Annual Membership Meeting 2004

Pearls of Library Technology

In Celebration of MLC's 30-year Anniversary
Friday, October 1, 2004

MLC Members gathered at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing for the 2004 MLC Annual Meeting. This year we celebrated MLC's 30-year "pearl" anniversary! The featured keynote speaker was Marshall Breeding, author of "The Systems Librarian" column in Computers in Libraries. He spoke on trends in library technology and the future of library automation. A panel of Michigan librarians shared their experiences and 'pearls of wisdom' in migrating to new integrated library systems. Cathy DeRosa, OCLC, gave a lively presentation on OCLC's Environmental Scan highlights. And the Annual Meeting was held with updates on MLC activities and MLC Board plans for the upcoming year.

Keynote Speaker Presentation

Marshall Breeding
Library Technology Officer, Jean & Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University

Library Technology 2004: The Current State of Library Automation and Future Trends

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Marshall Breeding


Panel Presentations on ILS Migration

Barbara MacAdam
Head of Reference and Instruction, and
Chair, LMS Implementation Steering Committee, University of Michigan
The University of Michigan Library: ILS Implementation Process

Adriene Lim
Systems Librarian, Wayne State University
From RFP to Implementation: WSU's Fast-Track ILS Migration

Anne Neville
Coordinator, Shared Library System, The Library Network (TLN)
Your Library's Excellent Adventure OR Dumb and Dumber: Scripting your ILS Migration

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Barbara MacAdam
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Adriene Lim
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Anne Neville
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Panel Participants


OCLC's Environmental Scan

Cathy DeRosa
Vice President, Marketing, OCLC

Presentation coming soon

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Cathy DeRosa


MLC Executive Director's Report and Annual Business Meeting

Following the presentations, MLC held its Annual Membership Meeting which included the Board Chair Report to the Membership, presented by Past Board Chair John Kondelik (filling in for current Board Chair Phyllis Johnson, who was unable to attend). William Baldridge presented the Audit Committee Report. In addition, Past Board Chair John Kondelik was presented with a commemorative plaque acknowledging his outstanding service to MLC.

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John Kondelik


Executive Director Randy Dykhuis presented The Year in Review: Executive Director's Report, a report on MLC's activities in the past year. 

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Randy Dykhuis