Conference Program

Libraries: Tech Partners for Community Sustainability

Our world and our communities have been disrupted and changed in so many ways, it may be difficult to see the way forward for libraries and information professionals. Our information industry has so many solutions, passionate advocates, and experienced and customer service-focused info pros that we will take a leadership role in rebuilding our communities, so they have a sustainable future. Whether that is a smart city, rural township, corporate organization, academic campus, K–12 school, or any other information-intensive community, we can and do make a difference. Computers in Libraries 2023 highlights novel examples of libraries innovating, taking advantage of leading technology, and making it happen in their communities. Be ready to interact with our experienced and practical speakers; learn, gain insights and ideas from our leading-edge topics; and take home innovative plans for your library and community.

The primary mission of libraries (offering equal access to information for everyone) is even more important today because of all the division in our society, rampant mis/disinformation, inflation etc. We all know that libraries help build healthier communities; provide free and safe places to learn, grow, and be social/entertained; and give access, insight, training, and opportunities to work directly with a variety of emerging technologies that are clearly changing our world while ultimately giving people the tools to take with them into an ever-evolving workforce. Computers in Libraries 2023 focuses on how we use technology to help improve our libraries and, more importantly, the people using them. Utilizing emerging technologies to improve the quality of living standards for all citizens definitely impacts our sustainability of our communities, as does our outward attention to nonprofit and entrepreneur communities.

Hear from forward-thinking libraries, creative fablabs, and centers of information excellence; network and learn from leaders in the field; and definitely be an active participant! The conference offers a multifaceted program designed to meet the needs of librarians, community and information managers, systems professionals, e-resource managers, researchers, webmasters and web managers, archivists, content and museum curators, digital strategists, XR leaders, 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. Using the latest information, practices, and technology to help you make informed choices, this event looks at how to experiment and excel, escalate and delight both the human and digital experiences in your community—whether it is an academic, corporate, nonprofit, public, or school library community.

Computers in Libraries caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge, offering five simultaneous tracks plus many workshops, networking opportunities, and an extensive exhibit hall. This year’s tracks and themes encompass:

  • Innovative Libraries & Practices
  • K-12 school libraries
  • Killer Strategies & Community Attention Grabbers
  • Partnerships & Collaboration
  • User Design & Experience
  • Learning from Library Leaders
  • Creative Making & Makerspaces
  • Digital Transformation &amp Engagement
  • Information Discovery & Search
  • Community Outreach to Non Profits, Entrepreneurs & Businesses
  • Content Management
  • Artificial Intelligence &amp Leading Edge Technology
  • Web Design, Tools & Development, Experimenting and more.

Speakers are knowledgeable, authoritative and focus on practical applications, “how to” solutions, and case studies as well as technical and managerial issues.

Check back in late-December for full program details!

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