Looking to get involved?

March 22, 2016

This year the Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL) will hold elections at the Spring Meeting on June 10th. Officers elected in June will take office immediately. We seek a Vice Chairperson, a Secretary, a Scholarship Committee member and an Executive Committee member. This is your opportunity to contribute to your organization by serving as an officer.

The chief business of NOTSL is to put together two educational meetings per year. The money raised from these meetings is then given as scholarships to technical services librarians and to library school students. The members of the NOTSL board make this happen.

The Vice Chairperson serves three consecutive one-year terms, one as Vice-Chairperson/Chairperson Elect, one as Chairperson, and one as Immediate Past Chair and Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Your busiest year would be the 2nd year. As Chairperson you would run all of the meetings and work with other board members to plan programs. As Immediate Past Chair you chair the Scholarship Committee. It is always more difficult to find candidates for this position. Are you up to the challenge?

The Secretary takes minutes at all of the meetings and preserves pertinent records. This is a two-year commitment.

The Scholarship Committee member helps plan meetings, and helps administer the NOTSL scholarships. This is a two-year commitment.

The Executive Committee member helps plan meetings and projects and generally assists the Chair. This is a two-year commitment.

We are seeking two candidates for each of these offices. Are you interested in running for a NOTSL office this spring? If so, please contact Margaret Maurer at mbmaurer@kent.edu or at 330-628-0313.

Thank you!

Advertisements

Save the Date: NOTSL Spring Meeting

February 11, 2016

NOTSL will hold its Spring Meeting on Friday, June 10, 2016, at Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio.

Our program is entitled “Now What? RDA and Best Practices for Cataloging Special Formats.”

Interested in RDA as it applies to non-print material–such as music, streaming media, and AV–as well as rare and foreign language materials? Then this is the program for you!

Featured speakers include Mary Huismann, Music/Media Cataloging Coordinator at the University of Minnesota; Patty Falk, Special Collections Cataloger at Bowling Green State University’s Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives; and a panel discussion with Cleveland Public Library Cataloging Librarians.


Call for presentations

January 21, 2016

Our Spring 2016 meeting topic will be “Best
Practices in Technical Services,” with a particular focus in non-traditional
materials (i.e. eBooks, music, AV material, streaming media, ect.). NOTSL
is looking for speakers who can share their expertise, offer practical
applications, and/or share strategic initiatives with colleagues.

Possible topics include:

-Cataloging workflows for non-traditional materials
-Creative solutions and/or change implementation for non-traditional
materials
-Records management
-Batch loading and editing of MARC records
-Training staff and/or paraprofessionals
-Vendor relationship management

Please email your brief proposal to Stephanie Church (sap68@case.edu)
by Friday, January 22, 2016


Fall 2015 Meeting

October 16, 2015

Don’t Be Afraid of the Big, Bad BIBFRAME (Or Linked Data!)

Friday, October 30, 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.

The deadline to register is Friday, October 23, 2015

Interested in learning more about BIBFRAME and Linked Data? Wondering how to prepare your library catalog? If so, please join NOTSL as we learn about Linked Data, the Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot, as well as practical applications of these topics.

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

The LC BIBFRAME Pilot
Presented by Paul Frank, Acting Coordinator, NACO and SACO Programs, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress (LC) launched a BIBFRAME Pilot in June 2015. The pilot commenced with training in Linked Data and Semantic Web principles, and in September 2015, forty Library of Congress catalogers began creating BIBFRAME descriptions for monograph, serial, notated music, sound recording, audio visual, and cartographic resources.

This presentation will discuss the background to the LC BIBFRAME Pilot – the training in Linked Data and Semantic Web principles, the development of BIBFRAME Editor RDA profiles, and the hands-on instruction in using the BIBFRAME Editor RDA profiles. Successes as well as bumps along the way will be covered.

BIBFRAME for Dummies: What Can Catalogers Do now?
Presented by Roman Panchyshyn, Catalog Librarian and Assistant Professor, Kent State University

BIBFRAME and linked data are current hot topics in the cataloging and metadata community. The goal of this presentation will be to expose cataloging staff to some of the current tools, vocabulary, and projects underway with BIBFRAME so that they can understand the scope of the BIBFRAME project and if possible, choose to participate at an entry level. It will cover the basic terms and vocabulary of linked data, discuss what projects are currently out there, and what tools they can use to experiment or get started.


Save the Date

September 14, 2015

Save the Date: NOTSL Fall Meeting

September 14, 2015

NOTSL will hold its Fall Meeting October 30, 2015 at Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio.

Our topic will be Don’t Be Afraid of the Big, Bad BIBFRAME (or Linked Data!).

Interested in learning more about BIBFRAME and Linked Data?  Wondering how to prepare your library catalog?  If so, please join NOTSL as we learn about Linked Data, the Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot, as well as practical applications of these topics.

This timely subject will be discussed by Paul Frank of Library of Congress and Roman Panchyshyn of Kent State University. Full program details will be available on the NOTSL website and in your email soon.

Registration for this event is now open. If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact NOTSL Treasurer Laura Maidens. If you are having difficulty typing into the form and saving it, right-click on the link and save the link address to your specified location, then open it from that location; you should then be able to type into the form and save it.


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.

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.