Virtual Montana Academic Library Symposium
- Monday, May 17, 2021 to Friday, May 21, 2021
MSU Library, in partnership with the Treasure State Academic Information and Library Services (TRAILS) consortium, will host the 2021 Montana Academic Library Symposium May 17-21. The virtual symposium offers a chance for library professionals from across Montana to gather to share ideas with colleagues about issues and trends facing Montana academic libraries.
The symposium will explore the core themes (economic, social, technological, and political trends) of the 2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report – Teaching & Learning Edition as they impact higher education, libraries, and our practical, everyday life.
Bryan Alexander, an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, teacher, and senior scholar at Georgetown University, will deliver the keynote address. Alexander will share his future-oriented insights on the challenges facing higher education and academic libraries. His talk will examine the major forces reshaping higher education and will consider how climate change could transform academia.
Special guest speakers include Sam Wineburg, education, history, and American studies professor at Stanford University; Lulu Miller writer, artist, and Peabody award-winning science reporter for National Public Radio; and Shane Doyle, an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe and MSU Ph.D. student in education.
Additional speakers include members of TRAILS consortium institutions. Social and networking opportunities, including trivia challenges and a drawing for door prizes, will also be offered.
Admission is free and registration is encouraged. To find out more and to register, please visit - https://guides.lib.montana.edu/symposium.