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Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference (NWILL) 2005

2005 Program

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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lunch: Interest Group Meetings



Joanne Halgren
University of Oregon




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Andrea Ryce
University of Washington



Cascade Alliance Courier
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Nancy Nathanson
Orbis Cascade Alliance


Forest Grove City Library

Special Libraries

Hanford Technical Library

1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.


Information Tornado:
I don't think we're in Kansas anymore!"

Speaker: Stephen Abram

New challenges are hitting libraries faster than a Kansas tornado
spins out cows. Information professionals need to do more than
just stay put or run for the storm shelter; they need to build
strategic alliances within their organizations that will generate
advocates and partners to help us weather storms, keep the cows
home, and even plow new fields. Libraries have always been about
the Spirit of Service. Exciting new technologies in ILL, wireless
mobile devices, open access - open content, OpenURL, visual discovery,
spoken word searching, and more create opportunities that we could
only dream about in the past. This takes great communication skills
as well as technology competencies. Come hear Stephen Abram speak
on strategic thinking and learn how to successfully leverage technology
for future success.
Abram, MLS, is 2004-2005 President of the Canadian Library Association
and Vice President of Innovation for Sirsi Corporation. Abram
is a leading international librarian and lighthouse thinker in
the North American library community; he leverages his extensive
experience in library technology, trend forecasting, and market
development to address the needs of library directors, library
staff members, and library users. Abram has more than 25 years
of experience in libraries as a practicing librarian and in the
information industry. His most recent role was as vice president
of corporate development for Micromedia ProQuest. Abram’s other
roles include publisher for Thomson Carswell and Director of Information
Resources for the Hay Group. He is a frequent keynote speaker
on issues that affect libraries, their communities, and librarians.
In addition, Abram was named by Library Journal in 2002 as a key
person influencing the future of libraries and librarianship.
He also served on the international board of directors of the
Special Libraries Association (SLA). Abram is a Fellow of SLA
and, in June 2003, he was awarded SLA’s highest honor, the John
Cotton Dana Award.

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p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

A. Getting Resources for Projects: how to recruit students and volunteers for special projects

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Perri Parise, Emporia State University

B. Automating Collaborative Strategies for Collection Development & Resource Sharing

Kyle Banerjee, Oregon State Library
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Cyril Oberlander, University of Virginia at Charlottesville
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Terry Reese, Oregon State University
ILL ASAP2 - connecting OCLC and ILLIAD

By examining borrowing and lending patterns across multiple institutions simulteneously, libraries can identify collective needs and develop collection development policies that benefit all libraries. We will discuss simple techniques for analyzing borrowing and spending patterns by subject as well as by title for purposes of getting the most bang for the ILL and acquisitions buck.

In addition, some of the latest power tools to simplify ILL processing in a post-Passport, Web-based WorldCat Resource Sharing world will be demonstrated.

C. ILL from the User's Perspective: the other side of the coin

You have worked hard at getting things for people, but are you giving them what they want and need? Hear from some ILL users, how they view ILL operations, what they like and what they don't like.

Paul Bulkley, Multnomah County Public Library User
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Charles Luttrel, Historical Research

Candace Morgan, Intellectual Freedom Research

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Meet the keynote speaker,
and talk with colleagues over hors d'oeuvres.


Friday, Sept. 16, 2005

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

A. Partnerships
Between Libraries: meeting patron needs through collaboration

success stories of resource sharing partnerships between public,
academic and special libraries of all sizes.

Annanaomi Sams, Hanford Technical Library
John Helmer, Orbis Cascade Alliance

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Annanaomi Sams is the Director of the Hanford Technical Library at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Prior to coming to PNNL in 2001, she served as Library Manager at the Texas Heart Institute, Associate Director of the South Center Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and Director of the library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She served on the executive boards of the Boston Library Consortia, the Worcester Area Cooperating Libraries, and the Massachusetts Conference of Chief Librarians of Public Higher Education Institutions. Annanaomi has also worked as a consultant in Texas and Massachusetts, providing training, service assessments, and product development and documentation for medical databases. She is the current Chair of the Mid-Columbia Library Foundation. Annanaomi holds a B.A. from Washington State University. She received her MLS from the University of Washington.
John F. Helmer is Executive Director of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a northwest library consortium involved in resource sharing, courier service, electronic resource purchasing, and conference hosting. His BA and MLS are from the University of California (San Diego & Los Angeles) and he has a background in administration, information technology and cataloging.  John's consortial experience has been developed through long association with the Orbis Cascade Alliance, Orbis, and the International Coalition of Library Consortia.
The formation of library consortia hit a fevered pitch in the mid-1990's. Why were so many formed and how have they changed since then?  Helmer will discuss the impact of consortia over the last decade and offer some thoughts on future trends and opportunities.

