Library Journal Directors' Summit

Registration is Open for Library Journal’s

2022 DIRECTORS’ SUMMIT
Supporting a Resilient Workforce

In-Person, December 1 & 2 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library


 

The past few years have brought unprecedented challenges to libraries and librarians, and the end seems nowhere in sight. From COVID to book bans and politically fueled personal attacks on librarians, creating and fostering a resilient workplace in the library is a daunting objective. 

 

This high-level, two-day Summit will seek to address successful and actionable approaches to addressing many of the largest challenges facing libraries today and in the foreseeable future. 

  • Gena Cox will kick off day one with a fireside chat on how to build inclusion into everyday leadership so employees can see and feel the change.  

  • Advocates at the national, state, and local level will share how to tackle the book ban epidemic and get your board on your side. 

  • Facilitated conversations will activate the expertise of the full community of library leaders

  • ‘Learn Local’ breakout sessions provide focused, actionable takeaways on how to replicate and adapt innovative programs and services piloted in the surrounding region. 

  • Peer leaders will discuss how recent events are impacting staff perspective and satisfaction and will describe ways to make workplaces more flexible and supportive in order to recruit, retain, and grow your people power - a library’s greatest asset. 

  • Hear how libraries large and small are taking the lead on digital equity to better serve their most underserved community members, 

  • And much more….

 

The Directors' Summit invites public library directors, executive or deputy directors to join us for a day of engaging and interactive thought leadership and networking. If you work in a different type of library and/or are in a leadership position with a different title and would like to request an invitation, please email us at ljevents@mediasourceinc.com, with “Directors’ Summit” in the subject line, and describe your library setting and role.  LJ will consider and respond to your request. 

 

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KEYNOTES

 

      

Dr. Gena Cox is an organizational psychologist and executive coach. At IBM and Perceptyx, Gena advised leaders in the Fortune 500 and large global companies on optimizing their leadership impact to build engaging organizational cultures that drive business outcomes. Gena is the co-chair of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's Awards Committee and is on the Society's 2022 Leading Edge Consortium planning committee. Gena is on the boards of the University of South Florida Stavros Center for Free Enterprise & Economic Education and the University of Tampa TECO Center for Leadership in the Sykes College of Business. Gena holds a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation.

 

 

Heidi Daniel joined the Enoch Pratt Free Library as President and CEO in July of 2017. Heidi is focused on leading the Pratt into the future by breaking down barriers of access for the people of Baltimore and the state of Maryland. In 2018, she led the Pratt to become one of the first fine-free public library systems on the East Coast. She managed the $115 million renovation and reopening of the historic Central Library. Under her leadership, the Pratt was named one of the “Nicest Places in America” by Good Morning America and Reader’s Digest. Heidi served as Executive Director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County in Ohio prior to moving to Maryland. In 2015, she was named Ohio Librarian of the Year. Heidi worked in both the Houston Public Library (TX) and the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma City (OK) earlier in her career.

SPEAKERS

 

 

Sonia Alcántara-Antoine is the CEO of Baltimore County Public Library (MD), overseeing 19 branches, 600 dedicated staff, and a budget of $45 million. Prior to joining Baltimore County Public Library, she was director of Newport News Public Library (VA) and held leadership positions at Virginia Beach Public Library (VA) and Enoch Pratt Free Library (MD). She is the president-elect of the Public Library Association and is on the board of the Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators. Sonia is proud to be an American Library Association Spectrum Scholar and holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Old Dominion University. Sonia is a renowned speaker and thought leader on the art and science of library leadership, actively shaping the profession for today and tomorrow.

 

 

Michael Blackwell is Director of the St. Mary’s County Library (MD). He serves as co-chair of the ALA CORE Architecture for Public Libraries Committee, is a Director-at-Large for the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table, and is past Chair of the ALA Ebooks Interest Group and a long-time member of the ALA Joint Digital Content Working Group.  He has a special interest in library digital content and has been advocating for improving the library digital reading experience for over a decade, often presenting at conferences and writing articles.  He is the Project Manager for the ReadersFirst Working Group and regularly blogs at https://www.readersfirst.org/news.

