After attending the update on the Digital Public Library of America, I made my way through the Pennsylvania Convention Center to facilitate a discussion at the ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group about successful collaboration between public services and technical services.
Along the way I ran into my counterpart at Duke University, Teddy Gray, who has recently succeeded Nancy Gibbs as head of the Acquisitions Department. While we were catching up, Teddy’s mentor and friend Anne Langley, the head librarian of the Science and Technology Libraries at Princeton University, came by and joined us in conversation.
I found Room 105B easily enough—and very early—and settled in way in advance of the discussion I was to facilitate.
We had close to 20 participants talking about successful public services/ technical services collaborations.
After about 45 minutes of discussion, all three tables reported back to the large group about their discussions.
My Sunday was a great day at Midwinter.
STEPHEN M. BROOKS is head, monographic services, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Email him at stephen_brooks[at]unc.edu.
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