2022 Technical Services Retreat: Call for Programs

Call is now closed.

The deadline for program proposals was Dec. 8, 2021.

Program proposals are being accepted for the 2022 Technical Services Retreat: Change. Adapt. Excel., set for April 13-14, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in North Columbus. This event draws a mix of public, academic, and special librarians, management and support staff, and library colleagues from Ohio and neighboring states. Breakout sessions are one hour in length, including some time for Q&A.

The Technical Services Division Action Council is seeking proposals on specific areas such as cataloging, acquisitions, and processing as well as topics focused on management and professional development. The sessions can take the form of a single or team presentation, hands-on workshop, panel discussion, or other formats suitable for effective content delivery in a 60-minute time slot. Some suggested topics include:

  • Changes and trends in technical services (What have you stopped doing? What are you doing differently?)
  • Hands-on workshops to gain or sharpen skills
  • Programming on personal and professional growth and self-care
  • How Technical Services can make library services and access to information more inclusive
  • Triage for damaged materials



2022 Technical Services Retreat Submission Form

  • View descriptions at olc.org/resources/education/core-competencies/
  • OLC reserves the right to determine final schedule.
  • List name and contact information for each additional presenter.