Conference Program

Community Impact: Digital Strategies & Partnerships

Information Today, Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for more than forty years, is pleased to announce the 26th annual Internet Librarian – the ONLY conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet and Web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators; digital managers, developers and integrators; content evaluators and curators; taxonomists; searchers; community builders, managers, and partners; information providers, trainers, guides, and more.

This comprehensive conference offers a wide-ranging program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, researchers, content managers, curators and information specialists. Internet Librarian 2022 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with five simultaneous tracks, plus many workshop and networking opportunities.

The last two years have been a challenge for all sectors and libraries have stepped up to play amazing roles in their communities with dynamic programs and resources, creative partnerships and technologies, innovative services as well as digital and learning strategies, and much more. Hear how communities are being supported by their libraries, get tips and techniques you can take home and apply to your environment, learn about the latest technologies and opportunities for the future. Libraries are resilient and are resetting for the future. This year's program highlights some of the exciting changes that will likely become standard in the future, those that were great experiments from which we learned much, as well as creative new insights and plans for the future, plans which include working with their communities in rebuilding and recovering from the economic and social issues arising from recent upheavals.

There are so many positive possible futures for libraries in every community – campuses, municipalities, hospitals, schools, corporate and non-profit enterprises, governments, and more! The trick is to channel the passion that librarians have into building awareness and relationships in their communities; taking action and not waiting for citizens, students, researchers, business folks or faculty to come to them; creating and experimenting with innovative programs and services using new technologies; securing solid partnerships to expand programs and resources; and futurizing strong, collaborative, successful and sustainable communities! Internet Librarian 2022 highlights how libraries are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to save time for new programs, dealing with big data to pinpoint insights, using sensors and other “internet of things” devices to improve and extend services, experimenting with augmented and virtual reality to delight their communities, tracking and sharing applications of smart technology with their campuses, organizations and neighborhoods. Internet Librarians never, however, lose sight of people in their communities as they futurize and transform to make sure they are relevant and valuable.

This year’s tracks encompass such topics as: Discovery & Navigation, Makerspace Strategies & Creative Services, Smart Tools & Technologies, Integrating “Internet of Things”, AI & Machine Learning, eBooks, User Experience, Curating Digital Assets, Resetting & Inspiring Innovation, Web Presence Development & Management, Enterprise Trends, Social Media & Networking, Streaming Media, Finding & Collaborating with New Community Partners, Content Management and more. Speakers are knowledgeable, authoritative and focus on practical applications, new tools and techniques, case studies as well as technical and managerial issues. 

Check back in late-June for full program details!

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