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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

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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 

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(via David Larsen, University of Chicago, on behalf of Mary Hollerich, Augsburg College)

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. The nomination form can be found on the RUSA Update Resources<> page

Submit the following materials with the nomination form to the committee chair, Mary Hollerich<>,<>, no later than January 5, 2018:

  • 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.
  • resume detailing the candidate’s career, achievements and contribution to the field.

Please direct any questions to committee chair Mary Hollerich at<> or 612-330-1603.

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(via Dr. Scott Walter, University Librarian at DePaul University)

The OCLC Americas Regional Council (ARC) is holding its inaugural Conference this October, in what we hope will be the first of many opportunities to take a regional (and global) perspective on challenges and opportunities in OCLC member libraries and allied institutions. Information on the Conference is available here.

The inaugural Conference (which will take place in Baltimore, MD, onOctober 30 and 31) will provide a unique opportunity not only to pursue the Conference theme of how the smarter library employs data to make user experiences more customized, effective and intuitive”, but also to help your regional council delegates to imagine new ways in which we can leverage the unique power of the OCLC global cooperative to bring together library leaders and practitioners in support of innovative practice. Of all the associations, consortia, and cooperative efforts of which DePaul University is a member, OCLC is unique in its scope, breadth, and engagement across the libraries, archives, and museums community. This conference is the first step in thinking about how we can make the most of OCLCs unique composition and mission, and take a broad view of opportunities, innovation, and change in an increasingly global information community.

The Call for Papers for the inaugural ARC meeting is available here,and it identifies program themes and idea starters. The deadline for submission isFriday, July 14, and the program is inclusive of libraries in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. I hope youll consider making a proposal and joining us in Baltimore this Fall.

The Americas Regional Council (ARC) is one of 3 regional councils that make up OCLCs Global Council, its primary mechanism for member governance of the cooperative. You can learn more about ARC, and meet your ARC delegates,here. (Please note that Christopher Cronin, Director of Technical Services at The University of Chicago Library, is on the ARC Program Committee.)

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Save the Date: 2018 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference (March 13-15)

(via Tony Melvyn, OCLC)

OCLC is excited to announce a new location for the 2018 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference! To accommodate increased interest from the resource sharing community, next year’s event will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel.

We encourage you to save the dates–March 13-15, 2018–and read this week’s OCLC Next blog post, which recaps the 2017 conference and provides additional ways to connect with the resource sharing community. Also, follow OCLC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we continue to share more details about #OCLCRSC18.

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OCLC Seeking Candidates for Global Council

(via the Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)

Our Global and Regional Councils represent the voices of all member libraries. Bonnie Allen, Americas Regional Council (ARC) Chair, and ARC delegates invite you to contribute to the continued success of the cooperative. This year, we are seeking candidates for 10 seats to represent member libraries. These seats are Vice-Chair to the ARC (one individual) and delegate-at-large (nine individuals). Serving in these positions gives you the opportunity to play an active role in channeling member feedback and thinking about ways to engage regionally with OCLC members. You will also have a chance to shape the direction of the cooperative by participating in discussions (in English) and making recommendations to OCLC leadership. Most importantly, you will join a global community of experienced librarians and will network with your peers.

Candidates must currently work in an OCLC member organization. The Americas Regional Council seeks at least one delegate from Canada to support the Nominating Committees goal to achieve diversity. You may view the current delegates and their institutions, countries, and terms in the Global Council Directory. Apply by completing the candidate formno later thanWednesday, October 26. For more information about governance structure and delegates activities, we invite you to read the Global Council Handbook or contact us directly at

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