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MLA Webinar: Straightforward Guide to Working Effectively with Technical Services

  • May 03, 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Zoom (MLA)
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Technical services departments are vital to developing, maintaining, and providing access to library collections but what exactly they do is often obscure to outsiders. Anne Morgan and Marlena Rose, two experienced technical services librarians, take you behind the scenes to provide you with straightforward knowledge that will enable you to work effectively with technical services colleagues and better serve your patrons.

Through software demos, case studies, in-session tasks, discussion, and a presentation, you’ll learn:

How electronic resource management systems make resources discoverable

How resources are organized and managed for access and discovery

How MARC (MAchine Readable Cataloging) records and other metadata standards and applications are used to make resources discoverable

Technical services librarian search strategies

The latest on emerging areas and trends in resource descriptions, such as DEI metadata initiatives

You’ll leave the webinar able to use this knowledge to communicate effectively with technical services staff, search more effectively, and better serve your patrons.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

-Communicate clearly and effectively with technical services staff

-Explain MARC records, metadata standards, and library resource management applications

-Use knowledge of technical services operations to better help patrons find what they need

-Search more effectively by using Technical Services librarian strategies


Anne Morgan, AHIP, is the Technical Services Librarian at A.T. Still Memorial Library. She does original and copy cataloging, collection development, and physical processing of library materials.

Marlena Rose, AHIP, is the Assistant Director of Collections & Historical Services at East Carolina University’s Laupus Health Sciences Library. She supervises technical services staff and applies metadata to books, electronic resources, and historical materials and loves to share with others how to make resources discoverable and accessible.

Note: This registration is for the Livestream only and does not offer MLA contact hours. If you are a LILRC member health sciences/hospital librarian, please email Sally Stieglitz, at, to arrange to view with a unique access code for MLA contact hours. MLA contact hours are not applicable to the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization


Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,



1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, to check your registration.  

2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone,

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