The program for Computers in Libraries 2019, March 26-28 in DC is online!  Here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming!  Our theme is User Engagement in the Digital Age. We have many fabulous speakers who share their experience & insights.  Our keynotes:

Tues: Phaedra Boinodiris, IBM Academy of Technology

Wed: Nicole Turner-Lee, Brookings Center for Technology Innovation

Wed Evening: Francine Houben, Architect, Founder & Creative Director, Meccanoo

Thurs: Lee Rainie, Director, Internet & Technology Research, Pew Research Center

#CILDC also includes Internet@Schools and Library Leaders Summit. The #LibrarySummit theme this year is Securing Success: Strategic Thinking & Actions.  The Summit is an intimate setting for senior leadership to take time to think and talk strategy with industry leaders and colleagues, and draft actions to move forward with new insights to secure sustainable library success.  It is facilitated by Rebecca Jones and features CEOs, Directors and former heads of many public, academic and special libraries: Mary Lee Kennedy, Richard Huffine, Mary Ann Marinac, Paul Takala, Amy Burke, Sue Considine, Rolf Hapel, Jill Konieczko.

This year’s Computers in Libraries conference introduces a full day of programming around artificial intelligence (AI) as well as several different robots, including Dewey from Palo Alto, being used in libraries!  It shares a day of Learning from Leaders as well as Management & Metrics. Other popluar streams of programs include Smart Communities & Blockchain, Open Access, Content Management, Tech Tools, Operations & Systems, Community Engagement, Digital Presence, Discovery, Search & Navigation!  Check out the program for more details and to register and join the conversation.  There are extensive networking opportunities to chat and learn from colleagues at morning breakfast, recptions in the exhibit hall, as well as our opening Games & Gadgets evning.