Technical Services Committee

The PALS Plus Technical Services Committee will examine the cataloging practices and workflows of PALS Plus libraries and recommend best practices.

The Technical Services Committee's charges for 2022:

  • Review and update, as needed, core technical services documents
  • Identify and recommend solutions for item and bibliographic metadata related issues in the catalog
  • Explore and develop standardized metadata creation practices in compliance with current cataloging trends and the needs of the consortium
  • Recommend BLUECloud Analytics reports for general collection housekeeping duties
  • Examine how other libraries are using Baker & Taylor in regards to ordering (accounts/carts), processing, labels etc.
  • Identify deficiencies and develop training for new and existing staff on core linking/cataloging skills
  • Host a Technical Services Summit
  • Identify needs and coordinate Pop-up Workshops

The PALS Plus Technical Services Committee will meet on the following dates at 10:30 AM:
February 15, 2022
March 15, 2022
April 19, 2022
May 17, 2022
June 21, 2022
July 19, 2022
August 16, 2022
September 20, 2022
October 18, 2022
November 15, 2022
December 20, 2022

Current Membership:
Kristin Blumberg (Chair) - PALS Plus
Heather Manley-Caldwell - Ringwood
Sawyer Conlon - Cedar Grove
Cindy Corbett - Verona
Patricia Joyce - Woodland Park
Janine Rinaldi - Wayne

Agendas and Minutes


Core Documents