We look forward to seeing you at NEKLS Technology and Innovation Day on Thursday, August 16th, at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library! A printable flyer is available to pass out at your libraries.

Register online. Cost is $20 for NEKLS members ($40 for non-members). Deadline is August 8th!

Eli Neiburger will be the keynote speaker.
His presentation is titled, “Access, Schmaccess: Libraries in the Age of Information Ubiquity”

The 21st century isn’t just here, it’s already 12% over. The presence of ubiquitous access to a global information network, and the cultures that flourish on that network, change everything about Libraries… or do they? Eli will highlight some of the contrasts between the Web Culture of this Century, and the Broadcast Culture of the last century, exploring how the value, mission, and focus of libraries are impacted by this cultural change, which has still barely begun. Maybe the library of the future is not really so different from the library of the past… from a certain point of view.


8:30 – 9:00 AMRegistration and continental breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 AMSystem Business Meeting
The 2012 Tech and Innovation Day program will begin with something new: a business meeting of the full system board. The full board meeting will include the agenda usually conducted by the NEKLS Executive Board. The primary business will be annual budget hearing, and approval of the official 2013 budget of the Northeast Kansas Library System. This business meeting is being held to ensure full compliance with the statutory requirement that the annual budget be approved by the system board. Executive Board members, System representatives appointed by NEKLS member libraries (or proxies representing those libraries if the system representative will not be in attendance) and Governor’s Appointees may vote at the business meeting.

10:00 – 11:45 AMKeynote speaker: Eli Neiburger, with time for discussion and networking “Access, Schmaccess: Libraries in the Age of Information Ubiquity”

11:45 – 12:40 PMLunch on-site

12:45 – 3:35Breakout sessions at 12:45 – 1:35, 1:45 – 2:35, & 2:45 – 3:35 (4 sessions per time slot, including 1 session per slot in lab) . Breakout Session Descriptions

Email Brenda Hough with any questions bhough (at) nekls.org.