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Utilizing the power of the cooperative

OCLC is coming to you...register today!

Join us at a member library near you for our first annual regional forums, where we will discuss the latest in OCLC Cataloging and Metadata, FirstSearch and Discovery, and Resource Sharing.

These sessions bring 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.

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.

We look forward to seeing you. 


To register, click on a meeting near you:

October 24, Auburn University at Montgomery,
9:30 am – 4 pm EVENT HAS PASSED

October 21, Phoenix Public Library, Burton Barr Central Library, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm – EVENT HAS PASSED

November 4, University of Denver, 10 am – 3 pm

December 16, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, 9 am – 2 pm

October 14, Orange County Library System, Orlando, 10 am – 3 pm – EVENT HAS PASSED

November 18, Middle Georgia State College, Macon, 10 am – 3 pm

November 6, University of Illinois at Springfield,
10 am – 3:30 pm

November 11, University of Indianapolis,
10 am – 3 pm

November 17, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, 10 am – 3 pm

November 21, Simmons College, Boston,
10 am – 3 pm

September 29 at Wayne State University, Detroit,
10 am – 3 pm – EVENT HAS PASSED

October 22, Macalester College, St. Paul,
10 am – 3 pm – EVENT HAS PASSED

New York
October 31, CUNY–John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, 12 – 4 pm

North Carolina
October 7, University of North Carolina
at Greensboro, 10 am – 3 pm – EVENT HAS PASSED

November 21, Columbus Metropolitan Library,
Main Branch, 10 am – 3 pm

September 30, Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
10 am – 3 pm – EVENT HAS PASSED

November 20, Portland State University Library,
10 am – 3 pm

October 17, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh,
12 – 4 pm – EVENT HAS PASSED

December 1, Nashville Public Library,
Bridgestone–Firestone Conference Center,
10 am – 3 pm

October 16, Our Lady of the Lake University,
San Antonio, 10 am – 3 pm – EVENT HAS PASSED

October 28, Brigham Young University, Provo,
10 am – 3 pm

Washington, DC: WAIT LIST ONLY
November 5, Catholic University of America,
10 am – 4 pm

Attendance at these events is in-person only, and seats are limited, so please choose the location that works best for you and register today. There are no registration fees, and we’ll provide lunch.  

We have a flexible agenda planned that gives your conversations with each other the center stage. It includes:

  • A welcome and brief introduction
  • Breakout sessions on OCLC cataloging, resource sharing and discovery services
  • Lunch
  • Roundtable discussion
  • Q&A

Check this page from time to time for updates, including agenda changes and additional event dates. Look for directions and parking information in a reminder e-mail we'll send you about a week before an event you've registered to attend.