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February 6: Libraries as Agents of Change

Librarians have always had the ability to change lives and at the dawn of the 21st century, we can transform whole communities – and the publishing marketplace itself. Join Jamie LaRue, director of the Douglas County Libraries (CO) and ALA 2016-17 Presidential candidate, as he discusses how your library can be an agent of change.

February 13: Professional Associations: Requirements, Pathways (with and without $!) and Extreme Benefits

One of the tenets of professionalism is association membership and activity. Although most of us are not fully or even partially funded, association membership AND activity can yield great rewards both for individuals and their organizations. Join Julie Todaro, ALA Presidential candidate for 2016-2017, author of Mentoring A to Z (2015) and Library Management for the Digital Age (2014), as she outlines how all library professionals can benefit from associations. Attendees will get a firsthand account of the 30+ web documents Todaro has made available from her Presidential website.

February 20: The Way Forward

Spend some time with Joe Janes thinking and talking about how to think and talk about the future of libraries. Joseph Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School and 2016-2017 ALA Presidential candidate, will be joining us for a conversation on what comes next in libraries.

February 27: Kid, Teen, & Tween Spaces: 21st Century Edition

Downtown Chattanooga Public Library’s new frontier for kids, tweens, and teens features a 3D Printer Station, 2nd Floor Arcade, Button Maker Station, Music Station, Record Player, Photo Booth, Art Station, and much more. Join us as we talk to Justin Heinle, Coordinator of Teen Services, to learn how they got started, what they’ve learned, and what they’re up to next!