Available slides can be found by selecting either the presenter name or presentation title.


Deirdre AraujoDeirdre Araujo, Manager Volunteer Services, Exploratorium, Effective Volunteer Management Roundtable Discussion





Elizabeth Barker

Elizabeth E. Barker, Ph.D., Stanford Calderwood Director, Boston Athenaeum, The Boston Athenaeum: Past, Present, Future




Rose Blustein

Rose Blustein, Librarian, Melbourne Athenaeum, Beneficient Neutrality: The Cultural Common Ground at Melbourne's Athenaeum





Judith DwyerJudith Dwyer, Berwick Mechanics' Institute & Free Library, Performance Indicators: Are We Providing Services and Programming Valued by Our Community?





David Gallagher, Western Neighborhoods Project, Bootstrapping Community History







Lori GuidryLori Guidry, Librarian, Foundation Center West, Funding Reinvention: Grant Research for Independent Libraries and Nonprofits





Eve Hartley

Eve Hartley, Heritage Consortium PhD Candidate, University of Huddersfield, The Regeneration Game: Recognizing the Past in Order to Re-brand the Future




Natasha IsajlovicNatasha Isajlovic, San Francisco Lead, Foundation Center West, Funding Reinvention: Grant Research for Independent Libraries and Nonprofits




Brewster KahleBrewster Kahle, Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive, Keynote Presentation, Bringing Our Libraries Digital




Nick KaufmannNick Kaufmann, Storyteller, Code for Maine; Organizer, Civic Makers Night @ Maine Charitable Mechanics Association, Humble Hackers: Civic Technology & The Modern Maine Mechanics






Woody LaBounty, Western Neighborhoods Project, Bootstrapping Community History






Benedict Leca

Benedict Leca, PhD, Executive Director Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Back to the Future: An Athenaeum for the Digital Age




Kirsten Loach

Kirsten Loach, PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University, Overcoming Challenges, Seizing Opportunities: Towards a Holistic Vision for Securing the Future of Our Heritage Roundtable Discussion, Uncovering the Hidden Gems of the Independent Libraries Association: What Does the Future Hold for Its Members? Conference Takeaways Panel




Bron Lowden

Bron Lowden, Vice-President, Mechanics’ Institutes of Victoria, By the People, For the People: The Evolution and Future of Mechanics' Institutes in Australia




Jim LowdenJim Lowden, Researcher, Founder Mechanics' Institutes of Victoria, Survivention – Strategies for Survival to Century 22




speaker iconJim Lynch, TechSoup for Libraries, Digital Fundraising Tools: TechSoup for Libraries





David MadsonDavid Madson, Fundraising Executive, Alameda Health System Foundation, When, Why and How? Capital Campaigns for the Small to Mid-size Library or Non-profit





Emma MariglianoEmma Marigliano, Librarian, The Portico Library, A Library for Manchester's Enlightened: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow




Anne Mitchell,, Signposts Along the Trail to Self-Discovery






Mary MorgantiMary Morganti, Former Director of Library & Archives (recently retired), California Historical Society, Planning for Disaster: A Case Study of Water Response & Recovery at the California Historical Society




Roger MorrisRoger K Morris, AM, President, Association of Mechanics’ Institutes and Schools of Arts of NSW [AMISA], Sydney Mechanics’ School Of Arts [1833 - 2016]: Re-invention at 150 years of age




Megan PrelingerMegan Prelinger, Co-Founder, Prelinger Library, The Analog Library in a Digital World: Practices for a Busy Room





Lee RainieLee Rainie, Director, Internet, Science and Technology Research, Pew Research Center, AuthorKeynote Presentation, The Reinvention Recipe: One Part Desperation. One Part Aggravation. One Part Decimation. One Part Liberation.





Jim ScheinJim Schein, Opening Reception Speaker, 1854 San Francisco, Building on Solid Ground




Nina SimonNina Simon, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Keynote Presentation, The Art of Relevance




Erika TorriErika Torri, Executive Director, La Jolla Athenaeum, Membership Libraries in the United States and the Founding and 25 Years of Meetings of the Membership Libraries Group (MLG) Conference Takeaways Panel






Amy TsilemanisAmy Tsilemanis, PhD student Federation University Australia, Curator/Researcher at Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, Innovating Traditions: Activation Projects at Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute




Lynn VergeLynn Verge, Executive Director, Atwater Library and Computer Centre, Montreal’s Atwater Library: Looking Forward





Martyn WalkerMartyn Walker, Principal Lecturer in Education, The University of Huddersfield, 'No More Admirable Building Could be Provided for Such a Purpose’: A Study of Several Mechanics’ Institutes and How They Have Been Adapted for Twenty-First Century Britain




Carolyn WatersCarolyn Waters, Head Librarian, The New York Society Library, Rebranding the New York Society Library




Sue WestwoodSue Westwood, Business Manager, Melbourne Athenaeum Beneficient Neutrality: The Cultural Common Ground at Melbourne's Athenaeum




Siân WilliamsSiân Williams, Librarian, South Wales Miners’ Library, Swansea University, Rich Seams: The South Wales Miners’ Library’s Next Step




Louisa YatesLouisa Yates, Director of Collections and Research, Gladstone’s Library, Visiting Lecturer in English, University of Chester, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Creatively Remixing the Library




Michelle Zaffino

Michelle Zaffino, Digital Librarian, Author, Founder of In the Stacks, The 22nd Century Librarian is a Digital Librarian