HOLD THE DATE: Changing Times: Inspiring Libraries (MLIS, Dual)

Changing Times: Inspiring Libraries Summit True or False?

–         I want to live, work and learn in a community where knowledge is exciting, important and easy to get.
–         My library is not an economic, social or creative hub of my community.
–         I want my library to be more.

If you answered true to any of these, then the Changing Times: Inspiring Libraries Summit can help place your public, school or post-secondary library at the forefront of a more knowledge-hungry culture and economy.

December 6th & 7th 2012 (Thursday evening and all day Friday) Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Vancouver Keynote speakers:
David Lankes, author of Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World and The Atlas of New Librarianship. Hear more from David Lankes on the topic of Libraries and Communities on his Blog<http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?p=1721>.
Ken Roberts, former CEO of Hamilton Public Library and former president, Canadian Library Association. Given rapid changes in technology, increasing demands on public spaces and a shifting mandate for libraries, Ken outlines his vision of radical change.
Andrew Petter, SFU President and Vice-Chancellor and leader of the Engaged University initiative. As he says, “I’ve always had a belief that societies that are healthy are societies in which the community is really brought into the decision making”.

Join international, provincial and local leaders in library innovation and community engagement, exploring why and how you can make a library more exciting, more relevant and more effective for the people that use it. Session information and registration information to follow soon. Co-hosted by the British Columbia Library Association, the iSchool at UBC, and Libraries & Literacy, BC Ministry of Education.

For more information, please contact Mari Martin, Summit Planning Committee, Libraries and Literacy, BC Ministry of Education: toll-free at
1.800.663.7051 or email at mari.martin@gov.bc.ca<mailto:mari.martin@gov.bc.ca>

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