Continuing Education News
If you plan to attend the ALA Annual conference in Chicago in June, please put the following OCLC resource sharing programs on your conference schedule.
Thursday, June 27
Getting ready for OCLC WorldShare ILL: Tools and Tips, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Chicago Public Library, Chicago Authors Room
This no-charge workshop will provide information to help you begin using the new OCLC WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan service. A member of OCLC’s Training team will provide instruction on how to manage borrowing and lending activities in the new service. You will also hear an update on WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, including recently added features and plans for future enhancements.
Sunday, June 29
Putting the “E” in Interlibrary Loan: Using new OCLC tools to share electronic resources, 10:30 – 11:30 am
McCormick Place Convention Center, Room N231
OCLC member librarians discuss their use of tools such as the WorldCat knowledge base and the Article Exchange document sharing site to share electronic resources. This session will include practical advice about new processes and workflows that save time for staff and reduce delivery turnaround times. It will also include a review of WorldShare Interlibrary Loan features that support sharing e-resources.
Brian Miller and Juleah Swanson The Ohio State University
Alison Johnson Indiana Wesleyan University
Joanne McIntyre Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
OCLC Resource Sharing and ILLiad User Group meeting, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center, Room N135
Join your resource sharing colleagues to hear a WorldShare Interlibrary Loan update, including information about training and tools to aid your transition from WorldCat Resource Sharing to the new service. We will provide details about current features, planned enhancements and new developments related to Article Exchange and use of Interlibrary Loan Fee Management. The meeting will also include an update on recent and upcoming enhancements for the ILLiad service.
Not going to ALA Annual?
Plan to attend a July 10 Virtual Resource Sharing and ILLiad User Group meeting. These meetings will include the same presentations shared at the User Group meeting in Chicago. They will feature updates on WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and information about recent enhancements to the ILLiad service.
Virtual Resource Sharing User Group meeting details:
July 10, 2013
10:00 am Eastern Register
2:00 pm Eastern Register
This is an opportunity for any librarian wanting to improve their business reference skills in the area of investing for retirement:
Program INVESTMENT SUCCESS!
Building & Managing Your Retirement Portfolio
Monday, July 1, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
McCormick Place Convention Center South – S102bc
Good personal investment education is important for librarians and library staff. We are an occupational group that is rarely able to access top financial advice. In this program, investment professionals will demystify the process and help us understand essential principles and how to apply them to make better decisions to meet our retirement goals. The presentation will include a discussion of the common mistakes investors make, why we make them, and how to avoid them.
More information can be found in this flyer.