2018 OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting
20–21 February 2018 • Edinburgh, Scotland
Join fellow OCLC member leaders at the EMEA Regional Council meeting and address the challenge of supporting increasingly personalised customer relationships while also scaling to meet growth in population, materials and expectations. We live in the age of Alexa, big data, autonomous cars, smart everything. What does this mean for libraries, their services and their value and values? Together we’ll look at how “smarter libraries” can remake user experiences to be more customised, effective and intuitive. We’ll investigate ways to leverage data to improve both services and outcomes. And we’ll see how, by applying and strengthening our professional values, libraries can strengthen the communities they serve. All with the never-ending requirement to innovate and reimagine every facet of the library.
Reimagine customer experiences
Be more personalized, effective and intuitive
Improve services and outcomes
Confirm professional values
Strengthen the communities you serve
Keep pace with change
We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event held in the vibrant city of Edinburgh. The active two-day agenda was designed for attendees representing all library types, and will feature thought leaders from within and outside of the library community, including library colleagues and OCLC leadership. This is your opportunity to connect with fellow library leaders to share ideas, learnings and insights.
The programming and agenda at EMEARC18 are led by the EMEA Executive Committee, composed of respected leaders from the library community. We sincerely appreciate their expertise and partnership.
Annette le Roux
University of South Africa Library, South Africa
Wageningen University, Netherlands
Koç University, Turkey
The Royal Library / Copenhagen University Library, Denmark
University of Barcelona, Spain
Lebanese American University Libraries, Lebanon
Frankfurt City Library, Germany
University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Namibia Libraries and Archive Services, Namibia
State and University Library Göttingen, University of Göttingen, Germany
All libraries—both OCLC members and non-member institutions—within the EMEA region can take part in the OCLC EMEA Regional Council (EMEARC). Representatives from OCLC member libraries are encouraged to attend member meetings and community activities, to share insights through various member forums and channels, and to participate in elections and governance. Learn more about EMEARC and OCLC governance.