Looking to Get Involved?

March 24, 2015

Consider running for the NOTSL Board

NOTSL is the Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians group and is seeking candidates for Vice Chair/Chair Elect as well as participants on the Scholarship and Executive Committees.

NOTSL organizes two meetings a year that relate specifically to the concerns of Technical Services staff.  We also provide continuing education scholarships and an opportunity to connect with peers.

Don’t miss your chance to get involved with a local organization that advocates specifically for your concerns and interests!

Contact Alicia Naab with any questions or for more information.


Spring 2015 Meeting

March 20, 2015

Staying Alive: Assessment for Advocacy

Friday, April 24, 2015
Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium
Registration and light refreshments: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration is available here. The deadline to register is Friday, April 17, 2015.

Do you struggle getting your administration to understand the importance and impact of technical services? Are you looking for better ways of communicating and evaluating the work that you do?  If so, please join NOTSL as we explore ways that technical services professionals can use assessment tools to advocate on behalf of their work.

NOTSL is very pleased to welcome the following slate of speakers for this important topic.

“Common Cause: Using Assessment to Advocate for Technical Services.”
Presented by Rebecca Mugridge, Associate Director for Technical Services and Library Systems, University at Albany, SUNY

Rebecca L. Mugridge is Associate Director for Technical Services and Library Systems at the University at Albany, SUNY. She has also worked at the Pennsylvania State University, Yale University, Robert Morris University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Mugridge has a BA in history from Penn State, an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from Robert Morris University. She has published on a variety of topics related to cataloging and technical services management, with a focus in recent years on technical services assessment.

“Square Pegs, Round Holes: Reshaping Technical Services for a Reshaped World.”
Presented by Anthony McMullen, Systems Librarian, Baron-Forness Library, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Anthony McMullen is Systems Librarian at the Baron-Forness Library, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, one of the 14 universities comprising the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Anthony earned his MSLS at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and has been in the library profession for 20+ years. He is the author of “Running on Empty,” a regular column in “The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances.”

“Assessing Projects Before, During and After.”
Presented by Robin Buser, Supervisor of Technical Services at Columbus State Community College

Robin A Buser is presently the Supervisor of Technical Services at Columbus State (Columbus, Ohio). She earned an MBA from Murray State University and an MLS from Indiana University. She is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and holds a Project Management Professional certification. She has worked in academic, public and special libraries, and was a product/project manager at OCLC. She has been active in American ALA and is currently the chair of the ALCTS Acquisitions Section’s Acquisitions Technology Committee. She is a co-author of the book Project Management for Libraries: A Practical Approach, published by McFarland in 2014.


Save the Date: NOTSL Spring Meeting

March 5, 2015

NOTSL will hold its Spring Meeting April 24, 2015 at Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio.

Our topic is  Staying Alive: Assessment for Advocacy.  This timely subject will be discussed by Rebecca Mugridge of SUNY Albany, Anthony McMullen of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and Robin Buser of Columbus State Community College. Registration and program details will be available on the NOTSL website soon.

Watch for an email announcing the full program and that registration is open.


Fall 2014 Meeting

October 17, 2014

Going Global in Your Local Catalog

NOTSL Fall 2014 Meeting, co-sponsored by NORASIST

Friday, November 21, 2014
Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium
Registration and light refreshments: 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Meeting: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The deadline to register is Friday, November 14, 2014.

Co-sponsored by the Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL) and Northern Ohio Chapter of The American Society for Information Science and Technology (NORASIST)

Our catalogs have grown from just representing materials we own to include materials we have access to, or more directly, can link to. Cataloging has grown, changed, and adapted to accommodate this shift. New standards, new thesauri, and a focus on linked data promises to push the boundaries of the catalog even further.

Please join NOTSL and NORASIST for their joint meeting “Going Global in Your Local Catalog” as they explore FAST (Faceted Applications of Subject Terminology) which is available as linked data, and how it can be used and other ways and methods for incorporating non-traditional data into your bibliographic records.

Speakers include:

Jeff Mixter, Research Support Specialist, OCLC Research

Chew Chiat Naun, Director, Cataloging & Metadata Services, Olin Library, Cornell University

Adam Wead, Analyst, Penn State University


Save the Date: NOTSL Fall Meeting

September 29, 2014

Going Global in Your Local Catalog

Friday, November 21, 2014
Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma Snow Branch
2121 Snow Rd.
Parma, Ohio 44134

Registration details to follow.

Co-sponsored by the Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL) and Northern Ohio Chapter of The American Society for Information Science and Technology (NORASIST)

Our catalogs have grown from just representing materials we own to include materials we have access to, or more directly, can link to.  Cataloging has grown, changed and adapted to accommodate this shift. New standards, new thesauri and a focus on linked data promises to push the boundaries of the catalog even further.

Please join NOTSL and NORASIST for their joint meeting “Going Global in Your Local Catalog” as they explore FAST (Faceted Applications of Subject Terminology) which is available as linked data and how it can be used and other ways and methods for incorporating non-traditional data into your bibliographic records.

Speakers include:

  • Jeff  Mixter, Research Support Specialist, OCLC Research
  • Chew Chiat Naun, Director, Cataloging & Metadata Services, Olin Library, Cornell University
  • Adam Wead, Analyst, Penn State University

 


New NOTSL Board Members Elected

April 18, 2014

Results from the election at the April 4, 2014 NOTSL Meeting:

Vice Chair / Chair Elect – Amy McCoy, The University of Akron School of Law Library

Secretary – Grace Brinker, Cuyahoga County Public Library

Executive Committee – Mina Chercourt, John Carroll University

Scholarship Committee – Alicia Naab, Cleveland Public Library

Many thanks to out-going Board Members Rich Wisneski and Stephanie Church for their service to NOTSL.


Spring 2014 Meeting

February 27, 2014

Customer Meets Collection: the Workflows that make it happen

Friday, April 4, 2014
Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium

Registration and light refreshments: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The deadline to register is Friday, March 28, 2014.

NOTSL proudly presents four distinguished leaders from public and academic libraries who will address how they have used specialized workflows to enhance their library collections. Wendy Bartlett will explain floating collection practices at Cuyahoga County Public Library.  Alene Moroni, LJ contributor and honoree, will conquer digital weeding practices and how they benefit the King County Library System readers. Juleah Swanson will show us how Ohio State does it right by “Focusing on the customer: assessing electronic resources through all stages of collection workflows.”  Tom Klingler will introduce us to the Kent State Selection Manager (SM), the collection development workflow tool to jump start and manage selections and processes before they reach the ILS.


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