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Wednesday, November 6 • 2:00pm - 3:10pm
From Tech Titans to Brave Open World: Future Scoping the Library

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Tech Titans, Brave Open World, Eastern Ascendance – Are you ready to discuss three plausible future scenarios for the world of research and the implications for the library? Join us for a highly interactive discussion based on the Research Futures report.

This analysis of how research will be conducted and communicated 10 years from now is based on: an extensive literature review, 56 expert interviews, a survey of 2,055 researchers and 3 one-day workshops. The Elsevier and Ipsos MORI study identified 19 key drivers, such as AI and machine-learning tools change the shape of science, and public funders have less influence over research priorities. Within the report the drivers are grouped into 6 themes that led to the 3 future scenarios.

Research has reached a tipping point: how research is conceived, completed and communicated will change dramatically over the next 10 years. Journey with your colleagues into an exploration of the impact of these potential drivers of change, the repercussions of the decisions we make today and how we equip the workforce of tomorrow.

Within this session, a host will hand out a synopsis of the future scenarios to attendees and then engage them with an online poll. Librarians will lead discussions on the key questions within individual groups focused on preparing for and navigating the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
Take an exhilarating leap into the future of research and research libraries!

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Rick Anderson

Assoc. Dean for Collections & Schol Comm, University of Utah
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Michael Levine-Clark

Dean of Libraries, University of Denver

Carol Hoover

Digital Information Resources Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Carol manages the digital scholarly information collection at Los Alamos National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. She is responsible for digital collection strategy, content... Read More →
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Diane Bruxvoort

Dean of Libraries, University of North Texas
Diane is just another library dean trying to find the best way forward in the balancing of research support, budgets, and open access. She's been in leadership positions in four large academic libraries in the US and the UK so has a varied experience, and is always looking for new... Read More →
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Ann Gabriel

Senior Vice President, Elsevier
Ann Gabriel and her global team engage with key stakeholders across the research enterprise to establish strategic collaborations and to use analytics and data to address societal challenges in the area of sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and open science. She has held a... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:10pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel