invites all to join us in a very special one-day CoALA Summit. The event will
focus on how libraries - but more importantly, how librarians - can
transform the communities they serve. ALA President-Elect Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin
Community College, will lead an engaging, hands-on, full-day workshop on Friday, April 8, centering on specific issues of
interest and concern identified in advance by attendees.
"We can design and build the best library environment,
assemble the perfect resources, make the resources accessible, and create
services for the breadth of clientele, but the most important element in this
process is the expertise within library structures and processes… the expertise
that connects the constituents to what they want and need, assists our patrons
in their transformations and works with our communities to assist in their
“Although we have a rich heritage
of our profession being the consummate supporting profession, I see our
profession as one that leads. Libraries lead, library workers lead and library
supporters lead. We lead from front lines, from the middle and the top, and we
lead in our field as well as in related fields”
- Julie Todaro, 2016 ALA
learn how to position themselves as experts with solutions for their
communities and will identify strategies to address issues specific to their
libraries and communities. The event is relevant to all types of libraries.
Hope to see you there!
morning and afternoon snacks. Lunch on your own, with Summit hosts leading
attendees to nearby dining venues
To learn more, visit our Summit wiki at http://coalasummit2016.pbworks.com