• Library Leaders Forum 2016 — October 26-28

    Exploring the Library of 2020.


    Come to the Internet Archive to explore how together, we can collaboratively build the digital collections of the future. Join us for this intimate gathering where you will be able to share ideas, find collaborators, explore breakthrough projects and try out the newest tools for the library world.


Event Focus


Library of 2020

Where do you see your organization in 2020?  We’ll share our vision for the Library of 2020–and we invite you to share yours. By the end of the decade, how can we unlock the full value of our collections? Our goal is to find ways we are aligned, and take concrete steps toward collaborating in the future.

Book scanning

Sharing Tools & Know-How

What essential infrastructure will we all need by 2020? How must our organizations evolve to take advantage of emerging technologies? See what’s in the Archive’s pipeline, try out new tools, and tell us how they can better work for you.


Meaningful Connections

The gatherings will be intimate and the participants diverse. We are bringing together the Internet Archive’s closest partners and friends to listen, learn and deepen our connections.



Program Highlights


Jeffrey MacKie-Mason

University Librarian, UC Berkeley


Jeffrey MacKie-Mason is UC Berkeley’s University Librarian and Chief Digital Scholarship Officer, and Professor of the School of Information and Professor of Economics. He was formerly the Dean of the School of Information at the University of Michigan, and a Professor of Information and Computer Science, as well as a Professor in Economics and Public Policy. There he received the University Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 2010. He’s a pioneering scholar in the economics of the Internet, online behavior, and digital information. 


Brewster Kahle

Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive


A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Brewster Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge. The Internet Archive, which he founded in 1996, now preserves 26 petabytes of data—the books, Web pages, music, television, and software of our cultural heritage, working with more than 450 library and university partners to create a digital library, accessible to all.  

Dave Hansen

Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill School of Law


Dave Hansen is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Faculty Research Librarian at UNC Chapel Hill School of Law. Before that he served as the Digital Library Fellow at UC Berkeley Law. His research focuses on how libraries can overcome copyright and other legal obstacles to provide better access to their collections online. He has written specifically on copyright exceptions for libraries and archives under Section 108 of the Copyright Act, orphan works, mass digitization, public records, and issues related to copyright protection of traditional knowledge.


Michelle Wu

Associate Dean for Library Services, Georgetown University Law Center


Michelle Wu is the Associate Dean for Library Services and Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. She teaches and writes in the areas of copyright, licensing, and library administration.  Wu is the author of the policy paper, “Building a Collaborative Digital Collection:  A Necessary Evolution in Libraries,” a lawyer/librarian’s “call for collective action, to stop discussing the law library of the future and to start building it.” 




We had a blast at the 2015 Annual Celebration and Library Leaders Forum.

Check out some highlights from last year’s event.