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Internet Librarian: Josh Hanagarne Keynote

Community Engagement: Inspiring Insights & Stories

Josh Hanagarne

“The City Library is a dynamic civic resource that promotes free and open access to information, materials and services to all members of the community to advance knowledge, foster creativity, encourage the exchange of ideas, build community and enhance the quality of life.” Imagine having a client, a homeless person, quote the library’s mission to you. Inspiring? You haven’t heard anything yet! Josh Hanagarne believes in curiosity, questions, strength, and that things are never so bad that they can’t improve. At an imposing 6’ 7”, Josh is a performing strong man (he ties horseshoes in knots!), bookish nerd, devoted family man and a twitchy guy with Tourette Syndrome. Hear Josh’s entertaining stories about libraries and engagement and be ready to return to your library or information service, no matter what type it is, inspired and renewed.

Josh Hanagarne’s Closing Keynote address begins on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 3:30PM Pacific time and will be streamed right here.

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Internet Librarian: Mike Ridley Keynote

Beyond Literacy: Exploring a Post-Literate Future

Mike RidleyReading and writing are doomed. Literacy as we know it is over. Welcome to the post-literate future. From the perspective of a literate person, the idea of a post-literate world seems frightening. It isn’t. At least it needn’t be.

Beyond Literacy views this possibility not as some new Dark Age but instead as a kind of liberation of human ability and interaction. Beyond Literacy is about a positive future. Think about it as a search for Alphabet 2.0.

Not for the faint of heart, you will definitely enjoy this lively and thought-provoking talk!

Mike Ridley’s Keynote address begins on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 8:45AM Pacific time and will be streamed here.

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Internet Librarian: Lee Rainie Keynote

The New Library Patron

Lee Rainie

Lee Rainie

Our always popular speaker Lee Rainie discusses the Project’s new research about those who use the library and those who do not: who they are, what their information needs are, what kinds of technology they use, and how libraries can meet the varying needs of their patrons. This keynote is filled with strategies and opportunities for libraries!

Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non-partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the internet. The Project has issued more than 350 reports based on its surveys that examine people’s online activities and the internet’s role in their lives.

Lee is a co-author of Networking: The New Social Operating System, a book about the social impact of the internet and mobile technology. He is also co-author of four books about the future of the internet, which are based on Project surveys.

Lee Rainie’s Keynote address begins on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 8:45AM Pacific time and will be streamed right here.

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Greg Notess: The New State of Search: Google, Discovery, & Apps

Greg Notess, Reference Team Leader, Montana State University, presented session A102 at Internet Librarian 2013.   He described his session as:

Search is changing. Google’s increased emphasis on its Knowledge Graph and predictive search along with hardware hopes is moving search in new directions at the same time that library databases are consolidating into discovery platforms and next-generation integrated library systems. Meanwhile, the diversity of devices and the proliferation of apps are leading to more and more different ways to search it all. Come hear the latest in how the search ecosystem is rapidly changing at all levels: from input to the results display and alternate forms of delivery.

Internet Librarian: Peter Morville Keynote

Information Inspiration Architecture: The Future of Libraries

Peter MorvilleTo understand the future of the library, we must look beyond its walls, to the tools and contexts–both physical and digital–where learning takes place. In school, where the disruptive innovations of open access and online courses are changing the architecture of education, the “embedded librarian” and the “single search box” aren’t just nice ideas: They’re mission-critical. And, in society, where citizens don’t know how to search, who to trust, or what to believe, our failure to advance information literacy threatens the very fabric of civilization.

Morville connects the dots from ebooks to ecosystems, framing the library as both a cultural keystone and a courageous act of inspiration architecture. This is a story that’s colorful– both kaleidoscopic and contrarian–with an argument that just may change the way you think.

Peter Morville’s Keynote address begins on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 8:45AM Pacific time and the stream will appear right here.

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Patricia Martin’s Opening Keynote

Internet Librarian 2010 got underway this morning with Patricia Martin, marketing expert and author of the popular book, Renaissance Generation, sharing her most current research on what we can expect from the coming cycle of re-birth.



A sought after strategist, Martin has worked with clients such as Discovery Channel, Microsoft and Target. She reveals what lies at the beating heart of the social movements forming the next wave of prosperity. Martin understands our challenges and provides solid ideas for how libraries should respond so they are reborn, not left behind. You will learn how to apply the insights to position your library as a critical asset in your community, whether it’s a town, a campus or an organization.