Libraries and Information Consumers at Webscale

Posted: April 4, 2012

OCLC logoJoin OCLC for this free 3-hour interactive workshop examining the impact of the Web on our rapidly changing information landscape. The quick-fire session will share highlights from OCLC’s research (including Libraries at Webscale and Perceptions of Libraries) on today’s increasingly empowered information consumer and present ideas from technology and business thought leaders. OCLC will explore its experiences and interpretations of study data and compare notes about what this means for library technology, services, and outreach in Michigan. Important topics will be discussed, such as: what’s tomorrow’s information consumer thinking about, today? How do library users interact when information lives at Webscale, served up by the so-called “Gang of Four” (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon)? How do libraries take their rightful place at Webscale? How can libraries pursue meaningful innovation?

Date: Friday, 13 April 2012
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Cost: FREE to attend but space is limited – be sure to RSVP!
RSVP and direct questions to: Daphne Kouretas, OCLC Member Services Consultant, at daphne_kouretas@oclc.org
Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Location:
Lawrence Technological University
Taubman Student Services Building
Welcome Center C406
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
Tel: 248-204-3000

Campus map: See http://www.ltu.edu/map/. Click orange “Location Map”. Choose #13, Taubman Center.
Driving directions: http://www.ltu.edu/sitemap/directions.asp
Parking: Use lot “C” (free)