*Apologies for cross-posting. Posted on behalf of a colleague - please contact Christine directly with questions or interest.* (Thought the open source ILS component could be of interest for this group.)
Call for panelists
Have you recently switched your ILS? Do you want to tell people about your experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly? If so, you might make a perfect panelist for the California Academic and Research Library Association's (CARL) webinar "So you're thinking of upgrading your ILS".
The goal of this one and a half hour webinar is to give librarians who are contemplating switching or upgrading their ILS more information on the process from fellow librarians' perspectives. It will be conducted via CCC Confer (Collaborate) and will be recorded for those that can't attend the webinar.
We are looking for three to four panelists. Ideally, we would like at least one panelist that upgraded from their current ILS to a newer version (i.e. from Innovative's Millennium to Sierra), one person who upgraded and switched vendors (i.e. from Voyager to Worldshare) and one who has upgraded from a proprietary system to an open source system (i.e. SirsiDynix to Koha). All panelists will be given ten minutes to talk about the upgrade process from their perspective and the rest of the webinar will be a Q&A session. We would like to know what worked well for your library, what didn't, how library staff and students have adapted to the new system, etc.
The webinar will be scheduled to take place in the beginning in of October. Please email me, Christine Park, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, if you are interested in participating on the panel with the specifics of your library's switch (max 500 words). The deadline for panelists' applications is May 14, 2013.
Technical Services Librarian
Los Medanos College
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John Spoor Broome Library
California State University, Channel Islands
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