The Technical Services Toolkit: A Guide for New and Emerging Leaders
This presentation will be a toolkit for current library and information studies students and new professionals interested in Technical Services to learn more about the latest developments in this area of the profession and how they can cultivate these skills in their daily work. At the end of the program, attendees will be able to find resources that will help them to build strong Technical Services leadership skills, as well as be more knowledgeable of the operational workflows within Technical Services and Collection Development. It is important within the library and information science community to ensure that new professionals are entering the workforce with equal and inclusive access to resources and opportunities. Thus, our goal is to compile and share knowledge to fill in gaps that may exist about Technical Services within the new and emerging professional community. In addition, the Technical Services Toolkit is designed to address the ALA key action area of incorporating equity, diversity and inclusion into Technical Services workflows by discussing important issues regarding diversity in collection development and inclusive access for patrons.
Kimberly DeRosa is the Serials Manager at the Auraria Library in Denver, CO. Kimberly received her bachelors in History and Foreign Language –German from the University of Northern Colorado and her masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver. Currently Kimberly is an active member of NASIG, serving on the Student Outreach Committee, and is a member of the Auraria Library’s Troubleshooting Team, investigating and helping resolve electronic resource access issues. Kimberly has presented at the Colorado Alliance Library Assessments Workshop in 2015 and is interested in the areas of information resource management, serials, acquisitions, e-resources, and the access and discovery of e-resources.
Melissa Cantrell is the Collections Analyst within the Resource Management Department at Auraria Library in Denver, CO. Melissa holds an M.A. in English Literature as well as an MLIS in Library and Information Science, which she received in Spring 2016. Melissa is involved in professional organizations, serving as vice co-chair on the NASIG Communications and Marketing Committee. She has presented at national conferences such as the 2015 ASIS&T Annual Meeting and the 2013 James Joyce National Conference, as well as at one virtual symposium and one local conference. Melissa is also the recipient of the 2015 ASIS&T SIG-AH/SIG-VIS Virtual Symposium Student Research Paper Award.