Be Part of the Discussion

We’re excited to hold our third annual Member Summit, an in-person event that will be held in Nashville on October 24-25 at the Nashville Public Library, a LYRASIS member institution and the 2017 Public Library of the Year. This summit will continue the discussions on Experiments in Innovation, content and technology stemming from our last three years of Leaders Forums, as well as focus on our 2018 Catalyst Fund projects, It Takes a Village, and more member driven and member focused projects.​

Our summit will include:

  • Presentations by this year's 2018 Catalyst Fund recipients with project updates 
  • Panels and speakers focused on Experiments in Innovation
  • In-person collaboration with your fellow members and leaders in the archives, libraries and museums community

Keynote Speaker

We are honored to announce John Bracken, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, as our 2018 Annual Member Summit Keynote Speaker! This year’s Member Summit will be held on October 24 and 25, 2018 at the Nashville Public Library with John delivering his keynote on the 25th.

As Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, Bracken leads a nonprofit digital library powered by a national network of thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions. DPLA makes millions of cultural heritage materials freely accessible to all, collaborates with partners including LYRASIS to maximize access to ebooks for libraries and readers, and works to equip libraries for the challenges of the digital age.

Location

Nashville Public Library

615 Church Street

Nashville, TN 37219​

​​Where to stay:

Please contact Jenn Bielewski to book a room at the Embassy Suites or Hampton Inn in Nashville. LYRASIS does have a handful of rooms at a lower group rate.

Breakout Sessions:

Changing the Academic Reading Experience

What tools and technologies can be harnessed to meet the demands from students and researchers for eReading and remote use of a library's scholarly texts? This panel will cover some of the existing approaches to making journals and scholarly publications available with one click, app-based technologies, as well as the challenges and goals for a long-term solution.

  • Rob Cartolano, Associate Vice President Technology and Preservation, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

  • Robert Miller, CEO, LYRASIS

  • Carissa Egan, Program Leader, New Technology Services, LYRASIS

Scholarly and Library Publishing: Exploring New Models for ScholComm

Does your institution create research content and/or serve as a repository for it? Are you publishing this research in any fashion, making it discoverable and accessible to your users? Are you concerned about the increasing influence of corporate entities in the scholarly communication space? Are you trying to balance the needs for privacy with the re-use of research data in larger contexts? This session will explore some of the work LYRASIS has done to understand the Scholarly Communications Landscape, discuss emerging issues in this space, feature a conversation about how publishing is managed in your institution, and how it can be optimized in the future.

  • Joe Lucia, Dean of Libraries, Temple University

  • Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian for Publishing and Director, University of Michigan Press
  • John Herbert, Senior Director of Technology and Innovation, LYRASIS

  • Lisa Larson, Senior Director of Outreach and Engagement, LYRASIS

The Art of Collections Management: Making Non-Textual Collections Accessible to Your Community and Beyond

How can you best reveal your collections so that your community and users across the globe can readily access the knowledge you host? Recently, LYRASIS took the leadership initiative to formally study the current state of collections management technology, and identify opportunities to leverage these technologies in support of public-facing programs and inter-institutional collaborations among museums, academic institutions and other non-textual collections repositories. This panel will share highlights of LYRASIS' research findings and feature case studies of novel approaches to managing and sharing non-textual collections from institutions just like yours.

  • Nik Honeysett, Director and CEO, Balboa Park Online Collaborative

  • Megan Forbes, CollectionSpace Program Manager, LYRASIS

User Data and Online Privacy: What Are You Missing and Possibly Messing Up?

Is your library using patron or user data to drive organizational decisions that lead to deeper impacts on your community or institution? As we rely on outsourced solutions for many of our major systems (ILS, IR, etc), what are we giving away and possibly buying back as "analytics" from commercial providers? Whether you are a gallery, library, archive or museum, you likely already know that understanding your users' profiles and needs is a significant key to delivering the services they seek. This panel will examine current practices, legal restrictions and legacy ideologies. We'll open the door to explore new approaches or better understanding what our role is in terms of understanding our community better and providing a set of services based on data.

  • Lisa Rosenblum, Executive Director, King County (WA) Library System

  • Tim Rogers, Director, Jacksonville (FL) Public Library System

  • James English, Product Development Strategist for Library Simplified/SimplyE, LYRASIS

  • Joe Lucia, Dean of Libraries, Temple University

  • Lisa Larson, Senior Director of Outreach and Engagement, LYRASIS

Staffing for Innovation - Diversity, Longevity and Building a Team that Can Make an Impact

How do you cultivate a staff that is ready to imagine, identify and implement innovative ideas from top to bottom? A team that is open to a growth mindset isn't afraid to fail forward and offers a diversity of experience, education and ideas to create an environment of true innovation. This panel will discuss the importance of building a staff that is able to innovate, including a focus on hiring to maximize and welcome a diversity of new ideas on your team.

