Building the New Academic Library Experience

Speaker: Stephen Abram
Speaker Stephen Abram
Stephen Abram, MLS, has been a library futurist, technology innovator and strategist for decades.  He is Past-President 2008 of SLA and the Past-President of the Ontario and Canadian Library Associations.  He received the 2011 CLA Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award in June.  He is the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships ...

Stephen Abram, MLS, has been a library futurist, technology innovator and strategist for decades.  He is Past-President 2008 of SLA and the Past-President of the Ontario and Canadian Library Associations.  He received the 2011 CLA Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award in June.  He is the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Cengage Learning (Gale).  He was Vice President of Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute.  He was Publisher Electronic Information at Thomson after managing several libraries.  Stephen was listed by Library journal as one of the top 50 people influencing the future of libraries.  He has received numerous honours and speaks regularly internationally.  His columns appear in Information outlook and Internet @ Schools.  He is the author of ALA Editions' bestselling Out Front with Stephen Abram.  His blog, Stephen's Lighthouse, is a popular blog in the library sector.

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Our definition of what comprises a library experience is mutating.  It is no longer defined exclusively by what happens in our physical spaces.  With virtual presences everywhere - on desktops, phones, and beyond - and with digital content easily accessible beyond our walls, the library is truly everywhere.  But is the library experience?  Where does social media usage fit in?  As we move the academic experience into learning management systems like Blackboard and Moodle, whither the library and librarian?  Can we model more of the important experiences in the library virtually?  Can we align with student life, learning, research, discovery, writing, job seeking, health advice, and more?  Can we insert library staff and library programs into the daily lives of those in our academic communities?  Stephen Abram is a popular blogger at Stephen's Lighthouse and a library futurist who leads discussions on the future of libraries of all types.  Prepare for a challenging day!


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When?

Thu, Nov. 15, 2012
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Eastern

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003