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Brian Miller of The Ohio State University Libraries, Lapis Cohen of the University of Pennsylvania, and I will be presenting on the International ILL Toolkit during a webinar on Thursday, February 17, starting at 10:00 AM CDT. The session, co-sponsored by the OCLC Research Library Partnership and the ALA RUSA STARS International ILL Committee, is free and open to everyone in the resource sharing community. Registration is now open.  (Even if you aren’t available to attend live, registering will ensure that you’ll be among the first to receive a link to the session recording soon afterwards.)

The International ILL Toolkit is a freely available, crowd-sourced effort to make global resource sharing easier.  The project was initiated after a discussion among members of the SHARES resource sharing consortium, where folks compared notes about the difficulty of finding information about ILL lenders willing to share internationally that aren’t suppliers on OCLC WorldShare ILL.  Everyone seems to have their own cheat sheet with information about such lenders.  We wondered if maybe somebody should compile all those spreadsheets into a shareable tool and then systematically search for information on other such lenders.

Brian and Lapis stepped up and embraced that challenge. The International ILL Toolkit is the result. More information, including a link to the Toolkit, is available here.

Sign up for the webinar to learn how the Toolkit has grown into an elaborate, multifaceted set of resources with contributions from libraries around the world.

The session will be an opportunity for you to explore the components of the Toolkit:

  • An ever-growing listing of lenders from around the world with contact, delivery, and payment information
  • Tips and tricks for international ILL by country/region
  • Translated ILL request templates which can be copied for local use, prepared in collaboration with library professionals fluent in that language

You’ll also get a peek at future plans for the Toolkit and, perhaps most importantly, participate in the dialogue on ways to continue improving this valuable, evolving resource.

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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Registration is open for the upcoming OCLC webinar “Practical Steps Towards Diversifying Collections: Begin or Advance Your Library’s Efforts to Support EDI Goals with Concrete Steps, Tools, and Activities”. It will take place on Wednesday, November 10, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, via WebEx.

Many institutions want to do more to support diverse library and archival collections that better serve and reflect traditionally underrepresented communities. These plans can center around providing materials that serve more inclusive needs or hosting content authored by more diverse creators. In either case, getting started requires more than just good intentions.

Join moderator Elizabeth McClenney, Director of the Library for Roanoke College and OCLC Americas Regional Council delegate, for a discussion about how to begin or advance your library’s efforts to support EDI goals with concrete steps, tools, and activities. The following presenters will join McClenney.

  • Summer Durrant, Collections Librarian, University of Mary Washington
  • Curtis McKendrick, Dean of Libraries, Binghamton University
  • Helen McManus, Head of Collections Strategy, George Mason University
  • Chela Scott Weber, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research Library Partnership

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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OCLC invites ILL professionals and users of OCLC’s resource sharing solutions to join us online for RSC21, a series of six free, virtual sessions that start on Tuesday, March 30. This year’s #OCLCrsc21 will include sessions on electronic document delivery, controlled digital lending, and moving resource sharing forward during this challenging time. You’ll also hear ideas for adjusting your ILL operations and elevating your library’s user services. The series will conclude on June 15 with a look into the future of resource sharing solutions, led by OCLC and Atlas Systems staff.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the latest resource sharing advancements and interact with your colleagues in the ILL community. For more information, and to register, please go here.

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OCLC is excited to announce the 2021 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference (RSC), a virtual event. Because of your positive feedback from the RSC20 web series, we will host another series of free virtual events that will focus on topics of interest to the interlibrary loan community. The events will take place from late March into June.

The program committee, consisting of members from the ILL community and OCLC staff, is particularly interested in creating a program series around these topics.

  • your library’s experiences around COVID-19 and adapting for the future
  • expanding ebook lending
  • copyright

Please consider sharing your insights and expertise with fellow ILL professionals by submitting a presentation proposal here. The deadline is Friday, February 5. Contact Carmen Byg, Community Manager, at bygc@oclc.org if you have questions.

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(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

The OCLC survey “Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” closes on Sunday, January 31, so there is still time to participate if you haven’t already. This survey focuses on the impact libraries can have on global sustainable development. Your input will be a key part of original research that OCLC staff will publish in mid-2021. To take the survey, please click here.

In addition to the survey, OCLC Global Council’s efforts on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include a Transformative Leaders webinar series. Over the course of 2020-2021, we are bringing together global voices to help create awareness and dialogue around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find out what others are doing, and join in the conversation, by sharing or asking questions. These webinars are open for anyone to attend. Register here.

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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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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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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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