Past Conferences

Presentations from our 2017 Conference:


Slide Presentations from 2017

Keynote Presentation: Corey Seeman, Director, Kresge Library Services for the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

History Has Its Eyes on You

Kurt Munson, Northwestern University

Talk Amongst Yourselves: Improving System-to-System Communication to Speed Request Processing

Emily Alford

Somewhere Out There Governent Data as the Ultimate OER

Barb Chen, University of Saint Francis

PALNI Group Circulation Best Practices and Reconciliation

Kevin O’Brien (UIC Library of the Health Sciences)

Contemporary Academic Library Resource Sharing Mission


Presentations from our 2016 Conference:

Thursday, June 9, 2016

OCLC Custom Holdings Workshop GLRSC 2016

Data Blitz! (Shipping and Mailing, GLRSC data blitz copyright sources, and GLRSC Data Blitz Workflow Improvements)

Unlocking the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States      Unlocking the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States GLRSC Slides     Unlocking the Interlibrary Loan Code for the US Q and A    Unlocking the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States July 19 2015 webinar slides

The Lay of the Land: An Update on OCLC Resource Sharing Trends and Tools


Friday June 10, 2016

GLRSC 2016 Keynote Heidi Nance

GLRSC 2016 PALShare and Beyond

Occam’s Reader Presentation – GLRSC 2016 

From Big Deal to Big Service

GLRSC 2016 Presentation Amanda Mays Writing a Comprehensive ILL Operations Report: Methods, Data and Results

GLRSC2016Presentation Using Data to Better Understand Our Users

jam tomorrow The Unfulfilled Promise of E-Books

Michigan Shared Print Initiative and Greenglass for Groups for Data Analysis in Developing a Collaborative Collection GLRS Conf 2016-MI-SPI-H Levenson

Rethinking Resource Sharing STAR Checklist version 2

GLRSC Setting Sail with SRCS 20160610 Posting

Getting the GIST of it Slides

Uniqueness and duplication in Ohios Shared Depository System slides



Presentations from our 2015 Conference:


Here is a link to our printed program 2015


GLRSC 2015 Preconference – Getting Started with the OCLC Knowledge Base – Radnor

GLRSC 2015 Preconference– A Sample Article Workflow Using Direct Request & the OCLC Knowledge Base – Miller


GLRSC 2015 keynote presentation – Sullivan

GLRSC 2015 presentation Beyond Patron Driven Acquisitions – Olmstead-Rumsey

GLRSC 2015 presentation – Resource Sharing Through Discovery – Cwiek Biggs Thomas

GLRSC 2015 presentation – OWU Libraries REACH – Maruskin


GLRSC 2015 presentation – Dont miss the boat ILL Code for the USA – Miller Baich

GLRSC 2015 presentation – Crowd funding for open access eresources – Burke

GLRSC 2015 presentation – Using ILL requests as PDA Indiana State – Moseman combined


GLRSC 2015 presentation – Reinventing Resource Sharing – Delaney

GLRSC 2015 presentation – Charting New Waters On Demand Services – Baich

GLRSC 2015 presentation – Indiana ILL They are a changin – Schmidt


Inaugural Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference Program, 2014, with links to presentation pdfs.

Thursday, June 5, 2014 – Tours and Pre-Conference

11:00am and 12:30pm(30-45 minute tour) Tours of the Northwest Ohio Regional  Book Depository                An off-campus storage and retrieval facility for Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo Libraries. The Book Depository is a 5 minute walk from the hotel.
2:00pm-4:30pm An OCLC Update – Free Pre-Conference – Parlor D/E OCLC Update 2014 pdf Where we are and what is next with: Worldshare ILL, ILLiad, Article Exchange, and the Knowledge Base (why it’s useful and how to get started)
5:00pm-7:00pm Opening Reception – Parlor D/E(Sponsored by Innovative, University of Toledo, and Wayne State University)
7:00pm Dinner on Your Own

