Technical Services is not a singular job. There are many different roles and tasks to perform including issues surrounding intellectual freedom, diversity, adaptability and resourcefulness. Registration is now open for the 2018 Technical Services Retreat which will explore the many roles technical services staff perform behind-the-scenes. It will be held March 28-29 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in North Columbus.
The 2018 retreat will kick off with opening keynote Eboni Johnson, Outreach and Programming Librarian with Oberlin College Library, who will talk about her recent experience on a research project in the Africatown area of Mobile, Alabama. Other topics include eclectic collections, project management, ILS acquisitions modules, local heritage collections, ethical considerations and more. The retreat will close with keynote Terry Reese, Head of Digital Initiatives with the Ohio State University Libraries. Reese will take a closer look at consequences of complacency in his session entitled, Making the Choice to Be Relevant: Open Systems, Open Communications.
The biennial Technical Services Retreat strikes the perfect balance between the big picture and focused, practical topics. This event draws technical services specialists from libraries and related organizations to learn, share, and network in a relaxed and productive campus environment. The full agenda for 2018 and session descriptions are available on the OLC website.