Asking big questions of libraries

David McCandless and Jodie Ginsberg to keynote as Internet Librarian International explores the big questions facing librarians and info pros.

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'Dynamic disruption – transforming your library' is the theme of Internet Librarian International 2015 (ILI), the innovation conference for information professionals. This year, the conference is focusing on the many ways creative information pros are responding to the 'big questions' posed by the opportunities and challenges of fast-developing technology, new business models, and changing user expectations.

This year’s keynote speakers will be author, information designer and data-journalist David McCandless (author of the best-selling book Information is Beautiful), and Jodie Ginsberg, Chief Executive of Index on Censorship, the international organisation that promotes and defends the right to freedom of expression around the world.

Internet Librarian International will take place at Olympia, London on 20-21 October with workshops on 19 October.

Alongside the ‘big questions’, delegate feedback indicates a strong preference for sessions which provide practical insight that can be directly applied back in the workplace.

Previous ILI attendees have revealed that ideas gained from last year’s sessions enabled them, for example, to implement improvements to usability testing, secure approval for specific projects, start special interest groups in their library, improve their LMS, introduce ethnographic research tools, and collaborate to create workshops on specific topics. With this in mind, ILI's 50 conference sessions include 40 case studies.

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