Annual Conference

20th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future

Extinction is Not an Option: Ensuring OUR Future

This year’s LILRC 20th Annual Conference on Libraries on the Future focused on the theme: Extinction is Not an Option: Ensuring OUR Future.

Thursday night’s guest speaker was Charles Brownstein, Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who discussed the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) among many other issues relating to comic books.

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Charles Brownstein – Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Attendees returned on Friday morning, for the full-day conference programs.  James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University kicked off the conference with his presentation on Virtuality-Virtuosity-Virtousness: Radicalizing the Library for Future.

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James G. Neal – Virtuality-Virtuosity-Virtousness

Following a short break, Zeth Lietzau, Manager, Web Information Services and Community Technology Center, Denver Public Library presented, Evolving with Technology: U.S. Public Libraries and the use of Web Technologies.

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Zeth Lietzau – Evolving with Technology

Following lunch, our final speaker of the day took to the podium.  Eli Neiburger, Associate Director, IT and Production, Ann Arbor District Library presented Libraries in this Century: What to do Now, What to do Later.

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Eli Neiburger – Libraries in this Century

In addition to the Conference speakers, this year’s LILRC Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future also featured a presentation from LILRC Regional Archivist, Virginia Antonucci-Gibbons, who shared with attendees information on the LILRC Digitization Program, Long Island Memories.

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The Conference concluded with a reception which featured the 10th Annual Poster Session participant, Mercedes Youman (pictured below), who shared her research in two posters entitled, Information Seeking Behaviors of Nurses Using ASHR in Schools and Health Informatics and Information Seeking Behavior of Health Care Practitioners.

Special thanks to:

Conference Sponsors:  BALDESSARI & COSTER LLP, EBSCO Publishing, EnvisionWare, Gale Cengage Learning, Long Island University, Palmer School of Library & Information Science, 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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