Public libraries continually adapt and find new ways to meet the challenges of rapidly changing technology and evolving user needs. Identifying and reacting to meaningful trends and making the most of current (and new) technologies are ways that public libraries can find new opportunities to re-invent themselves and navigate successfully into the future. Join Innovative Interfaces and your colleagues from around the world for a special discussion on New Outlooks, New Opportunities.
Innovative's Public Library Directors Symposium will take place from March 20-22, 2013 in San Francisco, CA and will feature leading speakers and stimulating discussion panels focused on the challenges faced by today's public library director. Once again, Innovative presents a very special opportunity for library directors from around the globe to meet and share information about library technology and best practices with their peers and Innovative staff.
When and Where
March 20-22, 2013
The Fairmont San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
March 20, Wednesday: Optional Excursion and Dinner
March 21-22, Thursday and Friday: Symposium
Welcome and Opening Comments
Kim Massana, Chief Executive Officer of Innovative, will welcome the Symposium with opening comments and a company update. The Symposium provides attendees the opportunity to hear from Kim and learn about his charter to expand Innovative's products and business development efforts. A native of Spain, he has lived and worked in three countries and managed operations across the globe. He holds a business degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from ESADE in Barcelona, as well as a Master of Science degree in Finance from the London School of Economics.
Garry Golden is a professionally trained futurist and founder of Forward Elements, Inc. Garry will speak at the Symposium on issues shaping society and libraries in the 21st century. He has consulted on a wide range of projects related to the future of infrastructure for energy and transportation, education and learning, emerging markets, social technologies, and the implications of demographic transitions. Garry has worked with corporations, nonprofit organizations, museums, and colleges.
Joe Murphy is a Technology Trend Spotter for libraries. Joe gained 4 years of experience as a librarian at Yale University before shifting to consulting in 2011 and earned a Master's degree at the University of Hawaii in 2006. He now synthesizes changes in technology and helps libraries understand the impact of tech shifts so that they can make the most of them. Joe is an author, an editor, and a regular international keynote speaker focusing on the biggest and most current trends in technology. Joe's published books and articles, speeches, blog, and influential Twitter account have been central in guiding the directions of technology adoption in libraries.
John Palfrey John Palfrey is the Phillips Academy's 15th Head of School. Prior to joining the Andover community, he was the Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. He is the author or co-author of several books, and chairs the Steering Committee of the Digital Public Library of America. Palfrey holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, and an A.B. from Harvard College.
Sari Feldman is Executive Director at the Cuyahoga County Public Library (OH) and Co-Chair of the American Library Association's (ALA) Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG). Sari will be participating in a speakers' panel and she will discuss the DCWG's initiatives to address digital content issues and assist libraries in the evaluation and adoption of new digital formats and content. Sari holds a Master's in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Vailey Oehlke is Director of Libraries at Multnomah County Libraries (OR). As a member of the Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG), Vailey will be participating in a speakers' panel about the opportunities and issues related to libraries and digital content. Vailey holds a Master's in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Kristina Woolsey is Project Director, Pier 15/17 Relocation, at the Exploratorium in San Francisco: a museum of ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception. She will speak at the Symposium on human interface designs, learning experiences, and the relationship between virtual and physical user experiences. Before joining the Exploratorium staff, Kristina was a Distinguished Scientist at Apple Computer, Director of the Atari Research Labs, and a faculty member at UC Santa Cruz, MIT, and Stanford. She holds a PhD in cognitive science from UC San Diego and completed postdoctoral work in architecture and urban planning at UC Berkeley and UCLA.
Kim Fender has served as the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County since 1999. Ms. Fender received her Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Northern Kentucky University and her MLS degree from the University of Kentucky. She was awarded a graduate internship at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, and accepted a position as a reference librarian at the Boone County Public Library upon completing her MLS degree.
John McCullough is Vice President of Product Management at Innovative and brings abundant knowledge and insight to his leadership role at the Company. He is also one of Innovative's most articulate spokespeople when it comes to the "ins and outs" of products and the technologies behind them. John holds an MLIS degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Tom Jacobson, Director of Resource Sharing at Innovative. Tom joined Innovative in 1990 as a field-based trainer. Since then he has held many roles, including Contracts Manager, Project Manager, and most recently Director of Strategic Accounts, North America. Prior to coming to Innovative, Tom served on the professional staff of the American University Law Library in Washington, DC.
