The third Library 2.018 mini-conference: “Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World,” will be held online for FREE on Wednesday, October 17th, from 3:00pm-6:00pm EST.   Learn more and Register.

This event is being organized in partnership with Patty Wong, Director of Library Services at Santa Monica Public Library. Keynotes include:  Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Executive Director at the Mid-Hudson Library System in New York, Ryan Dowd, Executive Director of Hesed House, and Madeleine Ildefonso, Managing Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library/Central Library.

“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?”

This is a free event!  REGISTER HERE