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Virtual Keynote: Futures of Work

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Virtual Keynote: Futures of Work

Dr. Gigi Johnson will be opening the March 17 Virtual Workshop for the Friends of the National Library of Medicine.

Event Tickets : $85 at this link

Post-Pandemic Libraries: The Upcoming Era of Change

The COVID-19 global pandemic instantly reshaped how libraries function – from services to workflows, from technologies to communications. As librarians continue to adjust to these sudden changes, there remains the question of to what degree will these changes stick, especially as the world’s population encounters future global shifts. Numerous lessons were learned during this pandemic, but which ones will shape and improve the library profession? How will the social artifacts of our current pandemic become embedded in our organizations, creating a “new normal” as well as pathways for new models of work? How have the information needs and behaviors of our user communities informed our libraries’ adaptations during the pandemic, and how we will continue to meet their diverse needs in the long term? The keynote speakers and panelists will share and discuss how libraries – particularly in the medical and health sciences fields – can leverage change to create more agile, informed, and impactful libraries and librarians and to forge a more exciting and advanced future for librarianship. Join us as we shape tomorrow’s libraries.

Sponsored by: Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, Elsevier, and Oxford PharmaGenesis


  • 10:00 -10:10 AM
    Welcome and Introduction: Glen Campbell, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Friends of the National Library of Medicine
  • 10:15 – 11:00 AM
    Opening Keynote, Gigi Johnson, Maremel Institute
  • 11:05 – 11:50 AM
    Taking Action on COVID Lessons Learned
    Moderator: Melissa DeSantis, Chair, Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries
    Sandra Franklin, Emory University
    Kelvin Watson, Las Vegas-Clark County Public Library District
    Beth Whipple, Indiana University, Bart Ragon, University of Virginia, and Melissa Rethlefsen, The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
    Patricia Devine, University of Washington
  • 11:55 AM – 12:30 PM
    Meal Break
  • 12:30 – 1:15 PM
    Future of Space
    Moderator: Anne Seymour, Johns Hopkins University
    Dianne Babski, National Library of Medicine
    Dan Wilson, University of Virginia
    Tim Tripp, University Health Network
    Catherine Soehner, University of Utah
  • 1:20 – 2:05 PM
    Organizational Design/Development
    Moderator: Tara Landry – President, Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada
    David Lankes, University of Texas, Austin
    Chris Shaffer, University of California, San Francisco
    Elaine Westbrooks, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Bridgit McCafferty and Lisa Hopkins, Texas A&M University-Central Texas
  • 2:05 – 2:20 PM
  • 2:20 – 3:05 PM
    Bold Librarianship/Bold Library Leadership
    Maureen Sullivan, Maureen Sullivan Associates
    Hannah Rutledge, University of Pennsylvania
    Jonathan Cain, Columbia University
    LaMoya Burks, Texarkana College
  • 3:05 – 3:15 PM
    Shannon Jones, Medical University of South Carolina
    Hannah Rutledge, University of Pennsylvania
Date March 17, 2022Time 7:00 am America/Los_AngelesOrganizer Friends of the National Library of MedicineOrganizer Website View Organizer Website

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