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Your Environmental Scan

It is not too late to reserve space in the Central Ohio Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology workshop:

“Your Environmental Scan”

Are you wondering about how to begin the planning process for your library or information agency? Do your plans accommodate the changing environment of your users and patrons?

Come to hear and practice the basic processes that Alane Wilson has developed to create the OCLC Environmental Scan. Use the specific steps presented to better describe and understand the environment that your users experience. Learn to identify and approach the sources of fear and anxiety that often drive the planning process in organizations that want to establish a new direction.

This workshop is designed to facilitate action at the local level. Plan on attending and develop new insights into how to guide your organization. Lunch will be provided during a casual discussion period.

Alane Wilson, presenter and facilitator for this workshop, graduated from the University of British Columbia’s School of Library and Information Studies in Vancouver in 1986, and joined the staff of the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) Libraries the same year as a reference librarian. In 1995, she was hired by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Rasmuson Library as Head of Reference and Instructional Services. In 1997, Alane joined OCLC as a sales representative. In March 2003, after working in marketing and sales, she resigned from OCLC, but Jay Jordan (OCLC CEO) recruited her in June 2003 to work on the OCLC Environmental Scan. Alane rejoined OCLC fulltime in May 2004. In addition to co-authoring and editing the Scan, she has published articles, spoken to many groups, and is one of three OCLC contributors to the “It’s All Good” blog.

WHEN:  Friday, October 14, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: OCLC, 6565 Frantz Rd., Dublin Ohio in the Smith Building Board Room.
Cost Including Lunch: $45 for members, $55 for non-members and
$30 for students.

Note the deadline for reservations and payment has changed:
it is now Monday, October 10th, 2005.

CO-ASIS&T will not be able to issue refunds for any cancellations received after October 10th or for no-shows the day of the workshop.

FOR RESERVATIONS please contact Ginny Browne at or 614-761-5217.
ONLINE RESERVATION with credit card payment on our website
PAYMENT BY CHECK should be made payable to “CO-ASIS&T” and sent to:
Ginny Browne
Mail Code 421
6565 Frantz Road
Dublin, OH 43017
Directions to the Smith Building at OCLC can be found at