RLG Programs Meetings at ALA Annual

June 26-July 2, 2008
Anaheim, CA

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

Friday, June 27

Time Meeting

2:30–4:30 p.m. 

RLG Renovating Descriptive Practices Focus Group
by invitation only

Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
Garden Room

Contact: Karen_Smith-Yoshimura@oclc.org

6:00–8:00 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.

Participants were encouraged to review the Future Evolution of ILL/DD Operations background information, plus print and complete the worksheet (.pdf: 14K/2 pp.) as a pre-meeting exercise. Non-attendees sent Dennis Massie their thoughts as e-mails.

Anaheim Marriott
Newport Beach/Rancho Las Palmas Room

Contact: Dennis_Massie@oclc.org

Saturday, June 28

Time Meeting
2:00–3:30 p.m.

RLG Shared Print Working Group

Members of the Shared Print Working Group met to report on outcomes of the shared print policy review. Observers were welcome; please contact Constance Malpas for further details.

Anaheim Marriott
OCLC Green Suite*

Contact: Constance_Maplas@oclc.org

*Ask hotel concierge for OCLC Green Suite location.

4:00–5:30 p.m.

RLG Programs Update
Open to all

A number of different program officers gave updates on a range of projects (rather than focusing on one or two projects).

All program officers attending ALA Annual were at this session and gave reports on projects we have recently completed or have underway. Opportunities for engagement with other RLG Programs partners and program officers were discussed, as well as progress on selected projects in the RLG Programs work agenda.

The meeting agenda is available here.

Anaheim Marriott
Platinum 7/8 Room

Contact: Merrilee_Proffitt@oclc.org

5:30–7:00 p.m.

RLG Programs Meet and Greet
Open to all

Anaheim Marriott
OCLC Red Suite*

Contact: Merrilee_Proffitt@oclc.org

*Ask hotel concierge for OCLC Red Suite location.

Sunday, June 29

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.

Anaheim Convention Center
Room 205B

Contact: Dennis_Massie@oclc.org

Monday, June 30

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.

Doubletree Guest Suites
Tuscany E Room

Click here to register.

Contact: Roy_Tennant@oclc.org