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Thursday, November 3 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Library Science Fiction: Finding Inspiration in the Implausible

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Some of the most amazing innovations have come out of science fiction writing. Doors that open authomatically! Ipads! Wireless phones! These were once seen as crazy, outlandish, pie-in-the-sky ideas, and now they're a reality of our everyday lives. Librarians constantly lament the limitations of money, space, personnel, and time. What if those limitations were to no longer exist? What kind of future could we imagine if we threw off the shackles of circumstance?

Do you have crazy ideas about the future of libraries? Do you want to HEAR about and discuss crazy ideas about the future of libraries? Come to this round table discussion to brainstorm and discuss wild concepts! Who know? Maybe the next BIG idea in librarianship will come out of this session!

There will be a short presentation, followed by a round table discussion.

Speakers
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Lindsey Reno

Acquisitions Librarian, University of New Orleans
Lindsey has been an acquisitions librarian since 2003, most recently at the University of New Orleans, where she started working in 2012. Her research interests include the shifting paradigms of acquisitions and collection development and the future(s) of librarianship. Her latest written endeavor was to serve as the guest editor for the September, 2016 issue of Against the Grain, titled: Emerging from the Dark(room): Tales of Adversity and... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403