More than two days of learning, sharing, insights, and connections

How can you plan for a future that meets your community’s evolving needs? An inspiring two-day agenda will explore this question in a variety of ways, balancing strategic, future-focused planning with practical takeaways that you can implement today.

Preconference Workshops

Choose from one of these October 1 preconference offerings. Separate registration is required for the sessions.

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Stewardship and services: Your library's role as a “community catalyst”

A workshop led by the OCLC Research Library Partnership for academic and research libraries to discuss how digital environments are reshaping the nature of library collections and services.

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Design Thinking: Craft powerful stories about your library

Created for public library leaders, attendees will learn to craft powerful stories that communicate their library’s value to their community.

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Featured speakers

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Retha Hill

Executive Director of the New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University

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Skip Prichard

OCLC President and CEO and author of Wall Street Journal bestseller The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future

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Alyce Sadongei

Project Coordinator for the American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) at the University of Arizona

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Pam Sandlian Smith

Director, Anythink Libraries in Adams County, Colorado, one of the nation’s most recognized library brands

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Doug Ulman

President and CEO, Pelotonia, a rapidly growing non-profit that funds lifesaving cancer research