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(via OCLC)

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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(via OCLC)

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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(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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