State of Transformation

The much-discussed future arrives every day, and public libraries are right in the middle of meeting it head on and making opportunity happen—shaping their communities and our culture. But, embracing transformation can present organizational and leadership barriers. This intimate two-day think tank brings 100+ library leaders and strategic thinkers from beyond libraries to explore how to build and maintain resilient organizations that anticipate and greet critical change.

Participants will explore the future of the creative industry; witness Chattanooga’s gig city ethos in action; roll up their sleeves on the famed 4th floor; and reflect on the rise of the participatory library. Attendees will get leadership insights from a leader: Edmonton Public LibraryLJ’s 2014 Library of the Year. EPL’s intensive and innovative approach to leadership across all layers of its organization—built by initiatives that foster from within with strong teams and glean insights from beyond the library with visiting leaders and more—enables the library to be an exciting, responsive, flexible, and resilient community anchor. Attendees will get up close with the EPL team to hear how they do it.

Speakers include Corinne Hill, Executive Director of Chattanooga Public Library and LJ‘s 2014 Librarian of the Year; Peter Bishop, Strategic Foresight Professor from the University of Houston; Harvard Business School professor Mukti Khaire; Pilar Martinez, Deputy CEO of Edmonton Public Library; and more!

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Corinne Hill,
Executive Director, Chattanooga Public Library
Peter Bishop,
Strategic Foresight Professor, University of Houston
Mukti Khaire,
Professor,
Harvard Business School
Pilar Martinez, Deputy CEO, Edmonton Public Library

 

Valuable networking time will be balanced with robust programming that spans the high level think­ing to nitty gritty application. Attendees have the opportunity to join guided tours of CPL’s CoLab, LampPost, and Society of Work spaces on November 13 from 10:30-12:30 pm. Information about signing up for the tours coming soon!

Join us and be part of timely conversations on strategies libraries will be implementing to successfully navigate change now and into the future.

 

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November 13-14, 2014

Chattanooga Public Library
1001 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37402

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