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(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

In late 2019 OCLC Global Council, in conjunction with OCLC Research and Market Research teams, surveyed librarians around the world on their discovery and fulfillment efforts. The publication Global Perspectives on Discovery and Fulfillment: Findings from the 2020 OCLC Global Council Survey provides an overview of the findings from this global survey.

The key takeaways from more than 1,300 respondents in 68 countries: Librarians believe users employ search engines most frequently to discover resources. Budget constraints were reported as the biggest challenge. And respondents believe “the next big things” that will impact libraries include open access, artificial intelligence, and smart technologies.

To access the full text of the report, please click here or here.

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(via OCLC)

OCLC invites ILL professionals and users of OCLC’s resource-sharing solutions to join us online for a series of five sessions that starts on Wednesday, July 8. We’ll discuss how we’re all moving forward together, including best practices and better ways to connect your users with the information they need as your libraries reopen.

This unique series offers an opportunity to learn about the latest resource-sharing advancements and interact with others in the ILL community. You’ll also learn how to improve your operational efficiency, save time, and elevate user services.

To learn more and register, please go here.

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(via OCLC)

The recording from the April 13 OCLC Virtual Town Hall “Libraries and the COVID-19 Crisis” is now available for viewing, along with the chat transcript, slides, and additional resources from the meeting. More than 2,100 people attended the 90-minute session featuring representatives from public, academic, special, and school libraries. Presenters shared their experiences with the shifting COVID-19 landscape, including how services, programming, and learning are moving online, and the importance of self-care and a strong network of support.

To view the recording, slides, and other materials, please go here. The presenters included Bobbi Newman, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region, which covers Illinois.

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(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

Submit a proposal to showcase the great work being done by your institution

OCLC is seeking member proposals that will spark conversations around library futures–more specifically, how libraries act as catalysts within their communities by providing new solutions, partnerships, and services to inspire change and innovation. Selected speakers will receive complimentary registration to the conference. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 3, 2019.  For more information, refer to the OCLC web page: View as webpage

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(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

It is time to vote! Elections for OCLC Global and Regional Councils delegates are now open through March 15, 2019.

Each OCLC member institution has a single vote and a designated voting representative who received an email on February 15 with a link to the regional ballot for the member institution. Voting for Global and Regional Council delegates is a primary way that OCLC member institutions contribute to the continued success of the OCLC cooperative.

Want to know more about who is running for election in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and EMEA regions? Browse the statements (Americas<https://www.oclc.org/content/dam/oclc/councils/global/ARC-2019-candidates.pdf>, Asia Pacific<https://www.oclc.org/content/dam/oclc/councils/global/APRC-2019-candidates.pdf>, EMEA<https://www.oclc.org/content/dam/oclc/councils/global/EMEARC-2019-candidates.pdf>) and videos<https://oclc.wistia.com/projects/2tpv1ma87w> from this year’s candidates.

If you have questions about the elections-including who your library’s voting representative is-please contact the OCLC Member Relations team at memberrelations@oclc.org<mailto:memberrelations@oclc.org>.

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(via Karen Janke, Erikson Institute)

I have a modification to make in the link provided to access the nomination form.

The first time you visit, you should use this link:


You’ll be asked to log in with your ALA id/password, then be taken to the nomination form submission site.

Future logins should work from the original link.

Complete award information can be found at https://www.rusaupdate.org/awards/stars-virginia-boucher-distinguished-ill-librarian-award/

The American Library Association seeks nominations for the Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award. This award recognizes and honors an individual for outstanding professional achievement, leadership, and contributions to interlibrary loan and document delivery through recent publication of significant professional literature, participation in professional associations, and/or innovative approaches to practice in individual libraries. The award consists of $2,000 plus a citation.

The candidate must have been employed in a library and held some responsibility for his or her institution’s ILL, document delivery, or resource sharing services at the time the contribution(s) being honored was made. Contributions supporting a nomination must have occurred during the last two years prior to the nomination deadline. The candidate’s achievement must be demonstrated in at least one of the following areas:

1.       Planning and implementing an innovative or pioneering approach to ILL/document delivery service that is recognized as a model on a regional or national level.

2.       Notable publication, such as an article, book, or conference paper, which is deemed significant in the literature of the field, and was published in the two years prior to the candidate’s nomination.

3.       A record of sustained, recognized, and exceptional participation in regional, national, or international associations devoted to the promotion of ILL/document delivery in a library environment.

Self-nominations are permitted. Previous nominees who were not selected are welcome to reapply.

