Philadelphia

​Be a Part of the Discussion - at the LYRASIS Member Summit Philadelphia

October 11-12, 2017


We're excited to hold our second annual Member Summit, an in-person event that will be held in Philadelphia on October 11-12. This summit will continue the discussions on innovation, content and technology stemming from our last two years of Leaders Forums, as well as focus on our 2017 Catalyst Fund projects, and looking ahead to next year's Catalyst Fund.

HOTEL ROOM: To reserve a room at the LYRASIS $219 rate, please email jennifer.bielewski@lyrasis.org. Please tell us your check in and check out time.

Keynote Speaker:

We are honored to announce Deanna Marcum as our 2017 Annual Member Summit Keynote Speaker on October 11 at the Westin Philadelphia.

Deanna Marcum is senior advisor to Ithaka S+R's program areas in Educational Transformation and Libraries & Scholarly Communication. She previously served as Ithaka S+R's managing director. Click here for more information.


Our summit will include:

  • Presentations by this year's Catalyst Fund winners with project updates
  • A junior shark tank session to work through your ideas for next year's Catalyst Fund cycle
  • Workshop sessions that will offer you hands-on training and consulting for your back office challenges
  • Panels and speakers focused on content, open source technologies and digital services
  • In-person collaboration with your fellow members and leaders in the archives, libraries and museums community

Speakers and agenda to be announced soon.

 

Member Summit Meeting Objectives:

  • Inspire innovation and encourage actionable ideas on the challenges and upcoming trends in the fields of knowledge management
  • Support community and collaboration that facilitate productive and open discussion
  • Create real world sustainable solutions through the work of the Leaders Circle strategy session and dialogue with members
  • Share knowledge through practical experience with your colleagues in archives, libraries and museums

Agenda

This year's draft summit agenda is below. Please note that times and specific sessions are subject to change.

Wednesday, October 11 - Leaders Circle Breakfast (Leaders Circle Members Only)*
 
Morning theme is IMPACT Strategy and Planning and How the Leaders Circle Plays a Key Role
Breakfast provided, beginning at 8:30 am
 
9:00 am - Kick off and opening remarks
9:30 am - Leaders Circle discussion
Strategy and goal setting for the Leaders Circle
10:30 am - Leaders Circle Program Review - Success Story
University of Michigan Library's open source Fulcrum publishing platform is an exciting new program that made it all the way through the innovation pipeline.
11:00 am - Leaders Circle Program Review - Technology/Funding Roadmap - (LYRASIS moderating discussion)
12 noon - Lunch with your colleagues (provided by LYRASIS)
 
Afternoon theme is Innovation (open to all members)
 
1:00 pm - Leaders Circle Program Review - Funding Innovation: LYRASIS Catalyst Fund
Come hear about the road to innovation as LYRASIS created and implemented the first ever $100,000+ Catalyst Fund.
2:00 pm - Catalyst Fund Project presentations
Our Catalyst Fund winners will present their projects and progress.
3:00 pm - Catalyst Fund Workshop/Discussion
General discussion of the Catalyst Fund process and projects - your chance to help out our Catalyst Fund winners from last year and help LYRASIS shape next year's Catalyst Fund.
4:00 pm - "LYRASIS Guppy Tank" / New Ideas Fastpitch
Pitch your ideas for next year's Catalyst Fund and get real-time feedback from experts! No sharks in this tank, we promise. Only helpful insights from your colleagues.

*If you are not yet a Leaders Circle member but are interested in learning how you can join us for the Leaders Circle meeting, contact us at membership@lyrasis.org.


Thursday, October 12 - Member Summit (open to all members)
 
Theme is Innovation + IMPACT
 
8:30 am - Board Chair and CEO's Opening Remarks
9:00 am - Keynote - Sustainable and Disruptive Innovation - Deanna Marcum
Deanna is the senior advisor to Ithaka S+R's program areas in Educational Transformation and Libraries & Scholarly Communication. Her keynote will discuss disruptive and sustainable innovation and how we can make the most of it in your institution.
9:30 am - Keynote Panel discussion
10:00 am - Innovation at Work: LYRASIS Services, Programs and Solutions Overview

A quick overview of the work LYRASIS is doing on your behalf this year in the areas of technology, content and services.
10:30 am - Real World Innovation Case studies
A semi-deep dive into some real world examples of change and innovation in libraries, archives and museums, with discussion to follow
12 noon - Skill-based sessions and grab an expert for lunch!
We want you to leave the Member Summit with concrete ideas to solve some of your biggest challenges, both on the front end of your operations (public-facing) and the back room work (behind the scenes).
Possible sessions include:

  • How to Survive an Audit
  • HR Troubleshooting
  • How to Create, Build and Manage an Endowment
  • Customer Service and CRM Skills
  • How to Improve Your Grants Game

1:30 pm - Maximizing Your Impact: General Session
2:00 pm - Maximizing Your Impact: Breakouts by Focus Area
This is your chance to take a deeper dive into 4 thematic impact areas including open source technology, open content, services and strategy
3:00 pm - Maximize Your Impact: Breakout Presentations
4:00 pm - Closing Remarks