Blockchain National Forum
Monday, 9:00AM Pacific Time
As part of the Blockchain Technology grant project, the iSchool presents the Blockchain National Forum with technical experts who will present their views on the ways that the information profession can implement blockchain applications. Each speaker has developed an executive summary that will be posted on the blockchain website and used to develop the final recommendations. The speakers represent different types of libraries and archives throughout North America and professional organizations, such as the American Planning Association, Digital Public Library of America, NISO, OCLC, ALA, LITA, and ConsenSys.
The public is invited to participate in the Blockchain National Forum via livestream from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
Session Link: https://livestream.com/accounts/20480259/events/8179548
Library 2.018 Web Conference "Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World"
Wednesday, 12:00PM Pacific Time
The third and final Library 2.018 web conference will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 12–3 p.m. Pacific Time. Registration is free!
Abstract: Our human condition has changed dramatically and has implications for libraries of all types on a global scale. Food insecurity and hunger, housing policies and homelessness, violence, mental health service needs, social, economic, educational and racial equity, substance abuse and drug overdose—all of these and many more challenges impact the people who frequent our libraries—as customers, students, faculty, and staff. Operational decisions continue to be influenced by social concerns. Join us for a series of conversations on how libraries have developed, responded, and championed programs and services to address some of these social crises and learn about outcomes. What’s the new normal for libraries in this world of social and economic disparity? Has it altered or enhanced our core mission?
Visit the conference web page to register to attend and submit session proposals.