Wednesday October 28, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Jacksonville Public Library - University Park 
3435 University Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32277

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Library Trends 2015 - Jacksonville (10/28/15) 

What National Trends Mean for Northeast Florida Communities

Libraries sit at the nexus of changes in information and knowledge management, massive digitization and new social norms.  Karen Perry draws from her experience at a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a consultant and advisor to the Aspen Institute, Pew Research Center, U.S. Department of Commerce, Intel, American Library Association, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies and individual County and State Systems to share major trends effecting libraries today.  Karen will highlight recent research and reports on library perceptions, information access, technology and community expectations.  More important, her session will include ample time to discuss how these trends apply to libraries in Northeast Florida.

Optional Pre-read: Aspen Institute Communications & Society Report: Rising to the Challenge: Re-envisioning Public Libraries. While this report was written for public libraries, most of the findings are pertinent to academic and school libraries.

Trainer: Karen Archer Perry - Founder and Principal Consultant, Clarion Collaborative

Karen Archer Perry is the founder of Clarion Collaborative, a research-based consultancy that collaborates with others to create strategic plans and support new programs for libraries and civic institutions. Karen is a frequent speaker, writer and program facilitator. Clients include: Intel, State Library Agencies, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the American Library Association.

Formerly with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries Program, Karen managed broadband, research and policy grants that have impacted thousands of libraries across the county. She led the development of new library initiatives with the Pew Internet & American Life Project and the Aspen Institute and she managed state library grants that improved broadband connectivity, training and computing in twenty states.

Karen recently served as an expert advisor and lead author for the Broadband Opportunity Council report to the President, capturing commitments from 25 cabinet level Federal Agencies to support increased broadband deployment, competition and adoption. She also contributed to the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Plan and Information Needs of Community Report.  

Karen served as the founding Director of Field Outreach for the Knight Center of Digital Excellence; a Principal Consultant with Karacomm; and as a Sales Executive and Manager with Lucent, Bell Labs and AT&T.  She earned a Masters in Electric Engineering at Cornell University and a BSEE at the University of Washington.

Karen’s passion is building collaborations that create and implement transformative programs at scale.

She lives in Seattle with her husband Dan and cat Peter. Her daughter Claire is working in Manhattan as an analyst; Carolyn is a sophomore at Emory University in Atlanta.

More at:                    @KarenAPerry

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

Cancellation Deadline is 9:00 am on Monday, October 26, 2015.
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