This session was presented on February 13, 2020 as part of the online conference "Work Smarter, Not Harder: Innovating Technical Services Workflows" managed by Amigos Library Services organization. It was delivered virtually at approximately 12:15 (CST) and was recorded. Sessions selected for the conference explored ways to make life easier for technical services professional in libraries who deal with ordering, processing, cataloging, and other aspects of behind the scenes library resource management.


No matter what member of the team you are or what type of library you are in - be it electronic resources manager, cataloger, head of acquisitions, ILS or systems administrator, or even repository coordinator - getting things done and meeting goals depends largely on how you communicate with one another and how you handle your time. Meeting goals and deadlines on both big and small projects in addition to your personal tasks can be achieved less painfully by making effective use of a few on point tools. This session will use the presenter's preferred platforms to show specific examples of how to manage a variety of workflows using three different applications to (1) tackle business as usual, (2) short and long term work, and (3) major special projects. It will share how each can be used to generate valuable documentation, work in collaboration with others, and automate reminders for repeating tasks. The apps that will be compared for pros, cons, and their integration with one another or other valuable programs are:

  • Slack
  • KanbanFlow
  • Trello
  • Google Suite

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Conference Schedule