March 17, 2018

Implementing change: Realizing the results of collaborating in the cloud

SPONSORED BY: OCLC and Library Journal
EVENT DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

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Libraries share many common challenges: scarce resources, increased user demand and ever more complex collections, systems and workflows. To help manage these challenges, today’s cloud-based library management services are offering workflows that save time and discovery solutions that meet users’ expectations.

Libraries using these services are seeing drastic reductions in the time it takes for routine tasks because of the integration in the cloud between libraries, applications, partners and data. Not only can information be shared between departments, but between libraries, improving quality and relevance as it’s enhanced along the way.

As a result, libraries save staff time and money while improving efficiency, workflows and user satisfaction. In short, cloud-based library management services, like OCLC WorldShare® Management Services, require less time in your library’s back office. This provides more time and resources to do the things that make your institution truly unique and that help you serve your users better.

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Joseph Janes – Associate Professor & Chair of the MLIS Program, University of Washington

Joseph is Associate Professor and Chair of the MLIS Program at the University of Washington Information School.  A frequent speaker in the US and abroad, he was the founding Director of the Internet Public Library and the author of several books on librarianship, technology, and their relationship, including Library 2020, and has written a monthly column for American Libraries magazine since 2002. He is the 2006 recipient of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge award from the American Library Association for distinguished contributions to reference librarianship. Joseph holds the M.L.S. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University and has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Toronto, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the State University of New York at Albany, as well as at Syracuse and Washington.


George “Tad” A. Mindeman – Director Library Services, Kresge Memorial Library, Covenant College

Since January 2002, Tad has served as Director of Library Services at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He has over 30 years of experience at the director’s level at several Christian graduate and undergraduate institutions, and during 1989-90 worked at OCLC Pacific. Tad holds leadership positions with the Georgia Private Academic Libraries (GPALS) network and among library directors representing institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). A frequent member of On-Site Reaffirmation Committees for the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools-Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Tad centers his professional interests on assessment and the role of libraries within small liberal arts colleges.

Steve Shorb  – Dean of the Criss Library, University of Nebraska Omaha 

Steve is the Library Dean at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He became a librarian after 15 years in marketing at IBM and Hewlett-Packard and has had administrative experience in academic libraries spanning community colleges, overseas colleges and top-10 research institutions. MA University of Florida, BBA and MLS from University of Iowa.

Rene Erlandson – Director of Virtual Services, University of Nebraska Omaha

As Director of Virtual Services, Rene oversees all aspects of library systems, electronic resource management, digital collection development, digital asset management, Web development and computer systems and network infrastructure. Rene has worked in libraries for more than two decades and held appointments at large research institutions, including the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Iowa State University. She actively publishes on topics related to library technology.


Andrew K. Pace – Executive Director for Network Library Services, OCLC

Andrew is Executive Director for Networked Library Services at OCLC, where he is leading projects to move library management services to the network level. He was formerly Head of Information Technology at North Carolina State University Libraries, where he spent nine years participating in several digital library projects. Andrew is also a past President of LITA, the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the ALA, and currently serves on the NISO Information Standards Quarterly editorial board.

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