2019 Road Trip Symposium: The Library of the Future, or, The Future of the Library
Friday, August 9, 2019
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Registration, Networking Activity, and Dinner (companion activity)
Join us for dinner and getting to know your colleagues. Local author and cybrarian Lorri Zipperer, will be signing copies of her novel, “Running Away With It: A Rebecca Beall Mystery”, co-authored with Sara Tompson, also an SLA member.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions – Heather Kotula, president of the Route 66 Chapter of SLA
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Succeeding in the World of Special Librarianship: What is the Future of the Special Librarian?
Stephen Abram, MLIS, Principal, Lighthouse Consulting, Inc. and Executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries
As past SLA president, Donna Scheeder, noted, "Change is Our Tradition." What do you think? Our speaker will share what's happened, what's happening, and strategies for success in the coming years based on his 2018 book, "Succeeding in the World of Special Librarianship." There are exciting trends in technology and other shifts happening in the world of business, research, and socio-economically. Let's have a grand discussion in Albuquerque!
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Reimagining the Library - the Future of Physical Spaces
Moderator: Jim Martin, Associate Librarian, University of Arizona
Speakers: Mary Talley, Director, Library Services, ZAI, Talley Partners; Robyn Huff-Eibl, Department Head, University Libraries’ Access & Information Service Department
Join us for two engaging presentations that will explore how academic and corporate libraries are rethinking the use of library spaces to meet the changing needs of clientele. Learn about key trends and issues that can help you with your own decisions around space use, and come away inspired by the exciting ways in which library spaces are being both repurposed and developed anew.
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Cultivating Collaborative Communities
Moderator: Jonna Paden, Community Intern, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Special Projects and Archivist, (Pueblo of Acoma)
Speakers: Valerie Fernando, Community Intern, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Special Projects and NMLA NALSIG Chair, (Pueblo of Laguna); Cordelia Hooee, Tribal Archivist, Pueblo of Zuni Tribal Archives; Alissa Chavez Lowe, Education Director, Pueblo of San Felipe
What is a tribal library and archive? Come learn about the roles, responsibilities and challenges of tribal libraries and archives. There are more than nineteen tribal libraries (and cultural centers) throughout the state. Many have limited resources, staff and funding. All have rich tribal histories. Let’s learn from each other and start building successful relationships to share skills, knowledge and resources through collaborative partnerships.
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Are you Ray or Mark?: Building the Right Team to Build and Sustain Innovation
Speaker: Lorri Zipperer, Cybrarian and Principal at Zipperer Project Management
Imagining fresh approaches to core practices is more comfortable for some individuals than others. It takes a team to implement and sustain innovative changes to existing knowledge access programs, services, and processes. This session will introduce attendees to a novel pop-culture metaphor to help them understand their role on an innovation team and surround themselves with the players they need to get the job done.
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Sponsored Presentations
4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Wrap Up Day One
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Route 66 Chapter Open Business Meeting
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Networking Activity (companion activity)
Sunday, August 11, 2019
9:00 – 12:00 p.m. The Future Is Researchable
Speaker: Joe Murphy, MLIS, MBA, MS Foresight
Joe will conduct a workshop geared specifically for special librarians that provides attendees with practical skills and methods to research, plan, and create futures that increase the value their organizations create. Foresight combines research, strategy, and execution to increase the heads-up time you can give your boss before stuff hits the fan. Its methods also increase stakeholders confidence in its continued success and stability. Not predictions, nor astrology, the methods of Strategic Foresight that Joe will share are rigorous, research-driven and tied to practical functioning, planning, and operations. He will share a few of the most impactful of a master's degree-worth of techniques that have been put through the forge of an MBA and refined in real-world projects. Attendees will leave the event equipped with a better handle on their organizations' future and how to explore it systematically. The workshop will focus 100% on (and be accountable for) delivering useful skills.
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (Happy Trails To You) Until We Meet Again Luncheon (companion activity)
Thanks to our sponsors:
Rolls Royce: Access Innovations, Inc.