updated: 11/15/2011 7:41:45 AM

Library Conference Begins in Fort Wayne

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The Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference is underway in Fort Wayne. The city says more than 825 library directors, librarians and support staff are attending the event.

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November 14, 2011

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind.—More than 825 library directors, librarians and support staff from around the state will be in Fort Wayne for the Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, Nov. 14-16 at the Grand Wayne Center and the Allen County Public Library. This year it is presented in association with the Indiana State Library as the two organizations have joined forces to bring an array of speakers to the conference with more than 150 concurrent sessions at the Grand Wayne Convention Center.

The theme is “The Library of the Future.” A pre-conference will begin on Monday, followed by Tuesday morning keynote speaker Thomas Frey from the DaVinci Institute. He will challenge attendees with questions about what the library of the future will look like. Additional highlights on Tuesday include three sessions with Stephen Abram, library expert and notable futurist. Attendees will start their Wednesday morning with humor with Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes, also known as “Unshelved.” The duo finds humorous situations in the world of library service.

New this year are poster sessions, a dine-around to local restaurants, a tour of Ingram Distribution Center, and a wine and cheese event.

The Indiana Library Federation is a non-profit, membership-driven organization which fosters the professional growth of its members and promotes the use of libraries of all types in the state. Learn more at www.ilfonline.org

Source: City of Fort Wayne

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