidly growing cataloging backlog caused NYU Libraries to assess long standing workflows based on first in, first out processing queues. An analysis of statistical data within the technical service department identified several inefficiencies in the acquisitions-to- cataloging processing stream. Using the Libraries’ data warehouse to integrate local acquisitions and holdings data with bibliographic data from OCLC, new automated processes have been created to identify full cataloging as it becomes available, automatically overlay brief bibliographic records, and create pull list for items that can be removed from the cataloging hold. By improving the management of the hold, the new processes have increased cataloging resources available to meet the Libraries’ original cataloging needs.
Nina Servizzi is currently Associate Dean, Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services for the Division of Libraries, New York University, where she is responsible for technical services and data integration and analysis. She has been deeply involved in defining functional specifications for the Libraries' Data Warehouse since the project’s inception and oversees the team responsible for its design and development.
||Registration and Continental Breakfast
|09:50-09:55||Welcome - Billie Jo Kaufman, Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources, Washington College of Law|
|09:55-10:00||Welcome and Speaker Introduction - Lynda Aldana, PTPL Chair|
||Keynote Presentation - Rebecca Mugridge (including 15 min. Q&A)|
|11:00-12:00||Visualization as Sensemaking, or, Seeing the Forest and the Trees - Gina Solares (including 15 min. Q&A)|
||We Rate Cats: How and Why We Assess Our Cataloging - Jessica Schomberg (including 15 min. Q&A)|
|02:40-03:45||Reinventing the Cataloging Hold: Smarter Processing Through Data Integration - Nina Servizzi (including 15 min. Q&A)
|03:45-04:00||Business Meeting and Passing of the Gavel|
Library of Congress
University of Maryland,
|District of Columbia
|Christine K. Dulaney
Johns Hopkins University
|Mei Kiu Lo
University of Richmond
George Mason University
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