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ACRL 2013

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Tuesday, April 9

Getting Ready for OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan:
Tools and Tips Workshop
1:00 - 3:00 pm
IUPUI University Library, Room UL 1126, 755 West Michigan Street

If you will be in Indianapolis on 9 April 2013, plan to attend a free WorldShare Interlibrary Loan workshop at the IUPUI University Library to learn how you can prepare for use of the new service starting in April 2013. This session, “Getting Ready for OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Tools and Tips,” will provide an overview of the new OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service along with information to support your transition to the new service. Specifically, it will concentrate on how to manage Borrower and Lender activities in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.

Directions to the IUPUI University Library

Questions about the workshop? Please contact Dawne Tortorella at

Wednesday, April 10

Collective Insight: Clear Pictures from Complex Data
1:00 - 3:30 pm
J.W. Marriott Indianapolis, Rooms 201/202

Good data can help us see our world in new ways. And pictures can help reveal those different perspectives to us. While graphs, charts and illustrations have been used for centuries to help summarize complex data, new tools and trends are making data visualization more important—and potentially useful—than ever before. For libraries, visualizing complex data can tell us new things about our own work and resources—and may help us understand how libraries fit into the larger academic environment and the information ecosystem as a whole.

Please join us for the latest in our “Collective Insight: Driven By Shared Data” series to learn about how data visualization can help us see our world in new ways. Our keynote, Noah Iliinsky (Visualization Expert at IBM's Center for Advanced Visualization, co-author of Designing Data Visualizations and editor/contributor to Beautiful Visualization from O’Reilly Media) will talk about the value and direction of data visualization as well as current best practices.

Then, Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of Libraries at University of Kansas,and Cathy De Rosa, OCLC Vice President for the Americas and Global Vice President of Marketing, will share results from a new OCLC study that gives us a fresh way to see how the libraries are perceived through the eyes of two types of university customers: parents and alumni. This visual representation provides a view of the university ecosystem and the role that library plays within it. 

Thursday, April 11

OCLC Update Luncheon and WorldShare Story
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
J.W. Marriott Indianapolis, White River Ballroom J

Join OCLC and your colleagues for lunch and an update on OCLC activities from Jay Jordan, President and CEO. Then, hear from Gretel Stock-Kupperman, Director at Todd Wehr Memorial Library, Viterbo University, who will share briefly on the positive impacts that OCLC WorldShare Management Services have had on her library and staff.

Friday, April 12

OCLC cataloging, discovery and interlibrary loan at Webscale:
What you need to know now
12:00 - 1:30 pm
J.W. Marriott Indianapolis, White River Ballroom J

OCLC is advancing its strategy to deliver new services for cataloging, discovery and interlibrary loan from the single WorldShare Platform. New functionality via interoperability of these services with OCLC WorldShare Management Services will save time and increase staff workflow efficiency. Join Matt Goldner, OCLC Product and Technology Advocate, to learn more about these new services and how you can begin to use them in your library.


NOTE: Registration for the following ACRL preconference event is being handled through a separate website.

Libraries in the Age of Wikipedia:
Understanding and Contributing to Wikipedia

Wednesday, April 10, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, IUPUI University Library Room 2120 (a 10-minute walk from the J.W. Marriott hotel)

This hands-on workshop will help collaboratively answer this big question: What will the next decade look like for Wikipedia’s future, and what should the role of academic librarians be in it? It will cover the world of Wikipedia, ways librarians can participate in Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons, and ideas for doing outreach and instruction. Participants will learn the strengths and weaknesses of Wikipedia, and why librarians should be involved in shaping the site’s future.

Please confirm your attendance here

Remember to visit OCLC in booth 901 during ACRL exhibit hours—see new functionality and service demos—and learn more about the benefits of OCLC membership.

  • Wednesday, April 10, 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 11, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Friday, April 12, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

In addition, OCLC will lead several programs on the ACRL schedule (no registration required; please check ACRL program for locations):

  • “Imagine Ways to Innovate and Inspire Students to Use the Academic Library,” presented by Lynn Connaway, Thursday, April 11, 3:00 pm
  • “Shared Print Roundtable,” led by Bill Carney, Friday, April 12, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • “Inspiring Initiatives in Qualitative Inquiry,” presented by Lynn Connaway, Friday, April 12, 4:00 pm

Start Date

09 April 2013

End Date

12 April 2013


Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


Indiana Convention Center