2010 Annual RLG Partnership Meeting and Symposium

Annual Meeting: Wednesday and Thursday, 9-10 June
Symposium: Friday, 11 June
Chicago

Hashtag #rlgpartners

During the 2009 calendar year, the combined efforts OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership was engaging, wide-reaching and impactful. We held 21 events (conferences, symposia and meetings); hosted six individuals in our Distinguished Seminar Series; and offered 15 webinars on various topics of interest to RLG Partners. We visited over a dozen partner institutions in order to understand more deeply their specific needs, interests and environmental influences. We directly engaged with hundreds of Partner and other research library staff who participated in more than 30 of our working groups and who attended meetings and came to our conferences. We indirectly engaged with several hundred more staff who listened to webinars or read one or more of the 30 publications authored by program officers and research scientists throughout the year. And finally, our colleagues gave over 50 presentations to a wide range of audiences, many of which included staff from the RLG Partnership and other research libraries, archives and museums.

To make 2010 even more impactful, we wanted to make sure all RLG Partners were aware of what we've accomplished and informed of our current activities, as well as the multiple opportunities to get involved . We did this at the 2010 Annual RLG Partnership Meeting and Symposium. The schedule was as follows.

Amplified Update Sessions

We realized that budgets are tight and not all RLG Partners would be able to attend the 2010 Annual Meeting in person, so the three Update Sessions that received the most interest from RLG Partners in our recent Annual Meeting Survey were webcast live from Chicago via WebEx so they could attend remotely. The sessions were:

Recordings of these webinar sessions will be made available on our Web site and in iTunes in the near future.

Tweets about the meeting are listed at #rlgpartners .

We planned some fun social events before, during and after the Annual Meeting and Symposium, too.

  • On Tuesday, 8 June from 3:30-5:00 pm, a river cruise will be led by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. This 90-minute, narrated river cruise will spotlight more than 50 significant sites and provide a whole new perspective on the city.
  • On Thursday, 10 June from 6-8 pm, our own Dennis Massie led a True Crime Tour of Chicago's Gangster Era. This two-hour bus tour will cover locations associated with Chicago's notorious criminal past, including the St. Valentine's Day Massacre site and the Biograph Theater, where John Dillinger saw his last flick. Accompanied by a narration of unusual facts regarding the former denizens of Chicago's underworld, and a collection of vintage photographs from back in the day.

  • On Friday, 11 June at 4 pm,a behind the scenes tour of the Art Institute of Chicago Libraries was given by Jack Brown, Director, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries.

  • On Friday evening, 11 June, we organized a trip to a Chicago blues or jazz club.
Registration to attend in person closed Friday, 28 May. Questions about the meeting? Get in touch!

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