Apply for this three-day library leadership program where you will learn how to consider and manage technological change within the context of your organization. This program is designed for librarians from public libraries, public and private K–12 schools, research organizations, and historic preservation/archives. Academic and research librarians also can benefit from this program’s focus on library technology and change management. Request More Information or Contact Us to get started.
Gain insight and practical knowledge to reimagine the role of your library in this era of continuous technological change.
Technology and new learning modalities are fundamentally redefining how individuals access information and, thus, the teaching role of the library. Library leaders must stay a step ahead of this change, asking: What will learning look like in the next decade? What support will community members need to access and evaluate quality information? What role can librarians or archivists play as digital media continues to transform society?
Library Leadership in a Digital Age offers library leaders a chance to reimagine their work in the context of the changing information landscape. Participants will gather with information policymakers and experts to examine how technologies are redefining learning. Participants will develop practical strategies for leading libraries during this dynamic time.
During this three-day program, you will explore the changes occurring in the field of knowledge management and consider the implications for libraries and library leadership. In interactive presentations, panel question-and-answer sessions, and small group discussions, you will dive into big questions, such as: What opportunities—digital and otherwise—exist for libraries to become architects and facilitators of intellectual community in new and innovative ways? How will librarians integrate artificial intelligence or virtual reality within their practice? How can library and archives leaders embrace continued technological and digital disruption?
Participants will visit and explore the MIT Media Lab and its Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX), a Knight Foundation-funded project designed to build collaborations between Media Lab researchers and public libraries across the United States, and the Harvard Law School Library Innovation Lab (LIL), a forward-looking group of thinkers and doers working at the intersection of libraries, technology, and the law.
Past presenters have included Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress; David Ferriero, 10th Archivist of the United States; Chris Bourg, Director of the MIT Libraries; and David Lewis, author of Reimagining the Academic Library.
- Understand how libraries are transforming in the digital age
- Become a more effective library leader in a rapidly changing institutional context
- Consider the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and limitations, and promises and pitfalls of digital media resources
- Examine design and delivery options for tech-forward library resources and services