How to apply or nominate someone:

Use the Award Submission system to complete an online nomination form:  https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp3/home.asp

You will be asked to upload these two documents (see below)

1.       Nomination letter, describing the ways in which the nominee has made a significant contribution to ILL. Letter should address some or all of the following: publications, leadership, measurable effectiveness of programs, influence on others, and creative and innovative concepts.

2.       Resume detailing the candidate’s career, achievements and contribution to the field.

Nominations are due by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Additional information can be found at https://www.rusaupdate.org/awards/stars-virginia-boucher-distinguished-ill-librarian-award/

Please direct any questions to committee chair Karen Janke at karen.janke@gmail.com<mailto:karen.janke@gmail.com> orkjanke@erikson.edu<mailto:kjanke@erikson.edu>

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(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

On behalf of OCLC’s Global Council of library leaders I’d like to invite you to participate in the Open Content Survey.

OCLC’s Global Council of library leaders wants to hear from you regarding your library’s use and support of open content/open access resources. The goal of the survey is to engage a global audience of librarians in a joint exercise to map and align their open content activities and cultivate a shared understanding of how libraries are invested in and working together to leverage open content from around the globe.

All types of libraries are encouraged to complete the survey. We wish to gather as many different perspectives as possible, bringing more voices to the table and sharing a baseline understanding of libraries’ commitment to exploit the potential of open content. Open content is relevant to all libraries.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and share it with your colleagues

Take the survey: oc.lc/oacouncils

The survey will be open until January 15, 2019, and the results will be shared during the Global Council Meeting in March 2019.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

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Call for OCLC Global Council Candidate Nominations (Deadline 11/17)

(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

Did you know that as an OCLC member, your voice matters? You play an important role in the development of products and services and in shaping the direction of the OCLC cooperative. This work is accomplished by the OCLC Global and Regional Councils, which represent your voice and the voices of all member libraries.

As an OCLC member, you can nominate yourself for an open delegate position on your Regional Council. This year, the Americas Regional Council (ARC) is seeking librarians to run for 13 delegate seats. Candidates must currently work in an OCLC member organization that held active OCLC member status as of June 2018, and they must have a leadership position in their institution.

Elected candidates will:

  • Play an active role identifying ways to engage regionally with other OCLC members and channel member feedback
  • Embrace the opportunity to shape the direction of the cooperative by participating in discussions (in English) with and making recommendations to OCLC leadership

Let your voice be heard. Apply for an open ARC delegate position and represent other OCLC members. Submit your applicationby 17 November 2018.

Want to learn more about the Global and Regional Councils? Access the OCLC Global Council Handbook for information on the Global and Regional Councils and delegate roles, responsibilities, and activities. You can also contact the OCLC Member Relations team at memberrelations@oclc.org with questions.

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Deadline for OCLC Innovate 2019 Submissions Extended to 9/26

(via OCLC)

Does the start of the school year have you running behind schedule? Good news…we’ve extended the  OLC Innovate 2019 submission deadline to help you out! You now have until midnight ET on September 26th to submit your presentation to join 1,100 attendees for this amazing event at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Denver, CO April 3-5, 2019!

The theme of the 2019 conference is “Moving Mountains in Digital, Blended, and Online Learning,” and the OLC/MERLOT Program Committee seeks your proposals for interactive sessions that engage and inform participants. Proposed sessions will be targeted to administrators, design thinkers, faculty, instructional support, students, training professionals, technologists, researchers, and others and include specific opportunities for engagement of your proposed audience. We hope you’ll bring your energy, your ideas, your problems of practice, and your whole self as we strive to move mountains. Together.

This is LAST CALL for OLC Innovate 2019 presentation submissions – submit your proposal before midnight ET on September 26th.

Questions about the CFP? Contact conference@onlinelearning-c.org.

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(via OCLC)

The 2018 OCLC Americas Regional Council Conference agenda is now available on the ARC18 website. More than 50 community leaders will share their learnings, insights, and innovations in the spirit of building game-changing libraries in communities across the world.

With 16 breakout sessions spanning four different categories-analytics and data, public purpose, spaces and resources, and technology and innovation-you can customize your schedule to help you get the most out of your conference experience.

Event highlights include:

  • Keynote presentations from Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO and author of Wall Street Journal bestseller The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future; and Dr. Louise Bernard, founding Director of the Museum of the Obama Presidential Center
  • Preconference (new this year!): Leading the 21st Century Research Library (coordinated by the OCLC Research Library Partnership)
  • Networking activity: Connect with colleagues over a festive Thursday night dinner event at Carnivale, one of the premier dining experiences in Chicago’s West Loop.

Explore the full agenda at https://www.oclc.org/en/events/councils/2018-19/americas-regional-council-meetings-home/agenda.html. 

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