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YUL hosts OCLC "Membership Matters" Sept 30th!

posted on behalf of Catherine Davidson

All staff are invited to attend

Membership Matters: Innovation and participation in the OCLC cooperative

September 30, 2010

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(reception immediately following the event)

Robert R. McEwen Auditorium, Seymour Schulich Building

This event will bring together OCLC members, OCLC Canada Advisory Council members and OCLC leadership—as well as non-members who are interested in learning more about the cooperative’s current initiatives—for a day of professional development and discussion on many important topics. This event is free  and refreshments will be provided during the breaks and  reception.

Please register by sending an e-mail to (Please include “Membership Matters” in the subject line.) As always, remember to clear your attendance with your manager to ensure service points are covered.


9:00 a.m. Welcome
Cynthia Archer, University Librarian, York University;
Daniel Boivin, Executive Director, OCLC Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean

9:15 a.m. “Global Communities:  Value of the OCLC Network and OCLC Strategic directions” – Bruce Crocco, Vice President, Library Services for the Americas, OCLC

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. “Libraries in the consumer space” – Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development

11:30 a.m. “The Emergent Library: New Lands, New Eyes” – Ted Fons, Director of WorldCat and Metadata, OCLC

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.   Break for Lunch

1:30 p.m. “Web Scale Management Services: Library systems for the 21st century” – Daniel Boivin, Executive Director, OCLC Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean

2:15 p.m. WorldCat Local Implementation at University of New Brunswick – John Teskey, Director of Libraries, University of New Brunswick, Harriet Irving Library and Chair, OCLC Canada Advisory Council

2:30 p.m. WorldCat Selection – Joseph Hafner, Associate Director, Library Collection Services, McGill University and Member-at-Large, OCLC Americas Regional Council

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. “Overview of the OCLC Global Council and Americas Regional Council” -
Bill Maes, University Librarian, Dalhousie University and Vice President/President-Elect, OCLC Americas Regional Council

4:00 p.m. Reception