Library Technology and the Future of Libraries, LACUNY Institute 2012, CUNY Graduate Center: June 1, 2012

The goal of the 2012 Institute is to explore the ways technology has transformed how users discover, access, and ultimately use information in academic libraries. Changes in library technology mean not only a re-imagining of traditional objects such as a book or a journal, but also involves configuring a librarya��s physical space and how that space can be best used to serve onea��s user community.

Keynote Speakers:

Jeffrey Hoover is an architect with Boston-based Tappe Associates. Mr. Hoover specializes in programming, planning and design of learning environments, with particular focus on libraries, as well as master plans and feasibility studies for colleges and universities. He is interested in designing library spaces that inspire and foster collaborative learning environments and incorporate emerging technologies.

Jessamyn West is an author, community technology librarian and community manager of the group blog She lives in a rural area of Central Vermont where she teaches basic computer skills. She assists tiny libraries with technology planning and implementation. She is the author of numerous articles and the recently published book, Without a Net – Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide.


David Koenigstein was appointed Associate Professor and has been a Reference/Instruction Librarian at Bronx Community College since 1998. He has been chronicling the construction of the new Library at BCC photographically since its groundbreaking in 2009.

Calvert WrightA�Calvert Wright leads Calvert Wright Architecture PC| Spatial Discipline, an architectural design studio since 1998. Over the past several years, the firm has cultivated a diverse selection of commercial, institutional, residential and retail projects. He received his BA from Columbia University, and Masters in Architecture from Princeton University. Calvert has taught architectural design at Princeton University and Cornell University. He has also written a column on architecture and design for Vitals magazine.

Philip Swan is an Associate Professor at Hunter College and is the Head Librarian of the Schools of Social Work and Public Health Library. He has been a faculty member at Hunter since 2000. He has a Master of Science in Information degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in American History from the College of William and Mary.


9:30 a�� 10:30:A� Breakfast, Networking, Vendors and Registration
10:30- 11:45 :A� Hoover a�� keynote and Q & A
11:45-1:15:A� Lunch, Networking and Vendors
1:15-2:30: West a�� keynote and Q & A
2:45-3:45:A� Panel- The Future is Now:A� Tales from New CUNY Libraries

Registration and Fees:

Non-LACUNY Members $55.00 a�� includes breakfast and lunch
LACUNY Members $35.00 a�� includes breakfast and lunch

1.A�A�A�A�A�A� Register using PayPal (PLEASE NOTE: you do not have to have a Pay Pal account to pay online, simply choose “Online” to pay by Credit Card or Pay Pal account. Go here to register online:

2.A�A�A�A�A�A� Register using a check made payable to LACUNY a�� please indicate in the Memo that you are registering for the Institute and send your check to:

Mason Brown
Hunter College Health Professions Library
425 East 25th St
New York, NY 10010

Please send all questions regarding registration to:

Please send questions regarding the Institute to LACUNY President and Institute Planning Committee Chair, DA?lia Leonardo at

A�The 2012 LACUNY Institute would like to thank EBSCO Publishing, SAGE, and COUTTS-INGRAM for its generous support of this event.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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