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Community Conversations coming back to Indiana in March

Indiana librarians are invited to attend one of five Community Conversations to be held in the southern portion of the state in the month of March.  The purpose of these conversations is to gather information about the needs of the Indiana library community and to explore your hopes, concerns and aspirations. We will conduct another round of Community Conversations in the northern part of the state in August, and Community Conversations will also be coming to Michigan in 2016, with dates to be announced.

We need input from libraries of all types, sizes and geographic areas to make this effort an authentic representation of Indiana libraries. Please consider joining us and sharing your thoughts, challenges and hopes for the greater Indiana library community. You do not have to be an expert. We want you to speak openly and candidly from your experience and point of view.

The dates, times and locations are listed below. All library staff are welcome. To have a meaningful conversation, we will limit the number of attendees at each session to 12. Because of this, we request that you consider limiting the number of attendees from your library system. Registration is free and on a “first come, first served” basis. A waiting list will be kept. As in our 2014 rounds, the meetings will be kept to 2 hours.

  • Putnam County Public Library, Greencastle, IN – March 21 from 10 am to Noon
  • Monroe County Public Library, Blooming, IN – March 22 from 10 am to Noon
  • Ohio Township Public Library, Newburgh, IN – March 23 from 10 am to Noon (CDT)
  • Jefferson County Public Library, Madison, IN – March 24 from 10 am to Noon
  • Greensburg Decatur County Public Library, Greensburg, IN – March 25 from 10 am to Noon

Register for an Indiana Community Conversation.

For any questions, please contact Michelle Bradley at

For more information about the Harwood Institute, please visit the Harwood Institute website.

Read more about our involvement and interest in the Harwood process or see the timeline of our past MCLS library Community Conversations and find out what we learned.