Learning to Plan on Library Island
June 6-7, 2019
University of Toronto iSchool
We are extremely lucky to have scheduled three busy, talented and popular consultants to lead our two day event all about planning:
- Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones https://dysartjones.com/rebecca-jones/
- Matt Finch, Mechanical Dolphin https://mechanicaldolphin.com/
- Peter Morville, Semantic Studios https://semanticstudios.com/
- Stephen Abram, Federation of Ontario Public libraries and Lighthouse Consulting, Inc. http://www.fopl.ca http://www.stephenslighthouse.com
- Jane Dysart, Dysart & Jones https://dysartjones.com/jane.dysart/
- Tanis Fink, Director, Libraries & Learning Services, Seneca College
- Elizabeth Glass - Director, Policy, Planning & Performance Management, Toronto Public Library
- Mark Robertson, University Librarian, Brock University
Bio Matt Finch
I help organisations and communities, large or small, to create new and effective activities, policies, and offerings.
Matt Finch helps communities, companies, and institutions to create new and exciting activities, programmes, and partnerships. His work spans policy consultation and strategic direction, community outreach, collection & events development for cultural institutions, and professional development for staff at all levels.
Matt is regularly invited to keynote at conferences and events including LIANZA 2017, SWITCH 2016 (PDF download), and VALA 2014. He has spoken at the British House of Commons and Australia’s Parliament House on literacy issues and gave a presentation on strategic storytelling at the global IFLA President’s Meeting 2018. From 2016-2017 he was the first ever Creative in Residence at the State Library of Queensland and a Creative/Researcher at British Library Labs.
Matt holds a Ph.D. in Modern Intellectual History from the University of London, and holds PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner certification for project management. His writing credits cover a range of print and online media in the US, UK, and beyond.
Find out more about Matt’s writing.
Here are a few case studies.
See testimonials for Matt’s work.
PETER MORVILLE’S BIOGRAPHY
Peter is a pioneer of the fields of information architecture and user experience. His bestselling books include Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Intertwingled, Search Patterns, and Ambient Findability. He has been helping people to plan since 1994, and advises such clients as AT&T, Cisco, Harvard, IBM, the Library of Congress, Macy’s, the National Cancer Institute, and Vodafone. He has delivered conference keynotes and workshops in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His work has been covered by Business Week, NPR, The Economist, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His latest book is Planning for Everything. Peter lives in Ann Arbor with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Knowsy. He blogs at intertwingled.org.
"Peter’s body of work has influenced a generation of professionals and organizations. His speaking and writing brings focused awareness to far-reaching information problems in such a way that helps people take real action."
Livia Labate, Marriott International
Semantic Studios. Founder and President (since 2001).
IA Institute. Co-Founder, Past-President, Advisor (since 2002).
Argus Associates. Chief Executive Officer (1994 – 2001).
Q LTD. Strategic Advisor (since 2002).
Project Information Literacy. Board of Directors (since 2008).
Journal of Information Architecture. Editorial Board (since 2009).
The Understanding Group. Strategic Advisor (since 2011).
Rosenfeld Media. Board of Advisors (2005 – 2015).
SJSU School of Information. International Advisory Board (2012 – 2015).
University of Michigan School of Information. MLIS (1993).
Tufts University. English Literature (1991).
Notable Michigan Alumni. University of Michigan (2017).
Entrepreneurial & Innovation Award. University of Michigan (2016).
Higher Ed Web Award. Washtenaw Community College (2009).
Alumni Achievement Award. University of Michigan (2008).
Roger Summit Award. AIIP (2007).
Webby Award. National Cancer Institute (2005).
Margaret Mann Award. University of Michigan (1994).