Schedule | Keynote Speakers | Welcome Reception | Concurrent Sessions | Monday Evening Dinner & Entertainment


The full conference schedule is now available.

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote: Hannah Buckland

Hannah Buckland works at Hennepin County Library as a Service Manager, supporting staff across six library locations in southeast Minneapolis. Prior to joining HCL in May 2018, Hannah spent several years as the Director of Library Services at Leech Lake Tribal College’s Bezhigoogahbow Library, a joint-use academic and community library in northern Minnesota. She is a member of the ALA Policy Corps and serves as the Minnesota Library Association’s ALA Chapter Councilor. Hannah received her BA from Knox College in Galesburg, IL and her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.

Closing Keynote: Kate Deibel

Katherine "Kate" Deibel has had a varied career in academia working within and across many disciplines, including library technology, computer science, education, disability, design engineering, technology adoption, and digital literacies. She has presented multiple times on a gamut of topics ranging across disciplinarity, teaching methods, accessibility, comics, and library technologies. Kate earned her PhD in computer science and engineering at the University of Washington in 2011 with a multidisciplinary study of the social and technological factors that hinder adoption of reading technologies among adults with dyslexia. Currently, Kate is the Inclusion & Accessibility librarian at Syracuse University Libraries where she is spearheading multiple efforts to raise disability access throughout libraries and the library community. Kate lives in Syracuse, New York with a crazy tuxedo kitty named Francie, cooks way too spicy food, and deals with chronic insomnia due to regular bingeing on webcomic archives.

Welcome Reception

The Sunday night welcome reception will be held at W.T. Young Library on the University of Kentucky campus.

Featured Speaker: Tim Knittel is a professional Bourbon educator with over a decade of experience. He is a former Bourbon industry insider as the VIP hospitality manager at the Woodford Reserve Distillery. He holds the title of Executive Bourbon Steward, reviews whiskeys for the Tasting Table at and writes for, Artisan Spirit Magazine and other industry publications. He also teaches as Adjunct Professor of Bourbon Studies at Midway University. His website is

Concurrent Sessions

Please see the conference schedule for concurrent session descriptions.

Monday Evening Dinner & Entertainment

Join us at one of Lexington's premier event spots, Mane on Main. Diners will enjoy a buffet dinner by Dupree Catering while experiencing the Lexington cityscape as the sun sets. After dinner, the UK Opera will provide a sneak peek of their "Grand Night for Singing". A puzzle challenge will be offered as part of the evening event.