Conference Program

Computers in Libraries 2021 offers a multifaceted program designed to meet the needs of librarians, community and information managers, systems professionals, e-resources managers, researchers, webmasters and web managers, content curators, digital strategists, and information specialists. The focus of the conference is on emerging and leading-edge technology that allows us to engage with and bring strategic value to our user communities. It provides the latest information and practices for you to make informed choices for your community - whether it is an academic, corporate, nonprofit, public, or school library community.

Resetting With Resilience & Technology

The next generation of technology and people are again the focus of our 36th annual Computers in Libraries, and along with it goes our spirit and passion for adapting our library programs and services to make a positive difference and impact in our communities. Building on what we have learned over the last year while dealing with uncertainty, this conference shares new strategies, practices, knowledge, and techniques as well as the new tools that help us succeed in trying times and those that we definitely need to replace! More than ever we need to reset, transform, and engage our communities, campuses, corporations, governments, health, and medical establishments, legal firms, and more. Get ideas and insights for moving your library or information service into the new world of 2021! 

The Computers in Libraries 2021 conference program is currently under development. Check back soon for a complete listing of session descriptions and speakers.

Also at Computers in Libraries 2021

WebSearch University presents Searchers Academy is your chance to interact with industry experts who will share their ideas and expertise during this full-day workshop. You'll come away with a new attitude and new resources and tools for more effective and strategic searching. Included with a Gold Pass or may be registered for separately.

The Internet@Schools Track is included with your Computers in Libraries 2021 conference pass or may be registered for separately, and focuses exclusively on K-12 ed tech and school library technology trends, tools, and issues.

Library Leaders Summit is an intimate forum for library directors, CEOs, and CIOs of academic, public, government, and special libraries to problem-solve, discuss, reflect, and network with colleagues. This two-day Summit will feature a blend of high-level presentations, expert panels, and conversations with practiced thought leaders and roundtable, facilitated discussions. Its aim is for library leaders to stretch their thinking and leave with practical next steps. Separate registration is required.

Don't Miss These Special Events
  • Websearch University
  • Internet@Schools Track
  • Library Leaders Summit
  • CIL Exhibition