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Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age Conference

Plan now to attend the Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age Conference on August 10–12, 2015. MCLS is excited to be a co-sponsor with The University Libraries at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) for this important conference. It will be held on the GVSU campus and the new Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons.

As libraries continue to transform themselves to better meet the changing needs and expectations of their users as well as respond to the changing information landscape, it’s important to share and learn from others’ experiences. The Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age Conference will provide an opportunity for academic and public librarians, administrators, technologists, architects, designers, furniture manufacturers, and educators from across the country to discuss, share, learn and collectively re-think the increasingly important role libraries play in the communities they serve.

The conference will explore the following areas:

  • Transforming physical library spaces and places
  • Innovative services, programs, or technologies
  • Assessing and evaluating spaces, services, technologies and programs
  • Reflecting community values and needs
  • Developing a forward-thinking organizational culture

The registration fee for the conference is $250 and includes all meals. On-campus housing will be available. Registration will be limited to 250 attendees on a “first come, first served” basis. For more information and to register, visit the conference website.

Photograph by Dan Royer.