Lorcan Dempsey to participate in ALA invitational summit

 

#libfuturesummit

OCLC Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist Lorcan Dempsey will participate in the American Library Association's invitational Summit, Libraries From Now On: Imagining the Future, 2-3 May at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The Summit will bring together thought leaders from the library community, from a broad spectrum of educational organizations, federal agencies and foundations that work with libraries to begin a national conversation about the future and libraries.

Recordings of all Summit presentations will be available following the event, along with a report on the Summit discussions. Members of the library community will also be invited to join an ongoing discussion about important trends that will impact us in the coming years, and how we can best position ourselves to thrive in that future.

The Summit will serve as a "kickoff" to the planned Center for the Future of Libraries, which will be established by the American Library Association in the summer of 2014. The Summit is supported with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and contributions from the Library of Congress.

For more information about the Summit, speakers, participants, and the Center for the Future of Libraries, go to the Summit Community on ALA Connect.


For more information:

Lorcan Dempsey
Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist
OCLC
dempseyl@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5335

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

 

Quick links

Summit on the Future of Libraries Community [link]

#libfuturesummit tweets [link]

Lorcan Dempsey [link]

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