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10:00 AM-
11:00 AM
Welcome Orientation and Exhibits Open VISIT

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11:00 AM-
11:15 AM
Welcome by Ian Singer, VP, Group Publisher, Library Journal,
     School Library Journal, and The Horn Book
11:15 AM-
12:15 PM
Keynote Panel: Ebooks: The New Normal—How libraries are leveraging the ebook opportunity
12:15 PM-
12:30 PM
Break & Exhibits
12:30 PM-
1:30 PM
Program Slot 1
Track I
Public Libraries
Track II
Academic Libraries
Track III
Panel: From Building Level to Regional Level: Ebook Models for K-12 Panel: Ebooks: Strategy (Not) Required Panel: Mastering the Transition: Patron Driven Acquisition and Ebook Discovery
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1:30 PM-
3:00 PM
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Program Slot 2
Track I
Public Libraries
Track II
Academic Libraries
Track III
Panel: Navigating the Road Ahead: A Guided Discussion of Ebooks in K-12 Libraries Panel: The Ebook Evolution: How They’ll Change Public Libraries Panel: Marketing Ebooks to Students
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4:00 PM-
5:00 PM
The End of the Story: The Future of Fiction in an Electronic Age
M.T. Anderson
, Award winning author and educator
5:00 PM-
6:00 PM
Pecha Kucha
Welcome and Opening Presentation (11:00-11:15 AM)
Ian Singer Ian Singer, VP, Group Publisher, Library Journal, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book is responsible for driving the growth and expansion of content licensing and identifying new product and business line extensions for MSI’s various business units, including leading its evolving digital strategy. Ian joined Media Source in April 2010, after serving since 2006 as Bowker’s VP, Data Services, where we was responsible for managing its flagship Books In Print data operations in addition to its .COM and Syndetics product lines.
Keynote Panel (11:15-12:15 PM)
Ebooks: The New Normal—How libraries are leveraging the ebook opportunity

BrianKenney Brian Kenney is the editorial director of Library Journal and School Library Journal. For much of his career he worked as a librarian at various institutions, including the Brooklyn Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Buffy Hamilton, The Unquiet Librarian at Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia, is the GAIT/GLMLA School Library Media Specialist of the Year 2010 for the state of Georgia, and her library media program was named one of the two exemplary high school media programs in Georgia 2010. Buffy’s Media 21 program is an ALA OITP 2011 Cutting Edge Service Award winner and she is a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker.
Robin Nesbitt is the Technical Services Director of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 2010 LJ Library of the Year. Robin launched central selection and floating collections at CML. She’s presented at PLA about Technical Services efficiencies and does regular Tweet chats about eReaders and Digital Content.
John Palfrey is Henry N. Ess Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School and a faculty director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He is the co-author of Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives (Basic Books, 2008) and Access Denied: The Practice and Politics of Internet Filtering (MIT Press, 2008) among others. He writes a blog at http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/palfrey/.
Program Slot 1 (12:30-1:30 PM)
K-12/Youth Track I
From Building Level to Regional Level: Ebook Models for K-12
The hottest topic among School Library Journal users? How to implement ebooks in schools. Media specialists want guidance in this area above all others, according to a recent survey. In this session, panelists who’ve created successful ebook programs—from a single school to a 64-library district—will describe how they did it, from choosing a reading device and acquiring funds to handling licensing, metadata, and distribution.
Kathy_Ishizuka Kathy Ishizuka is the technology editor at School Library Journal. She tweets at @kishizuka and @sljournal on Twitter and blogs lightly here and here.
Chris Harris Christopher Harris, author of the Infomancy blog, is the Coordinator of the School Library System for the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, an educational services agency supporting the libraries of 22 small, rural districts in Western NY. He was honored as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2008 and writes the Next Big Thing column for SLJ.
Richard Hasenyager Richard Hasenyager is the Director for Library Services in North East ISD. North East ISD was named the 2011 National School Library Program of the Year from the American Association of School Librarians and an IMLS Sparks Ignition Grant recipient to create an institutional repository to store student created digital content. Richard was named as one of 50 librarians to Library Journal‘s 2011 Movers and Shakers.
Wendy Stephens Wendy Stephens has been the librarian at Buckhorn High School since 2003. She has National Board Certification in Library Media, is a Google Certified Teacher, and was recognized as a 21st Century Fellow by the Alabama Best Practices Center. She is very active in the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), and the American Library Association (ALA).
