Phoenix, Arizona, USA • October 2–3, 2019
Your library is a critical catalyst for the communities you serve, whether students, faculty and researchers, or individuals with wide-ranging needs. But you also interact with related communities within your geography or institution—other departments, funding bodies, and partners. And then there’s your professional community—from local colleagues, to broader networks and organizations, extending to libraries around the world.
How can you provide leadership that creates opportunities for real change? What programs and services will transform the lives of the people and groups you support? What role should the library of tomorrow play, and what should we be doing today to prepare for those contributions?
Exceed user expectations
Meet evolving needs
Create measurable impact
Lead with technology
Innovate with confidence
Build powerful networks
Achieve more together
Our high-energy, two-day agenda is designed for attendees from all types of libraries. This year’s featured speakers include:
OCLC President and CEO and author of Wall Street Journal bestseller The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future
Project Coordinator for the American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) at the University of Arizona
This conference was created especially for current and emerging library leaders across all library types—academic and research, public, special, and others. Librarians and staff with these titles and areas of focus will benefit from this meeting:
We welcome all staff members from OCLC member libraries who would like to join this strategic discussion around library futures.
Please direct questions about event participation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The programming and agenda are led by a Program Committee of respected leaders from the Americas Regional Council, which spans all library types:
ARC Chair 2019-2020 University Librarian, Capilano University
Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Dartmouth College
Head of Technical Services, College of DuPage
Dean, University Libraries and Teaching and Learning Technologies, University of Nevada, Reno
Director, Marshall Public Library
All OCLC member libraries within the Americas region—Canada, United States, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and South America—are part of the OCLC Americas Regional Council (ARC). All members are encouraged to attend member meetings and community activities, to share insights through various member forums and channels, and to participate in elections and governance. Learn more about ARC and OCLC governance.