RLG Programs Meetings at ALA Midwinter

January 11-14, 2008

We met with partners at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia for updates and discussions on RLG Programs and the Programs Work Agenda.

Friday, January 11

Time Meeting

2:30–4:30 p.m. 

RLG Renovating Descriptive Practices Focus Group
by invitation only

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Room 307

Contact: .

4:00–5:30 p.m.

SHARES Roundtable

This high-level discussion of the SHARES resource sharing partnership included future directions, engagement opportunities, and progress of working groups. In addition, new projects and service offerings by peers were discussed. Informal socializing immediately followed.

Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
Salon E

Contact: Dennis_Massie@oclc.org

Saturday, January 12

Time Meeting
1:30–3:30 p.m.

RLG Programs Update
Open to all

We tried something different this time around, and had a number of different program officers give updates on a range of projects (rather than focusing on one or two projects).

All program officers who attended ALA Midwinter were at this session and gave reports on projects we have recently completed or have underway. In addition, partner institutions learned about ways to become more engaged.

For more information, visit the RLG Programs Update meeting page.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Room 302–304

Contact: Merrilee_Proffitt@oclc.org or .

Sunday, January 13

Time Meeting

1:30–3:30 p.m. 

SHARES Practitioners Meeting

This nuts-and-bolts discussion of SHARES operational issues included technology, new resource sharing models, and SHARES principles and guidelines.

Lowes Philadelphia Hotel
Washington B

Contact: Dennis_Massie@oclc.org

Monday, January 14

Time Meeting

10:30 a.m.–12 noon

RLG Programs Heads of Systems

This discussion covered issues of interest to systems librarians of RLG Programs partner institutions, including OCLC services of particular importance to this group.

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Room 202A
10:30 a.m.–12 noon

Contact: Roy_Tennant@oclc.org