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Envisioning the Future of Resource Sharing in Rhode Island: Aspiration Meets Practicality

Thursday, October 13, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bryant University - Douglas and Judith Krupp Library Bello Center

Speaker(s): Marshall Breeding, Founder and Editor of Library Technology Guides

Please join OLIS, the LORI Resource Sharing Working Group and your colleagues from around the state for a day-long program where all aspirations will be considered and all practicalities reexamined.

The morning portion will feature keynote speaker Marshall Breeding, founder and editor of Library Technology Guides, editor of Smart Libraries Newsletter for ALA TechSource, author of Cloud Computing for Libraries, former Director for Innovative Technology and Research at Vanderbilt University Library, and many other professional accomplishments that make him a sought-after presenter on library issues.

Marshall Breeding will rejoin us in the afternoon, along with the following featured guests for an open discussion of how Rhode Island librarians can hold onto our resource sharing aspirations while being pulled in the opposite direction by the practical demands of resource sharing.

  • Aaron Coutu, President of the Rhode Island Library Association and Assistant Director at the Cumberland Public Library
  • Jenifer Bond, Librarian at the Lincoln School and Past-President of the Rhode Island Library Association. She also served as Associate Director at the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library at Bryant University.
  • Phyllis A. Humphrey, Library Board of Rhode Island member and Library Media Specialist at the Archie R. Cole Middle School Library

Coffee/tea and light refreshments will be served. Lunch is not provided but is available on the Bryant campus.

Registration required.

Intended Audience: LORI library staff, supervisor, Directors,and affiliates interested in the future of RI library resource Sharing

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