Back to the Future: Libraries in 2015

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Systems Librarianship (but were afraid to ask)
Tuesday, 8:30 am – 9:45 am
By Emily Singley & Alison Thornton

Have you ever wondered what Systems Librarians really do? Are you interested in transitioning to a system librarian career, or just want to learn more about the “backend of library systems? Two Harvard systems librarians will share their secrets.

Tuesday, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
By Amber Bailey

Learn the basics of BIBFRAME in this entertaining session that will cove the theory and practice of this new and evolving cataloging standard.


Circulating Unusual Items
Tuesday, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
By Alex Lent

There is a growing tend of adding “unusual items” to libraries circulating collections. Circulating cake pans, post-hole diggers, ukuleles, soil testers, bread machines and more is exciting, but challenging. This talk introduces and contextualize the tend, discusses best practices, addresses common questions, and suggests a plan for adding unusual items to your own library.