Library Futures Institute
This program is subject to change.
|Wednesday, June 26|
|9:15 - 10:15 am||Keynote Address: Michio Kaku, Physicist and Author, Visions: How Science will Revolutionize the 21st Century|
|10:15 - 11:15 am||Societal Trends: Economic, Social & Demographic issues: Greg Watson, Director of Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust and Robert Ross, Professor of Sociology, Clark University|
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm||Converging Technology Issues:
David Cyganski, Worcester
"The Future of Science and Technology. And Life."
A discussion of the basis for and evidence of successful prediction of technology trends in literature. These lessons are applied to extrapolate the impact of emergent science and technology on libraries, living and life itself.
|12:30 - 1:30 pm||Lunch|
|1:30 - 2:30 pm||Fourth Dimension Librarians: A Professional Revolution: Ulla de Stricker, De Stricker Associates, Toronto Canada|
|2:30 - 3:45 pm||Small Group Sessions|
|3:45 - 4 pm||Break|
|4 - 4:30 pm||Internet 2: Its Implications For
Libraries: Tom Lynch, Vice
President for Technology, Worcester
[View Powerpoint Slides]
|4:30 - 5:15 pm||Tour of WPI Library|
|5:00 - 6:30 pm||Reception at Higgens House with the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Jazz Ensemble|
|Thursday, June 27|
|9 - 10 am||The Experience Economy: Jim Gilmore, co-author, Experience Economy and John Arnold, MBLC Commissioner, respondent|
|10:00 - 10:15 am||Break|
|10:15 - 11:15 am||Library Facilities:
Stanley Strauss, Assistant Director, Cerritos California Public Library "The Experience Library: the Library of the Future"
Dr. Allison Heisch, San Jose State University, "The New Martin Luther King Library"
|11:15 am - 12:30 pm||Concurrent Sessions: Digital
Reference & Marketing
|12:20 - 1:30 pm||Lunch: Social Capital and Civic Institutions: Tom Sander, Executive Director, Saguaro Institute, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University|
|1:30 - 2:45 pm||Small Group Sessions|
|2:45 - 3 pm||Break|
|3 - 4:30 pm||EXCLUSIVE: Arthur C Clarke video predicting the next 100 years followed by a panel of science fiction authors including Nebula Award Nominee Jeffery Carver & Hugo Awardee Allen Steele.|