Aspen Institute’s Public Libraries: A Look to the Future Webinar

Aspen Institute’s Public Libraries: A Look to the Future Webinar

Thursday, May 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Register HERE

Technology and lifestyle changes are forcing public libraries to retool and reinvent. In October 2014, the Aspen Institute released its report, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the multi-year project has brought together thought leaders and experts from different sectors to consider the challenges, opportunities and trends that will influence the future of public libraries. Most recently, in January 2016, the Aspen Institute released its Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library, a companion to the 2014 vision report that provides resources for applying the Institute’s work at the community level.

Join the Aspen Institute and the city of Evanston in a webinar to discuss the Action Guide and report and how you could use these in your library or community. Webinar experts include:

  • Susan Hildreth, Aspen Institute fellow and former director of the Institute for Museum and Library Services
  • Wally Bobkiewicz, city manager (Evanston, Illinois)
  • Karen Danczak Lyons, library director (Evanston, Illinois)

By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the three key assets that distinguish public libraries in their communities – people, place and platform
  • Learn strategies for aligning the library’s programs and services with the priorities of the community and action steps for library staff, policy makers and community members
  • Be familiar with the Action Guide, an online resource that provides tools to use the report as a framework for many activities
  • Be able to identify contacts for further information

 

Click HERE for more information.

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When:
May 12, 2016 at 1pm - 2:30pm
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