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Friday, April 21 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
The Wizard Behind the Curtain: Technical Services Demystified

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In keeping with this year’s theme “Thriving Together” this session is an all-inclusive description of Technical Services in a nutshell. This session is geared toward all members of the library community that ask themselves “what do they do back there?” This includes Library Administrators, Donors, Board Members, Paraprofessionals, and front of house staff members. I will cover standard Technical Services functional areas such as cataloging, acquisitions, collection development and serials as well as define buzz words that may not be clear to those outside of the Technical Services department. Additionally, this session explains why Technical Services is important to libraries, how we serve our community and patrons from behind the scenes and where Technical Services is headed with future developments. The hope of this session is to give the audience a clear understanding of how Technical Services functions, how the department supports the missions of libraries and remove the uncertainty that exists regarding back of the house operations.


Emily O'Neal

Technical Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Emily recently became the Technical Services Manager for Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon. She relocated to Bend in late April of 2016 from Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she was the Technical Services and Collection Management Librarian for Bud Werner Memorial Library... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center