[Eril-l] 2018 Library Technology Conference: Keynote Speakers and Registration Date

Katy Gabrio gabrio at macalester.edu
Fri Dec 1 13:40:22 PST 2017

*Registration opens December 6th! *

Join us at the 11th Annual Library Technology Conference! Here’s what you
need to know to register:


   Registration opens Wednesday, December 6th at 12:00 Noon (CST)

   Register (and find more info) at http://libtechconf.org/registration/

Registration has filled quickly in the past (like, within a couple of
hours.) Please plan ahead to make sure you get signed up in time.

Keynote speakers:

We are thrilled to announce Sarah T. Roberts and Bergis Jules as this
year’s keynote speakers!

Sarah T. Roberts is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information
Studies (Graduate School of Education & Information Studies) at UCLA. She
holds a Ph.D. from the iSchool at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. On the internet since 1993, Professor Roberts is
internationally recognized as a leading scholar on the emerging topic of
commercial content moderation or CCM, a term she coined to define the field
study around the large-scale, industrial and for-pay practice of social
media user-generated content adjudication. Roberts is frequently consulted
by the press and others on issues related to social media, society and
culture. She has been interviewed on these topics in print, on radio and on
television worldwide including: The New York Times, Associated Press, Le
Monde, The Economist, the BBC, the CBC, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling
Stone, Wired, The Washington Post, News Corp Australia, Asahi Shimbun
(Japan),and CNN, among others. In December of 2017 she is hosting All
Things in Moderation on the UCLA campus, a first-of-its-kind conference to
bring researchers, civil society advocates, workers, journalists and
industry representatives together to discuss issues pertaining to social
media moderation.


Bergis Jules is the University Archivist at the University of California,
Riverside, where he is also the Project Director for Inland Empire
Memories, a consortium of local cultural heritage organizations. He is the
Community Lead on the Documenting the Now project, which seeks to develop
tools and practices that support the ethical collection, use, and access to
web and social media archival content. Documenting the Now is a project
that was inspired by the protests and activism in Ferguson, MO sparked by
the killing of Michael Brown in August 2014. Jules helps to lead two IMLS
supported national forum projects, “Diversifying the Digital Historical
Record” which concluded in October, 2017 and the upcoming “National Forum
on Ethicsand Archiving the Web” in March, 2018. Jules‘ work is primarily
related to supporting andpromoting community based archives as legitimate
sites for historical collections and preservation, and the radical
inclusion of people of color and other marginalized groups in our shared
digital cultural heritage. He is currently a doctoral student in the Public
History program at the University of California, Riverside where his
research is focused on representations of African Americans in archives of
the web. He received an M.A. inLibrary and Information Science and an M.A.
in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University.

Learn more about both speakers at http://libtechconf.org/keynote-speakers/.

*About LibTech *

The 11th annual Library Technology Conference will be held March 14-15,
2018, on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.

The LibTech Conference provides an opportunity for library professionals to
come together to discuss the changing technologies that are affecting how
users interact with libraries and to see how libraries are using technology
to create new and better ways to manage their resources. It provides a
venue where participants can learn skills or knowledge that they can take
back and adapt for use within their own library through a mix of sessions
including keynote presentations, traditional lecture-style concurrent
sessions, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops.  Sessions are offered
on a wide range of topics and at varying skill levels. Anyone interested in
the changing technologies that are affecting libraries should plan to

Questions? Contact us at libtechconference at macalester.edu.


Katy Gabrio

Assistant Library Director

DeWitt Wallace Library

651-696-6703 | gabrio at macalester.edu

1600 Grand Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55105 USA

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