2024 Pre-Conference Program Descriptions

2024 Pre-Conference Program Descriptions

Prospector, SWIFT, and CLiC Updates

Latest news about Prospector, SWIFT and CLiC.
Rose Nelson, CO Alliance of Research Libraries; Marisa Wood, Colorado State Library & Sara Wright, CLiC

It’s all in the Details: Best Practices for Prospector Materials Handling
Jennifer Hoffman, Denver Public Library

With many new libraries of all types and sizes having joined Prospector, the annual Resource Sharing Conference is a great opportunity to provide some visual, interactive and statistical clarity around why the little things, from paging slips, to workflow, to rubber bands make all the difference in successful request fulfilment and return. Program Objectives: To provide a holistic picture of how adherence to best practices supports the health and success of the Prospector ecosystem.

Library Research Service : Colorado Libraries by the Numbers
Charissa Brammer, Colorado State Library

A short discussion of how libraries in Colorado enrich the lives of Coloradans, as shown by the information submitted in the annual Public Library Annual Report. Includes discussion of some research collaborations between LRS and Colorado Libraries.

OCLC workshop: Best practices for ILL

Join us for a virtual workshop where we’ll cover a few key ILL best practices for library staff that use WorldShare ILL, Tipasa, or ILLiad. Whether you’re new to ILL or have years of experience, you’ll find this session to be useful.
We’ll include information and tips to:

Save staff time by using the IFM (ILL Fee Management)—only available with your OCLC ILL service

  • Update your library’s WorldCat and knowledge base holdings   
  • Clearly communicate your lending policies  
  • Use smart fulfillment features to say “yes” or “no” quickly—speeding delivery for your library’s users
    Bring your questions for this interactive and educational session!

State Demography Program
Dr. Adam Bickford, Colorado State Demography Office

This session summarizes population change in Colorado and its regions by highlighting demographic differences by age groups for the Western Slope, Mountain Counties, and the Eastern Plains using the State Demography Office and U.S. Census Bureau data. We will also discuss key Census Bureau data resources, including the Decennial Census, Census Population Estimates, and the American Community Survey.

OpenRS: The Future of Resource Sharing
Dr. Adam Murray, Marmot Library Network

Participants will be presented with information about the OpenRS software and its functionalities along with information about the OpenRS Coalition and its governance model.