Early bird registration ends January 30 for our Thursday, February 13, 2020, 
online conference, Work Smarter, Not Harder: Innovating Technical Services 

Are you a "jack-of-all-trades" librarian who wants to spend less time ordering 
books and more time on the reference desk? Is your busy technical services 
department looking for ways to automate everyday processes such as editing 
batches of MARC records from vendors? Do you want to process new items faster 
to get them into your patrons' hands sooner? Do you simply find yourself 
wondering, "Is there an easier way to do this?" about any of your library's 
technical services work?

Library staff members spend a lot of time making sure patrons can access their 
resources, both physical and electronic, and finding ways to improve these 
workflows is important.

Join us on February 13, 2020 for Work Smarter, Not Harder: Innovating Technical 
Services Workflows. This Amigos Library Services online conference will explore 
ways to make everyone's life easier when it comes to ordering, processing, 
cataloging, and weeding our libraries' resources.

The day will start with "Smart Cataloging: Beginning the Move from Batch 
Processing to Automated Classification," our keynote session by Terry Reese, 
who advises that in order to be successful, "libraries in general will need to 
seek to leverage the wide array of open data sources to improve not only 
traditional workflows but to also begin leveraging more intelligent services or 
algorithms for the purposes of automated classification and no-touch cataloging 

Check out the conference website at https://www.amigos.org/work_smarter for 
complete session descriptions and registration information.

For more information about this conference, contact Emily Nimsakont at 

Emily Dust Nimsakont
Cataloging and Metadata Trainer
Amigos Library Services

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Innovating Technical Services Workflows
Online Conference
February 13, 2020

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