EVENT: The Future of Libraries (5.0) – Sept 23

The Future of Libraries (5.0): Libraries: The Recovery Engine on the Hard Times Train
Danielle Patrick Milam, Keynote Speaker

San Francisco Public Library, Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
(sign-in 8:30 – 9:00)
$40 Registration Fee

Sponsored by the Pacific Library Partnership Staff Development Committee (formerly the Library Staff Development Committee of the Greater Bay Area) and the BayNet Library & Information Network.

Conference materials are available at http://www.systemref.org/classes.htm.

“The Future of Libraries 5.0” is the fifth in an ongoing annual series of conferences where speakers draw from library traditions to highlight innovations taking place in libraries today. This year’s conference will focus on libraries’ special roles in helping our patrons navigate the challenges of today’s economy. Presentations will feature examples of what is and is not currently working for libraries, with an emphasis on projects and programs that are being implemented creatively and economically.

This year’s keynote speaker is Danielle Patrick Milam, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation Development Director and former Vice President for Program and Development of the Urban Libraries Council. She edited the Urban Libraries Council report “Making Cities Stronger: Public Library Contributions to Local Economic Development”. Danielle will provide a survey of how libraries and businesses are creatively forming partnerships to benefit the communities they serve.

The remainder of the presenters throughout the day are drawn from libraries, nonprofit organizations, and businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and will be discussing the programs, services and collaborations that they have developed to assist with economic development in our communities

For more details and to register, go to http://www.plsinfo.org/workshops/future09.htm .

Daniel Hersh
dhersh@oaklandlibrary.org
for the Library Staff Development Committee of the Greater Bay Area