DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 13 October 2010—OCLC welcomes the Connecticut Library Consortium as a new partner in the OCLC Partnership Program.
The Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) is a statewide membership collaborative that serves all types of Connecticut libraries by initiating and facilitating cost-effective services, and creating and supporting educational and professional development.
As Partners, OCLC and CLC will collaborate on programs and activities to enhance services and expand educational opportunities to members of both organizations. This new partnership enables both organizations to explore new ways to anticipate and address the needs of shared members. Initiatives include improving access to information, ensuring that OCLC services are being used to their full potential, collaborating on online events and conferences with a focus on new technologies, and maximizing opportunities to expose new trends in funding and education.
"We are pleased for the opportunity to partner even more closely with CLC," said Cathy De Rosa, OCLC Vice President, Global Marketing. "Together, we will provide the programs necessary to keep staff current on training and emerging technologies so that we can meet the needs and expectations of Connecticut library users now and into the future."
"We are excited to work with OCLC more closely to showcase and highlight our libraries' accomplishments, and connect them more fully to the work of the cooperative," said Jill Dugas Hughes, Executive Director, Connecticut Library Consortium.
The OCLC Partnership Program offers value-added services to OCLC member institutions through the development of strategic partnerships with library consortia, groups, networks and other membership organizations. OCLC and its Partners work together to strengthen member relationships and develop programs and services to serve the needs of shared members. For more information about the OCLC Partnership Program, or to learn more about becoming an OCLC Partner to deliver new service options or training to members, contact OCLC at email@example.com.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 171 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit www.oclc.org. Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org.
About the Connecticut Library Consortium
The Connecticut Library Consortium is a statewide membership collaborative serving all types of Connecticut libraries by initiating and facilitating cost-effective services, creating and supporting educational and professional development, and helping libraries to strengthen their ability to serve their users. With over 800 members, CLC leverages it market power to negotiate deep discounts on essential library products. Find out more at www.ctlibrarians.org.