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LILRC 19th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future

This year’s LILRC 19th Annual Conference on Libraries on the Future focused on the theme: Imagine the Future.

Thursday night’s guest speaker was  Raymond McGale (pictured below), Long Island Regional Manager, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, who addressed Marketing Trends in the Book Industry.

Attendees returned on Friday morning, for the full-day conference programs.  Peter Hernon, Professor, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science kicked off the conference with his presentation on Looking into the Crystal Ball–A scenario not so “far fetched”!

Following a short break, Maureen Sullivan of Maureen Sullivan Associates and Professor of Practice in the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Ph.D. Program in Managerial Leadership provided a hands-on presentation, Leadership and Strategy: Implications for Library Leaders, which encouraged participants to brain-storm and share idea relating to challenges faced.

Following lunch, our final speaker of the day took to the podium.  George Needham, Vice President, Member Services, OCLC presented, Futureproofing Your Library, and provided a lively and interactive session focused on the real world changes that are shaping the future of libraries.

At the conclusion of Mr. Needham’s presentation, a reception took place featuring the 9th Annual Poster Session participant, David Jank, Ph.D. (pictured below), who shared his research in a poster entitled, Modeling the Human-Information Dyad (HID).

Special thanks to:

Conference Sponsors:  BALDESSARI & COSTER LLP, Gale Cengage Learning, H.W. Wilson Foundation, Nassau County Library Association and the Suffolk County Library Association.

The LILRC Annual Conference Committee, LILRC Board of Trustees, and Connie Litcher.

Dowling College, for hosting this years event.

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