2017 Annual Member Conference

Theme: Trending Topics
When: May 10, 2017
Where: Online

Amigos Members: Admission is free!

Join us on Wednesday, May 10, for our annual Member Conference featuring Gennie Gebhart of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) as keynote! A researcher and advocate for EFF, her work revolves around the conviction that, as access to information technologies expand and become more complex, so do threats to user security and privacy. Her keynote address will speak to the security and privacy implications of “fake news” and how libraries are positioned to help protect users in that realm.

Our closing keynote features John Horrigan, Senior Researcher at the Pew Research Center in Washington DC. His research focuses on libraries, the communities they serve, technology, open data, and open government.

Amigos is accepting proposals for presentations through March 30, so act fast. Our conference has a new schedule this year with one hour devoted to concurrent sessions on successful implementations of new technology.

Submit your proposal here: https://www.amigos.org/node/4370

Our full schedule promises exciting and innovative information including meeting our new CEO, Alan Kornblau.

Watch AmigosNow, Facebook, and Twitter for updates on the conference.

Candidates for Board of Directors (Librarian) – three to be elected for a three-year term:

Ms. Beth Farwell
Director of Central Libraries, Baylor University (TX)


Mr. Dean Hendrix
Dean of Libraries, University of Texas at San Antonio


Ms. Claudia Schoonover
Director, Missouri River Regional Library


Ms. Anna Strackeljahn
Director, Lindenwood University, Belleville Campus Library (MO)


Ms. Lisa Wells
Executive Director, Pioneer Library System (OK)


Candidate for Board of Directors (Independent) – one to be elected for a three-year term:

Ms. Mary Blankenship Pointer
Senior Vice President Corporate Relations, Republic Bank & Trust (OK)

Wednesday May 10, 2017
Times - all CDT Session Session Links Presenter(s)
10:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation
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Go to session portal Gennie Gebhart
11:00 a.m. Member Update
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Go to session portal Alan Kornblau, CEO of Amigos
11:30 a.m. Learn @ Lunch
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12:30 p.m. Concurrent Session 1 - Trending Topics
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12:30 p.m. Concurrent Session 2 - Trending Topics
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12:30 p.m. Concurrent Session 3 - Trending Topics
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1:30 p.m. Member Meeting
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2:30 p.m. Closing Keynote - Libraries, Community Goals, and Digital Needs
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Go to session portal John Horrigan

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