Panel includes three deans/directors and a moderator. Is OCLC the only game in town? Academic library deans/directors say no, and further argue that other academic librarians should open their minds to a new possibility from a “new kid” in town. In an admittedly controversial change, these academic librarians argue that now is the time to consider new possibilities as change is occurring on every point on the landscape of librarianship. This is a particularly interesting and important point of interest to any library wishing to save money while continuing high level service to their constituencies! Cliff Haka, Mark Y. Herring and Donald Bailey will discuss their decision to move to SkyRiver as the bibliographic utility for their libraries. Leslie Straus will moderate. The panelists, representing medium, large and small academic libraries, will discuss why they chose to make the move, what it meant for their libraries, the pros and cons of making the move, and what the future might bring. Ample time is being reserved for a Q & A from the audience.