Interested in connecting with executive leaders in the library industry? We consistently hear that directors love the Innovative Directors Symposium because it gives them direct access to our entire executive management team and the opportunity to network with executive leaders from libraries using the same ILS. In fact, it’s the ONLY event in the industry where you as an executive librarian can connect exclusively with other directors using Innovative solutions.
Here’s what some of last year’s attendees had to say:
What were the most valuable aspects of the program?
- “Finding out what other libraries are doing with technology challenges and what new products from Innovative are coming soon. The opportunity to speak to higher level staff is very productive as well.”
- “This was my second PLDS and I truly value the time we are given to network. I like the ability to chat with III staff throughout the conference.”
- “I really enjoyed the opportunity to talk with our new executive account connection at dinner one evening. I felt we communicated very well and came to a better understanding from the vendor side and from the library side.”
- “Hearing what others are doing, being able to speak with Innovative staff concerning problems and learning about what we can expect in the future.”
“I feel that as a director I really need to know what the future holds for my ILS system. We devote a significant amount of funds annually and I feel that these symposiums are very helpful to me to understand the future of this company and how it will impact my library.”
The Symposium also includes interactive roundtables, well-known keynote speakers, personalized previews of Innovative developments and more. We understand that getting time away from a busy schedule to establish connections with peers and Innovative is truly important, so time for networking and strategic discussions is built-in across the agenda.
We offer our Directors Symposium as two separate events to ensure that library directors get dedicated time with their peers. Our Public Library Directors Symposium (PLDS) is January 15-17, 2018 and the Academic Library Directors Symposium (ALDS) follows that week January 17-19, 2018. Both events take place in Austin, Texas at the Driskill Hotel.
If you are interested in attending one of these events, please contact your Account Manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.