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OCLC events at ALA Midwinter 2019

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Washington State Convention Center

705 Pike Street

Seattle, WA 98101

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You are invited to join OCLC programs and events at ALA Midwinter, as we connect conversations across our community.

New: OCLC Power Hours in booth 2125! Each Power Hour begins with a 15-minute presentation by an OCLC expert, followed by the opportunity to have a conversation to connect the presentation to YOUR library.

Friday, 25 January 2019

10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center, Room 3B

OCLC Expert Cataloging Community Sharing Session
The Expert Cataloging Community Sharing Session is a forum for Q&A and exchange of information concerning cataloging in WorldCat between OCLC Metadata Quality staff and catalogers from OCLC member libraries.


6:00 - 7:00 pm, OCLC Booth 2125

OCLC Power Hour: Discovery to Delivery
Led by Cathy King: Learn how OCLC is improving the discovery experience and delivery of materials throughout the resource sharing process.


Saturday, 26 January 2019

10:30 – 11:30 am, The Conference Center at WSCC, Chelan 2

OCLC Linked Data Roundtable: Stories from the Front
Join this OCLC hosted panel of experts to learn more about their current activities and recent experiences with linked data. Hear updates on OCLC's initiatives, an LC update on BIBFRAME and more. Brief presentations by each panelist will be followed by time to ask questions of the panelists.


11:30 am - 12:30 pm, OCLC Booth 2125

OCLC Power Hour: Supercharge Your Library's Storytimes
Led by Kathleen Gesinger and Brooke Doyle: WebJunction staff will share free tools and transformation stories emerging from its Supercharged Storytimes program.


1:00 - 2:00 pm, OCLC Booth 2125

OCLC Power Hour: Information Literacy: Visual Context Matters
Led by Lynn Silipigni Connaway: An IMLS-funded research project found that while students feel confident judging the credibility of online resources, they struggle to identify an online document's origin and measure its value due to a lack of visual context—an outcome called “container collapse.”


2:00 - 3:00 pm, OCLC Booth 2125

OCLC Power Hour: Merging WorldCat Records
Led by Nathan Putnam and Laura Ramsey: Learn how duplicate records in WorldCat are merged and how member libraries are reducing duplicates through the Member Merge Project.


3:00 - 4:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center, Room 607

Return to the Real: The Library as Social Connector (part of ALA's Symposium on the Future of Libraries)
Studies show an increase in loneliness and depression because of too much time spent online. Communities experience steady erosion of the bonds formed when people share real-time activities together, which affects our health and well-being. As a magnet for social connection, libraries offer that sense of community and shared place that humans as social animals crave. Active learning programs that offer participatory activities to enhance individual learning can go further to cement social connection when people are learning and doing together. This session will explore library programs through the lens of social possibilities, with the goal of strengthening community bonds.


Sunday, 27 January 2019

11:00 am - 12:00 pm, OCLC Booth 2125

OCLC Power Hour: Learning on the Go-Go-Go
Led by Jennifer Peterson: This interactive WebJunction session will explore resources and strategies for integrating learning into your workday and motivating others to do the same.


1:00 - 2:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center, Room 609

Community, Equity, and Storytimes (part of ALA's Symposium on the Future of Libraries)
Leading for equity means examining our library practices and policies with an equity lens. This shift in practice moves away from viewing our services as merely transactional and instead builds them in partnership with community. This interactive session will highlight the Seattle Public Library’s work to prioritize community voices and equitable partnerships to create relevant, responsive youth services programming. We'll also explore how Supercharged Storytimes is applying an equity lens to a training program that builds the skills and knowledge of storytime providers across the country as they nurture early literacy skills in the readers of the future.


2:00 - 3:00 pm, OCLC Booth 2125

OCLC Power Hour: OCLC Wise
Led by Kelly Wolfe: Discover how Wise supports public libraries as they put people at the center of everything they do. This new community engagement system combines CRM, analytics, and marketing with ILS functions—and it empowers libraries to engage in new ways, provide more choice, and create a better customer experience.


4:30 - 5:30 pm, Washington State Convention Center, Room 211

OCLC Resource Sharing Users Group Meeting
Join OCLC resource sharing colleagues for updates on WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, Tipasa, ILLiad and Relais. We’ll also have time for discussions of timely ILL topics.


Monday, 28 January 2019

10:30 - 11:30 am, Washington State Convention Center, Room 615-617

OCLC Research Update
The OCLC Research provides overviews of several active research projects. Following the briefings, audience members will be invited to offer comments and ask questions.

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