  • Loretta Parham, CEO and Director, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (AUC)

  • Ilona Burdette, Executive Director, Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL)

  • Julius Fleschner, Dean of Libraries and College Testing, Georgia Highlands College

  • Angella Graham, Associate Director of Human Resources, LYRASIS

  • Teddy Gray, Member Representative and Outreach Librarian, LYRASIS

Standards for Sustainability: Ensuring Sustainable Programs with It Takes a Village

We know that there are valuable new programs popping up frequently in the GLAM ecosystem, but what does it take to make sure a new program is sustainable and enduring? In 2017, IMLS funded a LYRASIS program to assess how open source software programs serving cultural and scientific heritage organizations attain long-term sustainability, known now as "It Takes a Village" (ITAV). The ITAV Guidebook can act as a roadmap for all types of programs, not only open source software. Using the four facets outlined in the Guidebook -Technology, Governance, Resources and Community Engagement - this panel will discuss how ITAV can be a tangible tool for ensuring sustainability, regardless of where a program currently sits within its life cycle.

  • Rob Cartolano, Associate Vice President Technology and Preservation, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

  • Nik Honeysett, Director and CEO, Balboa Park Online Collaborative

  • Laurie Gemmill Arp, Director, Collections Services & Community Supported Software, LYRASIS

  • Sheila Rabun, US ORCID Community Specialist, LYRASIS


Agenda:

Wednesday, October 24

8:30 am - Leaders Circle Brunch at the Nashville Underground

8:45 am - Welcome and Opening Remarks by Robert Miller, CEO, LYRASIS

9:00 am - Innovation Workshop - Kate Pugh, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young

10:00 am - Break

10:15 am - Leaders Circle Meeting - How to Succeed at Innovation While Really, Really Trying - John Herbert, Senior Director of Technology and Innovation, LYRASIS, Robert Miller, CEO, LYRASIS and Leigh Grinstead, Catalyst Fund Program Leader, LYRASIS

  • Catching Lightning in a Bottle - What's the Secret?

  • Lessons Learned, "The Good, the Bad and the Less Than Pretty" 

  • What Have We Accomplished? 

  • Where Do We Go Next - Finding Our North Star

11:30 am - Venue Change, Move to Nashville Public Library

12 noon - Lunch, Welcome All Members 

1:00 pm - You've Come a Long Way Recipients: Catalyst Fund 2017 Review  

2:00 pm - 2018 Catalyst Fund Award Recipients Presentations

3:15 pm - Break

3:30 pm - Catalyst Fund Award Recipients Presentations Continued

5:00 pm - Adjourn

Thursday, October 25 - Member Summit (Nashville Public Library)

8:30 am - Breakfast

8:45 am - Welcome from Robert Miller, CEO, LYRASIS and Joe Lucia, Chair of LYRASIS Board of Trustees and Dean of Libraries, Temple University

9:15 am - Welcome from Kent Oliver, Director, Nashville Public Library

9:30 am - Keynote, John Bracken, Executive Director, DPLA

10:00 am - Keynote Interview with Robert Miller, CEO, LYRASIS

10:30 am - Q&A with audience

10:45 am - Break

11:00 am - Adding Rigor to Innovative Thinking - An Overview of the LYRASIS Innovation Framework - John Herbert, Senior Director of Technology and Innovation, LYRASIS and Lisa Larson, Senior Director of Outreach & Engagement, LYRASIS

12 noon - Lunch 

1:00 pm - Breakout Sessions

  • Changing the Academic Reading Experience
  • Scholarly and Library Publishing: Exploring New Models for ScholComm
  • The Art of Collections ManagementMaking Non-Textual Collections Accessible to Your Community and Beyond
  • User Data and Online Privacy: What Are You Missing and Possibly Messing Up?
  • Staffing for Innovation - Diversity, Longevity and Building a Team that Can Make an Impact
  • Standards for Sustainability: Ensuring Sustainable Programs with It Takes a Village

3:30 pm - Break

3:45 pm - Breakout Redux for General Session

4:00 pm - Speakers Corner - Details to Come

4:45 pm - Closing Remarks 

5:00 pm - Adjourn

CollectionSpace

2017 Member Summit

Thank you so much for attending our 2nd LYRASIS Member Summit. We are grateful you could join us for these critical discussions on IMPACT + INNOVATION.

All presentations from the panel discussions and a recording of the opening remarks by Robert Miller, LYRASIS CEO, and keynote by Deanna Marcum, senior advisor to Ithaka S+R's program areas in Educational Transformation and Libraries & Scholarly Communication are now online.

Look for details for our next Member Summit in October.

Also, we would love your feedback about the Summit and future planning. If you have not yet completed the survey, please click here.