Free, fabulous, library event – TDS14: Libraries@the Center


Library Journal and School Library Journal’s 5th annual online conference: The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center is scheduled for October 1, 2014.  More information is available online at

The event is free for attendees and will provide answers to some of the biggest challenges libraries face in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences. This daylong professional development conference can be viewed in groups or privately. There are no travel or registration fees, and attendees will connect with each other as well as hear exciting keynotes from award-winning scientist and author Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, and Anil Dash, cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp, that will examine our shared digital future.

The lineup of expert speakers and panelists will present innovative tools and ideas for and from libraries of all types. The day features different tracks dedicated to K-12, Academic, and Public, allowing for the day to be completely customizable. The day will focus on three key areas:

Content, Containers and Beyond

How libraries are creating, curating, and licensing, digitizing, archiving, and delivering content in today’s fast-changing digital world.

Collaboration and Innovation

How libraries are repositioning themselves as the digital nexus for their communities.

Leading the Learning Revolution

How libraries serve as essential links in a learning continuum.


Libraries @ the Center (#TDS14) includes sessions on:

  • StatBase: Open source data management for libraries
  • Partnering with Small Organizations to Digitize Local Content
  • Bridging the K12-College Information Literacy Gap
  • Digital Strategies for Job Search Training
  • Hack Your Notebook: Leveraging Libraries for STEM-Literacy Connections
  • Identifying and Delivering Meta-Literacy Skill Sets to Adult Learners
  • Making Space for Play