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The WMS Upper Midwest User Group Meeting will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28-29, 2023. The call for proposals is now open. Presentation formats including lightning rounds, roundtables, and individual or panel presentations are all welcome.


Text courtesy of Sonja Timmerman, Interlibrary Loan Manager, Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library
Gustavus Adolphus College.

This message from the WMS Upper Midwest User Group Planning Committee is twofold:

  • Save the date: Please mark your calendars for an online event Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 and 29, 2023. We are tentatively planning two mornings of content. The schedule will ultimately depend on interest and proposed sessions.
  • Call for proposals: This is the official call for proposals. We welcome a variety of formats, including lighting rounds, roundtables, and individual or panel presentations. Roundtable sessions will be 30 minutes; individual or panel presentation options are 30 or 60 minutes based on presenter(s) preference. You may submit your proposal via our easy-to-use Google Form.

Your recent responses indicated topics of interest including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Inventory and the Digby app
  • Interlibrary Loan workflows, request automation, Tipasa users group
  • Collection Manager workflows
  • Digital resources best practices
  • Statistics and reports; Analytics workflows
  • Reserves workflows
  • Acquisitions workflows
  • Digitization
  • Circulation workflows, patron management

OCLC staff will attend selected sessions to answer questions and receive feedback; they may also present on a specific topic if there is interest.

Please feel free to share with colleagues that may be interested. We look forward to your responses!

The WMS Upper Midwest User Group Planning Committee is Karen Alexander, Lizzy Baus, James Nickras, and Sonja Timmerman. Email us at

Written by

Zach Miller
Head of Communications