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The second ILEAD session begins next week and Illinois will be live-streaming 3 nationally recognized speakers: James LaRue, Michael Stephens and David Lankes.  Links to all three keynotes are on the statewide CE calendar ( ) and details for each speaker are below.  If you plan to attend one of the sessions, just go to the calendar, click on the event and then click on the link to the stream.  Be aware that there were technical difficulties last March off and on with the live stream and we will all be in Bangor and not really available to help trouble shoot.  All the keynotes will eventually be posted to the ILEAD USA YouTube channel so if you have difficulty, there will be an opportunity to view the archives.  This is a great opportunity so we hope you'll join us next week.

Tuesday, June 23 11:30am-12:45pm    
"The Fourth Turning: Leadership and Social Change" - James LaRue
At long last, there is a significant generational turnover.  The Boomers are leaving.  Gen-Xers and Millennials are moving up.  Some historians suggest that this heralds a major shift in public consciousness.  What will, what should, library leadership look like in the Fourth Turning?

Wednesday, June 24 10am-11:15am
"Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries" - Michael Stephens
Emerging technologies are changing the way we live and learn.  Libraries can play a key role in this future.  Imagine the evolving hyperlinked library as a creation space, community space, anything space.  Imagine this library available everywhere via mobile devices and tablets.  Imagine opportunities for user learning supported and facilitated by librarians. How will library services changes with MOOCs and mobile classrooms in the palm of one' hand?  What skills will staff require?  What does the library as creative classroom like?  What does this future look like going forward as we encourage learning everywhere as a means for transformative change for ourselves and our users?  This session will explore new ideas and thinking about learning at the library.  

Thursday, June 25 11:30am-12:45pm    
"Libraries as Platforms" - David Lankes
Libraries are platforms built by librarians to enable community empowerment.  Those platforms may include collections and databases, but also maker spaces, gardens Wi-Fi hotspots and recording studios.  This talk will outline how thinking of platforms and not buildings changes how we position librarianship in our communities.