Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Roundtables at Annual

Thank you to everyone who provided comment on our recent inquiry into the vitality and usefulness of our roundtables. The TS-SIS Board voted to accept the task force's report at our June 17 meeting. During the past two weeks, the Board has taken action to restore all our most-recent roundtables based on member enthusiasm and testimonials of their overriding importance.
Please make to review the offerings below and add to your conference schedules. Not all of them are TS-SIS, but given the subject matter, I thought it would be handy to include them here for quick reference.
  • Acquisitions Roundtable --Monday, July 20, 4:30pm-5:30pm, PCC 105B (breakouts during Acquisitions and Serials Committees Meeting). Contact: Diana Jaque, Acquisitions Committee chair
  • Cataloging & Classification Roundtable --Sunday, July 19, 7:30am-9:00am, Marriott Grand Ballroom Salon C (breakouts during Cat&Class Committee Meeting). Contact: Lia Contursi, Cat&Class Committee chair
  • Collection Development Roundtable (ALL-SIS) --Monday, July 20, 3:15-4:30, Marriott Grand Ballroom Salon E
  • Heads of Cataloging at Large Law Libraries a.k.a. Big Heads --Monday, July 20, 12:45pm-1:45pm, Vendor Exhibit Hall
    Contact: Chris Tarr
  • Management Issues Roundtable --Monday, July 20, 1:00pm-2:00pm, tentatively PCC 304. Contact: Alan Keely
  • New Catalogers Roundtable --Tuesday, July 21, 8:30am-9:30am, tentatively PCC 304. Contact: Melody Lembke
  • Rare Book Cataloging Roundtable (LHRB-SIS) --Monday, July 20, 4:30-5:30, Marriott Room 304
  • Serials Roundtable (Monday, July 20, 4:30pm-5:30pm, PCC 105B (breakouts during Acquisitions and Serials Committees meeting). Contact: Jacob Sayward, Serials Committee chair
I apologize for the short notice and incomplete details. More specifics are coming, but room changes for Management Issues and New Catalogers won't be definite until Conference, so make sure to stop by the TS table or attend the TS-SIS business meeting on Monday morning.
Roundtables are valuable times of small group sharing of common challenges and possible solutions. They offer opportunities to connect with your colleagues and build a personal file of go-to experts. We have a solid set of coordinators who are committed to our roundtables and will help transition them into year-round networks. As technology and topics permit, I hope to offer some of them via OnStream videoconferencing software for members not in Philadelphia.


Suzanne Graham
TS-SIS Chair, 2014-2015
Cataloging Services Librarian
University of Georgia

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