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Google Inc. and Libraries: Our Common Future

Date : Nov 11, 2005
Start Time : 11 a.m. Eastern
Length : 00:57:19

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Don't miss out on a lively provocative discussion of the impact of Google? on the future of libraries and library services. As Vice President of Innovation for SirsiDynix, industry watcher and engaging speaker, Stephen Abram is the author of numerous articles on strategies for all types of libraries to compete with the Google juggernaut. If Google Print or the Google massive digitization project has you worried, rightly, then this is the session for you, whether you're an academic librarian watching Google Scholar evolve, or a public library director keeping your eye on Google Local, or a corporate or school librarian operating in an environment where your learners think Google does it all. Stephen's top 10 strategies for libraries to remain relevant in the Google Age (and MSN and Yahoo! Age too) are a must-hear.

Stephen Abram MLS ?Vice President Innovations, SirsiDynix

Stephen Abram, MLS, is the immediate past president of the Canadian Library Association and Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix. He has been VP of Corporate Development for Micromedia ProQuest and Publisher Electronic Information for Thomson. He ran libraries for Suncor, Coopers & Lybrand, Smith Lyons Torrance Stevenson and Mayer and Hay Group. Stephen has been listed by Library Journal as a "Mover and Shaker", one of the key people influencing the future of libraries and librarianship. He has been awarded SLA's John Cotton Dana Award as well as being a Fellow of the SLA. He was a Canadian Special Librarian of the Year and Alumni of the Year for the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto.