As program director for Computers in Libraries 2017, March 28-30 in DC, I have delivered the program to Information Today, the producer of the conference. The program with sessions and workshops should be online in a few weeks and you should receive your snail mail copy after that! In the meantime, our theme is Upping Our Game: Taking Libraries to New Heights with Technology and here’s a few early highlights to peak your interest:
- new full day Searchers Academy workshop on Mon Mar 27 with many other half day workshops on change management, grant seeking, outcome measures, putting a press room on your website, hands-on video lessons, makerspaces, library tech update, engaging teens, Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure and apps, innovation, fundraising, monitoring tools & dashboards, tech trends, UX, security, and more!
- popular Games & Gadgets networking & fun evening on Mon Mar 27
- Opening keynote speaker Gina Milsap, CEO, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Library Journal Library of the Year in 2016 on Tues Mar 28
- New full day streams/tracks of sessions on funding strategies & practices as well as upping our marketing game
- a talk about winning with Pokemon Go in a special library
- co-located Library Leaders Summit on the topic of Future Proofing Libraries with terrific speakers & lots of time for discussion with your colleagues
- put the dates in your new 2017 calendar & stay tuned for lots more exciting topics and speakers!