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You are all invited!
Each year the Chicago Public Library sponsors a program called Scholars in Residence. This program provides the community of librarians and others the opportunity to look at services, staffing, and culture and find ways of building and improving on those areas. It is always a time where idea sharing can take place in an open and welcoming environment.

What takes place is that the staff and administration of the library select a candidate each year to bring new ideas and enlightenment. In 2005 our instructor, Michael Stephens was one of the presenters in this program and did a great job of presenting some of the web 2.0 tools we are discussing in class.

This year the Scholar in Resident will be George Needham, Vice President for Member Services at OCLC, a not-for-profit membership cooperative that supplies cataloging, resource sharing, reference services to libraries and other organizations. If you are not familiar with OCLC, just think of them whenever you use WorldCat. This organization is also responsible for and offer many training and growth opportunities. One of their well-known training and educational sites is WebJunction.

One other word about the Scholars in Residence Program. In 2005, the Chicago Public Library lost one of its very own coworkers, Charlotte S. Kim, Assistant Commissioner of Neighborhood Services. She began her service with the library 1986 and was a wonderful leader in the library community, the Chicago community, and her own heritage, Korean community. In her honor, the Scholars in Residence program was renamed, Charlotte Kim Scholars in Residence Program.

With all that said, I hope you will attend. You will find the logistics and registration information at the link provided below. Let me know if you have any questions. Charlotte Kim Scholars in Residence
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL
“To See Ourselves as Others See Us”