Public Library Track II
Ebooks: Strategy (Not) Required
The 2010 holiday season led to an unprecedented level of patron interest in ebooks. Ready or not, front-line staffers found themselves in the position of having to act as both device trainers and RA experts. Nearly a year later, many public librarians are still lacking the knowledge, funding, and courage to build and market adequate ebook collections. Notable for their creativity, grace, and grit, these panelists will share their tactics for overcoming the difficulties inherent in providing access to electronic content.
Heather McCormack Heather McCormack is Book Review Editor of Library Journal and tweets regularly about the intersection of librarianship and book publishing under the handle @HuisceBeatha. She moderated a panel on library ebook models at the 2011 O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference and is a member of the 2012 Digital Book World Conference Council.
Robin_Bradford_cropped When Robin Bradford is the Fiction Collection Development Librarian for the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, with an interest in new media in libraries, licensing and copyright. Follow her on twitter @tuphlos and on the Collection Reflections blog at http://cdstacked.blogspot.com.
Stephanie Chase Stephanie Chase currently serves as Multnomah County (OR) Library’s interim Reference, Adult Services, and Programming Coordinator. She’s spent more than a decade directing public libraries and creating connections and partnerships, earning recognition as a 2010 LJ Mover and Shaker as well as a Public Library Association Fellow. Stephanie is the founder and Past President of the Green Mountain (VT) Library Consortium, a statewide library consortium providing digital collections and partnership opportunities to 145 member libraries, and a member of the Public Library Association Leadership Development Task Force.
Susan Lyon Susan Lyon is the Learning Engagement Manager of the Richland County Public Library where she is involved in many facets of learning and instruction for both patrons and staff. Most recently, she led RCPL’s unique outreach effort – “eReady Learning Takeovers” – in which library staff and volunteers promoted and demonstrated the library’s ebook offerings at popular local restaurants. She Tweets at @Liblyon.
Alene Moroni Alene Moroni is the Manager of Collection Development at the King County (WA) Library System, 2011 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year. Alene coordinates collection planning for the organization, leading a team of seven selection librarians and selecting titles for the popular Choice Reads shelves of current mass market paperback releases in KCLS’s 46 library locations.
Academic Library Track III
Mastering the Transition: Patron Driven Acquisition and Ebook Discovery
Ebooks, patron driven acquisition (PDA) and discovery tools are hot topics—but also lead to many questions. Is ebook discovery important? How does discovery impact the acquisition of ebooks through PDA? What tool is better for ebook discovery, the online catalog or discovery system? Does PDA work for print? Our experienced academic panelists will discuss and debate the methods of e-book discovery and nuances of patron driven acquisition, from both an ebook and print book perspective.
sue polanka Sue Polanka created the award-winning blog, No Shelf Required®, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. The blog developed into a book of the same name in 2011 and will expand to include No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books this Winter. Sue is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, OH and was named a LJ 2011 Mover and Shaker.
Scott Anderson Scott R. Anderson is an Associate Professor of Librarianship atMillersville University where he is the subject specialist for Government Publications, Business, Computer Science, Economics, and Mathematics. He is also the Information Systems Librarian which encompasses various library related information systems, search and discovery services and data repositories.
Nancy Gibbs Nancy Gibbs is head of Acquisitions at Duke University Libraries. She has held positions at Penn State University Libraries as a Reference Librarian and Head of Personnel; Auburn University as a Humanities Cataloger and Approval Plan Librarian; and at North Carolina State University Libraries as Asst Head and Head of Acquisitions.
Smita Joshipura Smita Joshipura has served as Electronic Resources Management Coordinator at Arizona State University since 2007. Joshipura has experience for more than 20 years in Research, Academic, and Public Libraries in India and USA.
George Machovec George Machovec is the Interim Executive Director at the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. George is the managing editor for The Charleston Advisor which provides in-depth reviews of products and services for libraries as well as monitoring trends in the information marketplace. Some specific areas in which George has been involved in the last decade include the deployment of a regional union catalog, the development of an electronic resource management system and link resolver called Gold Rush, and involvement with a consortial digital repository project.
Program Slot 2 (3:00-3:55 PM)

K-12/Youth Track I
Navigating the Road Ahead: A Guided Discussion of Ebooks in K-12 Libraries
The panel will address the current state of ebooks on the K12 scene. As we leave Chapter 1, where will the plot lead? Will devices cease to matter as econtent becomes platform-agnostic? If the K12 market could dream the next chapters, how will the plot unfold? What would our dream ebooks look like/contain? What role will ebooks and etexts play in curriculum? Will they be affordable, sharable, curatable, scalable, and in what ways will they impact the reading habits of learners?
