Friday, August 23, 2013

The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries

The information below is fyi.  I hope that your schedules permit you to participate in this FREE online event. If you can’t attend but want to follow this latest trend and hot topic in Librarianship, register so that you will have access to the event archives.  Visit the website to see the full program details and speaker bios.  Please share this professional development opportunity as you deem appropriate.

Thanks, Debbie Johnson-Houston

The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries
A Library Journal | School Library Journal Online Event
October 16, 2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm ET
Our 4th annual online event is back with a dynamic new format, featuring programming designed to take libraries into the future to better serve their community’s evolving needs.
The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries will offer thought-provoking discussions and actionable solutions to some of the biggest challenges libraries are facing, including rethinking collections, engaging the community, and helping students and patrons learn. The program will feature insights on managing new technologies and services; the latest developments in ebooks and streaming media; optimizing discovery; and much more!
Our expert speakers and panelists will present innovative ideas and actionable solutions for and from libraries of all types – school, academic, and public.
Program tracks will focus on three key areas:
Community: Programming, Support, and Resource Sharing
Instruction: Helping Students and Patrons Learn
New Collections, New Content: Beyond the Container
This free, full-day online event will feature a thought-provoking keynote from professor, anthropologist, and author Mimi Ito; a forward-looking panel of thought leaders from the DPLA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Gates Library Foundation, IMLS, and ALA; and a Who’s Who of library professionals from across the US and Canada.
Sessions include:
Learning 2.0 Meets MOOC: Professional Development Evolves
Flipped School Libraries
The Community Joins In: Library Maker Spaces
eCollections: Beyond Novelty – Focusing in on Collection
    Development, Self-Publishing, and eMagazines
The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) brings a national library conference right to your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device, complete with:
The Exhibit Hall: learn about the latest products and innovations
    from our sponsors
The Librarians’ Lounge: network with library professionals from
    across the globe
A Tote Bag: Download all of the presentations, handouts, and
    promotional information you want
Registration for the live event is FREE and includes 3 months of access to the event archives on demand, including the presentations, information and handouts from the show, so sign up today!


Debbie Johnson-Houston, M.L.I.S

Library Director

OCLC Global Council Delegate for Americas 2011 - 2014

McNeese State University ('79)

Frazar Memorial Library

Box 91445

Lake Charles, LA 70609

Phone:  (337) 475-5716

Fax:        (337) 475-5727

"Excellence With A Personal Touch"

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