2014 Election for Vice-President/President-Elect

The Southern California Technical Processes Group (SCTPG) is seeking nominations for the position of Vice-President/President-Elect.

The Vice-President/President-Elect will hold that position from July 2014 to June 2015, then become the President from July 2015 to June 2016, and then Past President from July 2016 to June 2017. Throughout this three-year term, s/he is responsible for scheduling and running board meetings, liaising with ALCTS, introducing speakers at workshops, and related duties.

Please consider running for SCTPG office or nominating one of your colleagues. We encourage librarians and paraprofessionals from all types of libraries to run, including those new to the profession or SCTPG. In the past few years SCTPG has been actively involved in RDA training and workshops, but we haven’t been exploring all of the other wonderful aspects of technical services. So if you work in acquisitions, serials, digital collections, processing, metadata, authority work, or any other aspect of TS, we encourage you to get involved!

Please contact me by June 17, 2014 if you are interested in running for either of these positions. Also, feel free to call me or email me if you have any further questions about the positions and duties.

SCTPG is the local affiliate of ALA’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). Established in April 1959, the SCTPG provides continuing education and networking opportunities to keep technical services library staff abreast of the latest issues and developments in the profession. Our programs generally focus on timely topics of vital interest to technical services professionals.

Gina Solares
SCTPG President 2013-2014

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OCLC Member Forum and SCTPG Program on Linked Data – June 17, 2014

The SCTPG board is pleased to announce the following upcoming joint program with OCLC. This event offers the chance for us to network, share expertise within our community, and hear more about linked data possibilities as our shared data infrastructure shifts from records to links.
The event is free, but please register using the link below.


Join us for a free, shared event:

OCLC Member Forum – Los Angeles


Southern California Technical Processes Group Program on Linked Data

Featuring a keynote from OCLC Research’s Roy Tennant
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Pacific Time
Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge

Please join us on June 17 at the Oviatt Library in the Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room for a two-part meeting. We’ll start with an OCLC Member Forum where we will come together to share ideas, pose questions and discuss experiences around your OCLC cooperative’s activities and services. Spend the morning with OCLC staff and member colleagues as we talk about cataloging, resource sharing and discovery within the cooperative.

After lunch (provided by OCLC), we’ll join the Southern California Technical Processes Group for a program on Linked Data, featuring a keynote talk, “It’s Not the Record, It’s the Linkage,” from Roy Tennant of OCLC Research. 

 We hope to see you there!  


8:30 am—Welcome

9:00 am—Your cooperative: What’s new and where are we going

9:45 am—Break

10:00 am—Discuss, share, learn: Breakout sessions
Bring your questions, ideas and suggestions to discuss with OCLC and other colleagues

  • WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager and other cataloging services
  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and other resources sharing services
  • WorldCat Discovery Services

12:00 pm—Working lunch: Network and learn how to use OCLC’s librarian toolkit

1:00 pm—SCTPG Program on Linked Data, featuring Roy Tennant of OCLC Research and Michael Colby of UC, Davis

3:00 pm—Adjourn



Register to attend in person >>


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SCTPG partners with CLA and NCTPG for a series of Spring Fling workshops

We’re happy to announce SCTPG’s partnership with CLA on their Spring Fling workshops!

Basic Cataloging with RDA

Wednesday, March 12 | 8:30am-4:30pm
California State Library, Room 500, Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Presenters: Luiz Mendes, CSU Northridge, and Kevin Balster, UCLA
Presented by the CLA Technical Services Interest Group

Cataloging the Especially Special Formats Using RDA and MARC21
Friday, April 11 | 8:30am-4:30pm
Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno
Presenters: Jay Weitz, OCLC, and Julie Renee Moore, CSU Fresno
Presented by the CLA Technical Services Interest Group

Basic Cataloging with RDA
Wednesday, May 14 | 8:30am-4:30pm
Torrance Public Library, Katy Geissert Civic Center, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance
Presenters: Luiz Mendes, CSU Northridge, and Kevin Balster, UCLA
Presented by the CLA Technical Services Interest Group

SCTPG members are eligible for the same registration rates as CLA members for this and other “Spring Fling” workshops. More information can be found here: http://www.cla-net.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=721

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Are you the next SCTPG Web Chair?

The Southern California Technical Processes Group (SCTPG) is searching for an enthusiastic, tech-savvy person to fill the open position of Web Chair on the SCTPG board.

Are you looking for a way to connect with library colleagues across the Southern California region? Do you wish you could contribute to a group committed to advancing the skills of all library technical services workers? Do you have experience with website management, PayPal, online event registration, and social media? We need you!

The SCTPG Web Chair is responsible for updating and maintaining the SCTPG presence on the internet. S/he updates the SCTPG website regularly, coordinates with the Membership Chair and Program Chair to update the SCTPG listserv participants list, applies new technologies as appropriate to support SCTPG events and activities, and attends SCTPG board meetings. The Web Chair is an appointed position and serves at the discretion of the President.

Interested candidates should send a résumé, a short statement describing her or his qualifications, and links to online content s/he has created or maintains. Submissions can be sent to SCTPG President, Gina Solares.

We encourage librarians and paraprofessionals from all types of libraries to get involved, including those new to the profession or SCTPG.

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For comments and questions about SCTPG, contact the SCTPG President; for comments and questions about this page, contact the Web Chair.

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