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Thursday, April 13 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The Public Library in 2030 LIMITED

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There are more libraries in the United States--over 9,000--than there are McDonald's restaurants. This tremendous infrastructure of tax-supported learning institutions blossomed around the turn of the last century, as a resource allowing children and adults not only to improve their literacy, but to gain the knowledge  required by the emerging trades of the modern industrial era. As our country enters a new era of technological and economic change, how can libraries once again emerge as “lyceums”--centers of education, skill development, and civic association?

Moderators
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Amy Garmer

Director, Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries, The Aspen Institute
Amy Garmer is the Director of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries, a multi-year initiative on the future of public libraries created in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that brings together leaders, visionaries and practitioners from diverse stakeholder groups to explore the development of an asset-based approach to re-envisioning public libraries in the 21st century. Amy has spent two decades in public policy... Read More →

Speakers
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David Farnan

Library & Arts Director, City of Boulder
David is the library and arts director for the City of Boulder. He has worked in libraries for 20+ years and holds a masters in library and information science from Florida State University and bachelors in history from the University of Missouri.
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Corinne Hill

Executive Director, Chattanooga Public Library

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Kate LeCroy

Scribe, Volunteer

Thursday April 13, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 209, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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