2. 98% of those who answered felt positively about reconvening to discuss Reference Services. A small fraction (10%) of those attendees also suggested implementing minor changes within the structure of the conference-such as organizing it in conjuncture with access services, having it "virtually" or on a smaller scale.
3. 47% of the attendees who responded were in favor of holding the conference annually, 27% preferred meeting twice a year while 10% thought that once every two years was sufficient. The other four responses were more ambiguous, stating "12-18 months", "1-2 years", and "six months to a year" as possible intervals between conferences. Meeting frequently would allow attendees to implement new projects and then report on the success of these strategies in later meetings. One respondent suggested developing a list-serv to encourage and facilitate discussion between attendees in the interim.
4. Institutions interested in hosting future meetings: Cornell University (contact Ross Atkinson), Princeton University (contact Jane Bryan), Rutgers University (contact Jeanne Boyle), New York University (contact Lucinda Covert-Vail) and Yale University (contact Alan Solomon or Barbara Rockenbach).
5. Most were in favor of formatting these meetings in a manner similar to Columbia's. Those who suggested changes were concerned with maximizing contact between attendees and felt that fewer people, less topics and smaller discussion groups would allow for productive interaction between attendees, as well as more time for delving into the various subjects. In terms of the breakout sessions, more "hands on" opportunities were desired. Other suggestions included implementing a list-serv, meeting by discipline to discuss specific reference issues, allotting more time for breakout sessions and for the panelists to talk, as well as concluding the meeting with a Q&A session.