2014 DLF Forum Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the two keynote speakers for the 2014 DLF Forum:

On Monday, October 27th, Dr. Bethany Nowviskie will open the Forum, challenging our thinking regarding our libraries, governance and professional roles. Bethany is the director of the Scholars’ Lab and Department of Digital Research & Scholarship at the University of Virginia Library, Special Advisor to the Provost for the advancement of digital humanities research at University of Virginia, and distinguished Presidential Fellow at the Council on Library and Information Resources. Bethany is also the immediate past president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and outgoing chair of both the University of Virginia General Faculty Council and the Modern Language Association‘s Committee on Information Technology.

Bonnie Tijerina will close the Forum on Wednesday, October 29th, pulling together the conversations of the Forum to the broader themes of her work at the Data and Society Institute. Bonnie is a librarian, entrepreneur and library community convener. She is currently a Data & Society Fellow at the Data & Society Institute in New York City. She is founder of ER&L (Electronic Resources & Libraries) conference and organization, created to facilitate communication and foster collaboration among information management and e-resources professionals in libraries. Bonnie has worked in academic libraries for over ten years, most recently at Harvard University. She relishes the role of library convener and in 2013 initiated an effort to connect the library community with tech, academia, and business with the #ideadrop Library House, an effort she led during SXSW Interactive. Bonnie is also co-founder of the Leadership, Technology and Gender Summit. Bonnie is working to engage the library community in a broad conversation on the future of libraries and the important role library professionals can play in a modern, digital world.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear two of our community’s inspiring voices – register today!