U of T iSchool Symposium
University of Toronto iSchool Symposium in partnership with Dysart & Jones Associates
If these questions challenge your management team, then this is the symposium for you to explore new ways to develop our organizations to address our future challenges.
Innovation and change are keys to success today as the world and its inhabitants continue to evolve and behave in different ways. This event focuses on creating innovative attitudes, the intra-preneurial and entrepreneurial spirit, and start-up mindsets. It discusses building competencies and structures that support these types of change and development.
Libraries are all about creating connected and engaged organizations and communities; however, they are often challenged in doing just that. Using models and tools from Dan Pontefract’s new book, Flat Army, you will be more confident in overcoming resistance to change in your library and building a culture of collaboration and engagement. A copy of the book is included in your registration.
Filled with research on skills and competencies and the gaps we are seeing in libraries, this event focuses strategies, techniques, and practices for building capacity and sustainability of library leaders for the future. Do you have difficulty defining new job competencies? Creating an innovative and entrepreneurial culture? Developing solid organization structures for the future?
First 50 registrants receive a complimentary copy of Flat Army.
Dan Pontefract, author, Flat Army
Stephen Abram, Lighthouse Consulting
Ken Haycock, iSchool Professor & Director, Marshall Business School, University of Southern California
Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones
MJ D'Elia StartUp Library Toronto
Helen Kula StartUp Library Toronto
Anne Marie Madziak, Southern Ontario Library Service
Kathleen De Long, University of Alberta Libraries
Madeleine Lefebvre, Ryerson University
Paul Takala, Hamilton Public Library
Anne Bailey, Toronto Public Library
Andrea Chechetto, Markham Public Library
Other innovators will be video-conferenced in as well
· Jane Dysart, Senior Partner, Dysart & Jones
· Stephen Abram, Consultant, Lighthouse Consulting Inc.
Attendees had this to say about previous iSchool / Dysart & Jones Symposia:
“This symposium had some of the best overall content of any conference I’ve attended, including big ones like OLA, PLA, ALA, etc.”
“Enjoyed the mix of in person, multimedia, Skype.” “Great mix.” “The variety added to the ability to maintain attention – you got it right.”
“Choice of speakers was outstanding.” “They all excelled.”
“All the speakers were inspiring and informative.
For sponsorship opportunities or a chance to demonstrate technology please contact: Jane Dysart, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, Bissell Building, Room 728
140 St George Street, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON (map)