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Roosevelt Weeks, Austin Public Library

  • February 16, 2022
  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712


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Library Services, Post-Pandemic

Library services and programs will look a lot different than they did pre-pandemic. Will physical books disappear? Will virtual programming stay? What will staffing look like? We will address these questions and more in the presentation.

About our speaker:

Roosevelt Weeks is the Director of the Austin Public Library, where he leads a dynamic team and library system. His responsibility includes 20 branch locations, the History Center, and the new Central Library. Weeks joined the Austin Public Library team in September of 2017.

Prior to joining the Austin Public Library, Weeks served Houston Public Library as Deputy Director and Chief of Staff, after first completely overhauling technology at HPL's branches as Chief Technology Officer. His experience prior to HPL includes Pasadena Public Library, Accenture, and Aetna.

Weeks is passionate about improving technology, literacy and education, both inside and outside of the library. He also works directly with community leaders to agree upon shared values, vision, and measures of success. This furthers the combined goal of ensuring a future workforce capable of the complex critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing competitive environment.

In addition, Weeks is a member and serves on several committees within the American Library Association (ALA), Public Library Association (PLA), Texas Library Association (TLA), and Urban Library Council (ULC).  He also is a member and participates within National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Weeks received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Texas Southern University and his Master of Library Science degree from the University of North Texas.

In his spare time, Weeks enjoys time with family, serving in his church and helping the community.


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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