NISO Virtual ConferenceThe Library of the Future: Inside and Out
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


As libraries re-evaluate and redesign the services offered to their communities, the ripples of change can be felt across the institution. New job titles and functions appear in university employment postings-clinical information specialist, data scientist, assessment librarian. Space previously given over to stacks is reallocated. Information resources and tools reshape the library's budget. Whether the process is visible or invisible to the library patron, the functions of the library are being re-engineered at a core level. What are the implications for library directors? And for content and platform providers?


Confirmed speakers for this event include:


An indication of the day’s agenda is provided below and on the NISO web site!


11:00am – 11:10a.m.  Introduction

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO


11:10 - 11:45 a.m. Surveying the Landscape

Confirmed Speaker: Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies


11:45 am - 12:15 p.m.  The Physical and Virtual Space

Confirmed Speaker: Jacob Nadel, Director of Digital Preservation, Library of Congress


12:15 - 12:45 p.m.  New Job Titles, Position Requirements and Degrees

Confirmed Speaker: Steven Smith, Dean of Libraries, University of Tennessee - Knoxville


12:45 - 1:45 p.m.  Lunch Break


1:45 - 2:15 p.m.  The Library’s Contribution in Measuring Research Productivity

Confirmed Speaker: Gail Clement, Head of Research Services, CalTech


2:15 - 2:45 p.m.  The Invisible Library:

Confirmed Speaker: Nancy Davenport, University Librarian, American University


2:45 - 3:15 p.m.  The Library’s Role in Attracting, Supporting and Retaining the International Student

Confirmed Speaker: Matthew Sheehy, University Librarian, Brandeis University

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.  Afternoon Break


3:30 - 4:00  p.m.   Strategic Thinking & Planning for the Library of the Future

Confirmed Speaker: Karen Diaz, Dean of Libraries, West Virginia University


4:00 - 4:30 p.m.    Strategic Thinking About Information Resources and Services for the Library of the Future

Confirmed Speaker: Carl Grant, Interim Dean of Libraries, University of Oklahoma


4:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Roundtable Discussion


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