Program 2014

PDF of the Schedule of Events and the Learning Sessions Descriptions

Speaker Bios

FRIDAY, JUNE 20th Study Tours/Site Visits (optional events -- additional fee)

SATURDAY, JUNE 21st Study Tours/Site Visits (optional events -- additional fee)

SUNDAY, JUNE 22nd 

     5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Opening Reception

MONDAY, JUNE 23rd

     8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast

     9:00 am - 10:30 am Opening Ceremony and Keynote: "Redefine Play and Reimagine Learning" by Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Director, Research & Learning, The LEGO Foundation. 

     10:45 am - noon Learning Sessions - Track 1

     12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch Break

     1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Learning Sessions - Track 2

     3:15 pm - 4:30 pm Keynote: "Partnering with Communities for Sustainable Change", Tina SciabicaExecutive Director, READ Global

     4:30 Celebration and Wrap-up 

     6:30 pm - 10 pm Networking Dinner (location to be announced)

TUESDAY, JUNE 24th

     8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast

     9:00 am - 10:30 am Keynote: "Born Digital: A Vibrant Future for Libraries and Communities", John G. Palfrey, Jr.Head of School, Phillips Academy

     10:45 am - noon Learning Sessions - Track 3

     12:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

     1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Closing Ceremony

     2:00 pm  Unconference Session Discussion

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25th: Unconference (optional events)

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Next and Nimble

Posted by Betha Gutsche on June 20, 2014 at 23:44 0 Comments

Accelerating learning is such an appropriate conference theme in this age of acceleration. I look forward to immersing in the flow of Next Library energy, ideas and innovative services that I expect participants to bring to this gathering.

Libraries are proving themselves to be nimble and responsive as they push boundaries and increase their relevance to the community. Yet a library is only as nimble as its staff—those who are implementing the new programs and engaging with community…

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Preconference Tour Schedule and Conference Session Schedule is now Available!

Posted by Michelle Frisque on May 29, 2014 at 0:25 0 Comments

The Next Library 2014 preconference tour schedule and conference session schedule are now available for viewing and selection.

To start, please visit, Program Registration at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/tab2.aspx?EventID=1438846 and enter the email address and password from your initial registration. Then, once on the Events & Fees page, select the tours and sessions you’d…

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Program Ideas

Posted by Tiffany Verzani on May 16, 2014 at 22:12 0 Comments

Interactive enrichment programs for youth (literacy, STEM) that librarians can do. Often librarians are not trained on development milestones of children, teaching methods, so they have to teach themselves. What materials, games, activities are at hand that we can use to develop truly educational programs - but fun - for older kids (NOT story time). I've had experience doing these because I've been fortunate to work with teachers-turned-librarian, but we still basically started from scratch…

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Create a Session to Inspire Others!

Posted by Michelle Frisque on February 27, 2014 at 2:09 0 Comments

Next Library 2014 is now accepting proposals for innovative and interactive sessions to be presented at Next Library 2014 June 20-25, 2014 in Chicago, IL USA. The purpose of Next Library 2014, Accelerate Learning, is to encourage libraries to push boundaries, lead and accelerate changes in support of 21st century  learning  and create connections between people across disciplines and countries.  Next Library is looking for people from multiple sectors to share…

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