Amigos Community Conversations: Communicating through the Controversy

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When difficult times hit libraries, managers can find it difficult to respond for fear they may not be able to manage the conflict or controversy that may occur. Join this conversation and hear from Dean Hendrix, Vice Provost & University Librarian of the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Roosevelt Weeks, Director of the Austin Public Library, on communicating through controversy. Then gather with colleagues to share ways managers can effectively and empathetically communicate to their staff and community during difficult times at the library.

This event is free and open to Amigos Library Services members.

Roosevelt Weeks is the Director of the Austin Public Library where he leads a dynamic team and library system. Weeks joined the Austin Public Library team in 2017 and previously worked at the Houston Public Library, Pasadena Public Library, Accenture, and Aetna.

In addition, Weeks is a member and serves on several committees within the American Library Association (ALA), Public Library Association (PLA), Texas Library Association (TLA), Urban Library Council (ULC), National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), University of Texas Libraries System, as well as currently serving on the Executive Boards for both TLA and ULC. Weeks received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Texas Southern University and his Master of Library Science degree from the University of North Texas.

As Vice Provost & University Librarian, Dean Hendrix provides leadership, strategic direction, and vision for the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries. Working with librarians, staff, faculty, students, and the broader UTSA community, Dean aligns the libraries' services, spaces, and expertise with the research, educational, community engagement, and public service mission of the university.

Identified as one of the top 20 librarian contributors to the library and information science literature worldwide, his research focuses on bibliometrics, research impact, data management, strategic planning, social networks, and e-textbooks.

Dean earned a Bachelor of Arts in the Plan II Honors Program and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Technical Requirements:
Visit Zoom Basic System requirements (PC, Mac, Linux) or Zoom App.

Session Duration:
This course consists of one 2-hour session.


  • Roosevelt Weeks
  • Dean Hendrix
June 29, 2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482