NorCal IUG Conference 2018

Moraga, California
Friday, October 26, 2018
NorCal IUG Conference 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

St. Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
De La Salle Hall / Hagerty Lounge
Moraga, California 94575
United States

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NorCal IUG Conference 2018 - Friday, October 26th, 2018
Registration fee: $30 per person

Your registration fee includes a wonderful program with Innovative and IUG presentations as well as a coffee service and lunch.  Many thanks to the St. Mary’s College of California for hosting this year’s conference event.

9:00 – 9:30              Registration with coffee & light refreshments (included with your registration fee)

9:30 – 9:45              Welcome – Vanessa Walden and Shannon Meaney-Ryer

9:45 – 10:30            Innovative update, Q&A - Innovative representives:
  • Raena Morrison, Director of Sales Operations
  • Joe Wojtowicz, Library Relations Manager
  • Mike Carney, Inside Sales Representative
  • Jenna Morin, Manager, Inside Sales
  • Etta Jones, Director of Solutions Marketing

10:30 – 10:45          Break

10:45 – 12:15          Presentations from NorCal IUG libraries

  • Wrangling Renewals: Getting Your Print Subscriptions Under Control / CJ McCort and Sarah Frieldsmith, Sacramento Public Library

Do you have centralized magazine purchasing for multiple locations with differing subscriptions? Do you need to produce selection lists? Make reports on expenditures? Update annual budgets? All at the click of a mouse? Come see how you can leverage Microsoft Access to get it all under control. Also includes optional loading of order and check-in records. Sample database provided.


CJ McCort is the Acquisitions and Collection Development Supervisor for the Sacramento Public Library; Sarah Frieldsmith is the Integrated Library Systems Supervisor for Sacramento Public Library.

  • Why should I become a Link+ member? LINK+ Update and Operations Overview  / Katie Carter, Santa Clara City Library

Are you looking for a way to streamline your interlibrary loan process while still providing your patrons with access to a wide range of materials?  LINK+ provides your patrons with a convenient and easy way to request materials from over 60 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada.  Find out about the benefits of becoming a member during this LINK+ update and operations overview.

Katie Carter is a Senior Library Assistant with the Santa Clara City Library.  She has served as the chair of the LINK+ Operations Steering Committee since 2016.

  • Statistics with Decision Center. / Dan McMahon, MARINet Administrator, Marin County Free Library

MARINet has used Decision Center (and before that Encore Reporter) for over 7 years.  We use Decision Center both for routine circulation statistics, and for answering more detailed queries about the effect of policy changes, or for being aware of general trends.  Typical statistics we pull from Decision Center include:

o    How much are our self checks used?

o    What is the most popular item requested at each library?

o    How busy is each library by hour, each day of the week?  (Impact on staffing.)

o    How much material moves between locations within the consortium each year?

I will quickly outline how we do each of these searches, and show the results.

12:15 – 1:25            Lunch on DSL Lawn and Tours  (included with your registration fee)

    • 12:45-1:25 Library and Archives Tour (Optional)
    • 12:45-1:25 Museum Tour (Optional)

1:30 – 2:50              Breakout Sessions

    • 1:30 2:10        Sierra/Millennium A (choose one)
        • Systems & API
        • Acquisitions & Serials

BREAK  2:10 – 2:15

    • 2:15 2:50        Sierra/Millennium Sierra/Millennium B (choose one)
        • Cataloging & Authorities
        • Circulation / Resource Sharing

o    1:30 – 2:50    Polaris 

2:55 – 3:00              Wrap up from steering committee, evaluation, and outreach for leadership opportunities in NorCal IUG



This event will be on Friday, October 26 at Hagerty Lounge/De La Salle Hall in the St. Mary’s College of California, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575. Campus map is linked here.

St. Mary’s College campus is accessible via BART, CalTrain and  County Connection bus. See directions here.

Parking is also available on campus for $3/day – This may be pre-paid during your registration or you may pay when arriving on campus.  There will be guaranteed parking set aside for attendees who pay for parking with their registration.

Attendees must pre-register online by Friday, October 19th.  We regret that we cannot accommodate same-day registration.

The food options will accommodate vegetarians and vegans but not necessarily other food allergies or restrictions; please plan accordingly.  

Questions about the NorCal IUG registration process should go to:

·         Shannon Meaney-Ryer at

·         Vanessa Walden at



Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • The Innovative Users Group is collecting payments for us.  Check and credit card payments are accepted.

    For check payments, please use this information:

    Make check payable to: Innovative Users Group

    Send payment to:
    6077 Far Hills Ave., #118
    Centerville, OH 45459

    Payment questions?  Contact Kathy O'Gorman at
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