OCLC is excited to announce the 2021 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference, a virtual event.

This year’s series of six virtual sessions will feature electronic document delivery, controlled digital lending, and moving resource sharing forward during this challenging time. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn the latest resource sharing advancements and interact with your colleagues in the ILL community.

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Registration is performed in the OCLC Community Center*


Descriptions of this year's six sessions are below. You can register now on the OCLC Community Center*.

*Note: To register, you’ll need to sign into the OCLC Community Center with your credentials for WorldShare ILL or Tipasa. If you don’t know your Community Center credentials, reference the OCLC Support website or contact OCLC Support. And if you don’t have Community Center credentials, you may request them here.

Session 1: Page, scan, send, reshelve: A mobile scanning station for ILL electronic document delivery service

Tuesday, March 30, 1:00–2:30 pm

Event description


  • Xuan (Lily) Pang
    Director of Access and Resource Sharing
    University of Florida
  • Lara J. Beserock
    Library Assistant III
    University of Florida
  • Ashley Monahan
    Interlibrary Loan Assistant
    University of Florida

Session 2: ILL and the pandemic: Learning from the unexpected

Wednesday, April 28, 11:00 am–12:30 pm

Event description


  • Petra Otten
    WMS Systems Administrator & Project Manager
    Wageningen University & Research Library, Netherlands
  • Dicky van Donselaar
    Supervisor, Collection Management
    Wageningen University & Research Library
  • Anna Vaglio
    ILL Librarian
    Bocconi University, Milano, Italy
  • Mattia Fortunati
    Bocconi University Library
  • Agnese Riva
    Bocconi University Library

Session 3: Renewing library resource sharing in challenging times: Collaborating to meet library user needs and demonstrating the value of ILL services

Wednesday, May 12, 1:00–2:30 pm

Event description


  • Katie Cohen
    Interlibrary Loan, Reference and Instruction Librarian
    Ramapo College of New Jersey (RNJ)
  • Meg Massey
    Interim Head of Access Services
    Penn State University Libraries
  • Phoebe Walker
    Resource Sharing & Delivery Services Supervisor
    New York University
  • Lapis Cohen
    Library Specialist
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Beth Posner
    Head of Library Resource Sharing
    The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • J. Silvia Cho
    Interlibrary Loan Supervisor
    The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Bethany Sewell
    Access Services and Reference Librarian
    The College of New Jersey

Session 4: Managing resource sharing during COVID-19 pandemic: Experiences and impacts—three perspectives

Tuesday, May 25, 1:00–2:30 pm

Event description


  • Ashli Wells
    Access Services Librarian
    Vanderbilt University, Massey Law Library
  • Robyn Weisman
    Director of Resource Sharing Services
    Vanderbilt University, Heard Libraries
  • Marta Ambroziak
    Head of Access Services
    New York Medical College
  • Brynne Norton
    Head, Resource Sharing and Reserves
    University of Maryland College Park
  • Lorraine Woods
    Resource Sharing Coordinator
    University of Maryland College Park

Session 5: Controlled digital lending in two private academic libraries: Same services with diverse tools

Thursday, June 10, 1:00–2:30 pm

Event description


  • John Raymond
    Access Services Librarian
    Siena College
  • Diana Hurlburt
    Circulation Supervisor
    Siena College
  • Peter Bae
    Assistant University Librarian for Scholarly Collections Services Princeton University

Session 6: A look at ILL into the future: An update on your ILL services

Tuesday, June 15, 11:00 am–12:30 pm

Event description

Program Committee

Respected leaders from the resource sharing community are helping to shape the conference program. We sincerely appreciate their industry expertise and partnership.

Photo: Tom Bruno

Tom Bruno

Director of Access Services
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Photo: Amy Jiang

Amy Jiang

Head of Emerging Technology and Digital Initiatives
University of La Verne
La Verne, California, US

Photo: Dennis Massie

Dennis Massie

Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research
San Mateo, California, US

Photo: Varsha Sookraj

Varsha Sookraj

Library Systems
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Durban, South Africa

Who should attend?

Members and leaders of the following departments and focus areas will benefit from conference attendance:

  • Access services
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Resource sharing
  • Document delivery services
  • Borrowing/lending
  • Circulation services
  • Systems administrator/library IT

Librarians using the following solutions should also attend:

  • ILLiad®
  • Relais® D2D
  • Relais® ILL
  • Tipasa®
  • WorldCat® Navigator
  • WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan