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author-abram Stephen Abram, MLS

Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Cengage Learning (Gale)

Stephen is a leading international librarian and lighthouse thinker in the North American library community, with extensive experience in library technology and trend forecasting.  He has more than 25 years' experience in libraries as a practicing librarian and in the information industry. 

He is a Past-President of SLA and of the Ontario and Canadian Library Associations. He also served as Vice President of Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute. 

His columns appear in Information Outlook and Multimedia and Internet @ Schools, OneSource, Feliciter, Access, as well writing for Library Journal. He is the author of ALA Editions' bestselling Out Front with Stephen Abram. 

Stephen was listed by Library Journal as one of the top 50 people influencing the future of libraries. He has received numerous honours and is a speaker in demand, both nationally and internationally.  His blog, Stephen's Lighthouse, is a popular blog in the library sector.  We are fortunate to offer his insight at this year's opening session!