Call for Proposals | Keynote Speakers | Welcome Reception | Monday Evening Dinner & Entertainment

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals has closed. A listing of accepted abstracts will be available soon.

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

Bio coming soon.

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

Monday Evening Dinner & Entertainment

More information coming soon.