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Watch the Live Streaming Keynote Speakers at ILEAD USA This Week!

Join the ILEAD USA teams as they watch the keynote speakers streamed live!   Watch from your desk or look for the archived link in later postings of the Compendium.

Check the live schedule and links below for James LaRue, Michael Stephens and David Lankes:

James LaRue
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015       Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 am EDT
Keynoter:  James LaRue, CEO of LaRue & Associates, Castle Rock, Colorado.
The Fourth Turning: Leadership and Social Change
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At long last, there is a significant generational turnover. The Boomers are leaving. Gen-Xers and Millennials are moving up. Some historians suggest that this heralds a major shift in public consciousness. What will, what should, library leadership look like in the Fourth Turning? 4th Tiurning Powerpoint!      Q & A Time: 12:30 am – 12:45 am EDT

Michael Stephens

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Time 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries
Keynoter: Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor, School of Information, San Jose State University.  Streaming at
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Emerging technologies are changing the way we live and learn. Libraries can play a key role in this future. Imagine the evolving hyperlinked library as a creation space, community space, anything space. Imagine this library available everywhere via mobile devices and tablets. Imagine opportunities for user learning supported and facilitated by librarians. How will library services change with MOOCs and mobile classrooms in the palm of one’s hand? What skills will staff require? What does the library as creative classroom look like? What does this future look like going forward as we encourage learning everywhere as a means for transformative change for ourselves and our users? This session will explore new ideas and thinking about learning at the library.   Q & A  12:30 am – 12:45 am EDT

David Lankes
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015                    Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 am EDT
Libraries as Platforms for World Domination
Keynoter: David Lankes, Syracuse University, School of Information Studies, Syracuse, New York.  Professor and Dean’s Scholar on New Librarianship
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Libraries are platforms built by librarians to enable community empowerment. Those platforms may include collections and databases, but also maker spaces, gardens, WiFi hotspots and recording studios. This talk will outline how thinking of platforms and not buildings changes how we position librarianship in our communities.   Q & A  12:30 am – 12:45 am EDT


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