Make your library smarter with inspiration from ARC17


Presenters, attendees, and guests at the 2017 Americas Regional Council meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, shared ideas, stories, examples, and challenges that helped us all better define what makes for smarter libraries. Whether you couldn’t attend—or were there and want to see all the parallel break-outs—take a look at the presentations, visual summary images, and video links, below. There was a lot of “smart” in the room, and we hope you can take advantage of what we learned for use at your library.


Graphic recorder illustrations

We asked ARC17 attendees to share their insights on “what it takes to become a smarter library” and used those insights to create a visual summary to fuel our closing plenary session. Both visual summaries created by our graphic recorder are now available for download.

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Presentations

Monday, 30 October

Featured Keynote
Dr. Carla D. Hayden

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Plenary—A Shared Vision for a Smarter Future
Skip Prichard

Breakout session—Harnessing the Power of a Smart Staff
Jennifer Bowen, Karlie Johnson, Jeff Steely, Kimberly Westbrooks

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Breakout session—Proving Library Relevance in Higher Education
Ashley Ireland, Constance Malpas, Adam Murray

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Breakout session—Strategic Planning
Alison Armstrong, Evan Simpson

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Breakout session—Take Control of Your Space!
Janet H. Clarke, Laura Costello, Suzanne Payette

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Plenary—Getting Smarter with Technology, Customer Insights and Data
Jeff Jacobs, Cathy King, Mary Sauer-Games

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Plenary—Smarter Data for Smarter Libraries
Rachel Frick, Jeff Mixter

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Breakout session—Community Discovery and Ideation: Creating Smart Libraries
Mary Lou Carolan, Betha Gutsche

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Breakout session—Innovate Smarter
Missy Laytham, Katy O'Neill, Shali Zhang

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Breakout session—Leadership that Crosses Boundaries
Constantia Constantinou, Michael Miller, Kenneth Schlesinger

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Breakout session—The Digital Collection Differentiator
Jolie O. Graybill, Kendra Morgan, Jason Roy

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Plenary—The LIT Room: Reading Reinvented
George Schafer, Tony Tallent

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Tuesday, 31 October

Keynote—Building for the Future of Free Knowledge
Katherine Maher

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Plenary—Leveraging Wikipedia
Kelly Doyle, Andrew Lih, Monika Sengul-Jones, Scott Walter

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Breakout session—Harnessing the Power of Data
Jared Howland, Rebecca L. Lubas

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Breakout session—Implementing RIM (Research Information Management)
Ryan Miller, Maliaca Oxnam, Keith Webster, Indira Yerramareddy

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Breakout session—Nurturing Informed Citizens and Patrons
Peter Broadwell, Mary Lou Carolan, Todd Grappone

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Breakout session—The Future of Resource Sharing
James Michalko, Hilary Thompson

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Breakout session—Demonstrating Relevancy
Maggie Farrell, John-Bauer Graham, Bethany Latham, Jodi Poe

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Breakout session—Libraries Transformed
Julie Brophy, Jeff Julian, Lynette Schurdevin, Hong Yao

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Breakout session—Strong Communities Start with Engaged Staff
Laura Costello, Pilar Martinez

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Breakout session—The Big Print Shift
Brian Rennick, Matt Rosendahl

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Plenary—Working Smarter Together
Christopher Cronin, Virginia Steel, Sandy Yee

Plenary—Closing
Helene Blowers, Christopher Cronin, Lorcan Dempsey