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Meeting Stakeholder Needs in 21st Century Special Collections – Pre-Meeting Workshop

Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, this optional workshop on outreach (teaching, fundraising, and connecting on campus) for special collections was booked to capacity at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Tweet: #pastfor

Optional Pre-Meeting Workshop

Monday, 3 June

Time Workshop Details
8:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration

9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome
Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research

9:15-10:30 a.m. Session 1: Development: Fund Raising, Working with Campus Development
Moderated by Kris Kiesling, University of Minnesota


  • Susan Gibbons, Yale University
  • Tim Pyatt, Pennsylvania State University
10:30-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Session 2: Advocacy: Connecting to Mission, Raising the Profile of an Institution
Moderated by Jennifer Schaffner, OCLC Research


  • Lisa Carter, The Ohio State University
    • View Lisa's slides (.pptx: 4 MB/17 slides)
  • John MacColl, University of St Andrews
12:15–1:45 p.m. Lunch on your own

1:45-3:00 p.m.

Session 3: Public Services: Teaching with Collections
Moderated by Bill Landis, Yale University


  • Lance Heidig, Cornell University
    • View Lance's slides (.pptx: 3.3 MB/15 slides)
  • Suzy Taraba, Wesleyan University
    • View Suzy's slides (.pptx: 11.6 MB/21 slides)

Scenario handouts:

3:00-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-5:30 p.m. Workshop
5:30-6:00 p.m. Closing
Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research