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Community Engagement Summit registration now open to ALL library staff

MCLS, in partnership with the Library of Michigan, is pleased to announce a Community Engagement Summit to be held in September 2018. Richard C. Harwood, President and Founder of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation new-window-icon.png, will be the keynote presenter. The day will include other national leaders in community engagement, as well as a panel of Michigan libraries who are making great strides in engaging their own communities.

Registration is now open to ANY library staff interested in community engagement. This registration will be $100/person. There is a subsidized $50 fee for MI library staff. Registration is free to those MI library staff individuals who have completed a Harwood Public Innovators Lab.


Date: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

Time: 8:30am – 4pm Eastern

Location: East Lansing Marriott at University Place new-window-icon.png, 300 M.A.C. Ave, East Lansing, MI
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Free to MI library staff individuals who have been participants in the Spring 2016, Fall 2016, or Fall 2017 MCLS/Library of Michigan Harwood Public Innovators Cohorts or who have attended a Harwood Institute Public Innovators Lab

$50 for MI library staff who have NOT participated in a Cohort or Lab

$100 for all other registrations

All registrations includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack break.

This event is highly subsidized by the Library of Michigan, and is valued at over $150/person.

Tentative Agenda

(subject to change)

8:30 – 9:30       Registration & continental breakfast
9:30                   Welcome & introduction
9:45                   Libraries & Engagement: Rich Harwood, The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation
11:00                 Break
11:15                 National community engagement Q&A with Mary Davis Fournier of ALA and Courtney Breese of NCDD
12:15                 Lunch (provided)
1:15                   Community Mapping: Cindy Fesemyer, Director, Columbus (WI) Public Library
2:15                   Break
2:30                   Panel discussion, MI libraries engaging their communities
3:45                   Reflection & wrap-up
4:00                   Adjournment


Registration is open.

More Information & Details

More information can be found on the event page:
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This project is supported, in part, by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.