Shifting Sands: How Small Changes in Policy, Culture and Technology are Determining the Future of Libraries

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Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm


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Continuing Education - Webinar

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Target Audience

Library Directors, Library Administrators, Public Librarians, Academic Librarians, School Librarians, Special Librarians


How did it come to this?  Librarians are battling with shrinking budgets, hustling to keep up with emerging technologies, and dealing with policies and laws that threaten to marginalize our role in providing access to all users.  Discover how changes in national and international policy, the growth of the free culture movement, and the rapid evolution of technology are having big impacts on libraries, and what you can do to help turn the tide.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how the free culture movement is impacting copyright, fair use, and the creative commons;
  • Identify the technologies that have caused revolutions in information sharing, from the printing press to the Pirate Bay;
  • Recognize some of the current and forthcoming policy changes that are impacting libraries;
  • Equip yourself to help change policy and keep up-to-date with emerging technologies.
Registration Information



Registration for this webinar will open at 9 AM on Wednesday, September 7, 2011.

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