Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group – December 2023 Report

Part of the Metadata & Collections Section

The group met 1 time this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
The IG held a meeting at Annual in June in which approximately 40 attendees participated in roundtable discussions on topics suggested by the IG’s membership.
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Career Building and Recognition

Second Activity
We are planning a program for IG Week on the future of technical services work for professional librarians. Suggested presentation topics include (but are not limited to): advocacy and outreach, artificial intelligence, assessment, DEI, management techniques, new partnerships and collaborations, responses to new user needs, staffing challenges, systems and workflows, and vendor relations.
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Career Building and Recognition

What will your group be working on for the next 6 months?
We will finalize and host our IG week program, and plan for our next in-person meeting at ALA Annual.

Additional comments or concerns:
Thank you for all the work Core does to keep things going!

Submitted by Greg Ferguson on 12/19/2023