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25th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future

October 21, 2016

Open for Business: Rethinking Relevance and Reality

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:30AM
Welcome: 9:00AM

Guest Speakers:

Pablo Calvi, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, Stony Brook University

  • Presentation Title: Hoaxes and news, Twitter and fakes.  Checking facts in an Era of Absolute Information
    Pablo Calvi will be discussing the notions of fact-checking and fact, the role of expert curators —editors, librarians, journalists— and how the advent of the social media as information repository has triggered the same issues of credibility and legitimacy that were raised for the first time in the young American democracy of the Jacksonian era.

Kerri Willette, Deputy Director, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

  • Presentation Title: DPLA: Impact on Libraries
    Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), the New York state service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), is administered by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) in partnership with the Empire State Library Network. Together, partners from around the state collaborate to contribute digital resources from hundreds of New York collecting institutions to DPLA. This talk will review ESDN’s network, technology, infrastructure and project next steps. 

Jim Milliot, Editorial Director, Publishers Weekly

  • Presentation Title: Impact of Technology on Publishing

Tom Jacobson, Principal Consultant, Third Chapter Partners

  • Presentation Title: Marketing the Value of Your Library:  New Technologies, Practices, and Privacy
    There is a new generation of marketing technologies that libraries can use to better understand their digital users and improve those users’ experiences.  They enable libraries to engage them in a much more personalized manner.  These activities can raise questions regarding data requirements and management, privacy, and proper use.   This session will explore this new functionality and the issues that libraries will face as they begin to use these new technologies.


By 9/19/16
9/20/16 & After
Thursday & Friday:
Full conference package*




Thursday night dinner only $45 $75 $110
Friday session only $110 $130 $165
 .6 CEU credits are available (Full Conference on Friday only)                  First time attendees—10% discount!
* Full conference package includes dinner on Thursday, October 20th, 5:30 p.m. & full day conference, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, on Friday, October 21st, 8:30 a.m.
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Conference registration may be split between two people. Contact LILRC for special student rate.


October 21, 2016
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