Information Professional Conference 2050

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The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrates 80th anniversary this year. This milestone will be marked in part by the Information Professional Conference 2050 (IP 2050).

IP 2050 will bring together professionals, educators employers, and policy makers in information and library science to at the future of these fields.

The event takes place on June 5, 2012  from 9:00am  to  4:30pm at the William and Ida Friday Center

From the IP 2050 website:

“The IP 2050 Conference will highlight selected position statements from information and library science leaders who will be asked to address key issues related to future visions, skills and values. Response panels will be used to comment on the papers and the issues raised.

Themes of the day include the areas of the 1) Information Industry, 2) Libraries and Archives, 3) Education and 4) Information Trends.  Following the Conference, the contributors will be invited to prepare final versions of their papers for publication as a monograph in both paper and e-book forms.”

Featured presenters include Buck Goldstein, University entrepreneur in residence and professor of practice, Department of Economics University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Lorcan Dempsey, vice president and chief strategist, OCLC; and many other leaders in the field.