OCLC Research at ALA Midwinter 2012
19–24 January 2012
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX USA
The following OCLC Research staff attended and/or hosted the meetings listed below at ALA Midwinter in Dallas, 19-24 January 2012:
- Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway
- Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist Lorcan Dempsey
- Director of Partner Relations Nancy Elkington
- Program Officer Dennis Massie
- Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt; and
- Program Officer Karen Smith-Yoshimura
Thursday, 19 January
OCLC Research Library Partnership Briefing
Given the general austerity measures being taken by most institutions, we've been experimenting with the notion of holding more frequent regional update sessions rather than less frequent international ones. These have typically been scheduled around other events where we expect at least some of our Partners will be gathering in hopes that our Partner staff are able to stretch their travel budgets a little further and sta informed about current activities and participation opportunities within the Partnership. As many staff as possible from our Partner institutions are welcome to attend these briefings.
The agenda for this briefing meeting included updates on current work—including SHARES—plus ruminations and discussions on new and upcoming efforts.
Location: University of North Texas Systems Facility Room 421
The University of North Texas Systems Facility is located at 1901 Main Street, about midway between North Harwood and North St Paul Streets. (Main Street is the separation between North and South.)
Contact: Nancy Elkington, Merrilee Proffitt or Dennis_Massie
Friday, 20 January
OCLC Research Library Partnership Metadata Managers Focus Group
Location: Omni Dallas Hotel, Fair Park 2
Contact: Karen Smith-Yoshimura
Location: Omni Dallas Hotel, Trinity 4 Room
Contact: Dennis Massie
Saturday, 21 January
Sunday, 22 January
Research Planning and Review Committee Meeting (ACRL)
Lynn Silipigni Connaway chaired the meeing and moderated the session, "Let's Talk Trends: A Discussion of Higher Education Trends that Influence Academic Library Services and Systems."
Location: Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Majestic 03 Table 3
Contact: Lynn Silipigni Connaway
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Top Technology Trends
Lorcan Dempsey was a panelist for this fun and casual discussion regarding technology trends to watch from some of today's foremost experts sponsored by LITA (Library and Information Technology Association).
Location: Dallas Convention Center, A201/202
Contact: Lorcan Dempsey