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Library Convening will Focus on Engaging Communities

By Donna DiMichele | June 1, 2015

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will hold its third stakeholder convening with library and archives professionals on  Tuesday, June 2, from 9:00 a.m.- 4:45 p.m. PDT at the Los Angeles Public Library in Los Angeles, CA. The meeting will focus on community engagement and spotlight a range of IMLS-funded programs. Online participants may join at any time. Press release

IMLS invites broad participation via a live webcast as well as through social media using the Twitter hashtag #IMLSfocus and through the dedicated e-mail address, focus@imls.gov.

The Los Angeles meeting will showcase libraries’ work to engage with their communities, through the lens of partnerships and serving diverse needs. Attendees will examine successful program characteristics, including assessment, capacity-building, partnerships, communications, evaluation, and sustainability. Agenda

Speakers will include:

The Engaging Communities convening is part of a series of meetings hosted by IMLS in 2015. The first, held in Washington, DC, in late April, examined the National Digital Platform. The second, held in Kansas City, MO, in mid-May, focused on learning in libraries. Through these meetings, IMLS will capture input to move the field forward and further develop its strategic priorities. White papers from all three IMLS Focus convenings will be made available on the website this summer.

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