Webinar: Letting Go of Legacy Services - A Sane and Sensible Approach
Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
It’s impossible to create the information environment of the future while clinging to legacy services. This program will investigate the concept of Planned Abandonment in libraries. The presenters will discuss methods and means to evaluate legacy services, address how to market the end of a once-beloved service, and confront the staff and patron issues inherent in making thoughtful, lasting, mission-focused change in libraries.
Webinar: Proactive Libraries in the 21st Century - Keeping your Library Relevant to your Community
Thursday, July 21, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
As access to information evolves, how do libraries remain relevant to their customers and communities? How can libraries serve the ever changing needs of their population while dealing with shrinking budgets and rising expectations? Maurice will discuss some ways to keep relevant, deal with lower funding coupled with increased demands and how to stay able to meet your communities' needs without knowing what those need will be in the future.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
What happens to our rights as readers when books go digital? Librarian Alycia Sellie and technologist Matthew Goins will challenge the status quo of book digitization and argue that a careless migration to electronic books may destroy well-established rights that readers have held historically with print. More than just an issue of convenience, this talk will examine restrictive licensing agreements and closed technologies used in current digitization projects and outline alternatives.