Register for OCLC Events at ALA Annual

What OCLC events at ALA Annual would you like to attend? Please select individual events as applicable.

Note: OCLC events are open to all ALA Annual Conference registrants. Please register one attendee at a time. If you have questions or special needs, please contact OCLC.

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Friday, June 23


Enhance Sharing Session

The Enhance and Expert Community Sharing Session is a forum for Q&A and for the exchange of information concerning OCLC's Enhance program and Expert Community.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Regency Ballroom C


OCLC 50th Anniversary Reception

For 50 years, OCLC members have worked together to make breakthroughs possible for library users across the globe. And together we’ll continue to forge a future of technological innovation, community development and shared knowledge. Join your colleagues at Chicago's renowned Adler Planetarium to celebrate this momentous occasion and the milestones yet to come. All members are invited.

8:00 - 10:00 pm
Adler Planetarium

Unfortunately, registration has reached capacity for this event and is now closed. We are celebrating OCLC's 50th anniversary at our exhibit booth (#1824) in fun ways … please come by to visit.

Celebrating 50 years #oclc50


Saturday, June 24


OCLC Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group/Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee Meeting

Come hear about what's new in the world of Dewey from Julianne Beall and Alex Kyrios, Dewey editorial team members. Juli will give tips on how best to search OPACs using Dewey numbers, while Alex will review upcoming updates to the Dewey Decimal Classification (that are hot-off-the-press!) from June's DDC Editorial Policy Committee. He''l also explore changes being made to upgrade records with recent history information, which will be available in WebDewey. Bring your questions and comments—we want to hear from you! Then stay for a joint meeting of the ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group and the Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee that follows directly after.

7:00 - 10:00 am
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Prairie Room


OCLC Linked Data Roundtable: Stories from the Front

Join the conversation hosted by OCLC’s John Chapman, Senior Product Manager, Metadata Services as Amber Billey, Metadata Librarian from Columbia University, shares her current activities and recent experiences with linked data. Hear updates on OCLC's initiatives from Karen Smith-Yoshimura, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research, and an update on BIBFRAME from LC’s Jodi Williamschen, Senior Technical Metadata Standards Specialist, plus much more.

10:30 - 11:30 am
McCormick Place West Building, Room W193


Saturday Spotlight Sessions

Spotlight on Mobile

Learn how WMS libraries can use mobile technology to get more productivity from student workers with OCLC’s new app. Hosted by Scott Livingston, Executive Director, Management Services.

10:00 - 10:15 am
OCLC Booth 1824
Repeats on Sunday, same time and location.


Spotlight on E-Management

Learn how WorldShare Management Services simplify and automate your library’s e-resources workflows, while providing easy access for your users. Hosted by John McCullough, Senior Product Manager.

11:00 - 11:15 am
OCLC Booth 1824
Repeats on Sunday, same time and location.


Spotlight on Tipasa

Learn how OCLC’s Tipasa ILL management system helps you share and obtain materials through different resources and systems, and provide an exceptional experience for your users. Hosted by Jennifer Corsi, Senior Product Manager.

2:00 - 2:15 pm
OCLC Booth 1824
Repeats on Sunday, same time and location.


Spotlight on GreenGlass

Learn how OCLC's GreenGlass enables libraries and consortia to share, archive or remove monographs and transform valuable library space through data-driven decision making. Hosted by Pete Zeimet, Sales Manager, Collection Management.

3:00 - 3:15 pm
OCLC Booth 1824
Repeats on Sunday, same time and location.


Sunday, June 25


Sunday Spotlight Sessions

Spotlight on Mobile

Learn how WMS libraries can use mobile technology to get more productivity from student workers with OCLC’s new app. Hosted by Scott Livingston, Executive Director, Management Services.

10:00 - 10:15 am
OCLC Booth 1824
Repeat of Saturday presentation


Spotlight on E-Management

Learn how WorldShare Management Services simplify and automate your library’s e-resources workflows, while providing easy access for your users. Hosted by John McCullough, Senior Product Manager.

11:00 - 11:15 am
OCLC Booth 1824
Repeat of Saturday presentation


Spotlight on Tipasa

Learn how OCLC’s Tipasa ILL management system helps you share and obtain materials through different resources and systems, and provide an exceptional experience for your users. Hosted by Jennifer Corsi, Senior Product Manager.

2:00 - 2:15 pm
OCLC Booth 1824
Repeat of Saturday presentation


Spotlight on GreenGlass

Learn how OCLC's GreenGlass enables libraries and consortia to share, archive or remove monographs and transform valuable library space through data-driven decision making. Hosted by Pete Zeimet, Sales Manager, Collection Management.

3:00 - 3:15 pm
OCLC Booth 1824
Repeat of Saturday presentation


OCLC Resource Sharing Users Group

Join OCLC resource sharing colleagues for updates on WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, Tipasa, ILLiad and Relais. We’ll also have time for discussions of timely ILL topics.

4:00 - 5:30 pm
McCormick Place West Building, Room W196c


Monday, June 26


OCLC Research Update

OCLC Research, one of the world's leading research groups devoted to challenges facing libraries and archives, will present overviews of several active research projects. Topics will include defining the research data management service space, challenges in measuring institutional repository usage, and an upcoming online training program that will introduce public librarians to Wikipedia. Following the briefings, audience members will be invited to offer comments and ask questions. 

10:30 - 11:30 am
McCormick Place West Building, Room W183b


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