With small steps and big leaps libraries and information organizations are evolving in new and exciting ways. The fast changing technology and social trends are fuelling this evolution.
Computers in Libraries 2013 shares how leading edge libraries and information services are evolving, managing and excelling. Register today and as an attendee get lots of ideas and insights for jumpstarting your evolution strategies.
Brent Leary, Partner, CRM Essentials, Rebecca Jones, Managing Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates
Two of the biggest players in the information world, Amazon and Google, are competitors and role models for libraries. Rebecca Jones interviews our speaker, a customer relationship management (CRM) expert, about Amazon from a customer perspective. Both speakers provide some insights and provocative challenges for those of us in the information business.Tuesday, April 9 | 8:45AM EST — Libraries as Community Revitalizers
Storm Cunningham, CEO, ReCitizen, L3C and Author, ReCivilizing
Based on his new upcoming book, ReCivilizing, our speaker discusses the rise of citizen-led regeneration of communities and nature. He focuses on the use of new technologies such as crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and crowdmapping to support these initiatives. Exploring these trends, Cunningham illustrates how public and private libraries can grow their relevance (and funding) by integrating their online resources with new online tools.Wednesday, April 9 | 8:45AM EST — Uncertainty & Imagination: Evolving Libraries Through Technology
Daniel W. Rasmus, Futurist & Author, Listening to the Future and Bellevue College, iPhone Life Magazine, PopMatters
Our speaker, a futurist, shares the secrets of listening to the future. He focuses on the types of questions we should be asking, the signs we should be paying attention to, and the implications for our organizations today—and tomorrow. He describes techniques such as scenarios, in particular stories, that can help us navigate uncertainty and continue to innovate in the face of change.