After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the OCLC Resource Sharing Conference, which was scheduled to take place March 18–19, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Our primary goal in making this decision is to help ensure the safety and health of conference participants and staff.
Escalation of the COVID‐19 coronavirus around the world along with recent events in San Antonio, demonstrate that the environment continues to change, making it difficult to predict from day to day. Some attendees have advised us this week that they have cancelled plans to attend or are considering cancelling due to uncertainty surrounding these events. After careful analysis of the news, updates, and data provided by agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO), we have decided that the best course of action is to cancel the live event. We are exploring virtual options to share meeting content and will provide an update in the coming weeks.
OCLC will proactively reimburse conference registration fees for registered participants.
We take our duty of care to members, speakers, and staff very seriously. We believe the decision to cancel is the prudent and responsible decision. We also know that libraries and librarians are essential to preparedness as governments, universities, schools, and communities grapple with this serious health issue.
We look forward to seeing you at an OCLC event soon.
OCLC Resource Sharing Conference
March 17–19, 2020 • San Antonio, Texas
OCLC invites all ILL professionals to San Antonio, Texas, US, to share the latest in resource sharing, including innovative approaches to patron service and interlibrary loan workflows.
Join us at RSC20 to find ways to improve operational efficiency, save time, and better connect end users to the information they need. It’s a unique opportunity to interact with a very knowledgeable community of ILL professionals.
Members and leaders of the following departments and focus areas will benefit from conference attendance:
Librarians using the following solutions should also attend:
Respected leaders from the resource sharing community are helping to shape the conference program. We sincerely appreciate their industry expertise and partnership.
University of Pennsylvania
Texas State Library
Columbia University Libraries
University of North Alabama
Penn State University
University of Florida
Eastern Washington University