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The library is dead. Long live the library! The rebirth of libraries in the 21st century


Tuesday, December 8, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

The library is dead. Long live the library! The...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Public Ended $75.00 $0.00
NEASIST & SLA Members Ended $60.00 $0.00
Student / Retirees   more info Ended $50.00 $0.00

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Library closures, slashed budgets, user apathy - everything's online, right?

It's a story many of us have heard too often or experienced ourselves, especially with the recent downturn in the economy.  But many libraries are re-inventing themselves, offering new services and transforming into very different entities while still at heart performing the same role they always have - helping communities connect with information.

Come to this NEASIST program to hear:

  • How changes in publishing are driving changes in libraries.  How can we radically change an ancient institution that evolved from providing shared print copies into one that effectively provides online content (that we often don’t even own).  It’s time to get past the kludges in our processes and organizational structures and embrace our future.
  • What it takes to be a librarian these days.  What skills and interests are necessary?  In 10 years will we be librarians or technologists?
  • Success stories from libraries that have radically changed their roles and services.
  • How to design your library around user expectations and keep your organization relevant.


Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided, with network access for all!


Excited about the program?  We'll give you a $5 discount on your registration if you tell your friends about this event on Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media site.  

Please email Bill Helman with a link to your site. You will be provided with the Discount Code for $5 off the price of registration. (Note: Please request code before registering.)  


Registration closes after December 3rd, 2009


The library is dead! Long live the library!

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Bartos Theater, MIT Media Lab
20 Ames Street
Building E15, Atrium Level
Cambridge, MA 02139

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science

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