Still needed: candidates to run for TSRT officers

We are still seeking one more candidate each for the two Technical Services Round Table officer positions available in the upcoming NLA election. We have extended the deadline for submitting your name as candidate to April 25, 2018. Please feel free to contact Melanie with questions after looking through the Bylaws below for information on the duties. Many thanks!

The Vice Chair / Chair Elect position is a three-year commitment, as the elected candidate will serve as Vice Chair, then Chair, then Past Chair.

The Secretary position is a two-year term.

The duties of each of these positions can be found in the TSRT Bylaws.

If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please email Melanie Feyerherm Schultz, TSRT Past Chair, by Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

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TSRT presentations & activities from 2018 Spring Meeting

Provided here for your reading pleasure are the meeting minutes, town hall feedback, and presentations by TSRT members at the All Round Table Spring Meeting, April 6, 2018.

  • October 13, 2017 approved minutes
  • April 6, 2018 draft minutes
  • TSRT & #OurNLA town hall feedback
  • “A Strategic Success: Creighton University Libraries’ Transformation from Legacy to Next Gen” by Heather Buckwalter & Becky Wymer: slides
  • “Cleaning your metadata with OpenRefine” by Emily Dust Nimsakont: slides
  • “The secret of how to join regional, state and national committees!” by Euemduan C. Osmera: poster
  • “You can regex! An introduction to regular expressions” by Harriet Wintermute: slides and YouTube recording

 

Materials for TSRT Board Meeting, April 6

The NLA All Round Tables Spring Meeting this Friday April 6, 2018! Everything you need to know (fees, location, schedule) can be found here. Online registration is closed but you can register on-site.

Here are some materials you will need for the TSRT board meeting and town hall at the end of the Spring Meeting. Please bring your own copies (or your laptop, mobile device, etc. for viewing), as we are being green and paper copies will not be available.

TSRT Officer Elections

It’s that time of the year again! We have two Technical Services Round Table officer positions available in the upcoming NLA election.

We are seeking candidates for (1) Vice Chair / Chair Elect and (2) Secretary.

The Vice Chair / Chair Elect position is a three-year commitment, as the elected candidate will serve as Vice Chair, then Chair, then Past Chair.

The Secretary position is a two-year term.

The duties of each of these positions can be found in the TSRT Bylaws.

If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please email Melanie Feyerherm Schultz, TSRT Past Chair, by Friday, April 13, 2018.

Registration open for All Round Table Spring Meeting!

You can now register for the All Round Table Spring Meeting! Find the full schedule below after the fees and details.

Registration Fees:

  • Member registration (before April 2): $10
  • Non-member registration (before April 2): $15
  • Week of April 2/on-site registration (April 6): $25

Registration fees include light refreshments. Attendees are responsible for providing/purchasing their own lunch. A list of nearby options for lunch will be provided in the welcome packet. Additionally, there will be space at the venue to enjoy a packed meal. 

When:

Friday, April 6, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Where:

Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior St.
Lincoln, Nebraska  68521

Schedule:

10:00 –10:30 – Registration/networking/posters/morning snacks

Posters:

  •  NLA Mentoring Program by Terri Rickel, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Love Library
  • The Secrets of Getting into Regional, State, and National Committees! by Euem C. Osmera, UNMC, McGoogan Library of Medicine
  • Sharing Space with ITS by Tim Lentz, Midlands University, Director

10:30 -11:20

You Can Regex! Introduction to Regular Expressions by Harriet Wintermute, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries (Pre-recorded)

Have you been interested in learning about regular expressions (regex)? Have you been intimidated by the computer programming appearance of regex strings? Be intimidated no more! This session will provide a very basic introduction to regex with examples in MarcEdit and Sierra.

11:30 -12:20

Cleaning Your Metadata with OpenRefine by Emily Dust Nimsakont, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Schmid Law Library

Are you looking for ways to edit your catalog records more efficiently, transform your library data from one format to another, and easily detect misspellings and other inaccuracies in your metadata? OpenRefine is a powerful tool that can help you deal with all of these issues. In this session, you will learn how to harness the power of OpenRefine to make your work easier.

12:30 – 1:45 – LUNCH on your own

2:00 – 2:50 [Concurrent session]

A Strategic Success: Creighton University Libraries’ Transformation from Legacy to Next Gen by Becky Wymer and Heather Buckwalter, Creighton University

In January 2014, Creighton University libraries embarked on a journey to replace 5 legacy library systems and 2 contracted service with a Next-Gen Unified Resource Manager. After a vigorous RFP process, Creighton ultimately selected Ex Libris’ Alma/Primo products. In this session we expect to address various aspects of the project, including highlights of product selection, project scoping and staffing demands, migration preparation, data management, the migration experience, implementation, administration and user training, and post-migration clean-up issues. We will also address strategic successes, unintended consequences, and future phases in development.

2:00 – 2:50 [Concurrent session]

Be Heard!: Starting your own podcast by Scott Childers, South East Library System and Jason Bougger, UNL

The presenters have been running a podcast on writing for two years in their free time. Join them as they talk about how they went about starting it and maintaining it, both in technology and in practice.

3:00 – 4:00 – Business meetings

4:00 – 4:30 – Wrap up/clean up

Call for proposals / 2018 All Round Tables Spring Meeting

Proposals are open for the upcoming All Round Tables Spring Meeting and are due this Friday, February 23. Please see the event details and submission link below. I can also share that registration will open soon for the Spring Meeting. Registration fees will be $10 for round table members, $15 for non-members, and $25 on-site. Lunch will be on your own, but light refreshments will be provided during the morning and afternoon sessions.

Posted on behalf of Euem Osmera, TSRT Chair.

IF/ITART/NMRT/TSRT 2018 Spring Meeting

Date: April 6, 2018
Time: 10 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Location: Eisely Branch Library 1530 Superior St. Lincoln, NE 68521

We’re looking for presentation and poster proposals for this year’s All NLA Round Tables Spring Meeting.  We’re hoping to offer multiple 50-minute sessions, lightning round of short presentations, as well as a poster session. We’re open to all presentations topics. Now is your chance to share your great ideas with your colleagues!  Please submit your proposals by Friday, February 23, 2018! For questions on submitting proposals, please contact Euem Osmera.

Please use this proposal submission form.

TSRT Preconference: Project Management Skills for Better Library Service

Using the royalties from the RDA Workbook, TSRT recruited Emily Clasper to lead a workshop on Project Management for library employees.

“Project Management Skills for Better Library Service” was held on Wednesday, October 11 at NLA/NLSA 2017 in Kearney, NE. It was very successful and well-attended. Andrew Cano, NLA Vice-President/President-Elect and conference program coordinator,  was very impressed with its popularity and thought at one time the session was going to be over capacity!

If you attended this session, we will be sending you an evaluation form soon. We appreciate your time in sharing your rating and suggestions.

Here are a couple of photos from the event.

2017 Sandra Herzinger awardee!

NLA Technical Services Round Table is pleased to announce Betty Breier is the winner of the 2017 Sandra Herzinger Distinguished Service Award!

NLA TSRT Past Chair Melanie Feyerham Schultz and NLA TSRT Chair Euem Osmera visited Betty at Bellevue Public Library to present the award. Please enjoy these photos below from the event.