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SEP 29

OCLC Member Forum – Detroit, Michigan

Join your colleagues for a day of robust discussions about the OCLC services you use.

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Utilizing the power of the cooperative

OCLC is coming to Detroit on September 29...register today!

Join us at Wayne State University for an OCLC Member Forum, where we will discuss the latest in OCLC Cataloging and Metadata, FirstSearch and Discovery, and Resource Sharing.

This event brings together member library staff and OCLC staff to share ideas, influence OCLC strategic direction and plans, and discuss best practices for how you can get the most from these services. Even better, there are no registration fees, and we’ll provide lunch.


29 September 2014


10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]


Detroit, Michigan


Wayne State University

Through interactive and robust discussions with colleagues and OCLC experts, you will learn how to:

  • Gain greater efficiencies for the services you use
  • Maximize these services to best serve your users
  • Take advantage of the ways in which OCLC is working with members to advance their libraries. 

Take part in a day of community, conversation and discussion with your colleagues and utilize the power of your membership in the OCLC cooperative.



Registration, coffee, informal conversation


Dr. Sandra Yee, Dean of University Libraries & School of Library and Information Science, and Chair of the OCLC Board of Trustees


Your Cooperative: An OCLC Update
Karri Sites, OCLC Member Relations Liaison


WorldCat Discovery update


Breakout sessions
Resource Sharing: Tony Melvyn, Product Manager, OCLC Resource Sharing
Cataloging: Glenn Patton, Director, OCLC Worldcat Quality Management
FirstSearch and Discovery: Kathy Kie, Senior Training Coordinator, OCLC


Lunch and networking


Discussion, conclusions, wrap-up, next steps



Directions and parking

The OCLC Member Forum will be held at the Adamany Undergraduate Library at Wayne State University.

The adjacent Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, has generously offered its staff parking lot to Member Forum attendees at no cost. This parking lot is a short walk from the Adamany Undergraduate Library.

Detroit Public Library map (where you may park)

Wayne State campus map (including Adamany Undergraduate Library)

Here is a map that shows the walk from the Detroit Public Library parking lot to the Adamany Undergraduate Library.  

We look forward to seeing you.


OCLC Member Forums will be held in more than 20 locations in fall 2014. See the full list of events.