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31st Annual Conference on Libraries and The Future: Reaching for Leadership

  • October 07, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • The Heritage Club - Bethpage


  • Price through August 31, 2022
  • Price through August 31, 2022

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31st Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future

Reaching for Leadership 


The Heritage Club - at - Bethpage 

Registration & Breakfast 8:00am 

Leadership is an important attribute for all librarians whether you are a reference librarian or the director of a large system.  It is also important for librarians in leadership positions to recognize, mentor, and provide opportunities for those rising in the profession.  This year's conference on Libraries and the Future is directed at energizing and encouraging those rising in the profession to take on leadership roles.

The conference will be opened by James Neal.  He is University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia University. Jim served as the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University during 2001-2014. Previously, he served as the Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University and Johns Hopkins University.  He was also the 2017-18 President of the American Library Association.  Jim will start the conference by talking about the nature of leadership and how it is defined.

The second speaker is David Weinberger.  He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and is a senior fellow and researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.  He also has a column in KMWorld.  David will be speaking about the role of information and information access for leaders.

Our third speaker is Dr. Lambert Shell.  He is the director of the Roosevelt Public Library on Long Island where he led the turn around of this library.  He also is a recognized leader in the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.  Lambert will be speaking on creating an environment and encouraging leadership for people of color.

The final speaker is Marianne Lamonaca. She is the director of the Humanities Edge at Florida International University and a leader in the field of non-profit arts management and curatorial affairs. She served as Associate Gallery Director and Chief Curator at Bard Graduate Center, NYC; Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs and Education at The Wolfsonian-FIU; and Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at the Brooklyn Museum.  She will be talking about encouraging young professionals to take leadership positions.


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For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 4 (.4 CEUs)

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