The 59th MHLS Annual Membership Meeting will take place on Friday, November 2nd
, 2018 @ Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY and you're invited!
During the business meeting
we will report to the membership on the health of the organization, conduct board elections, and hear from MHLS' new Executive Director, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich. Outstanding Achievement Awards will be given to libraries who have had grand openings and achieved sustainable funding benchmarks over the past year. Following the business meeting and awards we will look to the future with the help of our keynote speaker, futurist Garry Golden.
8:30am | Registration & Breakfast Buffet
9:00am | Business Meeting & Awards
10:45am | Keynote
11:15am | Break
11:30am | Keynote Extended Session with Q&A (1 hour)
Locust Grove invites all attendees to explore the grounds and art galleries after our event, free of charge. If you would like to tour the Mansion please contact Locust Grove directly for pricing and availability.
: Wednesday, October 24th
Our keynote speaker, Garry Golden,
will present on the topic of: Focusing on the Future: Getting Ahead of the Curve
MHLS Annual Meeting Speaker Garry Golden
Mr. Golden notes that libraries are continually confronted with claims that advances in technology will disrupt our future. Some predictions may be overhyped, while other emerging trends may indeed change the role of libraries in helping our communities thrive in an uncertain future. Mr. Golden's talk will help us imagine implications at the intersection of demographic and digital change, exploring questions such as: How aging populations and caregiver culture will impact our communities; How social equity can be achieved while pursuing innovation; and What will the next wave of digital policies and innovations mean for the library user experience?
A short break will follow the keynote presentation and then we will continue the conversation, taking a deeper dive into the emerging trends introduced in the keynote and expand into the topic of the future of learning and "experience data." Attendees will have the opportunity to imagine the future of library experiences and how they may be transformed by access to lifelong learning data through a Q&A portion of the session with Mr. Golden as well as table talk discussions with fellow attendees.
Annual Meeting Pre-Event Survey:
MHLS is focusing on the future for our 2018 Annual Meeting! Help us help you by responding to this pre-event survey. The responses will help us think about how the future might be different and help us learn from one another. This survey should take you around 15 minutes to complete. Member library staff, directors and trustees are welcome to respond, even if you can't make it to our annual meeting. We will provide an aggregated summary of the results to all attendees. Access the survey at https://bit.ly/2NVoTKW