the education institute

New Technologies and Libraries
with Stephen Abram

Audio Conference One Hour
Tuesday, Nov. 22
3 PM ET Noon PT
Member: $48.00 + GST
Non-Member: $68.00 + GST


In our very automated and on-line world, how do we keep up with what's new? One way is to talk to those in the know. Jane Dysart of Dysart & Jones Associates interviews Stephen Abram about the cool new technology tools he has experienced, heard about, observed as well as researched. With interesting stories, Abram shares his knowledge of new technologies and libraries using them, He provides lots of places to look for resources.

The Benefits
Learn from a well-traveled information industry futurist about the new technologies he has heard about or observed as well as lots of working applications in libraries and information services.

Who Should Participate?
This interactive interview is aimed at anyone in the library world (librarians, information professionals, vendors, library technicians, managers, library trustees, and more) who wants to hear about the latest new technologies that library either are or will be using in the future.

Key Topics You Will Explore
  • New technology context/landscape
  • Cool new tools
  • Examples of libraries using new technologies
  • Further resources
Method of Instruction
There will be a 40-45 minute presentation and 10-20 minutes for questions and discussion. Pre-Readings will be offered but are not essential.

Stephen Abram
Stephen Abram, MLS, is Past President of the Canadian Library Association and Vice President Innovation of Sirsi Corporation. He has been VP of Corporate Development for Micromedia ProQuest and Publisher Electronic Information for Thomson. He ran libraries for Coopers & Lybrand and Hay Group. Stephen has been involved in innovation and change management projects for libraries and library products for over 20 years. Stephen has been listed by Library Journal as one of the top 50 people influencing the future of libraries and librarianship. He has been awarded SLA's John Cotton Dana Award as well as being a Fellow of the SLA. He was Canadian Special Librarian of the Year and Alumni of the Year for the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto, where he is an adjunct professor. He gives over 50 international keynote talks annually to library and information industry conferences. He writes a regular column for Information Outlook and MultiMedia and Internet @ Schools as well as regular articles for Library Journal, OLA's Access and CLA's Feliciter, among others.

Developed for the Education Institute by Jane Dysart of Dysart & Jones Associates, Toronto.