May 20, 2022

Conference Video: Presentations from The Future of Libraries 11.0 (Engaging Community: the Participatory Library)

The Future of Libraries 11.0 Conference took place yesterday at the San Francisco Public Library.

This event is sponsored by Pacific Library Partnership Staff Development Committee.

From the Conference Web Page

The Future of Libraries 11.0 is the latest in an ongoing annual series of conferences where speakers highlight innovations taking place in the library world today This year’s theme is Engaging Community: the Participatory Library.

Conference Program

The web page and agenda have session abstracts, speaker bios, and some slide decks.


Below find embeds of eleven presentations from the conference.

Luis Herrera, City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library

Featured Presentation: “Radical Collaboration”
Nina Simon, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

Radical Collaboration: Libraries Engaging Cultural Institutions
Nina Simon, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Janis O’Driscoll, Interim Director, Santa Cruz Public Library

Start Me Up: The Start Up Influence in Library Programs: Start Upollaborations, Alligator Zone, & CU Hacks Teen Hackathon (3 Presentations)

Cheryl Lee, Program Coordinator – Branch Manager, Santa Clara City Library: Northside Branch Library; Former Community Engagement/Outreach Librarian, Palo Alto City Library

Karin Bricker, Library Manager for Youth and Outreach Services, Mountain View Public Library

Matt Lorenzo, Teen Services Librarian, Santa Clara County Library District: Cupertino Library

Creating The Mix
Catherine Cormier, The Mix Program Manager, San Francisco Public Library

Bars, Brews and Booze: Libraries Reaching the Elusive Twentysomething (3 Presentations)

Nancy Donnell, Branch Manager, San Jose Public Library: Almaden & Vineland Branch Libraries

Angela Ocana, Branch Librarian, Santa Clara City Library: Northside Branch

Katherine Jardine, Communications Manager, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library

A Library Geocaching Adventure!
Paul Sevilla, Adult Services Librarian II, Livermore Public Library

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.