Registration is open for the 2017 Innovative Libraries Online Conference (ILOC) on Thursday, January 19. This year's theme is “Lean Mean Library Machine,” and offers keynote speakers, concurrent sessions on a variety of topics, an evening session designed for trustees and an exhibit hall—all online. The conference replicates an “in-person” experience without registration fees or travel costs!
The morning keynote speaker, Teresa Hay McMahon, is the Executive Director of the Iowa Lean Consortium, a non-profit consortium of businesses, government, education and healthcare working to drive competitive performance improvements in Iowa organizations by expanding Lean culture and sharing lessons learned. Lean organizations eliminate waste in processes through active involvement of all employees engaged in non-stop improvement.
Pat Wagner, the evening keynote speaker, is a trainer, educator, and has been a consultant for 40 years. She is a manager and producer at Pattern Research, Inc. Pat will speak specifically to the role that Trustees can play in achieving lean, mean library machines.
Presentations throughout the day will showcase the ways Iowa librarians have implemented "lean" approaches to their work. There will also be a lightning round of "hacks" you can easily integrate for quick results. In addition, attendees can visit a virtual exhibit hall to talk with a variety of vendors.
Come and go throughout the day, attending the sessions you’re most interested in. The online conference is FREE to attend, register in the CE Catalog.
Bookmark the ILOC 2017 webpage for updates, speaker bios and more: http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/c-d/continuing-ed/iloc
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