 

 

Nicholas Alexander Brown is a Honduran-American library executive and musician based in Maryland, where he currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Communication and Outreach at the Prince George's County Memorial Library System (Largo, MD). He is the recipient of the 2021 Library Journal Marketer of the Year Award and was a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2019. Nicholas is also adjunct faculty for the Department of Library and Information Science at Catholic University and music director/founder of The Irving Fine Society. He previously worked as director of special productions and initiatives at Washington Performing Arts, program specialist for the Office of the Librarian/Office of Special Events & Public Programs at Library of Congress, music specialist/concert producer at Library of Congress, and army bandsman with the 215th Army Band. His writing has appeared in Library Journal, The Horn Book, and HuffPost Blog.

 

 

Donna Bruce is a social activist and 25-year survivor of trauma, including drug addiction, human trafficking, rape and physical abuse. Overcoming her struggles in life, she gained the courage and steadfastness to obtain her certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with a specialization in working with families, and a Registered Peer Supervisor from the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-Health Professionals Certification Board. She has volunteered at local treatment centers and Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, where she helped provide care and resources through her own lived experiences and various training for those seeking recovery. Through that opportunity, she has become a full-time employee of the library.

 

 

 

 

Lauren Comito is a cape-wearing, ukulele-playing, sword-swinging, activist librarian in NYC. She is currently a Neighborhood Library Supervisor at Brooklyn Public Library (NY) and Executive Director of Urban Librarians Unite, a national c3 not for profit focusing on providing training, advocacy, and support for front-line library staff working in large urban systems. She is passionate about connecting library patrons to the services they need and a true believer in the ability of the library to change people’s lives and communities for the better.

 

 

Angela Craig has been Executive Director of the Charleston County Public Library (SC) since April 2019. Angela started with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (NC) in 2005. While adept at working with all populations, Angela has specialized in increasing library access to vulnerable populations and underserved communities. In 2013, she published Serving At-Risk Teens: Proven Strategies and Programs for Bridging the Gap (Neal-Schuman), culminating in a visit to South Korea as their keynote speaker for the International Youth Symposium in 2015. She is an ALA Councilor-at-Large and holds a Master’s Degree of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas State University.

 

 

Anita Crawford started her work in libraries as a shelver when she was sixteen and since has grown into the kind and empathic leader she is today. Her eighteen years in public libraries in both the circulation and Technical Services Department has given her a unique perspective and a solid foundation to lead her Technical Services Processing Department team. She is an active participant in the Maryland Library Association, where she connects with library leaders and support staff throughout Maryland. She is passionate about the topic of leadership development, emotions/feelings at work, and improving communication. She is currently a proud non-degreed library support staff worker who has recently decided to enroll in University of Maryland Global Campus to complete her degree in Human Resources Management.

 

 

Nichelle M. Hayes MPA, MLS, is President of the BCALA and currently serves as the Interim CEO of the Indianapolis Public Library. Nichelle is an information professional with a focus on the African Diaspora, community engagement, and diversity, equity, inclusion and access (DEIA). Nichelle recently was awarded the Breakthrough Women Award by the National Council of Negro Women. She's been recognized as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker 2020, awarded an Achievement in Arts and Entertainment by the Center of Leadership Development (2020) as well as the Helen L. Norris Distinguished Service Award by Indianapolis Public Library (2021). She is also an inaugural cohort member for Marvelous Potential Kennedy King Memorial Initiative Leadership Program (2021-2022). Nichelle is a civic leader, lifelong learner, lover of poetry and a blogger at The Ties That Bind focusing on genealogy, family history and the ties that bind families together.

 

 

Alan S. Inouye is senior director of public policy and government relations and interim associate executive director for the American Library Association. Previously, he was a coordinator of the President’s Council of Advisors of Science and Technology in the Executive Office of the President and a study director at the National Academy of Sciences. Alan completed his Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Early in his career, he was an engineer and manager in Silicon Valley.

