Iowa OCLC Users Group


The Iowa OCLC Users Group was formed to enhance the use of OCLC by libraries and educational institutions in the state of Iowa.

The group endeavors:  

(1) to serve as a means of input from the Iowa users of OCLC and the OCLC programs supported by the State Library of Iowa; 

(2) to ensure participation by the Iowa users of OCLC in planning and implementing programs connected with OCLC in Iowa; and 

(3) to serve as a vehicle for communication concerning OCLC among the Iowa users of OCLC and the State Library of Iowa.

As part of its mission, the IOUG sponsors an annual spring conference, normally held in the latter part of May.  Pre-conferences regularly provide a vehicle for more in-depth examination of new software or topics of professional interest.

The IOUG Executive Council meets regularly throughout the year to plan the annual conference and conduct other business.  Individuals or libraries with questions about IOUG or OCLC are welcome to email any of the current council members.

Membership information:

IOUG membership letter

IOUG membership form


Annual Conference Information

    Save the Date!

    The 2014 Annual IOUG Conference will be held June 6th at Gateway Hotel & Conference Center in Ames, IA.

    2014 Registration form

    Marianne Malinowski Scholarship Application form

    Driving directions


    8:30 a.m.  Registration: please follow directions inside the lobby

    9:00 a.m.  Welcome -- Susan Rappenwolf, 2013-2014 Iowa OCLC Users' Group chair

    9:15 a.m.  OCLC Keynote -- Matt Goldner -- The Near Future with OCLC

    Matt Goldner will speak on upcoming and future changes to OCLC and their impact on cataloging and interlibrary loan. He will discuss setting up our systems to handle these changes and what these technology upgrades will mean for our library end-users.

    10:15 a.m.  Break

    10:30 a.m.  OCLC Update -- Mike Morey, OCLC Public Library Contact

    11:30 a.m.  Iowa Library Services/State Library Update -- Barb Corson, Interim State Librarian

    11:45 a.m.  Lunch -- Business Meeting -- Drawings for door prizes

    1:15 p.m. Section Meetings

    Cataloging
    Interlibrary Loan
    Digital Initiatives

    2:35 p.m.  Section Meeting Reports, Wrap Up, and Evaluations

    Dreama Deskins presented a preconference on May 10, 2012 on "What's new in OCLC cataloging?" 

    Here are her PowerPoint slides .

    See you in June!

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updated 09-07-12