[Michlib-l] Reminder: DALNET Educational Forum: The Network Rebalances the Library: Patterns and Questions, Friday, August 9, 9:30-1PM

Kristy Eklund aj8212 at wayne.edu
Fri Jul 26 11:55:11 EDT 2013


One week left to register!  Complete agenda attached. 



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DALNET Educational Forum 

Friday, August 9, 9:30-Noon, Lunch Available Following Keynote from 12-1PM 
At Wayne State University, Undergraduate Library, Bernath Auditorium 

The Network Rebalances the Library: Patterns and Questions 

This presentation will look at a series of patterns and questions that are emerging as library organizations and services continue to be rebalanced by the impact of the network. The focus will be less on technology per se , and more on how broader network and digital shifts are affecting research, learning and engagement, and how those changes in turn make libraries think differently about how they organize, where they make investments, and what services are important. The presentation will look at such things as changing patterns of user engagement, collections focus, system provision, and skills. It will conclude by suggesting three broad patterns: a shift to engagement by better understanding and getting into workflows ; rightscaling infrastructure as collections and systems are sourced collaboratively and/or in the cloud; and how innovation and learning happens through institutional change. 
  
Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, OCLC Research and Chief Strategist 
  
Keynote speaker Lorcan oversees OCLC Research and participates in strategic planning at OCLC. He is a librarian who began his career in public libraries in his native Dublin, Ireland. He joined OCLC in 2001 as Vice President, Research and was named Chief Strategist in 2004. Before moving to OCLC, Lorcan headed up national information services in the UK with JISC . Before that, he directed UKOLN , a national U.K. research and policy unit at the University of Bath. 
  
He is currently a member of the Cambridge University Library Visiting Committee and a member of the Advisory Board for the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information ( CISTI ). In 2010 he received the National Federation of Advanced Information Services' ( NFAIS ) highest award, The Miles Conrad Award.  Contact information online here . 

Registration Fee of $15 includes parking, continental breakfast, and lunch. 
This event is open to the general public. 

Registration Now Open 

  
-Steve Bowers 

  
  
Steven K. Bowers 
Executive Director 
  
Detroit Area Library Network 
5048 Gullen Mall 
Detroit, MI  48202 

  
(313) 577-6789 Phone 
(313) 577-1231 Fax 

  
sbowers at wayne.edu 
www. dalnet .org 

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