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.


Rebecca Mugridge’s Presentation Link – Common Cause: Using Assessment to Advocate for Technical Services

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.


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