Staying Relevant in Tech Services by Shannon Tennant

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<p>LibGuides Assessment Study</p> <p>Shannon TennantCarol Grotnes Belk Library, Elon University</p> <p>Staying Relevant in Technical Services</p> <p>Founded 1889; located adjacent to Burlington, NC</p> <p>2013-2014 Enrollment: 6,305 (including graduate students)</p> <p>Around 350000 print volumes, 44000 e-books, 13000 DVDs, 150+ online databases</p> <p>Carol Grotnes Belk Library opened in 2000Elon University A Profile</p> <p>2Then</p> <p>And now.</p> <p>Technical Services @ Belk LibraryThe Incredible Shrinking Tech Services DepartmentBudgets</p> <p>Technology</p> <p>Shifting collection formats</p> <p>Because nothing ever stays the same</p> <p>ReasonsWhat can I do?Public Services</p> <p>Archives</p> <p>Other duties as assigned in Tech Services</p> <p>Be Flexible</p> <p>(Image from blogging4jobs.com)Library technology/trendsALCTS webinars</p> <p>Other technologiesMicrosoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), web searching, scanners</p> <p>Personal developmentTime managementLeadershipLanguage classes</p> <p>DONT BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR IT! All they can do say is no.</p> <p>Get training</p> <p>(Image from encouraging.com)Public Services</p> <p>Meetings</p> <p>CommitteesLibraryCampus/Town/County</p> <p>Presentations</p> <p>ConferencesStop hiding and be visible</p> <p>(Image from superstock.com)Are you:Then try:Detail-oriented?Editing metadataGood at organizing?Displays, database managementGood with people?Working with the publicGood with your hands?Book repair, MakerSpacesGood with Facebook and Pinterest?Library social media outreachidentify my strengths and use themHave a positive attitude</p> <p>(Image from wondersofdisney.disneyfansites.com)Questions?</p> <p>Shannon Tennantstennant@elon.edu12</p>

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