10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Morning Break

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

A. Grey Literature: what it is and how to find It

Find out what Grey Literature is and how library specialists find these hard-to-locate citations and items.

Shirley Dallas, Washington State Library

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Nancy Doran, Hanford Technical Library
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Rose Jackson, Portland State University

Shirley Dallas started her library career as a reference librarian at the Salt Lake Public Library. Since 1977 she has worked at the Washington State Library in Olympia. Some of the areas she has worked while at the state library are Federal Project with the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington Library Network, Western Library Network, Media Center and general reference. She is currently working in the Federal and Washington State Depository at the State Library. Shirley holds an undergraduate degree in American Studies from the University of Wisconsin (1969) and Masters' in Library Services from the University of Washington (1972).
Nancy Doran began her career at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Hanford Technical Library in the mid-1970's, a fter working as a children's librarian in Connecticut and Utah. Since then, she has held a number of positions in the library, all of which involved to some degree trying to get a better grasp of the elusive world of scientific and technical gray literature.  She is currently Assistant Director, Knowledge Management and Information Services.
Rose Jackson is the Reference Librarian and Information Consultant to the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. She has published several articles on grey literature and is in the process of creating a Portland Area specific urban planning digital collection.

B. The Open Access Movement, Scholarly Communication, and Library Services: trends, resources and responses

Sherry Buchanan, Portland State University

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Sherry Buchanan will present a synopsis of Open Access and the Open Access Movement, including definitions, resources for freely available peer-reviewed journal articles, and suggestions of ways to join the critical mass of folks involved in changing the face of scholarly communication. Please join in the dialog surrounding the Open Access Movement to increase the momentum and understand how your Interlibrary Loan unit and your library can better serve our clients. (Intended audience is staff within academic libraries.)

Sherry Buchanan, Creative Writing M.F.A., currently serves as the Chair for the Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference. Sherry was the Conference's Program Coordinator for two years prior to serving as the Chair and has been on the Planning Committee since the Conference's inception in 2002. Sherry is the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Specialist at Portland State University, supervising 6 student staff and managing the workflow of an Interlibrary Loan operation that fills over 21,000 requests per year. She has over seven years of experience within three academic libraries, including Portland State University, Willamette University and Oregon State University.

C. Genealogy and ILL: filling requests for genealogy information

Greg Martin, Wilsonville Public Library

Christopher D. Rumbaugh, Corvallis Public Library

Christopher has been doing family history research for 20 years. He has presented at National Genealogical Society and Genealogical Forum of Oregon conferences, OLA & OLA-SSD, Online Northwest as well as other regional gatherings.Christopher received his MLS from Emporia State University in 2000.

12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.


Optional Sessions:
1. Solving Problem
2. ILLiad User's Meeting
3. Box lunch; I do
not plan to attend an optional lunch session

1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

A. Guerilla Marketing for ILL

Guerrilla marketing is a unique method of marketing intended to get the most for the least. It is more about working smarter than spending money. When we talk about guerilla marketing, we are usually referring to various marketing techniques that won't cost any money. They'll usually only cost you some time and effort.

Jennifer Gilstrap Hearn, Metropolitan Group (Portland)

B. The Changing Face of ILL: Implications of Summit and Patron-Initiated Requesting

A panel discussion of changes in traditional interlibrary loan with special emphasis on how the regional consortia (Summit) is affecting the way ILL departments do their daily work.

Sarah Beasley, Portland State University

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Lynn Chmelir, Washington State University

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Nancy Nathanson, Orbis Cascade Alliance
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C. OCLC Resource Sharing: Update and Tips.

Hints and Tips for OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing
RS Update and Tips

Sam Sayre, OCLC

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summary and Send-off:
of resource sharing

Stephen Abram,
Sirsi & Alane Wilson, OCLC
Alane Wilson graduated from the University of British Columbia's School of Library and Information Studies in 1986, and joined the staff of the University of Calgary Libraries the same year. At Calgary, she was a subject bibliographer, a reference librarian and a manager. In 1995, she was hired by the University of Alaska Fairbanks library as the Head of Reference and Instructional Services. In 1997, Alane joined OCLC as a sales representative for the Pacific Northwest, and has since worked in marketing and business development at OCLC. In addition to co-authoring and editing The 2003 OCLC Environmental Scan, she has published articles, spoken to many groups, and is one of three OCLC contributors to the "It's All Good" blog.