The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science celebrated the ending of its 80th anniversary year by taking a forward look at the future of our field and its graduates. The Information Professionals 2050 (IP 2050) Conference brought in information and library science leaders who discussed key issues related to future visions, skills and values.
Themes of the day included the areas of the 1) Information Industry, 2) Libraries and Archives, 3) Education and 4) Information Trends.
The contributors are thought leaders of our profession and included:
* Marshall Breeding, director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University Libraries
* Anne Caputo, executive director, Dow Jones' Learning and Information Professional Programs
* Bonnie Carroll, president, International Information Associates
* Mary Chute, deputy director for Libraries, Institute for Museum and Library Services
* Lorcan Dempsey, vice president and chief strategist, OCLC
* Michael Eisenberg, professor and dean emeritus, University of Washington School of Information
* Buck Goldstein, University entrepreneur in residence and professor of practice, Department of Economics University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
* William Graves, senior vice president, Academic Strategy at Ellucian
* Elizabeth Liddy, dean and trustee professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
* Charles Lowry, executive director, Association for Research Libraries
* Joanne Marshall, alumni distinguished professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
* Nancy Roderer, director, Johns Hopkins University Welch Medical Library
* Roger Schonfeld, director of research, Ithaka
* David Silver, associate professor, University of San Francisco
* Duncan Smith, co-founder, Novelist (EBSCO Publishing)
* Susan Nutter, vice provost and director of Libraries, North Carolina State University
* Sarah Michalak, university librarian and associate provost for libraries, UNC at Chapel Hill
* Reagan Moore, professor at the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science and director of the Data Intensive Cyber Environment group
* Derek Rodriguez, Program Officer at the Triangle Research Libraries Network.