Joyce Valenza Joyce Valenza is the author of Power Tools, Power Research Tools and Power Tools Recharged for ALA Editions. She currently blogs for School Library Journal at NeverendingSearch, which won an Edublogs Award for 2005, was nominated in 2008, and won again in 2009.
Wesley Fryer Wesley Fryer is a digital learning consultant, author, digital storyteller, educator and change agent. Wesley is the executive director of the nonprofit , the lead partner in the Celebrate Oklahoma Voices, Celebrate Kansas Voices, and Celebrate Texas Voices digital storytelling projects. His blog, Moving at the Speed of Creativity was selected as the 2006 “Best Learning Theory Blog” by eSchoolnews and Discovery Education.
Kathy Parker With 33 years’ experience as a school librarian for Seneca (IL) Grade School, Kathy Parker Tweets as @MariansLibrary. She also reads on a Kindle, an activity she now shares with many of her seventh and eighth graders who use the Amazon ereading devices in a language arts program that Parker helped launch.
Paige Jaeger Paige Jaeger currently facilitates 84 school libraries in New York and manages a virtual Overdrive Library serving 30 school districts. She spent a dozen years as a school librarian prior to which she had worked as a computer programmer and a freelance writer. Her most recent article is in the October issue of Library Media Connection; entitled; Transliteracy—New library Lingo and what it means for instruction. She blogs at librarydoor.blogspot.com and tweets @INFOlit4U.
Public Library Track II
The Ebook Evolution: How They’ll Change Public Libraries
As ebooks catch fire with public library patrons librarians are poised to solve the problems of how to satisfy demand today, but they also need to gaze into the future to see how the rapid shift toward a more ubiquitous e-environment will transform the library itself. In this forward-thinking session, panelists will identify where libraries will be impacted such as space planning and marketing and they’ll dream about what the library can become in the best-case scenario.
Alison Circle has been Marketing Director for Columbus Metropolitan Library since 2004. In that capacity she has developed integrated strategies around branding, social media, ebooks and other emerging technologies. In 2010 that work was recognized with the Library Journal‘s Library of the Year. In 2011 Library Journal recognized her work with the Mover & Shaker award.
Nate Hill is a Web Librarian doing design and development work at the San Jose Public Library. Nate also manages the PLA blog, does User Experience consulting with Influx, and is working on a beta sprint entry for the Digital Public Library of America effort with the ShelfLife Collaborative.
John Houser has been a law librarian, systems librarian, library educator, and software engineer. Prior to joining HSLC as Library Technology Coordinator, John was Senior Technology Consultant at PALINET. Previously, he was Director of Information Systems at VTLS Inc., where he designed and coded their internal management system and the reporting module for their flagship library automation product.
Eli Neiburger Eli Neiburger is a lifelong gamer and the Associate Director for IT and Production at the Ann Arbor District Library, MI. His book, Gamers… in the LIBRARY?! was published in 2007; he is currently working on Did you Reboot IT?! Inside and Beyond the Library—I.T. Culture Wars. Neiburger writes a column about gaming and library futures for Digitale Bibliotheek.
Monique Sendze Monique Sendze currently works as the IT Director for Douglas County Libraries (CO), where she leads efforts to fulfill their vision and mission through the effective provision of information technology, and has responsibility and oversight of computer services and applications, systems, networks, security web services and communications for the district.
Academic Library Track III
Marketing Ebooks to Students
What do students really want when it comes to ebooks? What are they responding to? Librarians and educators often assume that digital reading comes naturally to students, and that they will take to ebooks like fish to water. Realistically, a collection and promotion strategy must be far more nuanced than “if you buy ‘e,’ they will come.” In this college-focused session, panelists will address research on student success and how librarians can position their ebook collections to fit in with how students actually work.
Josh Hadro Josh Hadro is Executive Editor, Digital Products for Library Journal. Since 2008, he’s been writing about digital lending and acquisitions, and broke the news about HarperCollins’ 26-loan cap in February 2011. He also writes frequently about the growing divide between consumer expectations and the services available to library patrons. He holds an MSLIS from the Pratt Institute, and tweets under @hadro on Twitter.
Barbara Fister Barbara Fister writes about issues in scholarly publishing, the promise of open access, and the future of libraries in the weekly Peer to Peer Review column for Library Journal‘s Academic Newswire. She is also a librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, a contributor to ACRLog, and an author of crime fiction.
