VIP 2017: The Shift – New Date

Date(s) - 12/18/2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

University of South Florida, Marshall Student Center



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The Shift

University of South Florida, Marshall Student Center

December 18, 2017 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

The VIP Conference is a day-long training opportunity for paraprofessional staff to learn, interact, participate and network with colleagues. Festivities will begin in the second floor ballroom of the Marshall Student Center.

The day’s theme, THE SHIFT, emphasizes the need for re-evaluating services and tracking trends within libraries to keep up with changing needs of library patrons. Through forward-thinking presentations, attendees will gain knowledge and see examples of how libraries are shifting their focus to the future.

TBLC is thrilled to announce our keynote speaker: John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor on a quest to transform schools into bastions of creativity and wonder. He is the co-author of the bestselling Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student and the founder of two ed-tech start-ups. In 2009, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower students to be future-ready through creativity and design thinking. Here’s one of his creative vlogs.

View the agenda here!

Cost to attend is $35 per person which includes the day’s events, parking, and a buffet breakfast and lunch.

PAYMENT PROCEDURE: Each registrant will be billed for the $35 registration fee 30 days prior to the event (or later if registered later).  We will send you an invoice via email that you can pay with a credit card or print and pay by check.  If you need to be invoiced sooner or as a group, please contact Vickie Frost at



Registrations are closed for this event.