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:
- How do we foster cultures of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our libraries?
- What does it mean to lead responsive library design in the 21st century?
- What does it take to lead people in an age of artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning?
This year's program offering will welcome a variety of speakers, including John Palfrey, Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, on the topic, “Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces: Diversity and Free Expression in Education;” Jocelyn Kennedy, Executive Director of the Harvard Law Library on “Innovation in a Library Context;” Pamela Wright, Chief Innovation Officer at the National Archives; and Maureen Sullivan, Past President, American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Panelists will also include:
- Tom Blake, Manager of Content Discovery, Boston Public Library
- Ceilyn Boyd, Research Data Program Manager, Harvard Library
- Alexia Hudson-Ward, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin College & Conservatory
- Maria McCauley, Director of Libraries, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Executive Board Member of American Library Association (ALA)
- Cyndee Sturgis-Landrum, CEO-Director, Evansville Vanderburgh Library System, Evansville, Indiana