OCT 21

OCLC Research at Internet Librarian 2012

OCLC Research Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant will give two presentations at this conference

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The 16th annual Internet Librarian conference is a comprehensive conference and exhibition designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, researchers, content managers, and information specialists.

OCLC Research Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant will present an afternoon workshop and an opening keynote at this year's conference—the details of each are listed below. The complete conference program is available on the Internet Librarian 2012 conference website.


Sunday, 21 October

Time Meeting
1:30–4:30 p.m.

Technology Planning: What's on Your Horizon?

If you want to lead the pack, you need to be planning for lots of different technologies, challenges, and issues. Our leading thinker and practitioner challenges you to think about building strategies and plans for both near- and long-term technology challenges and opportunities. In this interactive workshop, Tennant describes a variety of technologies (e.g., mobile computing, electronic books, data visualization, etc.), illustrates how they impact libraries, and supplies library examples where they exist. You’ll leave not only with some tools for planning for technological change, but also with a sense of where things are now and where we are headed.

Wednesday, 24 October

Time Meeting
8:45–9:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote
Transforming the Library Empire: Possible?

  • Steve Coffman, Vice President, Library Support Services, LSSI, Library Systems & Services
  • Roy Tennant, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research
Libraries and librarians have had many opportunities to take center stage in the knowledge and digital age, but have they? Librarians have all the skills to excel in this age too, but Forbes magazine says a degree in library and information science is one of the worst for finding a job! In our turbulent world there are opportunities and challenges, can we libraries and librarians transform our part of it? Can we have a positive impact? Two controversial, knowledgeable and experienced speakers share their views on these questions.


21 October 2012


1:30 PM – 9:45 AM
Pacific Daylight Time, North America [UTC -7]


Monterey , CA


Monterey Conference Center