 

 

Stephen Jackson is a mental health counselor and restorative justice practitioner with over 10 years of experience. Stephen entered the library world in 2016 at Oak Park Public Library (IL) where he aided the integration of social services into public libraries. In August of 2019, he transitioned into the newly formed Teen Services department as the Teen Services Coordinator, where he was responsible for bolstering programming and service offerings to the teen population. He currently serves as Director of Equity and Anti-Racism, where his focus is on strategizing and implementing infrastructure changes to make the organization a place that is equitable and restorative in its policies and practices. Stephen is also the founder and principal consultant of Global Community Associates, a consulting agency that provides professional development, training, coaching, and consulting to agencies, organizations, and communities looking to implement restorative practices.

 

 

Tia Jennings is a Youth and Family Engagement Specialist at Baltimore County Public Library with a focus on system wide teen programming. She is a Registered Drama Therapist with a master's in counseling psychology and bachelors in theater arts. Tia advocates for diverse and inclusive programming that incorporates elements of the creative arts, mental health, and community engagement with a whole person approach. In her out-of-the-library life, Tia enjoys spending time outside in nature and exploring new areas.

 

 

Michelle Jeske is Denver’s City Librarian and Executive Director of the Denver Public Library. She has held positions at TLC CARL Corporation, San Antonio Public Library and New York Public Library and has served as both President and Director-at-Large for PLA. She has been named Colorado Librarian of the Year (2019)  and a Library Journal Mover and Shaker (2005). Under Michelle’s leadership, Denver Public Library has successfully raised funds to build three new libraries and renovate twelve more, including its Central Library. She has also grown its digital equity, older adults, and new Americans programs; executed a community engagement-centered and staff-driven strategic roadmap; and recently, made it to the November 2022 ballot for a dedicated funding stream.

 

 

Will Johnson Jr. is Manager of Outreach and Mobile Services for the Enoch Pratt Free Library (MD). He is a 2001 American Library Association Spectrum Scholar recipient and 2008 Emerging Leader.

 

 

Brenda Johnson-Perkins is the Executive Secretary for BCALA and a Community Engagement Administrator at Baltimore County Public Library (MD) where she oversees the Social Worker in the Library program. She has a passion for community outreach and promoting equitable services to underserved groups. She received an MA Degree in Black Comparative Literature from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and a MLIS from the University of Maryland-College Park. She is a 2015 Spectrum Scholar, a graduate of the Maryland Leadership Institute and a 2021 Library Journal Mover and Shaker.

  

 

Crosby Kemper is the sixth director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. He was commissioned by the White House on January 24, 2020, following his confirmation by the United States Senate. IMLS, an independent government agency, is the primary source of federal support for the nation's museums and libraries.

Kemper is a dedicated advocate for education and learning for people of all ages and backgrounds. He comes to IMLS from the Kansas City Public Library, where as director, he established the library as one of the city’s leading cultural destinations and a hub of community engagement. Kemper also recently served as chair of the board of directors of the Schools, Health, & Libraries Broadband Coalition, which supports open, affordable broadband connections for local community organizations. His full biography is available on the IMLS website.

 

 

Veronda J. Pitchford is the Assistant Director for the Califa Group, a nonprofit library membership consortium representing 230 libraries in California.  The Califa Group is committed to unleashing the impact of libraries.  As part of her role, she serves as a strategic partner for several national grant projects, leads new business development and manages Infopeople, Califa’s national training arm that delivers online learning for library people.  

She is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA) and currently serves on the ALA Business Advisory group, and the Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group.  She also served on the United for Libraries board for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations for almost ten years. 

In her consulting practice and previous professional positions, she has facilitated strategic planning and board retreats for library staff, boards, and trustee groups, conducted eBook industry analysis and served as a keynote for state and national conferences.

She was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker a very, very long time ago (2005!) and was also awarded the 2018 American Library Association Cathleen Bourdon Service Award for her leadership and advocacy for expanding library eBook access to better meet community leisure and educational reading needs.

She has a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from North Carolina Central University, a historically black college in Durham, North Carolina, and an undergraduate degree in public relations from Central Michigan University.  She remains a die-hard library chick.

