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
11:15-11:30 am Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Converging Technology Issues: David Cyganski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
"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 Polytechnic Institute
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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 Issues, Publishing, Reference & Marketing
  • Digitization Issues: Stephen Chapman, Harvard University
  • Marketing the Library Electronically: Kim Dorrity, E Global Library, Colorado, & Aaron Strout, Boston Online Media Association
  • Online Reference Services: Sharon La Rosa, Plymouth Public Library & Jill Ericson, Falmouth Public Library
  • Electronic Publishing: "Issues in Electronic Publishing" Scott Lubeck, Chief Technology Officer, Harvard Business School Publishing and William Woishnis, William Andrew Publishing/Knovel, Norwich, New York
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.
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