Jim Michalko to Share US Research Libraries' Priorities, Trends and Directions in Webinar for OCLC Research Library Partners

Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, "Are We Reconfigured Yet? US Research Libraries—Priorities, Trends, Directions" will take place on 14 February from 2-3 PM EST (UTC 19:00-20:00) online via WebEx.

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In this webinar, OCLC Research Library Partnership Vice President Jim Michalko will share a synthesis of the priorities and trends affecting US research libraries in the twenty-first century, the directions they are taking, and the ways in which OCLC Research seeks to respond to these concerns and advance the desired directions. This synthesis is based on a series of interviews that Jim conducted with the senior staff at more than 65 OCLC Research Library Partner institutions, as well as surveys by OCLC staff and visits to institutions by OCLC field staff. Jim observed a surprisingly strong convergence of concern around a small number of issues despite differences in library size, constituencies, funding and geography. This suggests that a new pattern of investment has begun that will result in a new portfolio of library services. The exact service offerings vary from institution to institution as they take shape through close attention to and engagement with the local institutional mission and the needs of the local constituency.

OCLC Research Library Partners are invited to register* to join us for 60 minutes of presentation and discussion in this free webinar. Partners are also welcome to suggest specific areas in which OCLC Research could usefully devote effort to this shared problem space.

A recording of this webinar will be made publicly available on our website, on YouTube and in iTunes in March.

*After you register, you will receive an e-mail message that contains instructions for logging on to WebEx, where you will view the webinar slides online through your web browser (please note that WebEx recommends using Internet Explorer or Firefox, as Chrome and Safari are not supported). When you log in to the webinar, you may chose to either listen to the presentation audio through your computer with speakers or a headset, or dial in to listen by telephone.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call WebEx technical support directly by phone at US/Canada Toll-Free: 1 (866) 229-3239 or International Toll: +1 (408) 435-7088.

For more information:

Jim Michalko
Vice President
OCLC Research Library Partnership

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


Related links:

Register to attend "Are We Reconfigured Yet? US Research Libraries—Priorities, Trends, Directions" Webinar
14 February from 2-3 PM EST (UTC 19:00-20:00)
Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners

About the OCLC Research Library Partnership

List of Current OCLC Research Library Partners

Jim Michalko's Bio Page

OCLC Research Webinars

OCLC Research YouTube Channel

OCLC Research Webinars in iTunes