Customized Events

Future of LibrariesBringing together people and ideas in the information and knowledge management worlds. The events Dysart & Jones organizes give you and your peers the chance to explore and elaborate current thinking in information services and knowledge management. We give you a forum to discuss the topics that matter to you today, define the issues that will matter tomorrow, and find practical solutions to apply in your environment. And our network of contacts with many of the industry’s most exciting and influential members means you’ll never have to worry about sleeping through the sessions after lunch. Jane is one of the premiere program planners for the library and information sector, consistently delivering thought-leadership programs drawing solid attendee numbers for more than 10 years, including Internet Librarian, Library Leaders Digital Strategy Summit, Computers in Libraries, KMWorld,  Taxonomy BootCamp, and Creative Making.Logos Driving Change @ CLA 2014, May 2014

Rebecca Raven, CEO Brampton Public Library & Rebecca Jones led a discussion on Flexible Organizations & Working Structures Kim Silk, Data Librarian, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and Elisabeth Glass, Manager, Planning & Development, Toronto Public Library shared highlights of producing an economic study and the results of the recent one done by the Institute for the Toronto Public Library and the city council. Kim Silk & Elizabeth Glass-TPL Economic Impact of Libraries Dave Pollard, Director, Group Pattern Language Project and associate Alexa Pitoulis directed skits using volunteers from the audience who read scripts illustrating meeting and conversation scenarios.  Attendees then discussed the situations and possible ways of improving the outcomes using facilitation cards developed by Dave’s group.  Two lucky audience members received a deck of cards as prizes! Dave Pollard – Guerilla Facilitation 101