LILRC 19th Annual Conference on Libraries & the Future: Imagine the Future

The LILRC Annual Conference Committee would like to extend an invitation to all library and information professionals to participate in the 19th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future and to join our distinguished panel of speakers as we seek to imagine the future by exploring critical issues facing libraries today and how to stay relevant in a rapidly changing environment.

Join us on Thursday night with guest speaker Raymond McGale, Long Island Regional Manager, Barnes & Noble.

Cocktails: 6:00 p.m. | Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

Then return on Friday morning for a full-day’s programming including:

Peter Hernon, Professor, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Academic Libraries–Fifteen Years from Now
The talk will focus on two possible scenarios that build from current developments. For each scenario there will be a discussion of the components and what might be changed. Discussion then will focus on the the type of workforce that such libraries will need.

George Needham, Vice President, Member Services, OCLC

Futureproofing Your Library
Change is like heaven: everybody wants to go, but nobody wants to go first! This lively and interactive session will focus on the real world changes that are shaping the future of libraries. Most traditional library services were designed when information was relatively scarce and library users had to adapt to the ways of the library if they wanted to get their hands on these resources. Now that information is everywhere, libraries need to ‘futureproof’ themselves by updating their services to match changing community expectations, building on a continuum that links the valuable library services we’ve built and loved to the possibilities offered by an ever-changing environment.

Maureen Sullivan, Maureen Sullivan Associates and Professor of Practice in the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Ph.D. Program in Managerial Leadership

Topic: Strategic Planning


Registration Form

For additional information, please contact the LILRC office at 631-675-1570 x 201.

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