Technical Services Round Table (TSRT)


TSRT's general objective is to provide a framework for information sharing, continuing education, and moral support for library workers currently engaged in technical services activities. Specifically, the group has three aims:

  • To provide for the exchange of ideas on technical services and automation processes, systems, and policies.
  • To provide a medium for the exploration of new ideas and technologies.
  • To foster cooperation among all Oregon libraries in the areas of technical services and automation and to increase an awareness in the library community of the roles of technical and automation services.


Current Year, Sept. 2020 - Aug. 2021:

Emily O'Neal: Chair, Deschutes Public Library

KT Austin: Vice Chair, Wilsonville Public Library

Damon Campbell : Secretary, University of Oregon Library



TSRT offers a scholarship of up to $600 for current members towards the cost of attending the OLA annual conference. Funds may be used to help offset the cost of registration or other conference-related expenses.

You may qualify to apply if:

  • you are a current memeber of OLA and OLA TSRT
  • you are employed in a library position with technical services duties (such as acquisitions, collection development, processing, or cataloging) and
  • you have completed a minimum education of a high school diploma or GED and may have additional degrees.

The 2019 scholarship application period is closed. The 2020 scholarship application period will be announced in the fall.

*New Resource*

OLA Critical Cataloging Repository  In order to help facilitate work being done in libraries toward anti-racist, anti-oppressive librarianship, the OLA Technical Services Roundtable (TRST) has created a space for collaboration on working to select respectful and inclusive language in catalog records, including choosing language that people use to describe themselves