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Technical, Electronic, & Digital Services IG (TEDSIG)

History:

TEDS

TEDSIG was founded in 1993 as the Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG). The interest group’s name and scope was changed in June 2007 to Technical, Electronic, and Digital Services Interest Group (TEDSIG) to better reflect the evolving status of the group’s constituents in traditional and emerging technologies. TEDS, a white teddy bear, is the official mascot of TEDSIG.

Purpose, Goals, Objectives, and other guidelines: 

Consult the Procedures Manual.

TEDSIG Co-Chairs

  • The primary responsibility of the two (2) TEDSIG Co-Chairs is to increase opportunities for TEDS librarians and staff to participate in ALAO. This is accomplished through the delivery of member services such as program planning for the annual TEDS Meeting and the ALAO Conference, through the distribution of information of interest to TEDS librarians and staff, and in other ways.
  • TEDSIG Co-Chairs are elected by TEDSIG membership to two year terms, commencing in alternate years to facilitate overlap in leadership. TEDSIG Co-Chairs do not have to have previously served as Committee members, but it is recommended. If only one candidate for Co-Chair has stepped forward at the end of the call for candidates, the election will be considered uncontested. No formal vote will be held for an uncontested election. The candidate will automatically be elected as the next TEDSIG Co-Chair. Co-Chairs can serve an indefinite number of consecutive terms.
  • Members are expected to attend at least one meeting per year.  Meetings are held during the annual conference and at the annual TEDS Meeting.  Ad hoc meetings may be called at the discretion of the Co-Chairs to plan events or discuss topics of interest.  All other communication will take place electronically.
  • One Co-Chair will focus their activities on growing the ALAO TEDSIG membership and serve a one year term as TEDSIG Membership Chair.  The Membership Chair may be reappointed by the Co-Chairs for successive years.

TEDDY Award

For Distinguished Service by an ALAO member in the fields of Technical, Electronic and Digital Services.

The TEDDY recognizes an individual's significant contributions to the technical, electronic or digital services fields.  Contributions may include service, innovative practices, presentations, publications, and leadership in the profession.  The TEDDY is awarded annually at the ALAO Conference.   The award includes two waivers to a future TEDSIG event and TEDS, the TEDSIG mascot.

Nominees must be current ALAO members, who have worked in or are currently working in an Ohio academic library in the area of technical, electronic, or digital services.

TEDDY Award Past Recipients

 2018 -  Stephanie Church, Case Western Reserve University

 2017 - Meghan Frazer, OhioLINK

 2016 - Rocki Strader, The Ohio State University Libraries

 2015 - Karen Plummer, University of Akron

 2013 - Jeanne Langendorfer, Bowling Green State University

 2011 - Anne Gilliland, The Ohio State University

 2010 - Eve Davis, EBSCO Information Services

 2009 - Deberah England, Wright State University

 2008 - Margaret Maurer, Kent State University

TEDS, the TEDSIG Mascot

TEDS, the TEDSIG mascot, was the brainchild of TEDSIG member Maureen Walsh (OSU) during a discussion at a TSIG meeting on January 26, 2007 about expanding the interest group's scope beyond technical services to include the fields of electronic resources and systems, and digital services. 

On May 2, 2008, TEDS, a white teddy bear sporting a TEDSIG t-shirt, made his debut at the TEDSIG Spring Meeting.  Fittingly, Maureen Walsh, who was speaking at the event, won the door prize and as such was the first recipient of a TEDS.  TEDS is awarded annually as part of the TEDDY Award.

If you would like your very own TEDS, contact the TEDSIG Co-Chairs.

TEDSIG Events

  • No upcoming events

Co-Chairs

Libby Hertenstein 
(Term 2018-2020)

Cataloger and Metadata Librarian
Jerome Library
Bowling Green State University
Email: eherten@bgsu.edu

Derek C. Zoladz
(Term 2019-2021)

Library Systems Analyst
OhioNET
Email: derekz@ohionet.org

Past TEDSIG/TSIG Chairs

2019-2021

Derek C. Zoladz
OhioNET

2018-2020

Libby Hertenstein
Bowling Green

2017-2019

Lori Chapin
Miami University

2016-2018

Cara Calabrese
Miami University

2015-2017

Rich Wisneski
Cleveland State University

2014-2016

Kelly Kobiela
Ohio Northern University

2013-2015

Aimee deChambeau
University of Akron

2012-2014

Sharon Purtee
University of Cincinnati

2011-2013

Jennifer Bazeley
Miami University

2010-2012

Elias Tzoc
Miami University

2009-2011

Christopher Thornton
Case Western Reserve

2008-2010

Kiffany Francis
Cleveland State University

2007-2009

Rocki Strader
Ohio State University

2006-2008

Deberah England
Wright State University

2005-2007

Margaret Maurer
Kent State University

2004-2006

Jody Perkins
Miami University

2003-2005

Julie Gammon
University of Akron

2002-2004

Kevin Furniss
Denison University

2001-2003

Cynthia Whitacre
OCLC

2000-2002

Anne Gilliland
OhioLINK

1999-2001

Karen Wilhoit
Wright State University

1998-2000

George Johnston
University of Cincinnati

1997-1999

Cliff Glaviano
Bowling Green

1996-1998  
1995-1997

Margo Warner
College of Wooster

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