Put OCLC on your ALA Annual schedule, July 10-14; visit booth 3923
Key membership events:
OCLC Symposium: Leadership Beyond the Recession.
The course you set during tough times will have a profound impact on your library’s long-term sustainability. Keynote speaker and best-selling author Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D, (The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary) will engage the audience in a conversation that explores ways to bring a unique customer experience to the library.
Friday, July 10, 1:30–4:30 p.m., Chicago Hilton, Grand Ballroom
From Awareness to Funding: The Next Chapter.
Join Cathy De Rosa and Jenny Johnson from OCLC for an update on OCLC’s continuing efforts—with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—to help public library leaders heighten awareness of the needs of local libraries and increase support for the services they provide.
Saturday, July 11, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., McCormick Place West, Room W-474
OCLC Update Breakfast.
Join OCLC and your colleagues for breakfast, a free gift and an update on OCLC activities from Jay Jordan, President and CEO. Then, share roundtable conversation with colleagues who share your interests, hosted by OCLC staff.
Sunday, July 12, 7–9 a.m., Chicago Hilton, International Ballroom