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January 2011

From Surviving to Thriving: Building Blocks for Success- Library Conference

OU
March 3-4

“From Surviving to Thriving: Building Blocks for Success” will be the theme of the 2011 national librarians’ conference sponsored by the University of Oklahoma Libraries.

The conference, featuring presentations by nationally recognized library leaders, is scheduled for March 3 and 4 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Oklahoma City.
OU Libraries has sponsored a national conference on current issues facing libraries since 1982.

The first day of the conference, which will take place in the afternoon, will feature lectures on the following topics: “Damn the Recession: Full Speed Ahead,” “The Value of Partnership: Building New Partnerships for Success,” “Creating Sustainable Futures for Academic Libraries,” “Are MLS Graduates Being Prepared for the Changing and Emerging Roles That Librarians Must Now Assume Within Research University Libraries?” and “Advancing the Institutional Mission.”

The second day of the conference, with morning presentations only, will feature lectures titled “Short-term Changes for Long-term Benefits,” “Global Resources: How a Cooperative Collection Development Enterprise Keeps Pace With a Rapidly Changing World,” “Budgets, Services and Technology Driving Change – How Librarians, Publishers and Vendors Are Moving Forward,” “Let’s Get Cozy: Evolving Collaborations in the 21st Century” and “In Transition: The Special Nature of Leadership Change.”

Registration deadline for the conference is Feb. 22, 2011. Full details about the conference can be found at http://libraries.ou.edu/conferences. For more information and/or accommodations on the basis of disability, contact Sarah Robbins at srobbins@ou.edu or (405) 325-2611. The Embassy Suites Hotel is reserving a number of rooms at a special conference rate if reserved by Feb. 22. For more information and to make reservations, call the hotel at (405) 682-6000 or go to www.oklahomacity.embassysuites.com, convention code OUL.

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