Keynote Speakers

Lucinda Nord
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Executive Director Indiana Library Federation

Lucinda Nord is the Executive Director, Indiana Library Federation and an adjunct Professor in the Public Policy department at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.  This follows an extensive non-profit career with the United Way, covering many different roles.

Kevin Huse
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Architect RATIO Architects

Kevin’s specialized focus is the programming and design of academic libraries and learning centers and public libraries throughout the country. He has a national portfolio and is a strong advocate for the library as the technology hub for campuses and a thriving student destination for collaborative learning, research and socialization.

Jon Gant
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Dean, Library and Information Sciences North Carolina Central University

Dr. Gant Joined the NCCU SLIS in the Fall of 2016, after serving on the faculty of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign since 2007. Dr. Gant was the founding director for the UIUC Center for Digital Inclusion and has worked as a policy researcher for over 20 years. He has an extensive history of grantsman-ship in addition to his extensive record of mentoring, teaching and service.