This course is intended to provide concentrated coverage of the management of the technical services area of a law library. Proposals may cover the following topics:
-Selection of an integrated library system
-Migration issues to consider when changing your ILS
-Outsourcing: pros and cons to consider when it may be appropriate for your library
-Outsourcing: the RFP process and ongoing monitoring for quality control
-Governance of shared systems
-Long-term management of electronic materials
-Staff considerations in managing change
-Communications and interaction with other departments
Proposal content should include:
- Clearly stated learning methodologies and learning outcomes
- Detailed topics/content to be covered
- Description of knowledge on the topic of managing technical services
- Description of faculty qualifications, curriculum vitae and references
- Description of program history and references for previous presentations of program (if applicable)
- Statement of teaching methods
- Description of hardcopy course materials
- Description of electronically formatted materials or published text that will be used for the course (if applicable)
- Cost estimates for faculty presentation (excluding travel and housing costs) - Note #1
- Cost estimate for program development fee (if applicable) - Note #2
- Specify A/V equipment and other facility requirements - Note #3
- Proposals, including proposed faculty names, due by 01/31/00
- Proposal selection by 03/10/00
- Final curriculum and schedule due by 05/26/00
Reminder: This multi-day Managing Technical Services program is scheduled to be presented at the 2001 AALL Annual Meeting and will be given in different regions of the country after July, 2001.
#1 Although the program developer is not asked to submit a budget (program/presentation costs will be compiled by AALL staff) please note that the total available for faculty honoraria (in addition to travel and housing expenses) is $1,500.
#2 AALL will pay the program developer for developing and organizing this multi-day program. This program development fee will be between $600 and $1,000.
#3 Live Internet access adds significant costs to the individual registration fee and poses the risk of technical difficulties. In addition, it restricts the number of potential sites, the number of potential participants, and scheduling flexibility. Considering alternatives such as screen captures may be a more viable option.
Send your responses to: American Assoication of Law Libraries, Mary Jawgiel, Education Manager, 53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 940, Chicago, IL 60604-3695.