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32nd Annual Conference on Libraries and The Future: AI in Libraries

  • October 06, 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • The Heritage Club - Bethpage


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32nd Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future

AI in Libraries


The Heritage Club - at - Bethpage 

Registration & Breakfast 8:00am 

Artificial intelligence is an extremely hot topic not just for libraries but across the world. There are questions of how it affects jobs and operations in libraries and beyond. There are also serious questions about the ethics of AI especially as it relates to intellectual property and use by students. This year's speakers will address these issues including how libraries can leverage AI in their organization, how AI impacts leadership decisions in shaping perceptions, and the ethics of its use.


Since the 1996 launch of his “IS Survival Guide” column  in InfoWorld, Bob Lewis has been an iconoclast in the echo chamber of same-old same old commentary about business and IT strategy, tactics, operations, and leadership. His unique blend of vision, pragmatism and sardonic humor have made him one of the most trusted and independent voices in the field.
The award-winning author of twelve books, most recently “There’s no such thing as an IT project,” plus more than 1,700 columns, Mr. Lewis held a wide variety of executive, management and staff positions before becoming a consultant – he did the work before advising about the work.

Mr. Lewis posts a weekly column – Keep the Joint Running (he refuses to call it a blog) –at, along with the “CIO Survival Guide” on

 Nicole Coleman is Digital Research Architect for the Stanford University Libraries and Research Director for Humanities+Design, a research lab at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis. Nicole works at the intersection of the digital library and digital scholarship as a lead architect in the design and development of practical research services. She is currently leading an initiative within the Library to identify and enact applications of artificial intelligence —machine perception, machine learning, machine reasoning, and language recognition— to make the collections of maps, photographs, manuscripts, data sets and other assets more easily discoverable, accessible, and analyzable.

At Humanities + Design she has led the design and development of numerous tools for data visualization and analysis including Palladio, Breve, and, most recently, Data Pen. The lab encourages and supports collaboration between researchers from the humanities and design to encode interpretive method in tools for data analysis. Lessons learned in that work have proven essential to designing human-centered applications of machine intelligence in support of research.

Nick Tanzi is the Assistant Director of the South Huntington Public Library. He is a nationally recognized library technology consultant and the author of the books Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach (2016) and the coauthor of the Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services (2020). Nick is a past column editor for Public Library Magazine’s “The Wired Library," and his work on the intersection of libraries and technology has been featured in publications including VOYA Magazine, Computers in Libraries, Library Journal, and Marketing Library Services. 


Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 3 (.3 CEUs)









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