Lorcan Dempsey to present keynote at LIANZA Conference 2013 on Tuesday, 22 October

Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist, will present “The network reshapes the library” on 22 October 9:00-10:00 a.m. NZDT in the Claudelands Events Centre. In this presentation, Lorcan will discuss the shaping forces at work in libraries and consider how libraries and groups of libraries will change over the coming years. He will also focus on the shift from infrastructure to engagement, and on the types of innovation required to support this shift, drawing examples from all types of libraries.

Lorcan's presentation will be posted on his bio page, on our presentations page and on SlideShare following the conference.

LIANZA, the New Zealand Library Association, is the professional organization for the New Zealand library and information management profession. The LIANZA 2013 Conference: Wai-Ora, Wai-Māori, Waikato, takes place 19-23 October in Claudeland, Hamilton. This annual conference typically attracts in excess of 600 library and information professionals and includes a vendor exhibition of around 65 library suppliers. This year’s conference theme references the most significant landmark of this region, the Waikato River. Rivers are powerful forces, relentless and enduring, giving and sustaining life: Tributaries, big and small, come together to create a diverse and connected system that is greater than the sum of its parts.

See the LIANZA 2013 Conference website for the complete conference program.

For more information:

Lorcan Dempsey
Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


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