Digital Strategies: What stage are you at?


Mike Ridley & I are getting ready to facilitate the Library Leader’s Digital Strategy Summit held in conjunction with Internet Librarian in Monterey, October 27 – 28, 2014.

The beauty of co-locating the Summit with the IL Conference is that those participating in the small, intensive Summit have the keynote speakers for one-on-one sessions that are always relaxed and incredibly insightful. Having heard the keynote presentation, those in the Summit engage on a much deeper level with Brendan Howley and Nina Simon about digital worlds and radical transformations.

Peter Morville is not only joining the Summit again this year to lead the discussion about the drivers of digital strategy he’s also equipping participants with copies of his latest brilliant work: Intertwindled – Information Changes Everything. Mike purchased the digital version of the text, so I’m not sure how Peter will autograph it, but knowing his way around the digital environment, he’ll find a way.

Based on feedback from last year’s session the Summit has more time built in for participants to discuss issues and possibilities in small targeted groups, and to further explore the concepts of strategy and strategy mapping. We thought those unable to participate in the Summit might be interested in the “Summit Pre-thinking” provided to those attending. The following videos, blog posts and articles are intended to kickstart participants’ reflections and conversations regarding the digital strategies they are developing and implementing: Here’s a few videos, posts and articles selected to prompt your thinking: One of the

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Digital Strategy Summit


October 22-3, Monterey CA

For the second year, the Digital Strategy Summit for Library Directors is planned in conjunction to Internet Librarian in Monterey CA. Keynotes David Weinberger and Lee Rainie will spend one on one time with the Summit audience. At philosopher by training, Weinberger has written may books including The Cluetrain Manifesto, Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder and most recently in 2012 Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room. Rainie is the Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non–partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the internet. Prior to current position, Rainie was the managing editor for U.S. News & World Report. He has a co-authored a number of books including his newest, Networked: The New Social Operating System, a book about the social impact of technology.

The 2-day summit is an intimate forum for library directors, CEOs, and CIOs of academic, public,government, and special libraries to problem-solve, discuss, and network with colleagues. It featuresa mix of high-level presentations, expert panels, and roundtable and facilitated discussions with lotsof networking/peer engagement time. Participants include: F rank Cervone,Vice Chancellor for Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Purdue University Calumet; Becky Morin, California Academy of Sciences; Brian Bannon, Commissioner, Chicago Public Library; Mary Anne Mavrinac, Dean, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester; Ken Roberts, Former Chief Librarian,

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