April 16, 2014, 9-3, DCU Center, Worcester

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Stand in the eye of the storm! This full-day conference will bravely risk the turbulence of the publishing world to identify library responses and/or the challenges it represents.

The day’s events will include an opening keynote from Emerson professor John Rodzvilla speaking on “Digital Disruptions: The Intersection of Libraries and Publishers in the information age”. Ignite sessions presented by ten of your fellow Massachusetts librarians, a writing workshop, networking, and a panel on Libraries as Publishers. There will be  exciting hallway activities to participate in during breaks: MassLibs, and a look at Biblioboard Creator. The day will conclude with a closing keynote from author Brent Hartinger called “The Scary, Exciting, Horrible, Wonderful Future of Publishing!”

The products of this conference will be published as a Bending Boundaries anthology in the state-wide eBook collection.  See full description for additional details on how your library can contribute to this publication.

This conference will provide opportunities to learn, participate, and network.

Registration is open to all staff of the Massachusetts Library System membership. Participation is free of charge but because space is limited, you must register in advance. Parking validation and lunch will be provided.

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