Amanda Schukle, Product Manager of Innovative's Reporter and Decision Center products, joined the company in 2012 and brings in-depth experience with library budgeting, statistics, and collection management. Most recently, she was employed at San Mateo County Library (CA) where she was Library Services Manager, overseeing Access Services. Prior to that, she was Collection Development Manager at San Diego County Library (CA). Amanda holds an MLIS from San Jose State University.
Innovative is working to offer attendees of the Public Library Directors Symposium a first-rate program. Please check back soon for updates.
Wednesday, March 20
|2:00pm||Optional Excursion to the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park. Dinner to follow at One Market restaurant.|
Thursday, March 21
|8:00am||Breakfast and Registration|
|9:00am||Welcome and Corporate Update|
Kim Massana, Chief Executive Officer, Innovative
Garry Golden, Founder, Forward Elements, Inc.
Kimber Fender, The Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
|11:45am||Data-driven Decision Making|
Amanda Schukle, Product Manager, Innovative
|1:30pm||Featured Speaker Panel: Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG)
Sari Feldman, Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library
Vailey Oehlke, Director, Multnomah County Libraries
|2:15pm||SkyRiver and Resouce Sharing Session|
Tom Jacobson, Director, Resource Sharing, Innovative
John Palfrey, Phillips Academy's 15th Head of School
|5:00pm||Cocktail Reception and Directors' Lounge Hosted by Innovative at The Fairmont|
|6:00pm||Dinner on Your Own|
Friday, March 22
Kristina Woolsey, Project Director, Exploratorium
|9:45am||Key Learnings in Public Library Workflow 2013|
Ken Wells, Product Manager, Innovative
|10:45am||Product Roadmap: E-books in Public Libraries|
John McCullough, Vice President, Product Strategy, Innovative
|11:15am||"Thoughts Going Forward & Tech Trends to Consider"|
Joe Murphy, Librarian and Technology Trend Spotter
|11:45am||The Innovative Dialogues—Interactive Q&A Session|
Kim Massana, CEO, Innovative
Gene Shimshock, Vice President, Product and Marketing Management, Innovative
Registration is still open. The registration fee is $195.
Innovative Directors-Only Attendance
Please keep in mind that the Symposium is limited exclusively to public library directors using Innovative Interfaces' products. We ask your cooperation in complying with the guideline that attendance be limited to individuals acting in the executive capacity of library director.
Hotel and travel arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of each attendee.
Innovative will send you an invoice shortly after the event. At that time, you may pay your registration fee by check or credit card.
Optional Excursion and Dinner
Wednesday, March 20 at 2:00 pm
Join fellow attendees for a visit to the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park. The de Young will be featuring two fabulous exhibitions of works from the Dutch Masters: Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis and Rembrandt's Century.
Following the excursion, we will have dinner at the Award-Winning One Market Restaurant at the San Francisco Embarcadero, offering sophisticated dining in the city. Attendance is limited so please reserve your spot early.
Please register for the excursion and dinner when you register for the Symposium. If you would like to bring a guest, a fee of $50 will be added to your registration fee invoice.
Hotel and Travel
Hotel and travel arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of each attendee. To reserve your room, please call The Fairmont at 1-800-441-1414.
Join the Fairmont President's Club prior to you arrival at no expense and your Internet access is free!
The Fairmont San Francisco
The Fairmont San Francisco presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the hotel coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience. Centrally located, high atop Nob Hill, this luxury hotel is a short cable car trip from the bustling Downtown, Financial District, Union Square, and Fisherman's Wharf. In fact, The Fairmont San Francisco hotel is the only spot in San Francisco where each of the City's cable car lines meet.
The Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Transportation to The Fairmont San Francisco
The San Francisco International Airport is within easy reach of the hotel, and public transportation is only steps away.
Detailed information about travel options from the San Francisco International Airport is available here.
Driving directions and parking information are available on the hotel's website.
The suggested dress code is business casual.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. See you there!
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