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Toronto Institute May 1-2: The Future of Libraries: Do We Have Five Years to Live?

The Future of Libraries: Do We Have Five Years to Live?

Thursday and Friday, May 1-2, 2014, Toronto

A two-day institute for Library CEOs and  University/College chiefs and their senior staff, to get beyond the nostalgia, platitudes and cliches and explore the significant challenges facing library leaders. A unique program planned by and for public library CEOs/Directors and University Librarians and their senior staff.

In a world filled with turbulent change, are libraries keeping pace?  Are they innovating and engaging their communities with all the opportunities available?  Are they choosing the right focus and priorities?  Join us for spirited discussions and interactive problem-solving!

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Greg Buss, Chief Librarian, Richmond Public Library
  • Steven Coffman, Vice-President, LSSI
  • Jane Dysart, Partner, Dysart and Jones
  • Ken Haycock, Senior Partner, Ken Haycock & Associates, Inc.
  • Meg Backus, Chief Maker, Chattanooga Public Library
  • Rebecca Jones, Partner, Dysart and Jones
  • Mary-Ann Mavrinac, Vice-Provost, University of Rochester
  • Joe Matthews, President, JRM Consulting, and Author: Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries 2013
  • Gary Price, Co-editor, INFODocket and
  • Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
  • Ken Roberts, former CEO, Hamilton Public Library, and  member of the Royal Society of Canada expert panel on the future of libraries
  • Andrew Wells, University Librarian, University of New South Wales
  • Daphne Wood, Director, Planning and Development, Vancouver Public Library

The Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada  M5J 1E3
Tel: +1-416-860-5015
Fax: +1-416-368-8148

OLA and FOPL Members are eligible for a preferred rate for this symposium in Toronto.  This event was very successful in Vancouver and is being done again in our region.



Posted on: March 20, 2014, 6:59 am Category: Uncategorized

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