Joseph Sanchez Joseph Sanchez is the Instructional Design Librarian for the University of Colorado Denver. From 2006 to 2011 he was the Library director at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, CO. His website can be found at www.thebookmyfriend.com.
Maria Savova Maria Savova is a Collection Development and Special Projects Librarian at McGill University Library. She is a coordinator of Downloadable Electronic Content Service from OverDrive as well as E-readers Loan Service. She received her MLIS from McGill University in 2009. Her research interests include Library Technology topics, e-books usage in libraries and mobile learning.
The End of the Story: The Future of Fiction in an Electronic Age (4:00-5:00 PM)
Luann Toth is the Managing Editor of School Library Journal‘s Book Review. Active in youth literature circles, she was a member of the 2002 Randolph Caldecott Award Committee.
M.T. Anderson, author of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party, won the National Book Award. It was also a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Winner, a Junior Library Guild Selection and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. His prescient dystopian novel, Feed was a National Book Award Finalist, a Boston Globe–Horn Book winner and an ALA Best Book for YAs. In the almost ten years since its publication, Feed continues to be a solid choice for Freshman Reads programs in colleges across the nation. Visit him online at http://mt-anderson.com.
Pecha Kucha (5:00-6:00 PM)
Close out the Summit with a diverting Pecha Kucha “Happy Hour” event featuring authors and illustrators whose work have made the digital shift. But what—you ask exactly is a Pecha Kucha (pronounced “pa-chok-cha“)? The fast-paced format was created by Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, two Tokyo-based architects. Pecha Kucha (Japanese for “chatter”) applies a simple set of rules to the by now “tired”-and-true PPT preso: a Pecha Kucha must be exactly 20 slides and each slide is displayed for no more than 20 seconds. Some say it’s the new digital performance art, some call it the anti-PPT, but most simply pronounce it fun.
See also: http://www.pecha-kucha.org/.
Lawrence Block Lawrence Block is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and an internationally renowned bestselling author. His newest book, A Drop of the Hard Stuff, was published simultaneously in print and ebook editions. Block recently chose to publish ebook editions of selected titles from his extensive backlist with www.openroadmedia.com.
Donald Crews Donald Crews has been creating award-winning picture books for more than forty years, including Freight Train (Caldecott Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and a School Library Journal Best Book), which has sold more than one million copies. In 2010, Freight Train was adapted into an iPhone and iPad app.
Sai Gaddam Sai Gaddam is a computational neuroscientist, which means he uses algorithms to understand the human mind. He is the co-author of A Billion Wicked Thoughts, which explores the origins of our sexual interests by analyzing the online behavior of people in India, Japan, Russia, Brazil, and the USA. He is currently working on A Billion Angry Brains with Ogi Ogas which unveils surprising differences between the way men and women fight. He is also working on Computational Neuroscience, an introduction to the software of the brain.
Gregory Maguire Gregory Maguire is the bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror, Mirror; and the Wicked Years series, including Wicked, Son of a Witch, and A Lion Among Men. Wicked, now a beloved classic, is the basis for the blockbuster Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. Maguire has performed original work for NPR’s “All Things Considered,” reviewed for the New York Times Book Review, and lectured on art, literature and culture both at home and abroad.
Ogi Ogas Ogi Ogas is a computational neuroscientist, which means he views the mind as software. He is the co-author of A Billion Wicked Thoughts, which explores the true nature of desire using the largest data set ever assembled in the science of human sexuality. He is currently working on A Billion Angry Brains with Sai Gaddam, which reveals the truth about how people fight. He is also working on Rediscovering Play with Stuart Brown, which shows how the adult brain needs play as much as a child’s brain does.
Adam Royce Adam Royce is currently the VP of Digital Content Development for Penguin Young Readers Group. Currently he is working on enriched apps based on contemporary bestselling picture books such as Judy Schachner’s SkippyJon Jones and Jacky Davis and David Soman’s Ladybug Girl and on classic works like The Night Before Christmas and Peter Rabbit.
Karen Slaughter Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of several novels, including the “Grant County” series and the recent, best-selling thriller Fallen. A long-time resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.
Barb Genco Barbara A. Genco joined Library Journal as its collection management editor in 2009 after 25 years of developing collections for public libraries. She acts as project manager for www.ebook-summit.com. A visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute SILS, she is also the ‘face’ behind the LJ/SLJ ebook Summit’s Facebook page and tweets @LJSLJebooksummt and @BarbaraAGenco.
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