 

 

Paige Pokorney is a Program Manager at Share Our Strength and leads the No Kid Hungry campaign's summer and afterschool meals work. She develops resources, provides technical assistance, and supports No Kid Hungry campaigns and campaign partners in efforts to improve and increase utilization of summer and afterschool meal programs. Prior to joining Share Our Strength, Paige was a Program & Policy Analyst at D.C. Hunger Solutions where she worked to improve access to child nutrition programs in the District of Columbia. Paige has a Master’s of Public Health from George Washington University.

 

 

Theri Ray is the Director of the Public Library of Enid and Garfield County in Enid, Oklahoma, and came to librarianship from a background in mental health and education. Theri earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois in 2002. She spent more than 10 years as a behavioral interventionist and educator in a youth residential treatment facility before moving to Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, she continued to work with middle school students at a Title 1 school as a rehabilitative disciplinarian, interim library media specialist, and STEAM teacher. Theri completed her Master of Library and Information Services from the University of Oklahoma in 2021, while serving as the teen librarian at the public library in Enid.

 

 

Richard Reyes-Gavilan was appointed Executive Director of the DC Public Library in March 2014, having previously worked for almost twenty years in leadership positions at the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library (NY). Richard has overseen an ambitious capital construction program in Washington D.C. centering around the successful $211 million modernization of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, which first opened in 1972. The renovated library, which in 2021 was awarded the prestigious Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award, cautiously reopened in September 2020 and serves as an inspirational destination for reading, culture, civic empowerment, and local history. Mr. Reyes-Gavilan continues to aggressively build, renovate, and plan for new neighborhood libraries all over the District of Columbia. Plans for future library construction are guided by Next Libris, a 2020 facilities plan spearheaded by Richard that focuses on equitable distribution of library spaces across the city.

 

Ramiro S. Salazar is currently the Director of the San Antonio Public Library. Ramiro has served as the Director of the San Antonio Public Library for fifteen years. As director, he is responsible for the delivery of library services to almost 2 million residents in San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas. He provides management oversight for a library system consisting of the downtown Central Library, 29 branch libraries and leads a team of over 550 employees.

Before joining the San Antonio Public Library, Ramiro served as Interim Assistant City Manager for the City of Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Libraries for the Dallas Public Library from 1993 to 2004. He also served as Director of Libraries for the El Paso Public Library, City of El Paso, Texas for three years. He has dedicated his public service to increasing accessibility of library resources and services to all segments of the community.

Ramiro has served in numerous leadership roles including as Past President of Public Library Association, representing public libraries in North America and serving close to 10,000 public library professionals. He is currently serving on the Local Government Hispanic Network, a subsidiary of International City/County Management Association (ICMA). He also recently served on the American Library Association Future of Libraries Committee and the US Census 2020 Task Force.

 

 

 

Sara Slymon was recently appointed Library Director of the Thomas Crane Public Library (Quincy, MA) and has spent her entire 29-year career working in various capacities in both public and corporate libraries. She was most recently Director of the Public Library of Brookline (MA) and previously served in the same role at Turner Free Library (Randolph, MA), one of the first public libraries in Massachusetts. She has also worked as an Assistant Director at the Thayer Public Library in Braintree. Sara has overseen extensive renovations, such as a $17 million new facility construction of Mattapan Branch of Boston Public Library, as well as major renovations at Brookline's Coolidge Corner Branch Library (MA) and sourced $2.5 million in funding for the renovation of the Turner Free Library (MA). Having attended and completed many leadership seminars, trainings, and symposia, Sara aspires to lead with empathy and generosity of spirit.

 

Lo Smith joined the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) team in January 2022 following work in libraries in the greater Baltimore area. They entered the field of digital equity after experiencing the impacts of the digital divide in their own community. Prior to joining NDIA, they served as the coordinator of digital equity at the Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore, MD), where they also served as a technology exchange fellow in 2018. During their time with the Pratt library, Lo piloted a variety of outreach and community-based digital inclusion programming, as well as examining the ways unexpected barriers impacted digital access and literacy. Lo graduated from Simmons University with a Master’s of library science in 2019. Offline, they can be found strengthening their fearlessness, teamwork, and communication skills in the partner acrobatics and circus community.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

9:00  – 9:45 AM | Registration, Breakfast 

 

9:45  – 10:00 AM | Welcome 

Meredith Schwartz, Editor-in-Chief,  Library Journal 

Amandeep Kochar, President and Group CEO, Baker & Taylor 

 

10:00 – 11:00 AM | Opening Keynote: Leading Inclusion in Libraries

Speaker:  

Dr. Gena Cox, organizational psychologist, executive coach, speaker, and author of Leading Inclusion: Drive Change Your Employees Can See and Feel (Page Two Books, Inc.)

