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Thursday, June 17 • 11:15am - 11:45am
There and Back Again (Almost), or One Library's Staff's Journey through A Major Construction Project (On Demand)

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How does a major construction project affect the tasks and mindset of library staff members? What aspects of one school’s experience resonate with the circumstances of other schools? This session has three parts. First, presenters will provide an overview of the journey of the library staff of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary as they helped design a major renovation, vacated a building, stored 90,000 books, moved into temporary quarters, and continued library services — in addition to helping the Seminary make a sharp pivot from face-to-face teaching to distance education. Second, staff will reflect on lessons learned for their specific areas of work. Third, attendees will ask questions and discuss the intricacies of continuing to serve library users during the disruptions caused by construction.

Speakers
avatar for John Vinke

John Vinke

Systems and Metadata Librarian, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
I hang out in the back of the library (when we have one) and do various technical service things like cataloging, library systems, digital collections, and drinking copious quantities of coffee.
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Mandy Deen

Learning Technologies Librarian, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
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David Schmersal

Access and Instruction Librarian, Wright Learning Center, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
avatar for Timothy Lincoln

Timothy Lincoln

Director of the Mary B. and Robert J. Wright Learning and Information Center, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Proud grandparent. Always happy to talk about: evaluating library services, what the Atla Board does and does not do, and how much I love my library staff.
avatar for Kristy Sorensen

Kristy Sorensen

Assoc. Library Director, Archivist and Records Manager, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Kristy has been an archivist and librarian in Austin since graduating with her MLIS from UT Austin in 2002. She is currently the associate director of the Stitt Library and head of archives and records management at Austin Seminary.


Thursday June 17, 2021 11:15am - 11:45am CDT
Zoom