Don’t miss the LYRASIS Member Summit. This year we’ll be focusing on IMPACT + Innovation and will inspire you to seek and embrace innovation in order to maximize your impact on your members, users and communities.

As a LYRASIS member, you are invited to this annual conference at no charge.

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The LYRASIS Member Summit is a members-only meeting for senior strategists and staff who are looking for new ways to collaborate and serve their users, researchers and communities. It is designed to help members and their institutions seize both sustainable and disruptive innovations to deliver new, better, and tried and tested approaches for increasing and sustaining access to knowledge. The Member Summit creates a unique space for learning, collaboration and designing action on the most important issues facing archives, libraries, museums and galleries today.

[zilla_alert style=”grey”] Member Summit Meeting Objectives:

  • Inspire innovation and encourage actionable ideas on the challenges and upcoming trends in the fields of knowledge management
  • Support community and collaboration that facilitate productive and open discussion
  • Create real world sustainable solutions through the work of the Leaders Circle strategy session and dialogue with members
  • Share knowledge through practical experience with your colleagues in archives, libraries and museums [/zilla_alert]

This year’s draft summit agenda is below. Please note that times and specific sessions are subject to change.

[zilla_toggle title=”Wednesday, October 11 – Leaders Circle Breakfast (Leaders Circle Members Only)*” state=”closed”] Morning theme is IMPACT Strategy and Planning and How the Leaders Circle Plays a Key Role

8:30 AM ET – Breakfast (provided by LYRASIS)

9:00 AM ET – Kick Off and Opening remarks

9:30 AM ET – Leaders Circle Discussion

10:30 AM ET – Program Review – University of Michigan Library’s Fulcrum Platform

11:00 AM ET – Program Review – Technology and Funding Roadmap

12:00 NOON ET – Lunch with Your Colleagues (provided by LYRASIS)

1:00 PM ET – Leaders Circle Program Review – Funding Innovation: LYRASIS Catalyst Fund

1:30 PM ET – Catalyst Fund Project Presentations

3:00 PM ET – Catalyst Fund Workshop and Discussion

3:30 PM ET – LYRASIS Guppy Tank / New Ideas Fastpitch

*If you are not yet a Leaders Circle member but are interested in learning how you can join us for the Leaders Circle meeting, contact us at [/zilla_toggle][zilla_toggle title=”Thursday, October 12 – Member Summit (open to all members)” state=”closed”] Theme is Innovation + IMPACT

8:00 AM ET – Breakfast (provided by LYRASIS)

8:30 AM ET – Opening Remarks by LYRASIS Board of Trustess Chair and LYRASIS CEO

9:00 AM ET – Keynote – Sustainable and Disruptive Innovation – Deanna Marcum

9:30 AM ET – Keynote Panel Discussion

10:00 AM ET – Innovation at Work: LYRASIS Services, Programs and Solutions Overview

11:00 AM ET – Real World Innovation Case Studies

12:00 NOON ET – Lunch (provided by LYRASIS)

1:00 PM ET – General Session: Introducing Breakouts

1:30 PM ET – Breakout Session 1

2:15 PM ET – Breakout Session 2

3:00 PM ET – General Session: Discussion of Breakouts

4:00 PM ET – Closing Remarks