#NJLA17 Programming Spotlight: Technical Services Section

NJLA's Technical Services Section works hard to make sure we know the best processes and procedures to make our collections accessible and ready for all! Check out what they have to say about their program offerings for this year's conference!


We know our patrons want e-resources, and they are as popular as ever.  Cost considerations along with the potential for an intensive and multipart Technical Services and Collection Development workflow, can make selection tricky. How can libraries be sure they're spending their budgets on resources their patrons will want?

Demand-driven acquisition is a method of e-resource development that allows patron demand to help guide the process. Two librarians, one from the world of public libraries and the other from the world of academic libraries, will share their experiences with DDA and learn whether it can help your library.

This program will have broad ranging appeal across types of libraries and impacts all aspects of library service.  Building an e-Book Collection via Demand-Driven Acquisition is co-sponsored by the College & University Section, Emerging Technologies Section, and Reference Section.

Building an e-Book Collection via Demand-Driven Acquisition

Is demand-driven acquisition (DDA) right for you? Middlesex County College Library has been using DDA to build its e-book collections since 2011, and our experience may either make the case for DDA or scare you away. This program will lay out the benefits and challenges of DDA, including setting up subject profiles, selecting material, monitoring funds, managing catalog records and weighing DDA against other available e-book acquisition models. Dan Lane from BCCLS will discuss demand driven e-content acquisitions in the public library sphere.

Presenter(s):  Charles Dolan, Middlesex County Library; Dan Lane, BCCLS

Event Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 9:50am

Location:  Wildwood 23 & 24

And don't forget to check out two other programs that Technical Services is co-sponsoring:

From BIBFRAME to the Cloud: The Future of the ILS

The world of library automation is changing; are you ready for it? From allowing the incorporation of BIBFRAME into MARC records all the way to mobile apps for registering patrons and circulating materials, Integrated Library System (ILS) technology is rapidly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of library staff and patrons. In this session, discover what the future of library automation holds, the latest and upcoming features of ILSs and how they will impact your library.

Presenter(s): Elayna Turner, Gloucester County Library System; Tim Dewysockie, Rowan University
Event Time: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 9:50am
Location: Wildwood 23 & 24

Narratives of Library Power: The Stories Library Shelves Tell
Every time we put a book on a shelf, we make a choice about how that book can be found by people browsing for materials. We put materials about sexuality next to books about marriage, and separate books about poverty from books about the ruling class. What kinds of ideological stories do our shelves tell, and what can librarians do to change dominant narratives?

Presenter(s): Emily Drabinski, Long Island University, Brooklyn
Event Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 9:50am
Location: Wildwood 10 & 11

So don't delay! Register today!


Pham Condello and the 2016-2017 NJLA Conference Committee