Held annually since 2009, this intimate, two-day think tank brings together library leaders and strategic thinkers from beyond libraries to rethink, reengage, and reposition their libraries as futureproof, and primary drivers of futureproof communities.

On December 1-2, 2016, Library Journal and a key group of  leaders gathered in Sacramento, CA for the 2016 Directors’ Summit to focus on sustainability in its most expansive sense. We grappled with how to use this vital institution—the library—as a driver of community-wide sustainability to ensure a robust local future in the face of historic challenges from climate warming, political swings, and rapidly changing demographics.

Presented in partnership with Sacramento Public Library and led by the innovative Rivkah Sass, LJ‘s 2006 Librarian of the Year, this high-engagement program tapped on innovators in corporate environments who reinvented their businesses’ approach to deep sustainability, and explored library-led strategies to design a more dynamic, flexible, and responsive future—one that’s sustainable for themselves and their cities and towns large and small.

Download 2016 Presentation Slides


Sacramento Public Library

Sacramento Public Library
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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