Libraries and Patrons at Webscale: The Future is Now!

Join us at METRO for this informal and interactive workshop to hear highlights from OCLC's recent research (inlcluding Libraries at Webscale,Perceptions of Libraries, Educause and Pew) that explores today's increasingly empowered users and students.  We'll examine the impact of the Web on our rapidly changing information landscape and present ideas from technology thought leaders.  We'll also break into discussions to explore our own experiences and interpretations of OCLC's data and the thought leaders, and reconvene to compare notes about what this means for technology, services, and outreach.  Together we'll consider: what are the needs of tomorrow's users, from diverse community users to students and researchers?  Can we further leverage webscale to create tools to enhance discovery of information?  How do library users interact when information lives at webscale, served up by the "Gang of Four" (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon)?  How do libraries take their rightful place at webscale?  How schould libraries best pursue meaningful innovation?

Who should attend:
Any library staff interested in innovation 

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.  Please sign up to attend at 

Direct questions to Carole Myles, OCLC Member Services Consultant at


Mon, Apr. 23, 2012
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Eastern


METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States