2016 Annual Member Conference

Theme: Connections, Collections and Communities
Date: May 11 & 12, 2016
Where: Online

Amigos Members: Admission is free!

At its May 11-12 online conference, Amigos will highlight some of the work libraries are doing to better connect their collections and communities.

Libraries are places where community members gather to explore, interact and grow! They connect communities like no other institution and are leveraging collections to strengthen their communities. Data shows that assessing their communities can help libraries build better collections and better connect with their communities.

Andrea Davis, a librarian with the San Francisco Public Library, will present the conference's keynote address, "Transformative Collections: Building Bridges for Libraries & Communities." Davis' work at the library involves connecting the rich serials collections to local communities through innovative programming and partnerships. Recognized in 2012 in Library Journal's Movers & Shakers, Andrea excels at blending unconventional tactics into traditional settings with some remarkable results.

Jamie Hollier will present "5 Years Out: Understanding Your Community through Scanning" as the closing keynote address. Hollier is a program manager, entrepreneur, and consultant who is passionate about technology and how it can be used to create stronger communities. She has been honored as a White House "Champion of Change" and has been the lead on numerous award winning projects.

For more information about this conference, contact Tracy Byerly, byerly@amigos.org or 800-843-8482, ext. 2893.