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BC Library Conference 2017

April 19–21, 2017

Vancouver, BC

F02 - Technology Trends: Tomorrow's Library

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM–10:15 AM PDT
Cordova Ballroom
Session Description

Generously Sponsored By: SLAIS, The iSchool@UBC

Keeping up with tech change can be daunting and exhilarating and is always essential. When we think about tech change and plan for the future, what are some of the trends we should anticipate? Please join our panel and hear each speaker articulate their thinking about those technological innovations that are set to affect libraries in the future!


Ben Hyman, Vancouver Island University

Formally the Executive Director at BC Libraries Cooperative, Ben is now University Librarian at Vancouver Island University. A leader, technologist, and policy strategist, he has held positions in Co-ops, government, public and post-secondary libraries, and private sector environments. For operationalizing inclusive community approaches, and advocating for the use of open tools, he has been labelled a “lightning rod.”

Daniel Phillips, Greater Victoria Public Library

Dan Phillips has been the Director, Technology and Risk Management at the Greater Victoria Public Library since 2007. Prior to joining the Library he worked in a variety of capacities in the BC government, including a Systems Engineer, Data Analyst, Business Analyst Risk Management Consultant, and Project Manager. He is a strong supporter of libraries and a firm believer in open access and freedom of information. He is a current a member of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and past member of the BC Libraries Cooperative Board.

In addition to 20 years of IT/IM experience, Dan is also well-versed in risk management and acts of the Privacy Officer at GVPL. He holds a CRM (Canadian Risk Manager) certificate from Simon Fraser University, a CRISC (Certified Risk and Information Systems Controls), a CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), a CGEIT (Certified Governance Enterprise Information Technology), and a CISM (Certified Information Security Management) through ISACA.

Paul Joseph, UBC Library

Paul Joseph is the Systems Librarian and Solutions Architect for the University of British Columbia Library. For eight years, working with Library IT and UBC IT, he has lead the development of innovative software solutions focusing on integrating data and applications from the Library’s various systems to improve discovery of and access to the its collections and services. Prior to UBC, Paul has been in a variety of roles in the public and private sector, working with government documents and maps, cataloguing various media objects, and designing information architecture solutions.