The Future of Libraries

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Future of Libraries 12.0:
Online Communities: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
9:00 am – 4:30 pm (sign-in 8:30 – 9:00) Koret Auditorium
San Francisco Public Library, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA
$30 registration fee

This is the twelfth in an ongoing annual series of conferences where speakers highlight innovations taking place in the library world today.

Oscar Garcia, Community Partnerships Manager, LinkedIn.

Libraries can build their brand, build a strong profile, find presenters, and grow their own network using LinkedIn’s publishing platform, endorsements, and recommendations.

Oscar Garcia has more than 10 years’ experience in technology and non-profit management. He is the Community Partnerships Manager at LinkedIn and Chief Engagement Officer at Aspira. Previous to that he was the President and CEO of the City of Mountain View’s Chamber of Commerce.

Albert Qian, Founder and Community Manager, Albert’s Job List and Referrals.

Modern library experiences extend beyond the classroom and online as patrons look to stay connected with resources, events, and more. One way librarians can facilitate continued connection is through online communities, where they can provide communications, share upcoming events, and connect with individuals of all ages. Join Albert Qian, founder of Albert’s List, for a discussion on how to develop engaged and vibrant communities that will keep patrons interested in their communities.

Albert Qian is a product and digital marketer at Perficient where he launches, sell, and create attention around innovative technologies in the cloud computing, devops, and networking space. He leveraged his entrepreneurial drive towards helping others at scale, launching Albert’s List in March 2013. As a talent acquisition innovator, he is connecting 16,200+ recruiters, job seekers, and career service providers, placing them at well-known firms such as Twitter, Google, and GoPro — driving $2.5 million dollars in economic activity throughout California.

Angela Ocana, Branch Librarian, Santa Clara City Library: Northside Branch Library.
Nichole King, Teen Librarian, Santa Clara County Library: Morgan Hill Community Library

Neko Atsume? Pokemon? Podcasts? Maker spaces? Drones? Comic books? Digital collections? Snap Chat? Cat Memes? THE INTERNET?! What do these things have in common? They are some of the topics that our community and librarians are talking about. How can we understand which of these will be relevant to our community and which will turn out to be tired fads we shouldn’t have wasted time on? Audience members will get to vote on fad vs trend and then our panel of librarians lead a spirited debate to discuss what is fad and what is foe. (Spoiler alert: They do not agree!!)

Amy Calhoun, Communications and Virtual Services Manager, Sacramento Public Library
Bryce Lovell, Arcade Branch Supervisor, Sacramento Public Library

Get your library started with Meetup! Amy Calhoun, Communications and Virtual Services Manager, will share data gathered from Sacramento Public Library’s system wide implementation of Meetup, while Bryce Lovell will give us a look “from the trenches” as the Arcade Branch Supervisor and share what was learned from a few particularly successful efforts.

Amy Calhoun is the communications and virtual services manager at Sacramento Public Library. She directs the Library’s marketing, public relations and digital strategy. Her conference presentations and webinars include Library Journal’s “Using Data to Better Serve Your Community” and Gale Geek’s “Connecting Digital Products to Physical Programming.”

Bryce Lovell is the supervisor at the Arcade branch of Sacramento Public Library, which is home to the Library of Things, Tom Sanderson Design Spot, and Alt Library.

Ray DeLara, Adult Services Manager, Burlingame Public Library

Christa Cliver, Director of Business Education for Business Development, Suitable Technologies,
Laura Lee, Marketing Manager, Quivervision,

Pokemon Go has brought augmented reality to the forefront of entertainment as an immersive and engaging game where participants can snap photos of themselves with cartoon images of Pokemon characters. Augmented Reality (AR) brings stories to life with interactive visuals. Readers can engage with stories in new ways that were never before possible. QuiverVision, the creator of Quiver and Quiver Education Apps, create interactive coloring sheets that come alive through AR. QuiverVision will speak about how libraries can add AR to their collections and use it as an educational tool to teach about STEM and computer vision.

QuiverVision will telepresence onto the stage through a robot. Suitable Technologies’ BEAM gives you a physical presence when you can’t be somewhere in person. In the future, libraries will be a space that anyone can access: the physically impaired who are confined to their homes, people in other countries and states and authors may even telepresence in to give a book reading. Suitable Technologies will share the vision of how telepresence will enhance and grow the reach of libraries.

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