Moderator: Heidi Daniel, President & CEO, Enoch Pratt Free Library 

 

11:05 AM  – 11:50 PM | Building An Equitable Workplace Culture 

Library leaders will share how they are intentionally transforming internal culture through reenvisioning policy, accountability, collaboration, and more. Fostering an inclusive environment in which staff feel safe and empowered to bring their whole selves to the table helps libraries recruit, retain, and promote staff who represent the community.

Speakers:  

Michelle H. Hamiel, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Urban Libraries Council 

Stephen Jackson, Director of Equity and Anti-Racism, Oak Park Public Library (IL)

Melanie Huggins, Executive Director, Richland, SC  

Moderator: M'Balu "Lu" Bangura, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Enoch Pratt

 

11:50 – 12:20 PM | Building An Equitable Workplace Culture: Interactive Discussion

Following the panel, Lu Bangura will lead a facilitated conversation among the Summit attendees to share their successes, challenges, and questions with one another. 

Facilitator: M'Balu "Lu" Bangura, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Enoch Pratt

 

12:20-12:30 PM |  Industry Spotlight: Gale

 

12:30 – 1:30 PM  |  LUNCH

 

1:30 – 2:15 PM  |  Driving Digital Equity 

Learn how public libraries are moving the needle on digital equity in their communities, and supporting employment, job seeking, education, and healthcare in the process. The panelists will share their experience with initiatives, including at-home broadband pilots funded by federal grants, device loaning to patrons (cell phones to laptops), back-to-basics digital instruction, and community partnerships. 

Speakers: 

Sonia Alcantara-Antoine, Director, Baltimore County Public Library

Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Executive Director, DC Public Library

Michelle Jeske, City Librarian and Executive Director, Denver Public Library

Moderator: Matt Enis, Senior Technology Editor, Library Journal

 

2:15 – 2:25 PM  |  Industry Spotlight: Bibliotheca

 

2:30 – 3:15 PM | Breakouts: Learn Local

Librarians from nearby states and cities share hands-on, innovative initiatives that are replicable and adaptable, or share need-to-know info on major issues in today’s libraries. 

 

Baltimore County’s Lawyers in the Library Bus

Speaker:  

Julie Brophy, Manager, Adult & Community Engagement, Baltimore County Public Library

 

Prince George’s County–Virtual Antiracism Programming & More 

Speaker: 

Nicholas Alexander Brown, Chief Operating Officer for Communication and Outreach, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

 

What Your Middle Manager Needs You to Know

Speakers:
Naomi (Nay) Keppler
Assistant Library Manager, Howard County Library System, Miller Branch; Maryland Library Association President (MD)

Anita Crawford, Processing Supervisor - Technical Services, Baltimore County Public Library

 

Fair Ebook Pricing Through Legislative Advocacy

Speaker: 

Michael Blackwell, Director, St. Mary’s County Public Library (MD)

 

How to Serve Low-Tech Patrons in a Hybrid Environment

Speaker: 

Lo Smith, Senior Program Manager, National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA)

Mike Fried, Chief Information Officer, Enoch Pratt

 

Ensuring Staff and Patron Safety: a round-table discussion

Speaker: Kelvin Watson, Executive Director, Las Vegas- Clark County Library District Administrative Offices

 

3:15 – 3:40 PM | BREAK 

 

3:40 – 3:50 PM  | Industry Spotlight: OCLC

 

3:55 – 4:40 PM | Strengthening Staff Support

Library staff, especially public-facing staff members, report burnout, low morale, and an urgent need for more and better support from their institutions, along with lack of faith in some of the traditional methods of providing that support. Panelists will share data on trauma among library workers, and speak to how the field can work to more effectively bolster morale, recruitment, and retention through new approaches to meeting staff needs.

