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 2015 Annual IOUG Conference will be held July 31st at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Avenue, Ames, IA.

    This year, the meeting will serve as the OCLC Midwest Member Forum!

    Register here through OCLC.


    Tentative schedule 9:00 a.m.  Gathering and participant check-in

    10:00 a.m.  OCLC's General Update, a presentation on the latest Membership Report, "At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning, and Libraries"

    11:15 a.m.   Breakout Sessions (Cataloging, Resource Sharing, Discovery)

    12:30 p.m.   Lunch -- Business meeting
    1:30 p.m.   Breakout Session reporting -- Further discussions -- Wrap-up
    3:00 p.m.   Forum ends

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

    Here are her PowerPoint slides .

    See you in July!

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updated 09-07-12