The third Library 2.018 mini-conference, Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World, will be held on Wednesday, October 17, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. MDT.
Our human condition has changed dramatically and has implications for libraries of all types on a global scale. Food insecurity and hunger, housing policies and homelessness, violence, mental health service needs, social, economic, educational and racial equity, substance abuse and drug overdose – all of these and many more challenges impact the people who frequent our libraries – as customers, students, faculty, and staff. Operational decisions continue to be influenced by social concerns. Join us for a series of conversations on how libraries have developed, responded, and championed programs and services to address some of these social crises and learn about outcomes. What’s the new normal for libraries in this world of social and economic disparity? Has it altered or enhanced our core mission?
Register here for this free, online event to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards. Participants are encouraged to use #library2018 and #librarysocialcrisis on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.
The conference is calling for session proposals from library professionals, employers, LIS students. Submit your proposal here by the deadline of September 28, 2018.
This event is being organized in partnership with Patty Wong, Director of Library Services at Santa Monica Public Library.