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Education Institute Session with Me

Here’s the next session of The Partnership’s Education Institute. I am doing this session and look forward to it.

Libraries: Revolution, Evolution and the Two Kinds of Extinction
with Stephen Abram

Register today.

Leadership and Innovation Web Conference
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
2:00 pm ET
One Hour

Member: $75.00
Non-Member: $95.00

“We are well into the new Millennium and the challenges facing libraries are reaching an exponential roar. It’s the information age, there must be a huge role for libraries, right!?

What are the real challenges facing libraries and the library profession? Is it Google and the Web, or is it what it’s always been — lighting the darkness with information?
What are the top strategies we need to employ to ensure our success in our communities and learning institutions?
Will advertising driven search engines really win the hearts and minds of our customers?
Are our collections right for today or will use of Google’s vaults of digitized books grow wildly in importance?
Are libraries and librarians ready for the next round of technological and social change?
Will our local and national cultures be overwhelmed by generic world services?

Stephen always deals with these issues in a provocative and entertaining manner.

The Key Benefits For Participants:

A greater understanding of the 21st century challenge to libraries.
Improvements in the positioning of libraries as social services.
Information for strategic planning and environmental scan.

Key Topics to be Explored:

Trends in Libraries
Strategic challenges and strategic responses
Technology and social challenges for libraries

Presentation Method:
Web Conference (telephone delivery; interactive presentation with chat and polling on Web)

About the Presenter…
Stephen Abram, MLS, is Past-President 2008 of SLA and the past-President of the Canadian Library Association. He is the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Gale Cengage. He was Vice President 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 MultiMedia and Internet@Schools, Feliciter, Access, as well writing for Library Journal. 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.

Developed for the Education Institute by Library Association of Alberta.”

Everyone is welcome. You get a member rate if you’re an individual or institutional member of:

Library Association of Alberta
Atlantic Provinces Library Association
British Columbia Library Association
Manitoba Library Association
Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association
Northwest Territories Library Association
Nova Scotia Library Association
Ontario Library Association
Québec Library Association / L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec
Saskatchewan Library Association
Ontario Health Libraries Association
San José State University School of Library and Information Science


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