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Wednesday, January 22 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Plenary Opening Session

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Welcome - David Carlson;
Overview of the Open Library Foundation & WOLFcon Housekeeping - Ginny Boyer;
Good Intentions: Forging a Pathway off the Road of Insanity - Evviva Lajoie
Library based Open Source Software communities often discuss their desires to be more inclusive and to bring diverse voices to the table, but what is actually stopping us from doing so? In this talk, Evviva will outline barriers to adoption and community building, identify some of the systemic structures that are holding us back and explore pathways forward that could, through collective action, save us from being forced to live within walled gardens of national boundaries and proprietary systems.

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David Carlson

Dean of Libraries, Texas A&M University
Dean of Libraries at Texas A&M University since July, 2012. Previously, served as Dean of Library Affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for eleven years. Other selected professional positions include Triangle Research Libraries Network, University of Louisville and University... Read More →

Wednesday January 22, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
Century Ballroom 1&2, Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center 1239 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843