LACUNY Institute 2012 Program Announced, Registration Open

METRO members and other professionals in the community may be interested in the following event, hosted by the Library Association 

Library Technology and the Future of Libraries  

LACUNY Institute 2012
June 1, 2012
9:30 – 4:00
CUNY Graduate Center
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The goal of the 2012 Institute is to explore the ways technology has transformed how users discover, access, and ultimately use information in academic libraries. Changes in library technology mean not only a re-imagining of traditional objects such as a book or a journal, but also involves configuring a library’s physical space and how that space can be best used to serve one’s user community.

Keynote Speakers: 

Jeffrey Hoover is an architect with Boston-based Tappe Associates. Mr. Hoover specializes in programming, planning and design of learning environments, with particular focus on libraries, as well as master plans and feasibility studies for colleges and universities. He is interested in designing library spaces that inspire and foster collaborative learning environments and incorporate emerging technologies. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-hoover/17/143/6a7

Jessamyn West is an author, community technology librarian and community manager of the group blog MetaFilter.com. She lives in a rural area of Central Vermont where she teaches basic computer skills. She assists tiny libraries with technology planning and implementation. She is the author of numerous articles and the recently published book, Without a Net - Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide.
http://jessamyn.info/jwbio.html

Registration and Fees:

Non-LACUNY Members $55.00 – includes breakfast and lunch
LACUNY Members $35.00 – includes breakfast and lunch

1.       Register using PayPal (PLEASE NOTE: you do not have to have a Pay Pal account to pay online, simply choose "Online" to pay by Credit Card or Pay Pal account. Go here to register online: http://lacunyinstitute.wordpress.com/

2.       Register using a check made payable to LACUNY – please indicate in the Memo that you are registering for the Institute and send your check to:

Mason Brown
Hunter College Health Professions Library
425 East 25th St
New York, NY 10010

Please send all questions regarding registration to: lacuny2012RSVP@gmail.com

Please send questions regarding the Institute to LACUNY President and Institute Planning Committee Chair, Dália Leonardo at dleonardo@gc.cuny.edu

The 2012 LACUNY Institute would like to thank EBSCO Publishing, SAGE, and COUTTS-INGRAM for its generous support of this event.