Friday June 6, 2014 – Conference

Time Event
7:00am-9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast (Registration continues to 11am)
9:00am-9:45am Keynote Address – Jim Neal, Vice President for Information Services & University Librarian, Columbia University. Title of address: “Resource Sharing 2025: Library Leadership or Library Irrelevance?” – Parlor D/E  Jim Neal Keynote address.pdf
9:45am-10:00am Break       (Sponsored by Central Michigan University, Ferris State University, Michigan Technological University, Oakland University & Western Michigan University)
Concurrent Session 1
Parlor A Parlor B Parlor C
Session Title The Future of Interoperability for ILL and Resource Sharing Future of Interoperability.pdf Copyright Essentials for Resource Sharing Copyright Essentials pdf Spinning Plates:  Managing a Resource Sharing Operation Spinning Plates Pdf
Session Description An overview of the new international standard for ILL interoperability. Copyright can be a confusing, intimidating topic for many of us. This session provides a basic outline of what every resource sharing practitioner needs to know, from what libraries are allowed to do for patrons to the outcomes to the possible impact of recent court cases. The concept of fair use in the resource sharing setting will be discussed, as well as how-to’s for common dilemmas, such as embargoed journal issues and services for online and distance learners. There is a circus act involving spinning plates, balancing multiple spinning plates on thin sticks and keeping all moving at the same time.  Managers and staff in resource sharing face similar challenges and must be vigilant in their efforts to keep all of the “plates” spinning.  This presentation is a basic review of the many roles of resource sharing and a discussion of how they intersect and interact with other library units.
Presenters Clare MacKeigan Cindy Kristof Denise Forro
Library Relais International Kent State University Libraries Michigan State University
10:45am-11:15am Break     (Sponsored by Central Michigan University, Ferris State University, Michigan Technological University, Oakland University & Western Michigan University)
Concurrent Session 2
Parlor A Parlor B Parlor C
Session Title Automating ILL Workflows Using IDS Logic IDS Logic pdf Simple Communication: How We’ve Changed Advertising, Request Forms, and Notifications to Make the Experience Easier on the Patron, While Increasing Our Transactions. Simple Communication.pdf Resource Sharing Partners in Ohio:  The OhioLINK and SearchOhio Experience  OhioLINK SearchOhio pdf
Session Description Have you ever dreamed of not having to cancel book requests for reserves or items that are checked out or look up call numbers?  Want to skip having to indicate that you haven’t reached limits on copyright?  These time-consuming, yet essential parts of your ILL workflow can be automated by IDS Logic.  IDS Logic is a system that can automate major parts of ILL workflows using a dynamic ILLiad server addon connection to run logic based rules. At Ohio University Libraries we’ve drastically reduced the text we ask of the patron and send to them.  We’ve changed our Web forms, email communication, and advertising.  In the same time, we’ve increased our requests by over 20%. OhioLINK and SearchOhio formed a partnership in the fall of 2011 to share resources between the two consortiums.  OhioLINK is an academic consortium with 91 members and SearchOhio is a public library consortium with 26 members.  Both run the INN-Reach software from Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) .  III developed a method so that libraries from each consortium can borrow materials on the other consortium’s system.  This presentation is about that experience.
Presenters Shannon Pritting and Bill Jones Derek Malone Anita Cook and Steve Owley
Library Syracuse University Libraries and IDS Project Ohio University Libraries OhioLINK and Westerville Public Library
12:00pm-1:15pm Lunch     (Sponsored by Innovative, University of Toledo, and Wayne State University
Concurrent Session 3
Parlor A Parlor B Parlor C
Session Title Open Access to the World: Locating International Publications to Fill ILL Requests  (link to website with slides and handout) Empire Shared Collection Program: Preserving Legacy Print Collections Together Empire Shared Collection pdf Tips, Tricks, and Change: Getting your Resource Sharing Department Out of the Storm and Into Calmer Waters Tips, Tricks and Change pdf
Session Description Google, WorldCat, and other online discovery tools help users easily identify non-U.S. resources, but multiple catalog records and myriad open access repositories make location more difficult. ILL practitioners play a vital role by bridging the gap between identification and location. This presentation will describe online resources that can assist you in filling your users’ international publication requests and help you overcome the simplest of barriers to international ILL, citation verification.  Libraries from multiple library sectors in Western New York have worked together to develop a regional collaborative “last copy” print repository – the Empire Shared Collection Repository (ESCR) – that provides continuing access to a shared collection of seldom-used serial-type materials.  In this session, learn how the University at Buffalo, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, SUNY Buffalo State, and The College at Brockport have collaborated to develop the tools, standards, services, costs and policies that are needed to create and sustain a collaborative print repository. Resource sharing departments can feel like a raging storm with smaller staffs, budgets, and the need for quicker turnaround. Changing a few ways you do business could make a huge impact on your time and your budget. Learn not only tips but about reciprocal contracts and other billing issues, how to start analyzing your workflow for overhaul, and what other libraries are doing to get out of the storm and into calmer waters.
Presenters Tina Baich Nicole  Colello and Jennifer Murray Holli Moseman
Library IUPUI University Library University at Buffalo, the State University of New York Indiana State University
2:00-m-2:15pm Break     (Sponsored by Central Michigan University, Ferris State University, Michigan Technological University, Oakland University & Western Michigan University)
Concurrent Session 4
Parlor A Parlor B Parlor C
Session Title Accessible Interlibrary Loan for Users with Disabilities: An Open Discussion Accessibility pdf Wagging the Long Tail Again: A White Paper on the State of Resource Sharing in Indiana Wagging the Long Tail pdf NCIP: A Case Study NCIP A Case Study pdf
Session Description Are we succeeding in providing access to our users with disabilities? Do we obtain accessible materials, use universal design in our systems, and provide the assistive technology to use interlibrary loan? Join other resource sharing specialists to have an open discussion about making interlibrary loan accessible to all. Please come prepared to share your thoughts and ideas. Together, we may be able to answer many of our questions. A 2007 white paper detailed the current state of resource sharing in Indiana.  An updated version was published in the spring of 2014, showing the successes and technological advances attained in the intervening years.  It also acknowledges some of the limitations of these advances. The Indiana State Library’s Resource Sharing Committee will demonstrate the value of collaborative relationships among multi-type libraries and offer attendees an overview of the white paper’s recommendations.  NCIP (Z39.83) is a standard for the exchange of circulation-related information between disparate systems.  Following a brief overview of NCIP history and functionality, a case study will be presented.  The case study focuses on NCIP use by Symphony shared-system libraries participating in an INN-Reach system.  Emphasis will be placed on workflow efficiencies and the design decisions possible in a shared environment.
Presenters Michael Priehs Steven Schmidt, Collete Mak, Matthew Shaw, Cheryl Wright Debbi Schaubman and Shawn Andary
Library Wayne State University Indiana State Library, Univ. of Notre Dame, Univ. of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Public Library MCLS and Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation
3:00pm-3:15pm Break
3:15pm-3:45pm Wrap-Up and Door Prizes – Parlor D/E
3:45pm Adjourn


Planning Committee Members for Inaugural 2014 Conference:

Denise Forro (Co-Chair) – Michigan State University

Mike Hawthorne (Co-Chair) – Wayne State University

Anita Cook – OHIOLINK

Randy Dykhuis – Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)

Christine Morris – OHIONET

Lorna Newman – University of Cincinnati

Susan Powers – Central Michigan University

David Votta – Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)


2014 Inaugural Conference Sponsors:

sage MTU UMD WMU UT grandvalley rapidsm III108x72 oclc-sm ohionet