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Secrets of Serials: Back-to-Basics ACDRT Workshop

June 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for this workshop: A vendor-neutral, empowering ½-day workshop covering the basics of serials management.  Attendees will explore the world of serials encompassing the life cycle of print and electronic content.  The program addresses such serials-land elements as acquisitions (selecting, ordering, evaluating and renewing), maintenance (from cataloging to setting up access) and the various tools for providing e-title access.  Additionally, the workshop will highlight special considerations for school, public and academic libraries.

When: June 15, 2021, 1-4pm


J. Michael (Mike) Thompson, MLS
Mike Thompson, Assistant Director for Library Collections Services at Baylor University, has served as an academic librarian for the last 20 years. After graduating with an MLS from the University of Texas, he began his professional career as the Copy Cataloging Manager at the University of Houston (UH) in 2000. In 2005, he moved from Cataloging to Acquisitions at UH and was appointed to head the department in September 2006. He began his current position at Baylor during the Spring Term of 2017. Mike has presented at the national, state, and local levels throughout his career. He has served on numerous state and national committees, interest groups, etc. He is currently serving as chair of TLA’s Acquisitions & Collection Development Round Table and as a member of the Review Panel for the Texas State Library and Archive Commission’s Library Services and Technology Act Grants. He has also served as the Musical Director for the Waco Ukulele Orchestra since 2017.

Carol Seiler, MLS
Carol Seiler started her career in libraries as a cataloger and has worked in almost all areas of the library. She has primarily worked as an academic/medical librarian but has also served at a public library and as a technical services trainer with a consortium. Carol has been with EBSCO Information Services for nearly 15 years as an Account Services Manager. As such, Carol works one on one with customers to provide services such as aid in training, establish EDI connections, help with collection development needs, and more. She is involved with both state and national library organizations, active on committees as well as various officer positions.

Amy Mullin, MLS
Amy Mullin is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the Austin Public Library. She has selected eResources for school, public, and academic settings, and trained staff and patrons on using them. Amy is always on the lookout for innovative ways to inform users about the online services that Texas libraries provide.  She is currently serving as chair-elect of TLA’s Acquisitions & Collection Development Round Table.

Cost:  $49 for members, $79 for non members




June 15, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm