2016 Virtual Conference - Embracing Innovation: Creative Disruptions in Libraries

Sep 16, 2016 10:00am -
Sep 16, 2016 04:00pm

Event Description

2016 SEFLIN Virtual Conference - Embracing Innovation: Creative Disruptions in Libraries


Join us for an invigorating day of discussion on how libraries are embracing innovation in a multitude of ways you may never have considered before. We'll discuss how those in charge of resources, both digital and traditional, are adapting and embracing change, how spaces are changing to meet user's needs, and we'll learn how to leverage innovation and help libraries move forward with some thoughts on what the next big thing in libraries might be.   



Jason Griffey, founder and principal at Evenly Distributed and Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries winner for his Measure the Future project will kick-off the conference with an opening keynote presentation on current and near-future changes in library services entitled Innovation & Disruption: Past, Present, Future; Jill Hurst-Wahl, Associate Professor of Practice at Syracuse University’s School of Information and director of the MLIS program will present tips and tricks to facilitate idea-creating atmospheres in staff meetings in Storming Towards Innovation; Chad Mairn, Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manager of the St. Petersburg College Innovation Lab will give a presentation on Technologies and Innovation Worth Watching in 2016; Madalyn Sklar, Social Media Power Influencer will coach us on social media in 11 Tactics, Tips & Tools to Leverage a Powerful Social Media Strategy; and Peter Murray, the Open Source Community Advocate at Index Data, will wrap up the event with a closing keynote discussion on the evolution of library collection responsibilities entitled Rethinking What We Collect.


Conference Schedule At-a-Glance

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (U.S./Canada)

10:00 AM        Innovation & Disruption: Past, Present, Future - Jason Griffey

11:00 AM        Storming Towards Innovation - Jill Hurst-Wahl                 

12:00 PM        Lunch & Learn Pre-Recorded Panel Discussion - Maker Spaces

1:00 PM          Technologies and Innovation Worth Watching in 2016 - Chad Mairn      

2:00 PM          11 Tactics, Tips & Tools to Leverage a Powerful Social Media Strategy - Madalyn Sklar

3:00 PM          Rethinking What We Collect - Peter Murray                  


Registration for Florida library staff and students currently enrolled in

Florida library schools  is FREE!​


Florida Individual Registration: FREE
Florida Group Registration: FREE
Non-Florida Individual Registration: $40
Non-Florida Group Registration: $125

Non-Florida Library School Student Individual Registration: $20

Non-Florida Library School Student Group Registration: $75



For questions about registration or to cancel your registration, please contact Irina Galilova at 561-208-0984 x 222 or at Galilova@seflin.org






Event Type:Conference
Early registration ends on Aug 03, 2016.
Regular registration starts on Aug 04, 2016 and ends on Sep 13, 2016.
Late registration starts on Sep 14, 2016.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)