Speakers: 

Jennie Pu, Director, Hoboken Public Library (NJ)

Christian Zabriskie, Executive Director, Onondaga County Public Libraries (NY) and the Founder and Executive Director of Urban Librarians Unite 

Lauren Comito, Neighborhood Library Supervisor, Leonard Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and Board Chair of Urban Librarians Unite

Sara Slymon, Library Director, Thomas Crane Public Library (MA)

Moderator: Lisa Peet, Senior News Editor, Library Journal

 

4:40 – 5:10 PM | Strengthening Staff Support: Interactive Discussion

Following the panel, Comito will lead a facilitated conversation among the Summit attendees to share their successes, challenges, and questions about supporting staff with one another. 

Facilitator: 

Lauren Comito, Neighborhood Library Supervisor, Leonard Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and Board Chair of Urban Librarians Unite

 

5:10 – 5:15 PM | CLOSING REMARKS

 

5:15  – 6:30 PM | COCKTAIL RECEPTION

 

 

Friday, December 2, 2022

8:00 – 8:45 AM | CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 

 

8:45 – 8:50 AM | WELCOME 

Heidi Daniel, President & CEO, Enoch Pratt Free Library

 

8:50 – 9:35 AM | Fighting For The Library

The current climate of culture wars is causing an unprecedented number of challenges, not only to library materials but to displays and programming. Moreover, they increasingly appeal to boards, legislators or even courts and police rather than librarians as arbiters–as well as invading library spaces and threatening librarians and even their families. What are libraries doing to fight back locally, legislatively, and nationally? What support is available? How can we work together? And how can we educate and activate our boards, including those members who ran on these platforms, to reduce the threat coming from inside the house?

Speakers: 

Angela Craig, Executive Director, Charleston County Public Library

Theri Ray, Interim Library Director, Enid Public Library (OK)

Ramiro S. Salazar, Director of  San Antonio Public Library 

Moderator: Keira Parrott, Director, Darien Library (CT) 

 

9:35 – 10:05 AM | Fighting for the Library: Interactive Discussion

Following the panel, Parrott will lead a facilitated conversation among the Summit attendees to share their successes, challenges, and questions about fighting for the library with one another. 

Facilitator: Keira Parrott, Director, Darien Library (CT) 

 

10:10 – 10:20 AM | Industry Spotlight: Baker & Taylor

 

10:20 – 10:35 AM | BREAK

 

10:35 – 11:20 AM | Breakouts

 

American Library Association Washington Office: Our Federal Advocacy Agenda

Speaker: Alan S. Inouye, Senior Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, American Library Association, Washington Office

 

Peer Recovery Coaches Program

Speakers: 

Willie Johnson, Manager, Outreach & Mobile Services, Enoch Pratt Free Library 

Donna Bruce, Peer Recovery Supervisor, Enoch Pratt Free Library

Mariel Sass, Social Worker in the Library, Outreach and Mobile Services, Enoch Pratt Free Library
 

In This Together: Constructive Collaboration Between Unions and Library Leaders

Speakers:

Dara Schmidt, Director, Cedar Rapids (IA) Public Library (CRPL)

Mary Beth McGuire, Programming Specialist, Cedar Rapids (IA) Public Library (CRPL)

 

No Kid Hungry 

Speakers: 

Paige Pokorney, MPH, Program Manager, Center for Best Practices at Share Our Strength

Tia Jennings, Youth Services Coordinator, Baltimore County Public Library

 

Trauma and Resilience for Leaders and Managers: a round-table discussion

Speaker: Veronda Pitchford, Assistant Director at Califa Group

 

An Elevated Community Pantry Patrons Are Proud to Use

Speaker: M'Balu "Lu" Bangura, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Enoch Pratt

 

11:25 – 11:35 AM | Industry Spotlight: Communico

 

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM |Closing Keynote 

Crosby Kemper, director of the U.S. National Institute of Museum and Library Services 

 

12:10 PM  | Closing Remarks & Tour

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