Four State Library Conferences Set for Fall

BCR staff members are looking forward to talking with librarians in Colorado, Iowa, Nevada and Wyoming this fall at state library conferences. Library associations will convene the conferences over the next two months: Nevada Library Association on September 30-October 2; Colorado Library Association on October 7-11; Iowa Library Association October 13-15; and Wyoming Library Association October 13-16.

NLA members are meeting in Elko at the Elko Convention and Visitors Authority. Rosario Garza, manager of BCR's Bibliographic Systems & Services (BS&S) program, will present the "BCR Network Update" from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, October 2. Please attend and hear updates on SilverPlatter and OCLC and the New FirstSearch service, learn about Grove Dictionary of Art, netLibrary electronic books, Ariel document transmission system and the latest on what's happening on the Internet and in library-related hardware and software.

Members of CLA will gather at Snowmass Village for their annual conference. Executive Director Dave Brunell, along with Ann Schwab, member services librarian, and Sharon Hoffhines, communications coordinator, will attend this year's conference. The "BCR Network Update" will be presented Friday, October 8, from 10-11:20 a.m.

Iowa librarians will meet at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque for ILA's annual conference. Jim Hensinger, manager of Internet & Database Services, and Rosario Garza, BS&S manager, will present the "BCR Network Update" on Friday, October 15, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. BCR also is sponsoring the ILA program, "Distance Education in Iowa: What Are the Implications for Library Service? New Initiatives." Remember to attend on Thursday, October 14, from 2-2:50 p.m. and again from 2:50-3:30 p.m.

WLA is holding its annual conference at the Hitching Post Inn in Cheyenne. Ellen Fox, manager of BCR's Research & Development project, will attend and present the "BCR Network Update" from 1:45-3:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 14.

As always, BCR will staff a booth in the exhibit area at each annual library conference. Everyone is invited to stop by, say hello, ask questions and learn the many services BCR has available to assist libraries in better serving their patrons.