PALCI Annual Member Meeting 2015

Focused on Our Collective Collection

Hosted by Penn State University Libraries, the 2015 PALCI Member Meeting held June 9-10 was a packed set of presentations and discussions focused on new ways for PALCI Member Libraries to heighten their long-standing collaboration.  

Keynote Speaker Constance Malpas

Constance Malpas, Research Scientist at OCLC, was the keynote speaker, reporting on the issues and opportunities found in OCLC's research entitled, Collections Directions (linked HERE).  She provided a highly-personalized look at the PALCI Consortium and many of its individual Members, showing new ways PALCI Libraries are addressing greater engagement on our campuses in learning and research.

The annual Business Meeting was held on Wednesday morning with reports from Don Dilmore, the President of the Board of Directors; Tina Hertel, Treasurer; Hilary Fredette, Chair of the E-ZBorrow Advisory Council; Joe Lucia, Chair of the new Technology Strategy & Infrastructure Task Force; and Cathy Wilt, Executive Director.

The Powerpoint presentations and documents distributed at the Member Meeting are available to Members via a valid login in the Members' Section.

Penn Stater Conference Center

85 people were in attendance, representing 2/3 of the Membership.  On Wednesday afternoon, Members visited the Pattee and Paterno Libraries for tours including their new Information Commons.

The living wall at the PSU Library

Thank you to our colleagues at Penn State Libraries for hosting our highly-productive 2015 Annual Member Meeting.  It was a great visit to Happy Valley!