The Business of Federal Libraries
The Business of Federal Libraries:
Connecting Knowledge to Future Patrons
Join your colleagues for a policy training that will combine new
approaches for working with your patrons with the perspective of scholars,
library leaders and the newest voices in the federal information community.
This year’s morning keynote speaker, R. David Lankes, Director
of the Information Institute of Syracuse, is a passionate advocate
for libraries and their essential role in today’s society. He also
seeks to understand how information approaches and technologies
can be used to transform industries. His latest book, The Atlas of
New Librarianship, offers a guide to new librarianship based not
on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning; and he
suggests a new mission for librarians: to improve society through
facilitating knowledge creation in their communities.
The afternoon will feature a keynote from Evan Carroll,
a leader in the budding digital afterlife industry. Co-author of
Your Digital Afterlife (New Riders, 2010), the first book dedicated
to helping everyday people understand and prepare for death in
the digital era, he is also the co-author and editor of The Digital
Beyond (TheDigitalBeyond.com), an online resource for digital
death and legacy issues. Carroll is well-versed in traditional
experience design disciplines including information architecture,
interaction design, user research and usability testing. He
combines this background with practical experience with Web
analytics, social media and online advertising.
The forum will also spotlight Edwin S. Clay, III, the
director of the Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) and a former
adjunct professor at the Catholic University School of Library
and Information Science. His take on entrepreneurial practices
for librarians and information workers in traditional and nontraditional settings will offer great insight to federal practioners
and their support of agency missions.
Afternoon panel discussions will feature library leaders followed by a
panel of representatives from FLICC’s newest working group for new Federal
Librarians. These panelists have recently begun their careers at the Department
of Justice, the Government Printing Office, the Food and Drug Administration,
the Library of Congress and the National Institutes of Health.