Content, Access and the Role of Libraries in a Connected –An Online Event (2011 LYRASIS Annual Meeting)

On Wednesday November 9, 2011, from 1:30 to 4:00 PM Brooks Memorial Library will  host the 2011 LYRASIS Annual Meeting.  This year’s meeting theme is Content, Access and the Role of Libraries in a Connected World, and will feature a keynote address by Siva Vaidhyanathan, author ofThe Googlization of Everything, as well as updates from LYRASIS staff and board members, and an open discussion for all participants.

LYRASIS helps libraries operate more effectively by providing expanded access to valuable resources and professional expertise in content creation and management. Created in 2009 by the mergers of various regional library consortia, LYRASIS is the nation’s largest regional non-profit membership organization serving libraries.

With a collective history that dates back to 1936, LYRASIS continues its mission of supporting libraries and information professionals by offering creative solutions and increased savings opportunities through collaboration, consulting, digital and preservation services, professional development, and group purchases.

The LYRASIS   2011 Annual Member Meeting will provide an opportunity for members to collaborate and learn together, both in-person and online.

Agenda (all times listed are Eastern Time)

1:30 Connected Libraries: Creating & Accessing Content with LYRASIS

(Kate Nevins, Executive Director, LYRASIS, and Elizabeth Hammond, Dean of University Libraries,Mercer University, and Chair, LYRASIS Board of Trustees)

2:00 Q & A

2:10 Keynote (Siva Vaidhyanathan): The Googlization of Libraries

2:40 Q & A

3:00 Lightning Panel: Quick Thoughts from Library Leaders

3:30 Conclusion and move to Community Discussions

Free and Open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Library is open Monday-Wednesday, 10 to 9; Thursday, 1 to 6; Friday, 10 to 6; and Saturday, 10 to 2.

For more information, contact Brooks Memorial Library at 802.254.5290 or send us an email tobrattlib@brooks.lib.vt.us

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