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2014 Montana Academic Library Symposium  

**Makerspaces, DIY Culture, and the Emergence of the Smart Library Building"**
Last Updated: May 13, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Location, Date, & Registration

Where: Riverside Country Club

2500 Springhill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59718

Tel: 1-406-587-5105

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  • Monday, May 19, 2014, 12pm - 5pm (reception following at 5pm)

Registration: Please register by May 13, 2014.

Registration is open to invited members of the Montana Academic Library community and includes:

  • Registration -- MSU and UM co-sponsor this event, so registration is free. 
  • Food -- Registration includes lunch and snacks on May 19, and breakfast and lunch on May 20,  You are responsible for dinner on May 19.
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    Symposium Agenda


    Monday May 19th

    12:00pm - 1:00pm  Lunch

    1:00pm - 1:15pm Introductions and logistics

    1:15pm - 2:30pm Keynote: Smart Libraries and Making Culture: Jason Griffey

    2:30pm - 3:00pm Afternoon Snack

    3:00pm - 4:30pm Panel: The Smart Library (Moderator: Jason Griffey)

    -Attendees of Building Libraries Conference: Kenning Arlitsch, Shali Zhang, Mary Anne Hansen, Doralyn Rossmann (UM and MSU)`

    4:30pm Conclusion of Meeting and Wine/Cheese Reception in Grill


    Tuesday May 20th

    8:00am - 8:30am Breakfast

    8:30am - 10:00am Panel: Makerspaces - What are our users asking for? (Moderator: Jason Griffey)

    - Bozeman Makerspace group, Daniel Simsler

    - Engineering students robotics group, Joe Tasden

    - Children’s museum Representative, Eleanor Barker

    10:00am - 10:15am Morning Snack

    10:15am - 11:00am Panel: Start-up Culture meets University Culture (Moderator: Jason Clark)

    -Office of Technology Transfer, Montana State University, Nicholas Zelver

    -Patent and Trademark Library, Montana Tech, Scott Juskiewicz

    11:00am - 11:30am Breakout session

    11:30am - 12:00pm Wrap-Up

    12:00pm Conclusion of Symposium/Lunch on your own

    1:00pm WESTPAS workshop (registration required)

    5:00pm Conclusion of workshop


      Makerspaces, DIY Culture, and the Emergence of the Smart Library Building

      Keynote Speaker:

      Jason Griffey

      Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and writer and speaker on libraries, technology and higher education.

      web site.





      Symposium Steering Committee and Local Arrangements Committee

      Symposium Steering Committee Members:

      Feel free to email any of the above committee members with questions or contact MSU Library Administration at (406) 994-3119.


      Accomodations & Dining

      Accomodations: A block of rooms is available at the Best Western GranTree Inn.  Call (406) 587-5261 or toll-free 800-624-5865 and use the confirmation code #807014 to get a room at a state rate of $83 (plus tax).  Make your reservations by April 18 to ensure you get one of these rooms

      Or, you can check out other Bozeman-area hotels and motels.


      A listing of Bozeman-area restaurants from the Chamber of Commerce will give you ideas of where to eat when not at the symposium.




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