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2019 Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announce that the following industry experts will present at the 2019 conference in Erie!

 

Corporate energy and productivity expert, Kathy Parry,  will present, "Rubber Band Resilient" during the Opening Keynote Luncheon, providing the audience with tips on how to stretch, not snap during challenging times . 

 


In addition, "Breakfast with the President" on the closing day, will feature "America's Librarian" Nancy Pearl, who will present, "The Pleasures and Perils of a Life of Reading."

 But, that's not all! 

 

Cleveland Public Library's Felton Thomas will be the featured speaker at the Public Library Division Breakfast on Tuesday morning.  Thomas will discuss how libraries across our country, and the world, are transforming themselves from traditional spaces of learning to dynamic places of innovation and creativity during his presentation, "Libraries are Community Deficit Fighters!"

 

The College & Research Luncheon on Tuesday afternoon will include a 
presentation by Dr. Michele Villagran, CEO of CulturalCo, LLC who will 
present, "Academic Libraries: How Cultural Intelligence Makes a Difference?"

 

 

 

 

These dynamos will be joined by nearly one hundred additional presenters who will impart their expertise during 60+ breakout sessions taking place throughout the 4-day event!  Among these, 2019/2020 American Library Association President, Wanda K. Brown will inspire us with her breakout presentation, "Taking the Lead!" on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

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