March 8-10 washington hilton
washington, dc

save the date! computers in libraries 2017
march 21 - 23 • washington hilton • dc

Thank you for helping to make Computers in Libraries 2016 a success! And, congratulations to our Passport for Prizes Winners:

  • Alan Zuckerman, Johns Hopkins University
    iPad mini courtesy of Pronunciator
  • Norma Williams, Library Systems & Services
    $200 Visa Gift Card courtesy of wepa
  • Kenneth Wierzbowski, The College at Brockport
    $200 Visa Gift Card courtesy of OECD
  • Peggy Thrasher, Dover Public Library
    iPad Air courtesy of DLSG at Image Access
  • Betty Thomas, Charlotte School of Law
    Apple Watch courtesy of Lucidea
  • Yalan Qi, U.S. Government Publishing Office
    $125 Amazon Gift Card & Digital Photo courtesy of The Crowley Company
  • Tom McMurdo, Vermont Department of Libraries
    Scannx Book ScanCenter Flexi Lite courtesy of Scannx, Inc.
  • Josias Bartram, Brandywine Hundred Library
    Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Wolters Kluwer

Computers in Libraries 2016

Many organizations have innovation labs, incubating spaces, and ways to stimulate imagination and support research. Our theme, Library Labs: Research, Innovation, & Imagination, aims to do the following: 

  • Highlight library research that translates into useful strategies and practices for libraries.
  • Share new and exciting projects from information industry labs.
  • Feature innovative services and libraries.
  • Stretch our imagination with possible areas for further library research and testing.

Libraries are changing,—building creative spaces with a focus on learning and creating; engaging audiences in different ways with community and digital managers; partnering with different community organizations in new and exciting ways. Computers in Libraries has always highlighted and showcased creative and innovative practices in all types of libraries, but this year with our theme, Library Labs: Research, Innovation & Imagination, we plan to feature truly transformative and cutting-edge research, services, and practices along with the strategies and technologies to support them. The conference program is filled with ideas, leading-edge practices, tips, and techniques for creating innovative libraries, and engaging communities, as well as designing and delivering strategic services that are of primary importance to our communities. The emphasis is on doing research, translating it into innovative services and practices, using our imagination and thinking outside of the box, learning from other industries, finding strategic partners, and creating value for our user communities with new tools, techniques, and skills to build innovative and priority services. 

Who Should Attend

Academic, public, corporate, government, special, and school librarians
Library directors and executives
Information managers
Information architects and specialists
System professionals
Content managers
Technical managers
Information professionals

Why You Should Attend

Discover the insights, strategies and practices that allow us to push the envelope in expanding the net, managing libraries and digital information, and enhancing the information sharing and learning experience of people in our communities.

Meet and hear from the leading "movers and shakers" in the information industry in all types of environments — leaders in the information industry are integrating content and delighting their clients, organizing and managing digital content in creative ways, setting the context for excellence in information utilization in their organizations, revolutionizing the roles of info pros, building strong collaborative communities among their customers and colleagues, and using new technologies in exciting ways. 

Gain access to leading-edge companies in the exhibit hall offering vistors a choice of products covering 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.

Network with your peers during interactive events, including special evening programs, receptions, and dine-arounds, and connect on social media before, during, and after the conference.


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