Apply for this three-day library leadership program where you will learn how to adapt and understand the role of libraries in an age of technological change. This program is designed for library leaders from multiple settings and contexts including colleges, universities, professional schools, K–12 schools, public libraries, research organizations, and historic preservation/archives. Request More Information or Contact Us to get started.
Gain insight and practical knowledge to reimagine the role of your library in a time of rapid technological change.
Technology and new learning modalities are fundamentally redefining how individuals access information and, thus, the 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 quality information, and what role can libraries play as digital media take on a larger role in society?
Library Leadership in a Digital Age offers library leaders a chance to reimagine their work in the context of a changing information landscape. Participants will gather with policymakers and experts to examine how new technologies are redefining learning and to develop practical strategies for leading libraries during this uncertain and 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? What impact will artificial Intelligence have on libraries and archives? On virtual reality? How can library leaders and leaders of archival institutions embrace such technical and digital “disruption?”
Presenters will include Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress; David Ferriero, 10th Archivist of the United States; Chris Bourg, Director of the MIT Libraries; David Lewis, author of Reimagining the Academic Library; and James Neal, President of the American Library Association.
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.
- Understand the role of libraries 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 new digital media, resources, and opportunities
- Examine new design and delivery options for library resources and services