IMLS Focus: Strategic Priorities 2015



8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Speaker: Crosby Kemper, Executive Director, Kansas City Public Library, @KCLibrary
  • Introduced by:  Maura Marx, Acting Director, IMLS, @mauramarx / @US_IMLS

8:45 – 9:45 Participatory Learning in Libraries

9:45 – 10:45 Early Learning in Libraries

  • Moderator: Clara Bohrer, Director, West Bloomfield Township Public Library, @westbloomlib
  • Panelists:
    • Diane Hutchins, Consultant and Project Manager, Washington State Library, @WAStateLib   
    • Beth Crist, Youth and Family Services Consultant, Colorado State Library, @BethCSL / @COStateLibrary
    • Kathleen Deerr, National Coordinator, Family Place Libraries at Middle Country Public Library, @MiddleCountryPL

10:45 – 11:15 Break - Tour of the Kansas City Digital Media Lab

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Adult Learning and Workforce Development in Libraries

  • Moderator: David Singleton, Director of Libraries, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, @cmlibrary
  • Panelists:
    • Diosdado Gica, Director of Learning and Literacy, Queens Borough Public Library, @QueensLibrary
    • Karisa Tashjian, Literacy Program Coordinator, Providence Public Library, @ktashjian / @provlib
    • Cindy Gibbon, Access and Information Services Director, Multnomah County Library, @MultCoLib

12:15 – 1:15 Working Lunch

12:45 – 1:15 Continuing Education for Librarians

  • Moderator: Tim Cherubini, Executive Director, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies
  • Panelists:
    • Chrystie Hill, Community Relations Director, OCLC, @itgirl / @OCLC
    • Anne Craig, Director, Illinois State Library, @annewbcraig

1:15 – 2:30 Leveraging Research to Inform Better Practice

  • Moderator: John Horrigan, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center, @JohnBHorrigan
  • Panelists:
    • Mega Subramaniam, Assistant Professor, iSchool - College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, @mmsubram / @iPAC_UMD
    • Gail Dickinson, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research, Old Dominion University, @gailkd  / @ODUnow
    • Jill Castek, Research Assistant Professor, Portland State University, @Portland_State   
    • Alison Head, Principal Research Scientist, Information School, University of Washington, @alisonjhead / @UW_iSchool

2:30 – 3:30 Digital Literacy and Inclusion

  • Moderator: Colin Rhinesmith, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma, @crhinesmith / @OUSLIS
  • Panelists:
    • Ruth Small, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, @drruthsyr / @iSchoolSU
    • Dwight McInvaill, Director, Georgetown County Library, @dmcinvaill / @GtownCoLibrary
    • Susan Feller, President/CEO, Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, & Museums, @TribalALM

3:30 – 3:45 Break

3:45 – 5:00 Aligning Curriculum with the Needs of Today’s Libraries and Users

  • Moderator: Bonnie Postlethwaite, Dean of Libraries, University of Missouri-Kansas City, @UMKCMNL
  • Panelists:
    • David Lankes, Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, @rdlankes / @iSchoolSU
    • Mary Stansbury, Associate Professor, Library and Information Science, University of Denver, @marystansbury / @UofDenver
    • Mark Puente, Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs, Association of Research Libraries, @ARLnews
    • Siobhan Reardon, President and Director, Free Library of Philadelphia, @FLPDirector / @FreeLibrary

5:00 – 5:15 Closing Remarks

Event Location
Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO
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