Library Leadership: The Next Generation (LACUNY Institute, Oct. 23, 2009)

Registration now open!
LACUNY (Librarians Assn. of the City University of New York) Institute 2009: “Library Leadership: The Next Generation."
When and Where? Friday, October 23, 2009 at the CUNY
Graduate Center in New York City.

Academic libraries are undergoing a significant demographic shift that is dramatically changing the
make-up of the profession. At the heart of this transformation is the large proportion of veteran
librarians nearing retirement age. This development has prompted an examination of the attitudes and
characteristics of the new generation of librarians poised to assume leadership. In an effort to
contribute to the ongoing dialogue regarding the future of academic library leadership, this conference will
address the following questions:


Keynote: "Demographic Change in a Turbulent Era: Librarians in the 21st Century."
Stanley Wilder, University Librarian, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Wilder is a prominent authority and commentator on the
demographic shift in the academic library workforce.

Panels: with academic librarians from the NYC region
and beyond representing different generations and
Moderator: Marie L. Radford, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Rutgers University School of Information and Communication.

"The Graying of the Profession": Intergenerational Collaboration & Succession Planning
Shelly Warwick, Director, Touro-Harlem Medical Library
Jenna Freedman, Coordinator of Reference Services/Zine Librarian, Barnard College
Erik Estep, Co-editor, Gen-X Perspectives on Librarianship (forthcoming, Library Juice Press) &
Assistant Professor and North Carolina Collection Librarian

"Issues in Next Generation Librarianship"
Jason Kucsma, Emerging Technologies Manager, Metropolitan New York Library Council
Emily Drabinksi, Electronic Resources and Instruction Librarian, Long Island University
Erin Dorney, Outreach Librarian, Millersville University, Pennsylvania

Poster sessions (to be announced)

Register online:

$35 for LACUNY members
$40 non-LACUNY registrants

Lunch and morning refreshments included.

Joseph Deodato
Co-Chair, LACUNY Institute 2009
College of Staten Island, CUNY
[email protected]

Brian Lym
Co-Chair, LACUNY Institute 2009
Hunter College, CUNY
[email protected]