April 27-29 washington hilton
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Computers in Libraries 2015 Schedule


Preconference Workshops - Sunday, April 26, 2015


Monday, April 27, 2015


Track A

Track B

Track C

Track D

Track E

8:45 - 9:45

Continuous Innovation & Transformation

The new economy—the Creative Economy—is an economy of continuous innovation and transformation. It is an economy of organizations and entrepreneurs that are delivering to customers what they are coming to expect, namely, “better, faster, cheaper, smaller, lighter, more convenient, and more personalized.” The Creative Economy is still relatively small, but it is the economy of the future. It includes different ways of thinking, speaking, and acting in the world. Denning shares insights, strategies, and tips for libraries and their staff to continue innovating and transforming as they head into the future, creative economy!

Presenter Steve Denning, Author, The Leader's Guide to Radical Management, The Leader's Guide to Storytelling, & others
9:45 - 10:45
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Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

The Computers in Libraries 2015 exhibition will feature leading-edge companies offering vistors a choice of products in all aspects of library technology, including web-based products and services, integrated library and information systems, online services, document delivery services, internet software tools, content suppliers, search services, and more. If you are looking for a particular product, evaluating competing systems, keeping up-to-date with new products and developments, the Computers in Libraries 2015 exhibition is a must-attend.

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch Break — Visit the Exhibits

Cash concessions will be available in the Exhibit Hall for attendees to purchase lunch. Grab a bite and then visit with our extensive hall of exhibitors.

2:30 - 3:15
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Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

View the Computers in Libraries 2015 exhibitor list and plan which vendors you want to see during our afternoon break. Coffee, tea, and soft drinks for all our exhibit hall breaks are compliments of Springer (Booth #519).

5:00 - 6:00

Totally Awesome 80s Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Be there as we celebrate 80s style— the great decade when Computers in Libraries began! Mix and mingle with conference attendees and speakers in a relaxed atmosphere while visiting with our extensive hall of exhibitors


Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Track A

Track B

Track C

Track D

Track E

8:45 - 9:45

Creating a New Nostalgia

Digital life is transforming the public’s expectations of libraries and archives. Is the internet making these institutions irrelevant? The “perfect storm” of reduced budgets, unprecedented increases in the amount and cost of information available, and the multiplicity of platforms at play call for new strategies for the future of libraries and archives. A lively glimpse into the crystal ball!

Presenters David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
John Palfrey, Head of School, Phillips Academy
9:45 - 10:45
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Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

The Computers in Libraries 2015 exhibition will feature leading-edge companies offering vistors a choice of products in all aspects of library technology, including web-based products and services, integrated library and information systems, online services, document delivery services, internet software tools, content suppliers, search services, and more. If you are looking for a particular product, evaluating competing systems, keeping up-to-date with new products and developments, the Computers in Libraries 2015 exhibition is a must-attend. 

10:45 - 11:30

MOOCs 101

11:45 - 12:30

Mobile 23 Things

3:15 - 4:00
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Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

Make sure you head to the exhibit hall for your last chance to meet with our extensive hall of exhibitors and while you're there recharge with a cup of coffee, cold drink, and snacks.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Track A

Track B

Track C

Track D

Track E

9:00 - 10:00

Technology & Libraries: Now & Into the Future

As part of the Smithsonian libraries for more than 30 years, Thomas currently directs the operation of twenty libraries located in each of the Smithsonian’s museums and research institutes. In this talk, she reflects on the changes over those years and shares some of the future strategies for libraries.

Presenter Mary Augusta Thomas, Deputy Director, Smithsonian Libraries
10:00 - 10:30
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Coffee Break

After the keynote grab a cup of coffee and network with other conference attendees and speakers. Then get ready for more learning as our last day of sessions is chock-full of relevant content!

12:15 - 1:30

Lunch Break

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