Eli Neiburger on Production and Development in Libraries

eli neiburger ds portrait editedThe RLA CE Committee is excited to announce that Eli Neiburger, Associate Director of IT and Product Development at the Ann Arbor District Library, will be our guest speaker for our fall kick off program! Eli’s presentation is titled, “The Producers in the Library: Production and Development at AADL.”


Public Service is the cornerstone of the Library; yet increasingly, it is our Products that define us as institutions.  It can be challenging for a service organization to transition to product development; new skills, processes, quality standards, and political approaches are required. At Ann Arbor District Library, production has become a big part of what Librarians and IT staff are responsible for, from taking a
product-oriented approach to software development, digitization, and content projects, to the changing role of librarians and catalogers as more and more library business is transacted solely online.  How can libraries build these capacities, and what are some of the possibilities, and how can you make it happen at your library with or without help from IT!

If you’ve never heard Eli speak before, you are in for a treat! Plus, this program is free to all registrants so there’s really no excuse not to be there!

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 from 9:30am-12:00pm

Where: NSLS Auditorium [map and directions]

Cost: Free (Funding generously provided by Gale Cengage Learning)

Register at now!

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