Libraries, Acceleration, and the Reality Spectrum - Nov 27, 28, & 29

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This is a ONE DAY event held from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on the following dates and locations.

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November 27th Burlington County Library, Westhampton
November 28th Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, Parsippany --OR--
November 29th Monmouth County Library, Manalapan Twp



The ever popular and much in demand Phil Bowermaster is back to reprise his role as library futurist. Phil will present a full-day, interactive workshop for all librarians interested in learning how they can help play a role in the exciting future of their library.

The workshop, entitled, "Libraries, Acceleration and the Reality Spectrum", is a professional development event for librarians, structured in two half-day segments, which will provide:

  • An overview of the challenges and opportunities that accelerating technological and social change raise
  • An overview of the challenges and opportunities that accelerating technological and social change raise for libraries, and
  • A set of tools for managing these challenges and leveraging these opportunities

PART 1: Accelerating Times

  • Summary: Mid-Atlantic Library Futures Conference 2017
  • Highlights from Keynote and Breakout Videos
  • Discussion: How the Future is Impacting Libraries
  • Review of and Updates to A Matter of Days

PART 2: Facing Reality

  • Introduction to the Reality Spectrum
  • Exercise: Plotting Yourself on the Spectrum
  • Overview: Reality can be Scary
  • Discussion: Identifying the Top Reality-Based Risks for Libraries
  • Overview: Possibilities Unlimited
  • Discussion: Identifying the Top Reality-Based Opportunities for Libraries
  • Exercise: Updating the Acceleration Agenda


TICKETS - Tickets cost $40 and include a continental breakfast and lunch. When placing your order, you will have an option to choose one of three different ticket types. Please choose the ticket based upon your selected date and location. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Beavers by phone: 609-278-2640 Ext 149, or by email: ebeavers@njstatelib.org.

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