Annual Conference

LILRC 23rd Annual Conference on Libraries & the Future Speaker Sneak Peek: David Shumaker

LILRC 23rd Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future
Think Outside the Bricks: Embed, Engage, Expand

With only 18 days and counting to take advantage of early bird rates for this year’s LILRC 23rd Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future, let’s take a look at one of our guest speakers for Thursday’s event.

ShumakerHeadshotDavid Shumaker (pictured to the right) from The Catholic University of America will be presenting:

The New Net-Centric Librarian

Embedded librarians operate in a complex network of relationships: with each other, with vendors of products and services, and most importantly with diverse members of the communities they serve. As their professional lives become centered on these networked relationships, instead of the library, they may find themselves redefining fundamental values and principles of librarianship, including the nature of service, the identity of the library as an institution, and the role of librarians in the community.

Here’s more about David:

David Shumaker is Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science of the Catholic University of America. Previously, he was manager of Information Services at the MITRE Corporation, and early in his career he was both a Slavic languages cataloger and an automation specialist for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the Library of Congress.

Dave’s research and publication focus on the development and successful implementation of new roles for librarians in all types of organizations, with a special emphasis on embedded librarianship. Dave frequently speaks and conducts workshops on this topic. His book, The Embedded Librarian: Innovative Strategies for Taking Knowledge Where It’s Needed, was published by Information Today in 2012. It has been termed “a must read for every librarian” by Maureen Sullivan, past president of the American Library Association. He continues to share insights on his blog, The Embedded Librarian, at .

Dave’s contributions to the profession have earned him a variety of awards, including the Board of Directors and Member of the Year awards of the DC Chapter of SLA, the Ainsworth Rand Spofford award of the District of Columbia Library Association, and SLA’s Rose Vormelker Award. He earned his Master’s in Library and Information Science at Drexel, and also has a Master’s in Management from the University of Maryland University College.

Please visit the LILRC website at for additional information or go to for the registration form.

In addition to the Early Bird rate, we’re offering a First Time Attendee discount—be sure to take advantage today!

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