Early bird registration ends January 30 for our Thursday, February 13, 2020, online conference, Work Smarter, Not Harder: Innovating Technical Services Workflows.
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 services." 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 nimsak...@amigos.org<mailto:nimsak...@amigos.org>. Emily Dust Nimsakont Cataloging and Metadata Trainer Amigos Library Services nimsak...@amigos.org<mailto:nimsak...@amigos.org> 972-340-2825 Work Smarter, Not Harder: Innovating Technical Services Workflows Online Conference February 13, 2020 Register<https://www.amigos.org/work_smarter?qt-work_smarter_not_harder_innovati=2#qt-work_smarter_not_harder_innovati>