See You in Canada!

I’ll be spending a week in Canada starting this Wednesday.

First, I’ll be at the ABQLA Conference in Montreal on Thursday. My talk is the morning keynote:

The Hyperlinked Library – Trends, Tools, and Transparency
What emerging trends are changing library services? What does a connected world of “continuous computing” mean for 21st Century libraries? How do we create services when the world of information is accessible through a mobile device and ubiquitous wifi. This presentation provides a roadmap toward becoming the Hyperlinked Library: mobile, transparent, participatory, playful, user-centered and human, while still grounded in our foundations and values.
I’m excited that Amanda Etches Johnson is giving the afternoon Keynote:
User Experience and the Mobile Web

Fact: mobile devices are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. Also fact: the mobile browsing experience is usually pretty dreadful. In this presentation, Etches-Johnson provides an overview of the mobile user experience and highlights a number of good practices to keep in mind when designing for mobile devices.

After a few days in Quebec City, I’ll be speaking at the Future of the Academic Library Symposium. My afternoon talk is based on my “Office Hours” columns:
Transforming Library Science Education: Heretical Thoughts
Just as academic libraries are evolving, so should LIS education. How do we prepare incoming students to work in radically different settings? What skills do they need? What skills are no longer necessary? We’ll explore some heretical thinking and ideas about  the future of library schools with a focus on transparency, strategic thinking and planning in trying times, creativity, innovation, and the heart.
Please say hello if you are attending either event!