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: Highlights: 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 perspectives. Moderator: Marie L. Radford, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Rutgers University School of Information and Communication. "The Graying of the Profession": Intergenerational Collaboration & Succession Planning Panelists: 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" Panelists: 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 718.982.4008 [email protected] Brian Lym Co-Chair, LACUNY Institute 2009 Hunter College, CUNY 212.772.4191 [email protected]
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