What is Connections?

Connections—a free, online conference open to all libraries worldwide—provides opportunities for educational and professional development within time and budgetary constraints. Everyone in your library is invited to attend, including support staff, system admins, executives, directors, and anyone else at your library.

Free

Open to all libraries
and their staff
at no cost

Focused

Concise, training-based
sessions with deep dives
into topics and products

Fast Paced

Easily digestible,
interactive sessions

Presenters

Allister Chang

Advisory Board Member of the Library of Congress, TEDx Speaker

John Chrastka

Founder of Everylibrary

Rivkah Sass

Library Director & CEO of Sacramento Public Library

Meredith Schwartz

Editor in Chief of Library Journal

Marshall Breeding

Independent Consultant, speaker, and author

Audrey Lujan

City Librarian at Anaheim Public Library

Brian Hart

Director of Libraries for the Forsyth County Public Library (NC)

Cordelia Anderson

Consultant & Author of Library Marketing and Communications

Kathy Smart

Co-chair Advocate for the Children’s Hospital’s Literacy Initiative

Alicia Wise

Executive Director of CLOCKSS and an independent consultant specializing in Open Access.

Lia Vella

Metadata Coordinator with the National Park Service’s Library Information Management Program

Lauri McIntosh

Channel Sales Manager

Why Attend Connections?​

Connections is a concise, fast-paced conference with immediately applicable takeaways from thought leaders and experts from every corner of the library world. Expect to hear about trends and topics affecting you, your library, and your community today.

How Do I Access Connections On Demand?

A Connections login is required to access on demand sessions. If you haven’t created a login, you can register by filling out the form below. Once logged in, click the ‘Sessions’ tab on the menu, find the session you want to watch, and click the ‘View On Demand’ button.

What’s Different This Year?

We’ve made some meaningful changes to Connections this year—including a new name, extended sessions, an updated registration process, and more opportunities to hear from fellow librarians than ever before. Other exciting updates are:

DAY ONE

Featuring a more robust lineup of topics, day one covers issues affecting your library and your community ALL presented by industry thought leaders and fellow colleagues.

DAY TWO

With more choices than previous years, day two includes a variety of concurrent sessions to choose from.

DAY THREE Is entirely dedicated to discovery—learn how to make the patron search experience easy and intuitive, and get an in-depth look at our market-leading discovery tool, Enterprise.

Watch Connections 2021 On Demand!

This year’s format and fresh new content facilitates more open communication, deeper connections, and meaningful interactions. 

NOV

2

Opening Day

Opening Day brings all attendees together with presenters from every corner of the library world covering topics like budget advocacy and library marketing.

NOV

3

SirsiDynix Day

For attendees that are looking to get acquainted with SirsiDynix, drop in on our ‘Explore SirsiDynix’ track for a look at our products and solutions, painless migration process, and industry-leading support staff.

 

Current customers can choose to customize their track according to their ILS (Symphony, Horizon, and EOS.Web).

NOV

4

Discovery Day

For anyone looking to improve their current discovery experience! Get an in-depth look at our marketing-leading discovery tool, Enterprise, and learn how to make the patron searching experience easy and intuitive.

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