Monday, July 08, 2013

Unconventional Educational opportunities -- don't miss them!

We've got a lot of educational programming for Seattle, but it's not all in the programming slots, and it's not all listed in the official program. Be sure you don't miss it! These are programs masquerading as users' groups and roundtables, and they will provide some of the most useful and entertaining programming of the meeting!

OBS-SIS OCLC User's Group Meeting

Time: Sunday, July 14, 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Location: WSCC-Room 204

This roundtable is open to anyone who uses OCLC products or services, and will feature the OBS-SIS OCLC liaison, Glenn Patton, Director of the WorldCat Quality Management Division at OCLC, as the speaker. Glenn will discuss OCLC's new and enhanced services, as well as planned future developments. Following this overview, the bulk of the roundtable time will be allotted to audience members to ask questions and to share comments, ideas, and concerns with the speaker and other OCLC users in the audience. Come prepared both to learn and to participate during this informative and interactive session.

Karen Selden

OBS-SIS Local Systems Roundtable : Orbis Cascase Alliance

Time: Monday, Jul 15 5:30pm - 6:45pm

Location: WSCC-Room 210


At the 106th AALL Annual Meeting on Monday July 15th at 5:30 p.m., the Local Systems Roundtable will present the trailblazing work of the Orbis Cascade Alliance-- a 37-member academic library consortium that includes 6 law libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Beginning in 2013, the members of this consortium began migrating from individual integrated library systems to a shared library management system— the Ex Libris Alma and Primo management system. This roundtable will focus on the planning and implementing of a shared system by the first cohort of libraries that led to making their vision a reality. Three members from the Alliance will lead an informal moderated roundtable, which will include both prepared and real-time questions from the audience.

Orbis Cascade Alliance Presenters: Bill Kelm, Systems Librarian at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon; Al Cornish, departing Systems Library at Washington State University at Pullman and incoming Shared ILS Program Manager for the Alliance staff; and Ann Nez, one of our own and Coordinator of Technical Services at Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington.

Kathy Faust

OBS/TS-SIS Research Roundtable : Passport to Publication

Time: Tuesday, July 16 7:00am - 8:15am

Location: WSCC-Room 213

Each attendee will be given a passport and will visit four countries (or experts) -- including Anne Klinefelter, who will talk about the writing workshop she hosts each spring, Marguerite Most, who will talk about how to get involved with editing, Michael Maben, who will talk about how to write for TSLL, and Hollie White will talk about writing about tech services. Each attendee who receives passport stamps from the four experts will have their name entered in a drawing for an Amazon gift card.

Hollie White

-Chris Tarr

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