When: Thursday, Jan 31 | 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: MTCC 206C

Days: Thursday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Library Technicians. Subjects: Academic, Careers, and Health.


Colleges and hospitals across Ontario employ both librarians and library technicians in their libraries. These two groups have skill sets that, in theory, complement each other, and yet it is not common for them to work truly collaboratively on special projects, or even on standard day-to-day processes. This workshop will explore some of the reasons for these divisions and provide examples of more collaborative ways of working.
Join two pairs of librarian and library technician teams, one from an academic health sciences library and one from a hospital library, to learn about the projects they have worked on together, and the barriers they had to overcome to make collaboration possible.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this session participants will be able to:
• Discuss the barriers to librarian and library technician collaborations
• Describe some ways to overcome these barriers
• Develop ways to increase intraprofessional collaboration in their own library