The OVGTSL 2020 call for proposals is now closed.

Notification regarding propsal acceptance will be sent via e-mail in early January 2020

OVGTSL 2020 May 17-19, 2020 -- The University of Akron, Akron Ohio

Technical Services librarians are faced with multiple changes in workflows, budgets, and technology. There has been plenty of talk about the future, but the future is now and we have decisions and choices to make today. What practices and workflows should we adopt now to thrive in a climate of ongoing change?

Join us at the OVGTSL 2020 conference to discuss Technical Services Today.

Preliminary Agenda:
Sunday, May 17
8:30 AM-4 PM: Pre-conference workshop: Map cataloging workshop with Paige Andrew (separate registration)
5-7 PM: Conference Registration & Reception with light hors d'oeuvres
7-8 PM: Akron history (Mary Plazo, Akron-Summit County Public Library) and The University of Akron's sesquicentennial (Vic Fleischer, University of Akron, University Archives)

Monday, May 18
Keynote: Andrea Kappler (Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library) will speak on a public library’s experience partnering with Zepheira to convert their MARC records to BIBFRAME/Linked Data
Full day of programming
Evening event /dinner TBA

Tuesday,May 19
Keynote: Janetta Waterhouse (University at Albany, SUNY) will speak on organizational change.
1/2 day of programming
Optional site visit TBD

To help you plan:
Local accommodations will be available at two local hotels (ca. $99-$109 / night, plus tax) or on-campus (ca. $25 / night, plus tax)

Conference registration cost, which includes breakfast and lunch both days and dinner excursion Monday is expected to be on par with past OVGTSL conferences (ca. $140-$160).

More information to come soon!

Connect with us on Social Media!
Twitter: @OVGTSL
Facebook: OVGTSL
Conference hashtag (for both Facebook and Twitter): #ovgtsl20