Celebrating librarian superpowers!

This year's Internet Librarian International celebrates the superhuman impact librarians have on organisations, communities and individuals.

Our conference programme reflects – and celebrates – the incredible range of roles, skills and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day.

Librarians are leaders in tech, organisational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers – and so much more.

Over two days, our six conference tracks highlight the breadth of the internet librarian’s activities:

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how creative libraries are creating, curating and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian’s super powers – advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity – in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

Our six main conference tracks are supplemented by a series of one-hour workshops (ILI Extra) covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics – from tech topics to personal development.

And don’t forget our pre-conference workshops options:

  • Websearch Academy 2017 - exploring the intricacies of research on the web. Our leading-edge speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results
  • Marketing your library service: principles and actions - in libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer, and understand what we do?

[Internet Librarian International has a LinkedIn group all of its own with over 7000 members around the world.]