How a 21st century urban library serves its community
Libraries are changing.
Not only are they changing as the world grows more technologically sophisticated, but they are also discovering new ways to impact and serve their communities.
Public libraries are transitioning from centralized places for information to centralized places for conversation.
Come learn how the Austin Public Library provides opportunities for individual and community engagement through its central library, twenty branch libraries, and digital resources.
About our speaker:
Roosevelt Weeks is the director of the Austin Public Library. He joined the Austin Public Library in September after serving, most recently, as the Deputy Director of Administration for the Houston Public Library. Prior to this role he served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Houston Public Library. Mr. Weeks is an active member of the Texas Library Association, American Library Association, Public Library Association, and Urban Libraries Council.
Prior to joining HPL, he held management positions at Accenture and Aetna. He received his Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Texas Southern University.
6:50am - Coffee & Networking
7:10am - Breakfast Buffet
7:25am - Introductions & Announcements
7:50am - Speaker Introduction
8:20am - Q&A
8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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