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IMLS Focus 2014: The National Digital Platform

Date Time: 
April 29, 2014 9:00 AM ET to 4:30 PM ET
Event Location: 
New York Public Library, New York NY


IMLS Focus: Strategic Priorities 2014



9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and framing the day

Anthony Marx, President and CEO, New York Public Library -- @NYPL

Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Libraries, IMLS -- @mauramarx / @US_IMLS


9:45 – 11:00 INFRASTRUCTURE: Examining the Hubs Model

Moderated by: David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States -- @dferriero / @USNatArchives  


Dan Cohen, Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America -- @dancohen / @dpla

Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities -- @brettbobley / @NEH_ODH

Elliott Shore, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries -- @ARLnews


11:00 - 11:15 Break


11:15 -12:00 CONTENT: Beyond the low hanging fruit: Strategies on Providing Access to Complicated Content

Moderated by Rachel Frick, Director, Digital Library Federation -- @RLFrick / @CLIRDLF


Sari Feldman, Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Public Libraries -- @Sari_Feldman / @CuyahogaLib

Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute -- @Educopia

Clifford Lynch, Director, Coalition for Networked Information -- @CNI_org


12:00 – 12:30 USE: Challenges and Opportunities to Broad Use of Digital Content

Moderated by Susan Hildreth, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services -- @IMLSDirector / @US_IMLS


Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, Yale University -- @YaleLibrary

Bernie Margolis, New York State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries


12:30 – 1:30 Working Lunch


1:30 – 2:15 TOOLS: Encouraging Innovation

Moderated by Mary Lee Kennedy, Chief Library Officer, New York Public Library -- @NYPL


Ben Vershbow, Manager, NYPL Labs -- @subsublibrary / @NYPL_Labs

Martin Kalfatovic, Associate Director Smithsonian Libraries, Program Director BHL -- @UDCMRK / @SILibraries

Tom Scheinfeldt , Associate Professor of Digital Media / Director of Digital Humanities at University of Connecticut -- @foundhistory / @UConn



Moderated by Josh Greenberg, Program Director for Digital Information Technology, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation -- @epistemographer / @SloanFoundation


MacKenzie Smith, University Librarian, University of California at Davis

Jason Kucsma, ‎Executive Director at Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) -- @J450NK / @mnylc

Dan Chudnov, Director, Scholarly Technology, George Washington University Libraries -- @dchud / @gelmanlibrary


3:00-3:15 Break


3:15 – 3:45 SKILLS

Moderated by Bob Horton, Associate Deputy Director for Library Services, IMLS -- @US_IMLS


Nancy McGovern , Head, Curation and Preservation Services, MIT Libraries -- @mitlibraries

Jack Martin, Executive Director, Providence Public Library -- @provlib



Moderated by Maura Marx, Susan Hildreth and Bob Horton -- @mauramarx, @IMLSDirector / @US_IMLS




National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program