Computers in Libraries Conference 2023

Folks, I’m jazzed to be a part of the 2023 edition of the Computers in Libraries conference that’s happening between March 28-30 in Arlington, VA. I have only been to 1 other library conference since 2015, and this is the first conference I’ve presented at since 2018. I’m a bit nervous, but at the same time I am over the moon at the chance to get to connect, share, and learn together with so many of you once again. For this conference I will be presenting twice:

E201. Using Creativity to Grow & Develop
Wednesday, March 29: 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Our inspiring librarian shares his experiences moving from the super creative world of youth services in libraries to the still creative but not the same kind of creative world of leading a library. He discusses the pros and cons of moving into leadership and managing teams and how to use your creativity to engage your team and community.

D302. Creative Making & Makerspaces
Thursday, March 30: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

From Chattanooga Public Library as his first creative library in 2013 to 2 years working in New Zealand, Hoenke has come to learn that all areas of library service in the 21st century need creative thinkers and doers to continue to push the boundaries of what a library can be to a community ahead. Learn how to connect with, hire, and manage creative types; realize that everything we do in libraries these days involves some form of creativity or makerspace-type thinking (scissors=makerspace); see what it’s like to lead the first ever makerspace in Wellington, New Zealand, and more!

Wanna attend the Computers in Libraries Conference this year? Click here to learn more about the program and click here to register.

Thank you to Jane Dysart and Brian Pichman for nudging me to submit proposals to this conference. It really is time for me to get off my butt and get back out there into the world. Looking forward to seeing y’all. Love, Justin


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