Annual List of Keynote Speakers

  • 2019: Rhonda Evans, Electronic Resources Librarian, New York Public Library, “I Found Things I Imagined: The Magic of Technical Services Librarianship”
  • 2018: Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communications and Special Initiatives Librarian, UMass Amherst Libraries “Technical Services in the Age of Open”
  • 2017: Bonnie Tijerina, Researcher at Data & Society, founder and President of ER&L (Electronic Resources & Libraries) conference, “Expanding Our Boundaries In Service Of Our Values”
  • 2016: Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Adviser, Harvard University
    “Fear of the Known: Collaboration, Risk, and Copyright”
  • 2015: José-Marie Griffiths, Vice President for Academic Affairs & University Professor, Bryant University
    “The Seven Practices for Highly Effective Librarians in the 21st Century.”
  • 2014: Marshall Breeding
    “Impact of Library Resource Management Trends for Technical Services: A Budding Flower or a Thorny Future”
  • 2013: Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, Yale University
    “Disruptive Library Landscape”
  • 2012: John Unsworth, Vice Provost, Library & Technology Services and Chief Information
    Officer, Brandeis University
    “Big Data: Big Deal? New Challenges for Scholars & Librarians”
  • 2011: Brad Eden, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    “Innovate or Become Obsolete: Technical Services Staffing for the 21st Century”
  • 2010: Dr. Barbara B. Tillett, Chief, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress
    “Building Blocks for the Future: Making Controlled Vocabularies Available for the Semantic Web”
  • 2009: Karen Coyle
    “Metadata is a Plural Noun”
  • 2008: Janet Swan Hill, Associate Director for Technical Services, University of Colorado Libraries
    “Entering an Alternate Universe”
  • 2007: Diane Dates Casey, Dean of Library Services/Academic Computing and Professor of Library and Information Sciences at Governors State University
    “Something Like a Star: Charting the Path to Access”
  • 2006: Eric Lease Morgan, Head of Digital Access and Information Architecture Department, University Libraries of Notre Dame
    “The State of “Openness”: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities of Working in “Open” Environments”
  • 2005: Edward T. O’Neill, Consulting Research Scientist, OCLC
    “FAST: A Subject Headings Schema for the 21st Century”
  • 2004: Michael Gorman, Dean of Library Services, Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno.
    “Keeping Up: What We Need to Know in Technical Services and Where We Can Learn It”
  • 2003: Sheila Intner, Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
    “Making Your Collections Work for You”
  • 2002: Sally McCallum, Chief of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress
    “The Metadata and Markup Explosion”
  • 2001: Lois Mai Chan, Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of Kentucky AND Karen G. Schneider, “Internet Librarian” columnist for American Libraries
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